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Are you registered breeders?
Yes. Any dogs used for breeding through Groodles Australia are registered as part of the QLD Government’s new breeder registration scheme to combat puppy farms and backyard breeders.
Our Breeder Identification Number is: 0000221842105
Why are you not aligned with associations such as Dogs Queensland / ANKC, AAPDB or PIAA?
As Groodles are ‘hybrid’ dogs, they do not conform to any of the strict breeding standards found within associations such as the Australian National Kennel Council. Instead of focusing on certain ‘aesthetic qualities’, Groodles Australia concentrates specifically on the health, temperament and ethical breeding practices of this breed.
Further, other organisations that allow cross breeding have either been associated with or advocated for backyard breeding / puppy farms in Australia. We do not condone or associate with these organisations in anyway.
How do you advertise available pups?
We can not guarantee the number of litters that will be available and therefore do not operate a waiting list. Litters will be advertised at 4 weeks of age through our Facebook page (@groodlesaustralia1) and you will be asked to email us your expression of interest. An enquiry form will be emailed to you for completion. to the volume of enquiries that we receive, we are only able to respond to these via email. Once we have advertised our available pups, we will respond to email enquiries in the order we receive them.
Do I pay a deposit?
Should you wish to reserve a puppy, we will require a deposit of $350. This deposit is non-refundable, and covers the costs of your pup’s first vaccination, desexing procedure, microchip and flea and worming treatments (up until the age of 8 weeks).
If you have paid a deposit and no longer wish to purchase a puppy, this deposit will be used as a donation to the East Timor Children’s Fund.
When our pups are 6 – 7 weeks of age, they are chosen for buyers in the order of deposits received. Once the pups have been specifically allocated to buyers, the financial balance is to be paid to Groodles Australia by direct deposit.
Can I see the litter, parent dogs and environmental conditions before adoption?
Successful applicants will be invited to meet their pup in the guardian family home where it has been raised since birth. You will also meet Mum and her human family and you are encouraged to ask lots of questions. You will not be asked to commit financially until after this point.
How are pups matched to families?
Groodles Australia will be ultimately responsible for puppy selection, and all efforts will be made to match a pups temperament, energy level and coat type with your individual needs. Once puppies are 6 weeks old we will assess coat and personality to match with prospective new owners. Applicants will receive an email at this stage to let them know if we have a suitable puppy for their family. The selection process is made by matching owners to puppies from previously filled out questionnaires to ensure that we are placing the best puppy with each family.
At what age do I receive my pup?
Pups are able to go to their new homes when they are between 8-10 weeks of age.
From where do I collect my pup?
Groodle puppies are to be collected from either Springfield District Veterinary Clinic or Greater Springfield Veterinary Hospital depending on the day and time of collection. Both locations possess quality, veterinary recommended foods, and accessories and our staff can assist you with the selection of suitable products, ensuring your pup has the best possible start to life.
I do not live in Brisbane – how do I receive my pup?
Transport logistics and thier associated costs must be managed by any new owners who are unable to collect a pup from our veterinary locations, or if purchasing a pup from interstate or overseas. Please see our transport page for more details and a list of reputable transport companies.
Do you guarantee a healthy pup?
Groodles Australia is proud to adopt out healthy and loveable dogs, and are always upfront and honest with new adopting families. We guarantee our breeding dogs do not carry genetic markers for hereditary conditions. Parent hip and elbow scores are guaranteed to be within the breeding standard.
Pups are health checked by a veterinarian at birth, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks and 8 weeks of age, and again on the day of their departure from our care.
Groodles Australia strongly advises the immediate commencement of pet insurance prior to the delivery of your pup (Groodles Australia routinely uses Petplan and our pups will come with 4 weeks free insurance).
Groodles Australia will not accept responsibility for treatment costs for pups who become unwell once they are with their new families*.
*Few exceptions may apply and these are determined on a case by case basis
Are Groodles ‘hypoallergenic’?
We do not recommend Groodles to people with serious allergies. Although they usually possess non to low shedding coats, this is not always the case as they do have Golden Retriever genetics, which shed. For families that may have allergies, we would recommend looking at a Pure Bred Poodle.
Can I receive my Groodle without it being desexed?
No. All Groodles are sent to their homes desexed. This is to combat unwanted litters and backyard breeding once they leave the Groodles Australia Program.
On occasion, we will reserve an outstanding Groodle pup for breeding through the Groodles Australia program. If you are interested in adopting one of our future breeding pups, please contact us at email@example.com. We are more than happy to discuss what is involved in the program, or how else you may contribute your support for Groodles Australia.
Why are your Groodle puppies desexed so early?
Many breeders (especially among Pure-Bred enthusiasts) advocate for pups to remain either un-desexed or to wait 6 months / until maturity. However, many issues can arise from this such as accidental litters, increased aggression / wandering instincts, increased chances of testicular cancer in males and increased chances of pyometra in females. Early age desexing (or EAD) was developed in the USA in the 1980’s mainly to address an overpopulation problem.
A comprehensive study by the University of Queensland found Early Age Desexing can include the following advantages: Shorter recovery times, minimal blood loss, dogs desexed early tend to be bigger as adults due to bone maturity being delayed, reduced aggression, decreased wandering and increased family friendliness. The RSPCA has a phenomenal literature review on the subject that explains the benefits of the practice and why the RSPCA and many Vet clinics support it.
How many litters do you produce a year?
We do not have a set minimum or a maximum number of litters per year, this all depends on our Guardian Familes and the Mother dogs. We will never mass produce Groodles.
How is the money for charity allocated?
Greater Springfield Veterinary charges veterinary products, services, staff time and expenses to Groodles Australia, and all remaining funds are donated. This program runs under the professional supervision of Walker Hill Accountants in Brisbane, and the professional bookkeeping company, TrackMyNumbers.
Who are the guardian families?
Groodles Australia relies on the generosity of its participants, not only in allowing their family pet to be used for careful breeding but also in the time and care that they commit.
Each family is interviewed and we visit their family home to ensure they share the same values as Groodles Australia. Families are limited to a maximum of three litters per dog (and never more than one a year) but we may reduce this number depending on age. After the final litter, Groodles Australia organises the parent dogs (who remain family pets) to be desexed.
For more information on joining our wonderful breeding program or to enquire about becoming a Groodle Guardian, please email Bec or Hayley at firstname.lastname@example.org.