The AwesomeDoodle Pick List. How does it work?
When you sign up to get your new AussieDoodle Puppy, you’ll go on our master waiting list.
What kind of puppy do you want?
What size and color do you want? Do you want a puppy from a certain mama? You don’t need to answer these questions right away. However, if you have “must have” criteria, let us know. For example, if you tell us you ONLY want a dog under 25lbs, we won’t contact you with any puppies above that weight range.
From what location will you get a puppy?
We have loving families, just like yours, raising puppies all over the USA. You can pick a puppy from ANY family. The majority of our puppies go home on airplanes, riding under the seat (we don’t “cargo ship” puppies). So don’t restrict your choice based on location. You should pick the puppy you want, as it will be your family member for ~15 years.
When do we let our families pick a puppy?
When we have a new litter, we take photos and a video of each puppy when they are deemed healthy (usually at 1-2 weeks old). We start at the top of our list and offer puppies to the families on the list who’s requirements match the puppies we have available. When we get to your name on the list, you’re welcome to pick a puppy, or pass until the next litter comes along. If you pass, you won’t lose your spot on the waiting list. Your name continues to move to the top of our list as people above you pick puppies. On our next litter, we will start at the top, and work our way down again.
Where am on on your waiting list?
This is a common question, and while it seems like an easy question, it’s difficult to answer. We usually have around 120 deposits for unborn puppies. While that may seem like a ridiculous number, it’s for good reason. We’re AwesomeDoodle, we have a lifetime support policy, a two year health guarantee, we health test all our mommies and daddies, and you get professional photos and videos of your puppy weekly. We offer a dozen different colors of AussieDoodles, and all sizes. Everyone wants something different!
Because many families pass when it is their turn to pick a puppy, and because we have 2-3 litters per month i different parts of the country, our wait list moves pretty quickly. These estimated wait times are fairly accurate.
Of course, restricting by size and gender may add more wait time, but these wait times are based on real wait times in the history of AwesomeDoodle. And again, we’re not a puppy farm so you’ll never see us with tons of puppies available. We will NOT produce puppies if there are not enough people on the list. We don’t believe in making homeless puppies.
We know the wait is difficult. It’s worth it though!
We are very up front about our wait times so you don’t feel misled in any way about when you might get the much-anticipated puppy pick email. You will receive our monthly newsletter, and we have developed a comprehensive website, uploaded videos to YouTube, and have an active Instagram & private FaceBook group, to help you stay encouraged and engaged during the wait. We know this is the hardest part, so we’ve worked hard to give you as much information as possible to prepare for the arrival of you new family member.
When it’s time to pick your puppy.
It’s the most exciting day, when you name comes up in our waiting list. You’ll get a txt from us, showing you photos of puppies you can chose from. We’ll send you complete details on mom and dad, and the puppy. What if I don’t pick the right puppy? What will my puppy look like when it grows up? How big will it be full grown? Don’t worry, AwesomeDoodle will give you advice about what to expect from your puppy, as far as temperament, size, and colors.
We’ll tell you about the behaviors and personalities about the sire and dam (you can read more about them here), and let you know what you can expect from your puppy as it gets older. Once you pick your puppy, you’ll get to watch it 24/7 on our LIVE, quality puppycams, and you’ll get weekly videos and high quality pictures of your puppy as well. After just a couple weeks, you’ll feel bonded to your puppy. While each puppy will have it’s own unique personality that you will grow to love, the puppies will all have very similar temperaments. Watch the video below to learn more about the puppy pick process.
Occasionally, we get a request from someone looking for a particular “personality.” They ask us if they can evaluate puppies and have the “pick of the litter” based on what they observe while they are here. Since our families pick their puppies when they are a week old, we can’t evaluate personality when they are that young. Even if you came here and visited when the puppies are 6 weeks old, it’s still impossible to pick based on the personality they are displaying at that time. We’ve seen the most “rambunctious” puppy at 6 weeks, turn into a calm angel at 8 weeks, and visa versa. For example, let’s say you come visit when “Puppy A” is sleepy, and “Puppy B” is having an energy blast. They could be demonstrating behaviors out of the ordinary, simply because of their energy level at the time.
Puppies don’t even start to come into their real personality until they are 10+ weeks old, and it doesn’t fully develop until they are about 4-6 months old. It is up to US, and YOU, to shape our puppy’s behavior into that perfect, well-rounded dog. As we talked about above, “temperament” is going to be well-balanced with any of our dogs. “Behaviors” you can shape, and personality… we love our dog no matter what their personality. Any breeder who says you can accurately predict personality and behaviors at 6-7 weeks old, simply doesn’t understand, or is lying to you to make you feel good.