Frequently Asked Questions

Will My Puppy Come From Health Tested Parents?

All BD4U puppies come from health tested parents as health and temperament are our top priority! All of our breeding dogs are tested for the following prior to be entered into our breeding program:

  • OFA Prelim Hips at 12mo or PennHip at or after 16wks

  • OFA Prelim Elbows at 12mo

  • OFA Eyes after 16wks

  • OFA Final Heart at 12mo

  • OFA Final Patella (Minis) at 12mo

  • Genetic Panel 

Will My Puppy Be Raised On A Curriculum?

ABSOLUTELY! All BD4U puppies are raised on the Badass Breeder/Empowered Breeder Curriculum. We raise puppies the Badass Breeder Way by empowering puppies to believe in their own abilities! We carefully follow the developmental benchmarks and introduce the puppies to outside stimuli as they are developmentally ready. Beginning at just 3 days old our puppies begin Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) and Early Scent Introduction (ESI) as well as daily handling that is safe and gentle, daily weights, daily linen change. Beginning at 3 weeks old our puppies begin curriculum, exposing each puppy to new textures, sights, and sounds while puppies feel safe and secure in their whelping box. At 4 weeks old our puppies venture out of the whelping box into our curriculum room where they are exposed to more textures, things to climb on, items that move, items to chew on, tunnels, balance boards, obstacles and much more! At 5 weeks old our puppies are able to venture outside into our outdoor curriculum area. We ensure each puppy is empowered not enabled leaving BD4U knowing the world is safe, people are kind, and dogs are friendly. 



Will My Puppy Be Exposed To Handling To Build Touch Tolerance?

YES! Each puppy is handled daily using Badass Breeders "10 Step Puppy Massage" or what we like to call "10 Step Touch" which exposes each puppy to safe and calm handling to build touch tolerance in our puppies.

Will My Puppy Be Dewormed?

Our puppies and dams are dewormed several times before going to their new homes. We deworm with Fenbendazole and Toltrazuril. These products cover a variety of parasites. BD4U performs a fecal test between 6-7 weeks and are treated accordingly. Even with our strict deworming process puppies can still have parasites which is VERY common in puppies. BD4U cannot guarantee your puppy will be parasite free and we do recommend to do routine fecals and deworming your puppy as recommended by your Veterinarian. Should we receive a positive fecal test your puppy will be sent home with any remaining medications needed as well as our Puppy Parasite Kit which includes probiotics, pumpkin, and chlorohexidine shampoo. Please remember parasites are very common in puppies, stress and sudden changes like leaving mom and littermates can activate parasites that live dormant in dogs GI tract. BD4U sends home a fecal sample collection kit with each puppy.

Will My Puppy Be Microchipped?

Absolutely! All BD4U puppies are microchipped by our Veterinarian prior to going home. The microchip is implanted under the skin between the shoulders. BD4U registers each puppy's microchip with your contact information after you have selected your puppy on Go Home Day. 

Will My Puppy Be Given Age Appropriate Vaccinations?

Yes! Each puppy will receive their first Distemper/Parvo vaccine by a licensed Veterinarian. 

How Many Vaccinations Will My Puppy Need Before Being Fully Vaccinated?

Your puppy will need a total of 3 rounds of Distemper/Parvo combo puppy vaccinations spaced 4 weeks apart with the final vaccination being given on or after the puppy turns 16 weeks old. Your puppy will also need to receive a Rabies vaccine and Bordetella vaccine per your Veterinarians recommendation. 

When Will My Puppy Be Able To Go Out Of My Home Without Having To Do All 4 Off The Floor?

Your puppy cannot touch the floor outside of your home/yard until the puppy is fully vaccinated at 16 weeks. Our Veterinarian recommends waiting two weeks after last round of puppy vaccines. 

Will My Puppy Be Seen By A Licensed Veterinarian Prior To My Puppy Coming Home?

Absolutely! Our puppies receive a head to tail physical exam the Wednesday of Go Home week. All of our puppies will be cleared for Go Home prior to leaving our home. You will receive documentation of this visit to provide to your Veterinarian.

Does BD4U Temperament Test?

ABSOLUTELY! Beginning at 6 weeks old we watch each puppy as they progress over the course of our daily curriculum and activities, taking notes each day. Between 50-53 days we begin the Badass Breeder Puppy Aptitude Test or BAB PAT to assess individual temperaments and stable traits. Each puppy goes through individual evaluations that are recorded. Each family will receive every puppies recorded evaluation video along with a scorecard. We believe in giving our puppies a voice and honoring each puppy during our placement process. 

We target 12 traits to focus on during our evaluations:

  • Assertiveness

  • Confidence

  • Motivation Level

  • Nerve Strength

  • Touch Tolerance

  • Energy Level

  • Sound Sensitivity 

  • Sight Sensitivity

  • Prey Drive

  • Human Focus

  • Tenderhearted

  • Dog Friendliness

Does BD4U Select My Puppy For Me?

No! We believe it is extremely important for each family to select their own puppy. We will provide feedback and help guide in your selection, but ultimately the selection is yours to make. If there is a puppy that you select that we do not feel will honor the puppy in his/her needs we will let the family know and will recommend to select a different puppy or wait for a future litter.

How Does BD4U's Selection Process Work?

Puppy Selections take place on Go Home Day at 8 weeks after all puppies have been cleared for Go Home by our Veterinarian. Go Home Day is scheduled on the Saturday the puppies turn 8 weeks for Standards and Moyens and 9 weeks for Minis. Each family will be given a 30 minute time slot on Go Home Day. During your 30 minute time slot you are able to meet any puppy that is available and we will discuss which puppy will meet your needs based on the information you provide/have provided. 

How Can I Select My Puppy?

Puppy selections can be done in person on Go Home Day or via phone/zoom. We do encourage each family to select in person if at all possible as we like to be able to witness that perfect match!

What Happens If There Is Not A Puppy That Fits My Needs/Desires During Go Home Day?

If during your 30 minute selection time there is not a puppy that fits your needs/desires your name will remain on our Master List for a future litter. We are dedicated to honoring our puppies and our families, we do not want you to select a puppy that will not fit your family.

Does BD4U Ship Puppies Cargo?

BD4U does not ship puppies via cargo ever! No exceptions!

Does BD4U Offer Transport?

Yes! BD4U will transport your puppy in cabin. Our Flight Nanny service is $500.00 plus the cost of a roundtrip airline ticket for our in cabin flight nanny as well as a $100 one way airline ticket for the puppy. 

What Food Will My Puppy Come Home On?

BD4U feeds Life's Abundance Small/Medium Breed Puppy Food. This food is processed in small batches and cannot be found in stores. Life's Abundance ships your puppy's food straight to your front door. You can order your puppy's food at

You will need to order your puppy's food prior to Go Home Day. Shipping typically takes 2-3 days.  BD4U will send each puppy home with a sample bag that is enough for one day. If you plan on switching your puppy's food we ask that you wait 9 weeks. When switching food we recommend slowly switching over a period of 9 days.

3 days 75% Life's Abundance + 25% New Food

3 days 50% Life's Abundance + 50% New Food

3 days 75% New Food + 25% Life's Abundance

Day 10 100% New Food