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WHO WE ARE

Why Mama Bates Doodles?


Our focus is on breeding family dogs. That is, dogs you can trust with children and others, are smart and easy to train, and look and feel great. The blend of the Golden Retriever and Poodle into Goldendoodles or the Labrador Retriever and Poodle into Labradoodles meets these goals. As you peruse the website, you should be able to see the accomplishment of these goals in the photos.
The Mama Bates Doodles Promise: Our females get genetic testing for both colors and diseases and only breed to stud dogs who have had their genetics tested to ensure healthy puppies. Every puppy receives a wellness veterinarian exam, has had their dew claws removed, their first shots and get de-wormed before they leave for their new homes. We also guarantee the puppy until 2-years of age against all life-threatening congenital or hereditary defects.




How long have you been breeding?


Mick bred field trial yellow and black labs a number of years ago. As guardians for two great Goldendoodles from Redletter Doodles (https://www.redletterdoodles.com/) in Washington State, we thought it a great idea to extend the brand to Indiana by breeding Gidget, Luna and Artemis here in Indiana. Gidget has had two litters to date with her final litter slated for Fall 2020. Luna’s first will arrive in Fall 2020 and Artemis, Labradoodle, should have her first litter late this year. So, in association with Redletter, we launched Mama Bates Doodles in summer of 2020.




How does Mama Bates Doodles engage in the first 8 weeks of the puppies’ lives?


We are present for every delivery regardless of time of day. The birthing mother is in charge, but there are times when we step in to help. As soon as the cord is cut, each puppy is weighed and given a collar and temporary name (usually around a theme such as superheroes or Shakespeare characters or something else we find creative). This helps us keep track of each puppy's development. Every puppy is weighed daily to make sure they are getting adequate nutrition. Dew claws are taken off between Day 3 and 5. From this point on, puppies are gradually assimilated to the home environment so they will learn how to properly react to different stimuli as well as scary things and noises. At four weeks or so, they will be moving from their indoor kennel through a doggy door to an outside run where they will learn to do their business. When they are around 5 weeks old, they will start sleeping in their crates at night and continuing to learn that they should hold their bodily waste and go outside to potty.





OUR DOGS

Why Mama Bates Doodles?


Our focus is on breeding family dogs. That is, dogs you can trust with children and others, are smart and easy to train, and look and feel great. The blend of the Golden Retriever and Poodle into Goldendoodles or the Labrador Retriever and Poodle into Labradoodles meets these goals. As you peruse the website, you should be able to see the accomplishment of these goals in the photos.
The Mama Bates Doodles Promise: Our females get genetic testing for both colors and diseases and only breed to stud dogs who have had their genetics tested to ensure healthy puppies. Every puppy receives a wellness veterinarian exam, has had their dew claws removed, their first shots and get de-wormed before they leave for their new homes. We also guarantee the puppy until 2-years of age against all life-threatening congenital or hereditary defects.




How long have you been breeding?


Mick bred field trial yellow and black labs a number of years ago. As guardians for two great Goldendoodles from Redletter Doodles (https://www.redletterdoodles.com/) in Washington State, we thought it a great idea to extend the brand to Indiana by breeding Gidget, Luna and Artemis here in Indiana. Gidget has had two litters to date with her final litter slated for Fall 2020. Luna’s first will arrive in Fall 2020 and Artemis, Labradoodle, should have her first litter late this year. So, in association with Redletter, we launched Mama Bates Doodles in summer of 2020.




How does Mama Bates Doodles engage in the first 8 weeks of the puppies’ lives?


We are present for every delivery regardless of time of day. The birthing mother is in charge, but there are times when we step in to help. As soon as the cord is cut, each puppy is weighed and given a collar and temporary name (usually around a theme such as superheroes or Shakespeare characters or something else we find creative). This helps us keep track of each puppy's development. Every puppy is weighed daily to make sure they are getting adequate nutrition. Dew claws are taken off between Day 3 and 5. From this point on, puppies are gradually assimilated to the home environment so they will learn how to properly react to different stimuli as well as scary things and noises. At four weeks or so, they will be moving from their indoor kennel through a doggy door to an outside run where they will learn to do their business. When they are around 5 weeks old, they will start sleeping in their crates at night and continuing to learn that they should hold their bodily waste and go outside to potty.





ABOUT MY PUPPY

When can my puppy come home with me?


Puppies are released to go their new homes when they are 8 weeks old and not before. We usually set the go home date as the date they turn 8 weeks old. For your convenience, we will care for your puppy until they are 9 weeks old, but after that we will charge a $50.00/day fee. You must have your puppy picked up by the time it is 10 weeks old.




How will I get my puppy?


In most circumstances, new owners come to Mama Bates Doodles to pick up their puppy. Delivery can be arranged at additional cost.




What is included with my new puppy?


Each puppy will come with age appropriate vaccinations and wormings. The crate training, housebreaking and collar familiarity processes will already be started. Your puppy will go home with a lead, collar, and small crate. Plus, we provide a goody bag, which includes a week’s worth of puppy food, toy, and baby blanket.




Will the puppy have vaccinations and deworming prior to coming home?


The puppies are typically de-wormed 3 times before they go home (at 3, 5, 7 weeks) and have their vet health checkup and first set of vaccinations at 6-7 weeks. The next set of shots will be due around 3 weeks from then. That usually falls at around 9-10 weeks. Your puppy will likely come home at 8 weeks, so the first set will be due 1-2 weeks after the puppy comes home. It is important to keep your puppy on schedule for their puppy vaccinations. Your vet can discuss the best plan at your first vet appointment when the puppy goes home. Per the Health Warranty and Purchase Agreement, a vet visit within three business days of the puppy coming home is required. This is a great way to get your pup off to a healthy start.




When will I be able to choose my puppy?


Mama Bates reserves the right to have first pick of every litter to keep back 1 or 2 breeding quality puppies to further their program. We will make our final choice at 6 or 7 weeks of age. Customer selections are made in accordance with the reservation list.