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Important Points

Allergies: While doodles tend to be hypoallergenic, sometimes that does not happen.  If you are an allergy sufferer, you might consider a multigen doodle from coat tested parents or an F1b doodle (an F1 doodle bred with a poodle). Please let us know if you have someone in your home with allergies. We cannot guarantee any dog to be allergy free.  

Dog Size: While we do our best to breed dogs in certain size ranges, we cannot guarantee the size your puppy will become.  We will give you the sizes of our dams and studs, and while your puppy should range in these sizes, there is a possibility they may end of smaller or larger.

Pick of the Litter: Mama Bates Doodles reserves the right to the first pick of every litter to keep back 1 or 2 breeding quality puppies to further our program.  We will make our final choice at 7 weeks of age.

Adoption Contract: All puppies are sold on a pet contract unless otherwise stated.  In particular, you will need to have your puppy spayed or neutered by 9 months of age and send proof of completion to us.

Genetic Testing: Our dogs undergo genetic testing and we will be happy to provide proof of results. We give a 2-year health guarantee against serious genetic defects. Upon request, we can provide a copy of our guarantee for review.

Home Life: Your puppy is raised in our home. This means your puppy will be well socialized with men, women, college students, children, bathing, and veterinarians. Your puppy will be exposed to normal living in both the indoors (vacuuming, kids playing, toys) and outdoors (cars, activities such as children playing and mowing in the distance).

Collar Training: Your puppy will be comfortable wearing and sleeping with a collar (a big deal for a little puppy!).

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Beginning Crate Training: Probably the most common reasons for stress in a new puppy home are extended housebreaking and chewing. We start you on the road to success with initial crate training. When they go home with you, they will be familiar with their crate, comfortable entering/exiting it, and should be able to spend the night without spoiling the crate (Your puppy will go home with its own small crate)

Basics: Puppies will go home up to date on all vaccines and dewormed. 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.

Extras: 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.




Upon approval, a $500.00 non-refundable reservation fee is required to hold your puppy. The reservation fee may be transferred to a future litter with written notification no later than the fourth week after the original litter is born.

 Mama Bates Doodles cannot guarantee specific traits around size/gender/color/coat. We believe your first and most important criteria should be placing the right puppy with you based on temperament. Size/gender/color/coat are considerations and we will work with you to meet these, but these are not always possible. If you have an adamant desire for certain genders or looks, you must be flexible and be willing to wait for another litter, if your litter does not produce what you would like.

Goldendoodle Puppies are $2,300.00 regardless of size, color or generation.


Labradoodle Puppies are $2,500.00 regardless of size, color or generation. 


 Puppies picked up in Indiana, will be charged 7% Indiana sales tax on the total purchase price as part of the final payment.Once approved for adoption, secure your reservation and priority in the wait list by sending the deposit through the payment link on the website, or check or money order through the mail. Your place on the list will be determined when funds clear. Final Payment will be due upon puppy pickup. Mama Bates Doodles will ship your puppy to you at an extra charge. Please contact us for rates.

  • 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 ( 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.
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