Our preferred breeder has sent me a message saying she has a small standard goldendoodle (35-55 lb) litter dropping in a few weeks. She hasn't announced the litter yet and wanted to give some people who had shown interest already a "jump" on the application process.
That would mean puppies would be coming home in late January, which for us is the absolute coldest, snowiest part of winter in Ontario. To give you an idea of how cold/snowy, we regularly get days where it's colder than -30C (-22 F), sometimes -40 with the wind chill. We also sometimes get days when we get a foot of snow overnight.
We're torn, we wanted to bring home a puppy a little later in the year (Spring/Summer) but there's no guarantee she will be having another larger-sized litter next year. The parents of this litter are also absolutely adorable. We could just wait until 2022 though which wouldn't be terrible either.
DH and I are both working from home until at least the Spring, so in that way it would be a "good" time to have a puppy. I'm just not sure about the whole winter thing... that and our son is turning 2 in January but he's fairly dog savvy already.
Has anyone brought a puppy home in the depths of winter? What was it like for you? We brought Luna and Riley home in the Fall (their birthdays are actually only a few weeks apart!) and that was a good time, though I think Spring would be my ideal.