Poodles have fewer health issues than many other AKC breeds. Additionally the hybrid vigor which results from out-cross breeding means that Doodles are typically healthy dogs.
Poodles are one of the smartest (and easiest to train) dog breeds. Crossing a Poodle with another breed almost always makes a smarter puppy.
Many families like the teddy-bear look of Doodle Puppies. We often get the comment that Crockett Doodles pups look “too cute to be real.”
At Crockett Doodles, we specialize in Doodle varieties that are usually great with kids and other people. Families looking for a Loving Companion often find Doodles to be a great fit. Research has proven that Dog Ownership can be a great blessing for children.
Why Crockett Doodles?
Crockett Doodles has spent the past seven years developing a stellar reputation as a network of family-raised Doodle puppies. We leave comments and guest posts completely open on our Facebook page, and 99% of the comments are positive. Scroll through our Facebook page to read hundreds (literally) of glowing testimonies from real families who adopted from us—click here for a sampling of a few dozen testimonials. If you scour the internet looking for anyone with something negative to say about us, the strong chance is that they’re someone who never adopted a pup from us. We have a very loyal following from those who’ve had the privilege of adopting a puppy from Crockett Doodles.
2. Refundable Deposit:
We’re one of the only breeders (of any dog breed) who offers a refundable deposit (minus 5% processing fee). We want you to get a dog that is the best fit for your family, and we recognize that may well be through a Humane Society or another breeder. We understand that your plans may change after you’ve placed a deposit. So we’re happy to refund a deposit at any time for any reason.
3. Reasonable Adoption Rates:
Our Adoption Pricing is typically about half that of our doodle competitors who offer a similar quality family-raised puppy. Many hands make light work; because we harness the power of a network of dozens of families (each raising a litter at their home), we are able to cut costs significantly and pass the savings to you.
4. Outstanding 3 Year Health Warranty:
All of our Crockett Doodles pups come with an outstanding one year health warranty. If you feed TLC dog food which we recommend, it extends to three years.
5. Family-Raised Doodle Puppies:
We believe that puppies are healthier and better socialized when raised by a family, rather than a “professional” kennel with dozens of dogs.
If your application is accepted, and your deposit is placed, you’re not locked into a particular litter. You have the option to pass on litters as they become available. This allows you to get the exact Doodle puppy that you want in the timing that works best for you.
Most families prefer to pick their puppy up at one of our partner homes. We have partner homes at various locations throughout the U.S. which helps shorten your trip. If you are unable to make the trip, one of our puppy nannies can personally drive (hand deliver) a puppy to you—from our door to you for 70 cents a mile, or a $345 flat fee to anywhere in the continental U.S. (a second pup is only $100 more for delivery). Families love the convenience our network offers them to get a puppy without having it shipped to them. Although we often lose money on long trips, we want to serve families across the U.S. by offering a $345 flat puppy nanny fee. It’s hard to beat only $345 for a hand delivered pup anywhere in the United States.
8. Giving Back:
As recognized leaders in the Doodle community, we desire to give back. We seek to use a substantial amount of any profit to give back to our community in tangible ways. Click here to read about the many ways we give back.
Fill out the application at CrockettDoodles.com to show interest and explore if your family would be a good fit for a doodle puppy from us.
Choose your puppy
If your application is approved you may place a $300 refundable deposit to be placed on a waiting list. In time, you'll begin receiving email updates (usually 1-3 months after deposit) where you can choose a puppy from a new litter.
After you've been paired with a puppy you've chosen, you can pick up your puppy at one of our partner homes or have us drive your pup from our door to your location (70 cents a mile or $345 flat fee to the continental US). Let the fun times begin!
Crockett Doodles started as an idea. Dr. Nathan Crockett grew up in a home that always had a dog. His wife Abigail grew up always having a yellow Labrador Retriever. After marriage, the Crocketts had a purebred with health issues (and major shedding), and a friend told them about Goldendoodles. The Goldendoodle's non-shedding coat, friendly personality and hybrid vigor were huge draws.
After a long search to get a Goldendoodle from a reputable breeder, they welcomed a champion bloodline beautiful Goldendoodle into their family. The Crocketts decided to become the kind of breeder they had such a hard time finding (family raised pups from a responsible breeder).
The Crocketts bought a gorgeous apricot poodle and planned to do one litter a year of home-raised doodle pups. After creating the bestGoldendoodles.com website, the Crocketts had hundreds of emails from people wanting one of the f1b Goldendoodle puppies from their first litter.
When their pet Goldendoodle had her first litter of pups, the Crocketts had deposits on all 12 Goldendoodle puppies in a matter of minutes and had to send an email saying the deposits were now closed. They realized they could never keep up with the demand for quality home-raised Goldendoodle puppies for sale from a quality doodle breeder.
Not wanting to start a kennel, they worked with close friends of theirs to become partner homes. The Crocketts bought outstanding Goldendoodles for several of their friends, provided the poodle stud, and connected the Goldendoodle (and mini Goldendoodle) puppies to wonderful forever homes.
These partner homes became an ideal way to have truly home raised doodle puppies, yet provide more than one litter for sale a year. The Crocketts added Labradoodles the second year (specializing in chocolate Labradoodles and mini Labradoodles). For many years now, Crockett Doodles has become known as a premier breeder of f1b standard and mini Goldendoodles as well as f1b standard and mini Labradoodles.
Over the past seven years, Crockett Doodles has received requests from numerous other families who believe in home-raised doodle pups. Many of these family friends had a desire to do a doodle breed other than mini Labradoodles or mini Goldendoodles. Crockett Doodles strategically partnered with the Dion family to do family-raised Aussiedoodles, the Arnolds to raise Springerdoodles, the Weiers with Bernedoodles, the Houtzs with Newfiedoodles, the Taylors with Saint Berdoodles, the Crouchs with Swissdoodles, the Andersons with Cockapoos, Nathan's brother Isaac Crockett with Irishdoodles, Josh Crockett with Cavapoos, and several friends with mini Sheepadoodles and standard Sheepadoodles.
Because each family has just a few doodles, it allows these guardian home dogs to be true family pets. Crockett Doodles is able to devote resources to fully vetting all puppy applicants, marketing each new doodle breed, working through health tests, etc. with the partner families. Each year our partner home network grows. What started seven years as ago as our closest friends and family, has expanded into several dozen partner homes in many states. Because of our excellent reputation and generous arrangement with partner homes, nearly every week we get requests from families wanting to be a partner home. We’re able to accept only about 5% of these requests as we always desire quality above quantity in seeking to deliver the best family-raised doodle puppies.
Our doodle partner homes have been a wonderful way to provide outstanding family-raised doodle puppies to great families. One huge advantage to the Crockett Doodles program is that a deposit for one kind of doodle can be transferred to any other doodle in our network.
We have such high demand (and can accept only a fraction of deposits), that we are thrilled for a mini Goldendoodle deposit to be transferred to a mini Sheepadoodle or mini Bernedoodle or mini Labradoodle. Our program allows a great amount of flexibility to those who have placed a deposit with Crockett Doodles. We also are one of the only doodle breeders to offer a REFUNDABLE deposit (minus a 5% processing fee). Your doodle puppy deposit can be refunded at any time, for any reason.