Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions?  You're not alone!  
What can I expect from a Sonne Standard Puppy?

Our puppies are all born and raised in our home.  They are vet-checked
and are up-to-date on vaccinations when they join their families.  We begin
interacting with them from Day 1 so that they are very people-oriented
pups.  It has been found that pups who are stimulated from Day 1 learn
very quickly.  

Puppies start eating some solid food at four weeks.  Our puppies start crate
training for naps and over-nights when they are six weeks old.  We begin
outside training at 5-6 weeks.  We begin placing our puppies in their
forever homes when they reach eight weeks of age for those families who
desire the early bonding experience with their new family member.  Many
of our puppies stay on longer for additional training.  Some move into
Service/Therapy dog families. Others are ready for those who prefer to
bring a more mature, trained puppy into their home.  We strive to raise
healthy, happy and balanced puppies who are ready to meet their destiny
and bring love to their families and in return to themselves.

Puppies are vet checked at 6 weeks and receive their first set of puppy
shots.  We de-worm the puppies at 2, 4, 6 & 8 weeks. We take pictures of
each puppy frequently so their families can watch them grow.  For families
who pick their puppies at an early age, we start using your name right
away.  We use temporary names for the remaining puppies - sometimes
families keep the name, and other times, they have a name that is special
to them.

I live far away.  Can I still adopt one of your puppies?

We prefer that families pick-up their puppy.  However, we know that is not
always possible.  Puppies who join their families between the age of 8-10
weeks are small enough to fly in-cabin with a family member.  We are 10
minutes from  the Canton/Akron Airport.  We are an hour away from the
Cleveland Airport.  We can meet families at either airport.  Some families
fly in and spend an evening so they can pick-up their puppy from our

How much does a puppy cost?

Pricing for one of our  2018 Standard Poodle puppies is $1650.   Pricing
includes prepaid AKC Registration(Breeding Rights are
Not included in
pricing), a starter bag of food, a 3-Year Health Guarantee, Up-to-Date Shot
Records and a toy.  All of our puppies are micro-chipped.  They continue to
receive their puppy vaccinations on a 4 week interval for as long as they
stay or until they have completed 3 sets of puppy shots and their rabies
vaccination. Pricing for our
12 Week Old boys is discounted to $1500
during the month of July.

What form of payment do you accept?

We accept cash or personal checks.  If you wish to use a credit card, we can
accept those payments through PayPal.

Do you require a deposit to hold a puppy?

Yes.  We do require a deposit of $500 to hold the puppy.  Deposits are
non-refundable. Please make sure that you and your family  are ready to
commit to a new family member before sending a deposit.  The balance
due is payable at 8 weeks of age or at pick up if puppy is an older puppy.  

I have allergies, may I visit to see if I am allergic to the poodles?

Although poodles are hypoallergenic, my home is not.  We live in the
middle of farm fields so have lots of dust with the dogs and puppies going
in and out.  I also babysit for a beagle/terrier mix who is definitely not
hypoallergenic.  Therefore, my home is not a good place to test to see if you
are allergic to poodles.