The Etzelmiller Family
I can’t say enough good things about Caitlyn and Native Doodles and level of professionalism and care they put into breeding. Their home and grounds are not only beautiful but it was clear when we picked up Rugby that all of their animals are pets. They roam free and happy on their property and have amazing birthing suites and dog runs that make Joanna Gaines look like an amateur. The pups are well socialized and well on their way to being potty trained. Because of the birthing suites and dog runs Rugby was virtually potty trained at 2 months and really only knew how to potty outside. This made training a breeze. He has only had a few accidents inside EVER and all were within the first 2 weeks he was home. He is extremely intelligent and very eager to please. I will say one piece of advise we got from our vet is because of their intellect, they need mental exercise as well as physical. We have learned all about “dog puzzles” which Rugby very much enjoys. They help stimulate him and provide a good diversion from human attention.
Rugby is just about 11 months old now and we could not be more delighted with the breed or the breeder. There is not a day that someone doesn’t stop us to ask about Rugby…it almost gets embarrassing when we take him to Lowes or Home Depot. He has had zero health issues and is truly a beautiful physical specimen. I have no reservations in recommending Native Doodles!!
THE ETZELMILLER FAMILY
THE HOLDEN FAMILY
Where do I begin. From the very beginning I knew we weren’t just getting a dog, but rather joining a family. Caitlin likely spent hours answering text messages, emailing and even calling me to help me understand various aspects of all their little babies. It starts with their website. So organized. So honest.. showing pictures of everyone, what the little ones come with, prices, parents, litters — there were no surprises. She keeps you updated on how your little one is doing up until pick up day - posting pictures/videos to show how loved and well taken care of they are. When we showed up to pick up our little girl we were greeted with a welcoming committee of precious dogs - all so well behaved and loving. Their place is unbelievable. Big, spacious, clean .... I couldn’t help but smile knowing our pup had lived her first 8 weeks in such a palace. Georgia was so clean and fluffy.. I must have kissed her 100 times In the first hour! Caitlin and her husband sat there for an hour talking to us about expectations, feeding, discipline.. you name it they know it. Never rushed us or made us feel like we were wasting their time. They are Incredibly educated people and you can tell they do this for all the right reasons! We will be forever grateful to this family and would 100% recommend them to everyone!! With this kind of experience I’m already begging my husband for number 2.
THE HOLDEN FAMILY
When I arrived I was greeted by a pack of smiling, happy, well-loved and cared for dogs, every single one of them absolutely beautiful! I already knew I liked and trusted Caitlin as a breeder because of the many months of correspondence as we waited for our Wolfadoodle puppy. However, getting to meet her and Tyler in person was a privilege. These two are genuine, caring, passionate dog breeders, they obviously have so much love for their animals. The facility is immaculate and dog-centered. I could have talked to Caitlin all day and soaked up all of her wisdom about dog behavior and health. I was nervous about flying with our 8 week old puppy, but he has been a happy, easygoing, sweet-tempered puppy. A great experience, I highly recommend Native Doodles.
THE KOTTMEIER FAMILY
I’ve searched for over 2 years for a puppy since saying goodbye to my dog of 19 years, and I couldn’t be more pleased. After much research on breeders, my husband reached out to Caitlin last year and was very impressed. She has been so good to answer every single question we had with total patience and understanding, knowing this was a very big decision. It’s been a long wait, but totally worth it. Livvie has had so much love from the very beginning from Caitlin, her husband, Tyler, and their children. It is obvious they are very passionate about their dogs and doing things the right way. The property is absolutely beautiful, and they have really taken a lot of care to provide a wonderful home for their dogs. If you’re looking to bring a puppy into your home, I HIGHLY recommend you contact Caitlin!
THE BROWN FAMILY
I have to say I do not give recommendations lightly & I value my words. Native Doodles was not just amazing to work with but impressed me with their care and facilities and it is a honor for me to share this experience. We had such a fantastic experience, from the moment we selected Native Doodles as our breeder to when we showed up to pickup Rainier and on into the present where we have a lot to thank them for in our little lady being so well adjusted and easily integrated into our household. Their facilities are well kept, the birthing room and maternity suites (which were sterile, so we could not enter but could see, which made me even happier... yay hygiene!) were beautifully put together, roomy and very clean. They have a lot of room for the sires and dames to roam around and all the adult dogs were so well-behaved and calm tempered, great personality traits to see in a variety of dogs. We received communications on a regular basis leading up to our puppy pick-up including what type of food they were currently eating, recommended toys, the type of shots they had been given, potty training info, etc all things that made a Type A organizer like me who likes to be prepared heart very happy! Native Doodles understands the responsibility breeders have and embrace a holistic approach to dog breeding, making sure puppies are well adjusted and developed during the first weeks of their lives where a lot of their habits are developed. Our Native Doodle puppy has been a dream so far and we are thrilled with our experience. Highly recommend!!
THE FRYERS FAMILY
This journey truly was a process for my family and I. We started the process in 2016. We put a deposit down and was put on the wait list for our precious baby until August 4th, 2018. Long story short; I had reached out to ND in January of 2018. It took my husband a total of 5 minutes hearing me talk about Native Doodles to tell me to put down yet another deposit with another breeder, Native Doodles. Best. Decision. Of. My. Life. For 7 months, I received updates about every mom I had interest in, updates on the program, updates on babies, conversations about dogs and life, and most ultimately; a friend. If you have a doodle, or any fur child, you know these amazing four legged creatures are a true gift from God. Caitlin NEVER made me feel as if she didn’t think the same. She understood my passion, love, desire, and honor to provide for such a life for my sweet baby. Godsent: Defined as, “when you stumble across something so unexplainable and wonderful that is has to be a gift from God”. That is what Airah and Native Doodles is to me. After two years, I get tears writing this review. There were so many points in our journey that I truly thought getting a bernedoodle was unattainable. I’m a Okie, and if it wasn’t for this amazing person and family, using a gift God gave them, right in my back yard. I would have never gotten one of my greatest treasures. My husband, Addie, and Airah! Thank you, Native Doodles, I’ll never be able to express the joy you have given me and how thankful I am for you. I can’t wait to remain close and have you follow our families journey.
THE WINTERS FAMILY