What is the first step to getting a puppy from Red Rooster Kennels?

We ask that you complete the on-line application and read the information sent to you about our program, enrichment, etc. If you decide you wish to move forward with getting a Red Rooster Kennel puppy, we can let you know about how many people are on the wait list and when you are ready we will give you the deposit information. We will then send you an e-mail when we have a female pregnant with a litter you are eligible. As well we will post pregnancy news on our Facebook page.

Is my deposit refundable?

No, its non-refundable, but it is transferable to another litter for up to 2 years..

Can we visit the Kennel?

For the health of the dogs, we only allow deposit holders to visit the kennel and only once puppies are 6 weeks old and have had their first sets of shots. We will designate 1-2 days families can come for each litter to observe and play with puppies.

How often will I receive communications and pictures about my puppies?

At least once a week we will send pictures and give you news about the litter and puppies. What vaccinations and worming will my puppy have before coming to me? All puppies are microchipped and will have received their first set of vaccinations and have been wormed every 2 weeks per protocol.

Will my doodle change colors?

There are no guarantees as to whether your puppy will stay the same color as when you get him/her. Poodles have a fading gene that cannot be tested…and even in a single litter I can have some puppies that grey out and some stay black.  I can get indicators from previous litters and do my best to predict for each litter what will happen, but its impossible to give any kind of guarantee.

How big will my doodle get?

Again, there are no guarantees.  Because they are a hybrid they can get more Sheepdog/Bernese size or stay a bit smaller, generally the rule is the average of the parents weight…but that foolproof, there are usually outliers.  Within one litter I can have a 10-20 pound difference in size.  Again, I can have a good estimate…but genetics can play tricks sometimes.  I have parents right now that produce litters anywhere from 50-90 lbs and several young dogs that I am getting ready to breed for the first time and am interested to see their size of puppy.

Will I receive a copy of their shot records?


Do you dock their tails and remove dew claws?

Bernedoodles – keep their tails and have dewclaws removed.

Sheepadoodles – I have varied requests for tails or having them docked. I have started designating each litter to be docked or keep their tails. I will ask when you put down your deposit if you have a preference.

When is the balance due on my puppy?

At the time you pick the puppy up…or if being transported to you, a week before transportation.

What kind of food will you be feeding the puppy?

When they are weaned, we feed them Purina Pro Plan Puppy Lamb and Rice. You can change that food once the puppy is home if you want BUT PLEASE be sure not to change the food the first week, as they will be getting used to their new home. After the first week, any new food should be added to the food they are on very slowly over a 10 day period. This way their stomachs will not be upset by a drastic change in food.

Does my doodle puppy require grooming?

Yes, both the sheepadoodle and standard poodle require grooming to keep them clean, coats unmated, and “cute”. The frequency depends on how good you are at brushing your dog, how often they are outside, and the cut you have on them (if they are shorter, they need to be groomed less frequently then when they are left longer). As well, something I didn’t know when I started, both will need to have their ears plucked; I had never hear do such a thing, but it is necessary to keep ears clean and clear of infection.


Shipping can be discussed on a case by case basis and the cost is paid directly by you to the transporter.