Purchasing a Hillmeadow Whoodle
Please note that we have no puppies currently available and our next litter isn't expected until the fall of 2020. Thank you so much for your interest!
We love our puppies, and we enjoy every moment of their time with us! Before our puppies leave our home they are introduced to people of all ages, meet older dogs, experience both indoor and outdoor environments, go for car rides, learn some basic obedience skills, and are introduced to crate and potty training. We believe that we have an important role in shaping the temperament of each puppy and we do our best to honour this responsibility.
Every puppy and dog is in our home, not in a separate kennel facility. There is always someone around to keep an eye on things and to make sure our dogs and puppies are safe and cared for. We spend time each day with each canine in our care, and we make sure that their emotional and physical needs are met so that they are healthy and happy dogs!
We take great pride in regularly emailing our families and providing pictures and updates of your puppy almost every day on Facebook (which is unique to us as a breeding programme!) so that you feel included in their early puppyhood journey!
We match our puppies based on each family's preferences and lifestyle. We conduct socialization testing between 6-7 weeks of age to inform our allocations decisions (http://www.volhard.com/pages/pat.php).
The total cost of each puppy is $2000 Canadian (plus tax) which includes:
-$500.00 Canadian non-refundable deposit to confirm your reservation once puppies are born
-Remaining balance is due after allocation and before puppy leaves our home.
Shipping costs will be added on top of a puppy's purchase price. We prefer that a member of the puppy's family flies or drives out to pick up the puppy as this greatly shortens the puppy's trip and ensures that the puppy is secure and ends up in the right location. We ask that long-distance and international families look into travel arrangements, import requirements, and costs BEFORE applying for a puppy.
Puppies that stay with us beyond their litter's set pickup day will go directly into a one-on-one training and socialization programme either in our home or with a trainer which will be at a significant additional cost and on a limited basis.
Payments are receivable by cash, bank transfer, or e-transfer. We prefer e-transfer which is a safe and easy tool to use. We do accept PayPal, but any charges for transfers will be added to the final balance due for your puppy. All methods of payment will have taxes applied and reflected in your receipt of purchase.
Cost of Whelping & Raising Puppies:
Health testing costs for parents: OFA hip and elbow testing ($500), DNA screening ($300), Patella ($50), Cadiac ($50), and Dentition ($50)
Brucellosis test for natural breeding ($150-300/breeding)
Progesterone testing ($300-600/breeding).
Ultrasound and/or X-rays to confirm pregnancy ($500)
C-section cost if necessary ($2000)
Grooming, feeding, and veterinary costs for each parent dog per year
Puppy pen supplies (puppy pee-pads, toys, puppy pens, flooring, crates, bedding)
Puppy health: milk replacer and bottles, de-wormer, probiotics, puppy food for mom and puppies
Puppy Vaccination and Wellness Exam ($100 per puppy)
Gift package for momma dog for each litter
Spay/neuter of retired breeding dogs ($500)
Micro-chip ($75 per puppy)
Cost of electricity to keep puppies warm or cool
House upkeep (the amount of maintenance needed when sharing our home and yard with a canine crew is considerable)
Accountant and book-keeping fees
Continuing Education (books, courses, workshops)
Administration fees (website fees, office supplies, printer supplies, etc.)
Potential emergency/unexpected costs: female dog could develop conditions such as mastitis, eclampsia, or pyometra; potential for vet visits for sick or injured puppies or dogs.
**Please note that the estimated costs does not include our time. When we have puppies there is someone home 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to supervise the puppies and the dogs, which often means we miss out on special times with family & friends (including holidays). We also spend a considerable amount of time in year-round administration and correspondence with families- this correspondence averages to a few hours each day.**