Important Information and Education

Important Information:

Getting a new puppy is a big decision and should not be taken lightly or decided on a whim. Puppies are a lot of work and take time, patience, and money. Here at Brightness Beauties we want all new puppy parents to be informed and prepared for their new bundle of joy. Puppies are rambunctious, playful, and full of energy and they need your guidance and correction to help them grow into well mannered dogs. If you are not prepared to put in the time, patience, and money with your new puppy then please do not inquire about ours. Golden Retrievers and Doodles are faithful and loyal, they will be your protector, partner, and friend until the last beat of their beautiful heart and we only want puppy parents that are worthy of such devotion.

We do not guarantee our puppies don’t shed. Doodles can shed, they may not shed as much as a retriever but they can shed. Doodles require regular grooming and daily upkeep. A new puppy parent needs to understand that this is an important part of a puppy/dog’s care, along with regular vet visits and vaccinations.

Our Beauties go home between 8-9 weeks of age. They receive one NeoPar Vaccination at 5 weeks and one 5-1 puppy vaccination at 7 weeks. Our puppies receive a microchip at 8 weeks and we remain as a permanent secondary contact. We use puppy culture techniques and introduce all puppies to a crate. We send the puppy home with their shot record, a sample of their food, Purina Pro Plan Large Breed puppy and a blanket that smells of mom and siblings. We ask that all new puppy parents purchase a bag of the food prior to picking up your new family member. We give a one year health guarantee that covers genetic disorders and increase it to 2 years if the puppy/dog remains on the Life’s Abundance All Life Stages dog food. All new puppy parents will sign a contact with us.

Puppy Training is an important part of raising your new family member.  We partner with Baxter & Bella Online training school to offer our new puppy parents access to the best at home training.  With the lifetime membership you will have access to live online classes, podcasts, and a wealth of valuable help.  The cost is very reasonable with our discount code BEAUTIES, it comes out to less than $180 for the lifetime membership, no monthly fees or additional costs.

PLEASE READ BEFORE INQUIRING ABOUT PUPPIES Brightness Beauties Contract

The health testing on our parent dogs in no way implies an additional health guarantee on our puppies.

THE RESERVATION PROCESS:

**We have a waitlist, please understand you can wait anywhere from 1-18 months for one of our puppies depending on the breed.  We have a Master Waitlist for Golden Retrievers and one for Goldendoodles.  As we begin the breeding process we reach out to individuals on the list in order.  You will have 24 hours to confirm you are interested in the upcoming litter or continue to wait for the next litter.

The first step is to read our Brightness Beauties Contract  and our Important Information page then request to be added to our waitlist for upcoming litters at the bottom of this page.  There is a $100 non-refundable processing fee to be added to our waitlist. An additional $400 deposit to secure your pick is due when pregnancy is confirmed on the litter your are up for.  The fee and deposit are applied to final purchase price.

We confirm pregnancy when our moms are about 30 days pregnant.  Once pregnancy is confirmed and we have an idea of how many puppies we are expecting we reach out to everyone on the waitlist for that litter and the $400 deposit is due at that time.  You will have 24 hours from notification to pay the deposit or you forfeit your spot for that litter.  The remaining balance is due at pick up if paying in cash.  If you want to pay by check please have that to us at least one week prior to go home date.  If you are paying electronically payment is due the day before pick up.

Puppy picks are made in order of deposits when puppies are between 8-9 weeks, when it is time to go to their new home.  We try to be as flexible as possible come pick day, but if a pick cannot be made on the available day in person you must be able to do a video call to make your pick, the process cannot be held up for others. Waitlist form is on our Upcoming Litters page

HEALTH TESTING:

All of our parent dogs are tested through Embark and are cleared for breeding.  All test results are listed on each parent dog’s BIO.  We DO NOT participate in structure testing with OFA or PENNHIP.  After much research on this we have learned the environment that a dog lives in plays a huge roll in hip and elbow issues ie, stairs, hiking, swimming, ETC. all can have an impact on a dog’s joints.  We DO NOT cover dysplasia in our health guarantee and having cleared parents does not guarantee a puppy will not develop issues.  If structure clearances are important to you then our program is not a good fit.

SPAY/NEUTER:

We do not have a spay/neuter contract.  We believe that when you purchase a puppy it is your decision as to what is best for him or her.  Purchasing a Golden Retriever with limited AKC registration does not allow you to breed your dog and register the puppies.  We do not change registration papers at a later date if you decide you want to breed your dog.  Our Goldendoodles do not come with registration papers, therefore breeding rights from us is not something associated with them.  They are a mixed breed and not recognized by the AKC.

PUPPY TRAINING:

We start all of our puppies with Puppy Culture techniques from age 3 days to 8 weeks.  They receive Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS), Sound Desensitization Therapy, Socialization, and Beginning Potty Training, just to name a few.

For you, training starts before you even bring your new puppy home

We are super excited to share that we have found an amazing online training option for all of our puppy families that continues what we start. BAXTER & BELLA’S exclusive online puppy school has agreed to now offer our families an instant 25% savings off of their membership!

USE OUR UNIQUE DISCOUNT CODE: BEAUTIES

In short, their easy-to-use and fun-to-follow online dog training program provides everything you will need in order to successfully train your new puppy and achieve better animal ownership and experience the very best in canine companionship!

Inclusive of more than 65 lessons, over 100 how-to videos, printable chart & checklists, as well as lifetime access to so many other supporting resources, their team of puppy parenting professionals are committed to helping you successfully integrate your new canine companion into your life, family and home, and they even include unlimited one-on-one video-enabled video coaching, phone calling, events, classes and courses too!

You can learn more about who they are, what they offer and how to get started by visiting: https://www.baxterandbella.com/learn-more

Or simply watch their overview video by clicking on the following quick link (Such a cute family): https://youtu.be/VdbrmycYiNM