Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose you?
During their eight weeks with us, they spend lots of time with their moms, littermates, and us. They’re taught proper socialization skills as they play and tumble with their mom and siblings. They have around-the-clock care from us to make sure they grow up healthy and strong before they make their way to their forever home. They’re also introduced to human love, handling, and noises right from the very beginning. When the kids need a study buddy or a visitor stops by, it’s not surprising to see a puppy being held!
We truly love all our puppies as if they’re family (well, because they are!). They are all given unique names. They’re still too young to recognize their names when they’re with us, but it’s a fun way for us to show our love for them.
Our males and females are all health-tested and we would be happy to share this information with you.
We have been so blessed. We feel that Finney Ranch is really “more than just puppies”. Through the puppies we have placed in homes, we have helped create lifelong companions and have made beautiful lifelong connections.
$2500 for a puppy really seems like a lot.
We totally understand this is a big financial decision! Adding a puppy to your family is a lifelong investment. We wanted to share this brief breakdown so you can see why our beautiful pups are priced the way they are:
-Parent health testing. We make sure all parents are in good health standing before actually becoming parents!
-Food and supplements. Dogs eat lots of food! From nutritional puppy starter to adult dog food, we have quite a few mouths to feed here. We feed high-quality NutriSource kibble. All dogs are given a daily supplement as well from NuVet to keep our dogs healthy and strong. Your pup will get this supplement starting at five weeks old.
-Vet visits and vaccinations. Every puppy goes home with the standard vaccinations so they’re up-to-date before they go home to you. Visit our Recommendations page to learn which ones! Microchips are given to each puppy as well.
-Behind-the-scenes help. We have so many wonderful people who help us daily. Meet them here! We are extremely blessed to have so many amazing Pack Leaders! These pups are never left alone – someone is always with them, watching them and giving them love! This is a 24/7 job and we take that job very seriously!
-$100 from your deposit includes access to our exclusive training website.
-Finally, the price also includes free delivery to Minneapolis, Fargo, and Grand Forks!
What is F1? F1B? F1BB?
- F1 is an Australian Shepherd and Poodle mix. 50% Aussie 50% Poodle
- F1b is an F1 Aussiedoodle with Poodle. 75% Poodle 25% Aussie
- F1bb is an F1b Aussiedoodle with Poodle. 87.5% Poodle 12.5% Aussie (approximately)
“B” stands for “backcross”.
What is the best option for my allergies?
Every dog is different. We know people with allergies who aren’t affected by the F1 breeding, and others who are. If you have severe dog allergies, choosing the option with “more poodle” could be better for you. You’re still getting the best of both worlds with these beautiful breeds!
What do the sizes mean?
- Toy – these puppies could mature between 10-20 pounds
- Mini – these puppies could mature between 15-30 pounds
- Standard – these puppies could mature between 30-70 pounds. Carmen, one of our standard female poodles, produces larger puppies, with the majority of our other standard females producing puppies that will mature 25-50 pounds.
- Moyen – this is a poodle term meaning “medium”. They’re typically between the mini and standard weights at 20-30 pounds.
- You can see all our females and males by clicking here.
What is an Australian Mountain Dog?
The Australian Mountain Dog is a hybrid breed that is a mix between the Australian Shepherd and the Bernese Mountain Dog. They combine the best traits of both parent breeds, resulting in a wonderful companion that is loyal, intelligent, and affectionate.
What is the size and weight range of an Australian Mountain Dog?
Australian Mountain Dogs are generally medium to large-sized dogs. The males typically weigh between 80 to 100 pounds, while females weigh between 70 to 90 pounds. These dogs have a sturdy build and are well-suited for various physical activities.
What is the temperament of an Australian Mountain Dog?
Australian Mountain Dogs are known for their warm and friendly personalities. They are loyal, affectionate, and form close bonds with their human family members. They are also highly trainable and excel in activities such as obedience trials and agility. These dogs are great with children and are generally good with other pets as well.
Are Australian Mountain Dogs suitable for families?
Yes, Australian Mountain Dogs make excellent family pets. They are known for their gentle and loving nature, making them wonderful companions for children. However, as with any dog, it is important to supervise interactions between young children and dogs to ensure everyone’s safety.
What is an Australian Mountain Doodle?
The Australian Mountain Doodle, also known as an Aussie Mountain Doodle or AMD, is a hybrid breed that is a mix of three different breeds: the Australian Shepherd, Bernese Mountain Dog, and Poodle. This combination creates a unique and adorable dog that inherits traits from each parent breed.
What is the size and weight range of Australian Mountain Doodles?
Australian Mountain Doodles come in a range of sizes. The average weight and height for males can range from 60 to 95 pounds and 21 to 28 inches, respectively. Females weigh between 40 to 80 pounds and stand around 14 to 17 inches tall.
What is the temperament of Australian Mountain Doodles?
Australian Mountain Doodles are known for their intelligence and trainability. They are generally affectionate, easy-going, and eager to please. As a mix of three working breeds, they tend to enjoy training sessions and benefit from daily mental enrichment.
Are Australian Mountain Doodles hypoallergenic?
Australian Mountain Doodles are known for their hypoallergenic qualities. While individual dogs may vary, their coat, especially when crossed with a Poodle, can be low shedding and less likely to cause allergic reactions. However, it’s always recommended to spend time with a specific dog to determine if there are any allergies or sensitivities.
What is the lifespan of Australian Mountain Doodles?
The lifespan of an Australian Mountain Doodle is typically similar to other breeds of their size, ranging from around 10 to 15 years. Proper care, a balanced diet, regular exercise, and routine veterinary check-ups are essential for ensuring a long and healthy life.
Please note that these answers are based on general information about the Australian Mountain Doodle breed. Individual dogs may vary in temperament, size, and health. It’s always important to research and consult with responsible breeders for specific information about a particular dog.