Prices, Warranty, Policies


•All sales subject to 6% sales tax, effective May 2020


•F2 and F3 and Multigen Goldendoodles $3000.00


•A Non-fundable application fee of $100.00 is due upon approval of your application, it is applied to the total purchase price but is forfeited should you later choose not to get a puppy from us. A $250.00 non-refundable reservation fee reserves a puppy for you from a specific litter once pregnancy has been confirmed and final payment is due upon selection/allocation or by 8 weeks old.  This is prior to  picking up your puppy.  If you must wait until the day of pick up I require cash or money order. Puppies go to their homes at 9 to 10 weeks old.

Pricing includes:

Spay or Neuter ( if it is not possible for us to get it done prior to pick up you must have it done by 6 mos old and provide proof to us.  If you do not agree with ESN we can refer you to a breeder that does not do this)

Wormings as needed

1st shots

vet check up

2 year warranty

and a life time of support from us.


•Please note we do NOT ship puppies. If you are outside of reasonable driving distance we are happy to fly with your puppy in the cabin to your nearest airport for the price of a round trip ticket plus any fees for the pup and additional $200.00 fee for this service. We are also happy to meet you at our nearest airport with the puppy for you to take home in cabin. You are also more than welcome to fly in and rent a car to come up to our home to pick up your pup.

•Pricing Includes:

Your puppy comes with a 2 year health warranty against heritable genetic diseases will have been microchipped, had first vaccines and wormings, and have been checked by our vet, a collar, a toy, and a small sample of the food he/she is used to eating, and a lifetime of support for you the buyer.   All puppies will be spayed or neutered prior to pick up.

  The puppies have been handled daily, are used to being brushed and having their feet, ears and mouths touched.  They have been exposed to my adult dogs and children as well as the usual household sounds. 


•Please note if you cannot pick up your pup by the pick up date there will be an additional charge of $25.00 a day for food and boarding. If you desire me to crate train and continue with basic commands (ie sit, down, come etc) there will be a charge of $35.00 per day.  The most crucial time in your puppies life is the time from 8 to 16 wks when they need lots and lots of proper socialization, if you do not pick up you pup by 9 wks old I then have to do this for you, this is time consuming and takes time away from my family and my own dogs and any pups I may be keeping for the program, thus the charges.


Bear River Doodles/Barbara Schwab P.O. Box 367 Waynesboro, PA 17268 Labradoodle and Goldendoodle Health Warranty and Purchase Agreement This contract is between Bear River Doodles (Hereafter "Seller") and (Hereafter “Buyer”) and is entered on this date: Pertaining to Puppy Born on Sired by: Out of: The buyer agrees to pay $3000.00 for the above named puppy Application Fee $100.00 Reservation fee $250.00_____ Balance $2650.00_____ + Sales Tax $180.00____ Seller's Responsibility: 1. The Seller guarantees the puppy is in good health, is up-to-date on immunizations appropriate for the puppy’s age and has been dewormed, at the time the Buyer takes possession. The Buyer has 3 business days to take the puppy to a veterinarian for an examination. If the puppy is found to be in poor health the Buyer has the option of returning the puppy to the Seller, at Buyer’s cost, for a full refund, or keeping the puppy, and the Seller will reimburse for veterinary costs, up to the purchase price, related to treatment of a proven preexisting condition. If the puppy is not taken to a licensed veterinarian within the three business days, the Health Warranty is void. 2. The Seller provides this warranty for two years after the date of sale against any debilitating and/or life altering congenital defects, such as moderate to severe hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia. In the event the puppy exhibits symptoms of a suspected debilitating congenital defect, the Buyer must supply any requested veterinary records to the Seller or the Seller’s Vet. Hip and elbow xrays must be sent to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals for Review and Grading at buyers expense before refunds or replacement will take place –only moderate to severe dysplasia will be covered._____ 3. This warranty does not include viral illnesses, infections, improper bites, hernias, hypoglycemia, Giardia or Coccidosis, or reactions to vaccines, reactions to sutures from early spay or neuter. It also does not include any illness due to the ingestion of foreign objects, food, chemicals or physical injury. While it is generally accepted that most dogs carry some sort of parasite, every effort has been made to ensure that the puppy is free of parasites at the time of sale._____ 4. If it is determined the puppy does have a genetic disorder that is identified within two years of purchase, the Buyer has the option of either a replacement puppy from the next available litter or reimbursement, up to the purchase price of the puppy, for veterinary expenses related to the illness. Your puppy need not be returned to us. Shipping fees will not be refunded, and if it becomes necessary to ship a replacement puppy, those fees are to be paid by the Buyer. 5. If the puppy should die from a suspected congenital defect within the 24 months of its date of purchase, an autopsy must be performed at the purchaser’s expense by a veterinary teaching hospital or state licensed DVM acceptable to the Seller’s own veterinarian. If the autopsy shows a congenital defect as the reason or the death, the Seller will provide another puppy of equal value to the purchaser. A written statement from the veterinarian must be provided. This warranty is void in the event of an indeterminable or inconclusive diagnosis. 6. The seller makes no guarantee as to the adult size, color or coat type. We make every effort to know based on past experiences what our puppies will grow up to be, but mother nature sometimes surprises us and we cannot be responsible for those surprises. 7. Seller agrees to provide a pedigree and number of the microchip that has been implanted in the puppy, if applicable. 8. No warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied, are made under its contract except as stated. 9. This warranty is non-transferable. 10. The seller promises to provide a life time of support and help to the buyer. Buyer's Responsibility: 1. The Buyer agrees to pay the Seller a total sum of $ 3000.00 . This fee does not include shipping, if shipping is required. 2. The Buyer agrees that their Goldendoodle will be housed indoors. 3. The Buyer agrees to feed their Goldendoodle only a premium quality food, that does not contain corn or corn gluten meal, or by products. 4. The Buyer agrees to keep their Goldendoodle at a healthy weight. Failure to do so nullifies the warranty. 5. The Buyer agrees to make and keep annual veterinary appointments for their Goldendoodle, keep all immunizations current according to the guidelines of the AVMA and properly administer heartworm preventative monthly. 6. The Buyer agrees to provide basic obedience training with their Goldendoodle puppy within the first year of owning their dog. 7. The Buyer agrees to postpone strenuous, repetitive exercise ( jogging, running or daily trips to the beach, using stairs for exercise) until after their Goldendoodle is over one year of age. Injuries caused by strenuous exercise are not covered. 8. The Buyer agrees to spay or neuter their puppy before or during the seventh month of age, if early spay or neuter was not done prior to purchase. 9. The Buyer agrees to contact the Seller immediately if the Buyer determines they are unable to keep their Goldendoodle for any reason, the dog is to be returned to the seller at the buyer’s expense. If the buyer has a place for the dog said placement must be approved by the seller. ______ 10. The Buyer agrees to never place the Goldendoodle in a shelter, pound or similar facilities or research laboratory. 11. The Buyer agrees to keep the puppy on a leash at all times until fully trained, which may take up to two years, unless in a fenced yard.___ I have read and agreed to the terms and conditions above. Buyer Information: Buyer Name: _________________________________________________ Phone Number: ________________________________ Buyer Address: ________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________ Email Address__________________________________________ Signature: _______________________________________________________Date: ______________________________ Seller Information: Barbara Schwab/Bear River Doodles Signature: ______________________________________________________ Date:


•Our breeding dogs undergo a variety of health testing(OFA or Pennhip, CERF,PRA-prcd, elbows,  vWd and thyroid) prior to breeding. We strive to breed healthy and sound family pets. Your puppy will come with a 5 day general health warranty and a 24 month genetic health guarantee.


•Please note:

Puppies go to their new homes at 9 to 10 weeks old, yes they could go at 8 weeks but I prefer to keep them a little longer so that I can give vaccines according to the new vaccine protocols at 9weeks.   It takes 2 weeks after the vaccine is given for the pup to have any immunity built up. Vaccines given prior to 8 weeks old do not give immunity to the puppies and can compromise the immunity they get from Mom. It is our policy to have the puppies spayed/neutered before they go home. We realize that there is some controversy surrounding this practice, but in 9+ yrs we have not experienced a problem that could be traced to ESN. If you are not comfortable with this practice we suggest you look for a breeder that does not practice ESN. 


Rehome Policy

If for any reason in the lifetime of your Bear River Doodle you find that you can no longer care for your dog please call me first.  I will be more than happy to assist you in placing your dog with a new family or if the need is urgent your doodle will come back to me until I can place it.  Please do not place it on your own or surrender your Bear River Doodle to a shelter or pound.  I take very seriously the responsibility I have to the dogs I have bred I want to always do my best for them.


Visitor Policy

Visitation is by appointment. Appointments are generally on Saturdays, and are in 1 hour increments.  We are very concerned with the health of the puppies we sell and want to ensure that when you receive your pup that it is in the best health.  Since many diseases that affect dogs can live off the body of the dog for long periods, some diseases like Parvo virus can live for over a year and can be tracked in on shoes without you ever knowing you walked through it.  Parvo virus is deadly to young puppies and unvaccinated dogs.  For this reason we ask that on the day you are invited to visit the puppies , you do not visit places frequented by dogs and dog owners, (ie. the vet, the pet store, the dog park ,another breeder etc.)  you will be asked to  wear booties over your shoes or to step in a bleach solution and to wash your hands before being with the puppies.  We do this not to be difficult but to protect our dogs. 

No visits will be allowed before the puppies are 7 to 8 weeks old.


•A note to parents:

If you are not 100% committed to getting a puppy do not bring your kids to see them.  It is very difficult to say no to kids once they have fallen in love with a puppy. Please also remember that because of the nature of children, you as the parent will have the primary responsibility for the puppy. If you are not willing to take on this role and the work of having and training a puppy please do not buy one.


Puppy Selection 
When the pups are 7.5 to 8 weeks old we have them evaluated by our trainers to assist us in placing pups. We do allow you to choose your pup with our guidance and counsel according to your place on the list . Every effort is made to match you with the right pup for your family and your wish list. If you don't get your favorite pup and want to wait for another litter you may do so. You may also choose to cancel your pup, in doing so you forfeit your reservation fee. 

•Please note that BRD has the right to hold back a puppy for our own use or for sale/trade with other breeders to further our breeding program. We will make every effort to make sure that you get the perfect match but priority will be given to the needs of the BRD breeding program.

Male or Female?

In neutered Labradoodles and Goldendoodles there is very little difference in male and female, both are very loving and sweet.  Please try to be open to either gender.  We feel temperament is the most important factor in matching puppies to families but we do want you to be happy and will do all that we can to give you what you want.