At which age are the puppies ready to go to their new homes?
Our puppies are ready at 9 weeks of age approximately.
Which way are they given?
They are given with a good health certificate signed by a professional veterinarian, their first shot of the canine distemper-parvovirus-hepatitis-parainfluenza-parvovirus-coronavirus vaccine, deworming done from birth every 2 weeks, two years' guarantee on genetic diseases, pedigree with five generations, microchip, basic care instructions, puppy dog food and of course that we are always here to answer any inquiries should you need anything.
Do you have waiting lists?
Yes, we accept reservations before the dogs are born.
Are your puppies socialized?
The puppies are born in our house, in a family environment, surrounded by other animals. Also our puppies get an early stimulation program early on.
What kind of health issues can affect an Australian Labradoodle?
Australian Labradoodles are healthy dogs.
However, as any dog with large ears, they might suffer ear infections.
Regular cleaning and occasional checkups will help you prevent this.
Do you have health tests on your dogs?
Our breeding dogs have veterinarian tests done for hips, elbows, APR, ECG and genetic tests.
Make sure to always select breeders that routinely have their dogs' health checked if they are breeding them, no matter what breed it is.
There are health tests that must be done to ensure solid genetics for the pups you are purchasing, and the puppy´s parents' health tests too.
Always ask if the breeder belongs to an Association or a Kennel Club.
The associations in charge of regulating certain breed always ask for their breeders to follow certain ethic codes that will not only help you know how they take care of their dogs and the pup's, but also get reference of them as a breeder.
Male or Female... Which one is the best choice?
Having Australian Labradoodles, either male or females are valid choices. Their excellent temperament makes it a personal choice.
Your pup will be spayed or neutered, which will prevent your female from bleeding (which occurs every 6 months) and your male from marking territory all around with their urine.
Are your dogs dewormed and vaccinated?
Our puppies are fully dewormed every 2 weeks from the age of 2 weeks old. It is recommended that the deworming is continued until the puppy is 12 weeks old.
Then continue with AMF and deworming every 6 months according to what your veterinarian says. The puppies are vaccinated with the first shot of distemper-hepatitis-parainfluenza-parvovirus-coronavirus when they are 45 days old by our vets.
This vaccine plan continues with two more doses given every 30 days.
Then all the pups older than 3 months will be given their first rabies shot.
These two vaccines are repeated every year, in a single dose, for the animal's whole life.
Are all labradoodles "Non-Shedding and Allergy Friendly"?
Some labradoodles shed their coats and some do not. For example British labradoodles have a tendency to shed their coats more than Australian Labradoodles, the later of these two are better for people with allergies.
Even though 98% of all Australian Labradoodles are "Allergy Friendly", there are always exceptions.
How much exercise do they need?
Pretty much like all puppies younger than 12 months, exercise must be restricted. This is done to avoid hip and joint problems that might be induced in this rapid growth stage.
Cycling, Running and stairs must be avoided. Free time play in your garden or a walk around for 15 or 20 minutes with a leash are adequate, slowly increasing this as the dog grows up.
As adults, Australian Labradoodles need moderate exercise, they are big runners, love trotting beside a bike, are wonderful mates for their owners even joining them in their swimming pools.
Australian Labradoodles are outstanding in agility and obedience. They are eager to learn and can also become great service dogs.
Are they High Maintenance?
Depending on the coat type.
Curly coats require more work than wavy coats.
Designer dogs or dogs for good design?
For over 100.000 years, dogs and men have enjoyed a wonderful relationship. This partnership began when wolves approached human camps and enjoyed the warmth of their campfires.
As time went by, men's relationship with wolves went beyond that, working as a team and hunting of other animals. And as this relationship evolved, so did the wolf. Approximately 10.000 years ago, today’s dog (canis familiaris) started to appear. Now moving onto the future... all you have to do is look around any street to see all the different breeds created to cover a specific need for human beings.
For example: The great Newfoundland was created to help pulling fishnets, the daschund was created to dig and hunt little animals. Poodles were created originally as a water dog used to retrieve water birds. Even small pet dogs have been raised to warm budist monks while they prayed.
One of the most important jobs for dogs now a days are the Guide Dogs for blind people. Johan Wilhem Kein founded an institute for the Blind in Vienna in 1879. In that institution is where he started training Guide Dogs, but unfortunately 100 years had to go by before this work became popular outside Austria, in Germany. Dr. Geshard Stalling founded a dog training school that focused solely on training Guide Dogs for the blind, in response to the increasing number of soldiers that lost sight during the first world war.
The amount of specific breeds increases during XIX century. The Labradoodle, the dog that was labeled as "designer dogs", appears in the late 80s to fill a void in the human/guide dog, a dog that is "Allergy Friendly Guide Dog".
What is the "Temperament Guarantee"?
Doodle so Doodle has strict rules on dog's behavior and character and their breeding selection regarding that, we strive for meticulous selection and good handling of the dogs, guaranteeing pure puppies well temperament.
We begin working with our pups right after they are born.
The new owner gets to be part of obedience and handling classes and to be in touch with us regarding any undesirable behavior. There is no such thing as "bad dogs" it just depends on what is acceptable or not for your environment. For example, for some people having a dog climb up on the couch or bed is great, for other people not so much.
You will be in control on most of your puppy’s future, and that is the reason why it is important for you to be in touch with us should any inquiries arise.
Why do we spay and neuter the pups?
According A.L.C.A.'s regulations, puppies not selected for breeding purposes should be sterilized, this also shows our commitment to the breeders from United States that trusted us with their blood lines.
It is very important to spay and neuter your pets, because it helps prevent undesired litters, it also benefits health in many ways.
First off, it helps avoid spreading various diseases that might be transmitted sexually like some kinds of tumors and brucellosis. In aggressive animals, it also decreases violent behaviors.
For females, if spayed early, it also reduces the chances of mammary tumors.
Also, it reduces de possibilities of urinary infections that often end up in emergency surgeries.
As for males, it prevents tumors, hernias and behaviors connected to sexual hormones like, for example, to look for females to reproduce, marking of territory and fighting with other dogs for dominance.
It is important to keep in mind that a dog's or cat's desire to reproduce has nothing to do with psychic or emotional aspects that frustrate the animal. It’s a behavior ruled by hormones and, if these are not present, this desire no longer exists.