Where are you located? Do you deliver puppies out of state?

We are located in Utah approximately 30 miles south of Salt Lake City. Yes! We can deliver puppies out of state with a flight nanny. A flight nanny will fly in a cabin with your puppy and bring them to your local airport. Cost for this service runs between $500-800 depending on your location and which service we use. If you would rather fly here to get your puppy, you can come and pick him up at my home or I am also happy to meet you at the SLC International Airport.


How do you determine the size of your puppies full grown? 

We determine the size of our puppies by taking the average weight between the mom and the dad and giving you a 5-6 lb weight range. Although there is no guarantee they will fall in this range, this is a good rule of thumb in determining size of puppies! For example if we have a 10 lb dad and a 30 lb mom, the average size between those parents is 20 lbs. We then would give the range of 17-23 lbs for that litter size. We do our very best to give you an accurate size for your puppy, however on occassion, sometimes a puppy may be slightly larger or smaller than the estimated size given for the litter. When advertising a litter you will see the terms "toy",  "petite", and "mini" next to our doodles. This will give you an idea of the size of these puppies full grown. Toy size puppies are under 15 lbs. Petite size puppies are more in the 15-23 lb range where minis (24-35 lbs) are the larger size Minature Doodles that we offer. 


Why are Minidoodles more expensize than Standard size?

This is a great question! A lot more time and energy goes into breeding these mini size dogs as it is usually done at the veterinarian's office using methods such as transcervical insemination or artificial insemination. We also do several progesterone tests to ensure right timing for pregnancy and follow up with an ultrasound and xray to do everything possible to have a smooth delivery!  We also spend thousands of dollars performing genetic / OFA structural health testing before we ever breed our parent dogs so that we maximize our chances of producing healthy puppies. There is also a high demand for these types of puppies and their litter sizes tend to be much smaller!


What do all of the color terms mean?

Breeder's lingo can be a little confusing when it comes to coloring and puppies! To help you out - here are the color options I breed!

     Red Solid - red coat with no white markings...   Apricot Solid - a light red/beige/tan color coat with no white markings...  Red Abstract - a primarily red coat with white markings...  Apricot Abstract - a primarily apricot colored coat with white markings... Cream coat - full creamy almost white solid coat (most of my engishcream mixes will have this) ...  Tri-colored coat - a combination of black, white, and brown (my bernedoodles will predominately have this coloring) .... Red/Apricot Parti - a parti dog has a predominantly white coat with a few spots of red or apricot depending on how deep the color is (Our Chloe is a red parti) 


What will be included with my puppy?

Your puppy will come with up to date vaccinations, and examined by a licensed veterinarian to ensure your puppy is healthy. We deworm them every 2 weeks as well to prevent gastrointestinal problems. You will also receive a puppy starter package including a toy, bag of puppy food, snuggle puppy, bandana and a blanket. I also include a 3 year genetic health guarantee. 


 What is the difference between the different generations of  goldendoodles?

An F1 goldendoodle is a mix between a retriever and a poodle so there is a 50/50 mix between the two breeds. F1's are excellent breeds because they inheret the intelligent, athletic, non shedding qualities of the poodle, and the family friendly, playful, wonderful temperament qualities from the retriever side. All in a miniature package! F1's are typically low shedding pets and are hypoallergenic in nature. 

An F1b Minidoodle is a cross between a poodle and an F1 goldendoodle. So the mix is 75% poodle and 25% retriever. These breeds tend to be even smaller especially if bred with a small goldendoodle and toy poodle. Because there is more poodle in them they are very hypoallergenic in nature and often nonshedding which makes them an excellent choice for families who suffer with allergies. In our experiece both types of minidoodles have excellent temperaments and are amazing family dogs. They are eager to please their owners, easy to train, playful and affectionate when given proper socialization.

A multigenerational goldendoodle is the term used when you breed together 2 goldendoodles and there are more than 4 generations of goldendoodle between them. An example of this would be an f1b bred to an f1b. Breed percentages can vary depending on parents used but can be anywhere from 70-85% poodle. These are similar to the f1b with nonshedding hypoallergenic coats and wonderful dispositions!


Which gender is better for a family?

I get this question a lot and honestly it comes down to personal preference for gender because both are excellent loving family dogs! By nature they are gentle and affectionate dogs with easy going temperaments which make them a great choice for families. They love to be included in whatever is going on and are so incredibly smart which makes training them so much easier than many other breeds! SO my answer to anyone who asks me is usually...you just can't go wrong!! 

Do you have any puppy training programs that you recommend to help us prepare for our new puppy? 

Yes!! We recently partnered with a fabulous online puppy training program called Baxter & Bella. I love this program so much! They have amazing videos and podcasts and even offer one on one support for any help you need training your new puppy! Please click on https://www.baxterandbella.com/learn-more to learn more. If interested in the lifetime member program enter discount code RMD25 to get 25% off! Please let me know if you have any questions about this amazing AND affordable program. I am not a fan of pushing products on people- but this is one I am comfortable recommending to future puppy owners. A well trained dog makes all the difference.

I also love the Puppy Training available through Good Dog if you choose that payment option (see below)


What is Good Dog? How do payments work through them?

Good Dog is a program that helps match families with ethical and approved breeders. To be approved as a Good Dog breeder you have to submit proof of proper testing that you do with your parent dogs and write up details about your breeding program! Once they approve you, people can search their website for breeders who match what they are looking for. We are very pleased to be an approved Good Dog breeder! 

Whether you found me on Instagram, my website, or through Good Dog- you can process payments through them. Why would you want to do this? First of all, Good Dog is a secure platform to pay for your puppy. They also allow 2 options - to pay without any fees or to pay with fees. Why would you want to pay with fees? For a small fee Good Dog offers protection on your payment, access to their online Dog Training program ($235 value), and lifetime support from their team of veterinarians and behaviorists for any questions or concerns you might have! If you would like to use Good Dog when making a payment please let me know. (Fees are anywhere from $175-200, or free if you choose that option.)

What happens if I can't pick up my puppy on pick up day?

I try to do my very best to work with people and their different schedules when it comes to picking up your new puppy. After puppies are born I will send out the designated pick up dates so that people can begin planning accordingly. If you can not pick up your puppy in the given date range there will be a $50/day boarding charge. 


What can I expect on puppy selection day?

Puppy selection is done between 5-6 weeks old. I believe this is a great time - families can begin to plan and prepare for their new addition, puppy personalities are out in full, and coat characteristics begin to show (wavy vs curly). However puppies are still very young and not immune to diseases such as parvo, giardia, coccidia, etc. Because of this we ask that only direct family member come to our home for this. We will ask you to remove your shoes and wash your hands thoroughly. Young children will be asked to sit when handling puppies to ensure their safety. Families who live out of state we can do selection over Facetime. Once selection is made the balance for your puppy is due within the week. We do this to ensure you are "fully in" and we know that this puppy has it's forever home. It is difficult to have a puppy selected and planning to go to his/her new home only to have the owner back out on "pick up" day. We like to have all of the items of business taken care of prior to pick up day so you can truly enjoy your day!


How can I be confident that you are not a scammer?

Sadly scammers really target the puppy business! They like to play on your emotions by offering a gorgeous puppy (another breeder's pictures) available right now and at a great price. That is your first red flag. You should also be very mindful of spelling errors or improper use of english. Usually scammers will not facetime you either. I tell people to really look at their instagram page for inconsistencies. On my instagram page there are multiple posts in a row about the same litter and puppies! Many scammers post random cute pictures with no tie to a single litter or parent dog. The key is transparency! If something seems a little off - trust that instinct!  Ruby's Minidoodles is a registered business in Utah - you are welcome to look me up! I have several referrals I can give to you, and I am happy to facetime/talk/text anytime!  I am also a Good Dog approved breeder.  You will never be pressured from me into putting down a deposit. I give you all of the information when you fill out an application and let you take it from there! And finally - if you aren't sure if I am the right breeder for you, that's ok! I know there are several other good breeders out there and you need to find the right fit for you! 


Do you recommend a specific food for our puppies?

I have spent hours researching nutrition and dogs! I have not zeroed in on a specific product to fully endorse yet - but highly recommend you find a food that offers 30% crude protein and 20% crude fat (as close to those numbers as you can) for a growing puppy! I will update this more later as things often change, but for now my puppies are introduced to Diamond Naturals Small Breed Puppy - chicken and rice formula. This offers 32% crude protein and 22% crude fat and has a great ingredient list.


Tell me about your referral program!

Anyone who refers a puppy buyer to me will receive a $100 amazon gift card after the referred family takes their new puppy home! We live on referrals and are proud of our breeding program! We appreciate you telling others about us!!

How does sales tax work?

As of 2024 how we collect sales tax will change! In the past my understanding was that sales tax was to be collected on every single puppy sold in our program. We recently reached out to a tax consultant for the state of Utah and we have been told that anybody who travels here to Utah and picks up their puppy within our state I am required to charge sales tax on. However if we use a 3rd party service to deliever a puppy to another state then the transaction is taking place in another state therefore I would not be required to charge sales tax on that transaction. If you use a flight nanny to deliver your puppy to your state we will not charge sales tax on that puppy sale. If you come to Utah I will need to collect sales tax. I am firm on this! Please don't ask me to bend the rules if you are wanting to come to Utah to get your puppy. We truly value being honest and upfront in all of our dealings!


Tell me about your guardian program!

I love breeding dogs! Yet I love my dogs even more. They are our pets and their well being and happiness is always our top priority, Obviously dogs have a limit on the number of litters that it is safe for them to have - so as a breeder this presents a problem. How do you continue a breeding business without owning several dogs? This is where our guardian program comes in! Guardian homes are families who take home one of our puppies- usually the pick of the litter and do so at a fraction of the cost. In return you agree to be a part of our amazing breeding program! You get to have the pet of your dreams, and care for them in your home as any other pet owner would and I get to continue doing what I love - breeding adorable puppies!! You will be required to place a deposit to show me you are committed to caring for the puppy, and you take care of all of the day to day traditional costs of owning a dog. I take care of all costs associated with health testing and breeding that dog. Once the dog is of age, we begin breeding them. Females will come back to my home for 4 litters where they will stay with me for about 7-8 weeks while caring for their new puppies. Guardian families will get their initial deposit back on the first litter, and an additional small payment for each litter thereafter. For males they are able to stay in their homes, but will need to be available for a few hours when needed for a breeding. I also compensate families of males who assist with trasportation to breeding appointments! Once the breeding contract is over I will pay to spay/neuter your pet and full ownership will be signed over to you. I love my guardian families! I love the partnership as well as the friendships that are developed through this program. It is important to me that your dog knows me and is comfortable coming to my home - so we arrange for playdates a few times a year to keep that relationship strong. If you live within an hour of the Orem/Provo area, have a fenced yard and are interested in this program, please indicate on the puppy application that you'd like to be a guardian to one of our puppies! I will then send over the guardianship contract for you to review with all of the details. If you are comfortable with the contract we will place you on the list as soon as there is an opening on one of our litters! I also buy dogs on occassion to add to our program so even if you do not see an upcoming litter and are interested in this program - send in an application.

Do you sell breeding rights with puppies?

All of our puppies are sold as pets only and come with a strict spay/neuter contract. On occasion I will sell a puppy with breeding rights to approved programs.  Breeding  rights range from $1000 - $3000 depending on gender and litter!