About Us-FAQ


We are a private residence in NW McKinney Texas.

Safari Doodles is a collaboration of two good friends who love dogs. The parent dogs live in our homes and also in Guardian homes, also known as a co-owner home. All the breeding dogs are family pets and live as house dogs.  After the puppies are weaned and have found their new homes the mother dogs go back to their Guardian home to be spoiled the rest of the year.

Our years of experience breeding top winning show dogs is now used to breed the perfect family pet and service dogs for persons with disabilities. Every litter is bred with the goal of producing more service dogs to help people. We regularly donate many puppies to service dog organizations.

We also breed Golden Retrievers and some of our Doodles with a focus on Hunting. We have purchased our foundation breeding dogs from top winning and highly skilled hunting bred Retrievers and Poodles in the USA and Europe. We have owned, shown and bred Golden Retrievers since 1986.

Our Border Collies that produce our Bordoodles are all daily working herding dogs and many are Herding Champions. The line we started our Bordoodles from is our own line of competitive herding Border Collies that we started breeding in 1999.

We are  dedicated to breeding a healthy puppy and screen all the parent dogs for health problems prior to breeding. Only dogs with suburb health that is certified through OFA and DNA are used in the Safari Doodles breeding program.

QHow do I reserve a Safari Doodle puppy?

ATo start the process deciding on a Safari Doodle, first fill out our Puppy Application or give us a call. We review your answers on the application and contact you by phone or email. After deciding that a Safari Doodle puppy is a good choice for your home, you may put a $500 deposit on a puppy or litter. Puppy buyers choose their puppy based on order of deposit received. Safari Doodles always has the choice of first pick. We help you make the choice by informing you of each puppy’s Volhard test results and our opinion of each pup’s temperament after living with them. Choices of puppies are made at 8 weeks. If a good choice is not available in the litter we will forward your deposit to a future litter. Deposits are nonrefundable but they are transferable to future litters.

QHow do I pick the right puppy for my lifestyle?

AHere at Safari Doodle’s we have years of experience matching the right puppy with their owners. The more specific the information you give on your application and when talking to us, the more successful we can be in getting you the right puppy. Things like lifestyle, age of children, work schedules and other pets in the home all play a large role in finding the perfect puppy.

QHow much is a Safari Doodle puppy?

AAll puppies, regardless of size, variety, color or sex are $3500 (plus 8.25% Texas Sales Tax)

QWhat payments do you accept?

AWe accept credit card (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover), checks and cash. You can submit your deposit online here: Puppy Deposit, or you can mail us a check for $500 made to:
Safari Doodles
PO BOX 6092
McKinney TX 75071
— please place a note in your letter specifying the size, mother of litter, variety, sex or any other info you want us to know on where to place your deposit.