Breeding Quality Puppies since April 6, 2006

Located Between Canton and Hartville in Ohio

email: lois@sonnesstandardpoodles.com

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 6 weeks. We begin placing our puppies in their forever homes when they reach 8 weeks of age for those families who desire the early bonding experience with their new family member. For families who prefer more training, puppies are welcome to stay through until the age of 12 weeks at an additional cost. 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 7 weeks and receive their first set of puppy shots. We de-worm the puppies at 3, 5 & 7 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.

Do you have genetic testing done on your breeding dogs?

Our dogs that breed have had genetic testing using the Orivet Dog DNA test and have been cleared of genetic issues.

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 8-12 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-uptheir puppy from our home. We can meet families who choose to drive at a half-way point. The cost for this service is determined by the length of the trip.

How much does a puppy cost?

Pricing for one of our 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 and registration of their chip is included. 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.

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 Venmo or PayPal.

Do you require a deposit to hold a puppy?

Yes. We do require a deposit of $500 to hold a 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. For puppies leaving at 8 weeks the balance due is payable pick up. For puppies staying to the age of 12 weeks, a 2nd payment of $500 is due at 8 weeks with the balance due payable at pick-up.

What is your procedure for bringing home a puppy during this time?

We are not doing in-home visits. Families are choosing their puppies from the pictures before sending their deposit. At pick-up time we meet outside and wear our facemasks.

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 Venmo or PayPal.

Do you require a deposit to hold a puppy?

Yes. We do require a deposit of $500 to hold a 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. For puppies leaving at 8 weeks the balance due is payable pick up. For puppies staying to the age of 12 weeks, a 2nd payment of $500 is due at 8 weeks with the balance due payable at pick-up.

What is your procedure for bringing home a puppy during this time?

We are not doing in-home visits. Families are choosing their puppies from the pictures before sending their deposit. At pick-up time we meet outside and wear our facemasks.