Below you can find answers to some of the most common questions we receive about Australian Labradoodles, our puppies, and our adoption process. If you have additional questions not covered here please contact us. Puppy frequently asked questions can be found here.
Our adoption price is $2,600.00. A $300.00 deposit is required when you submit your application to join our waiting list. The $2,300.00 balance is due once we have matched you with a puppy when they are 6 weeks old.
Can I have my puppy shipped or do I pick it up?
There is a $375.00 shipping fee to have your puppy shipped to a major airport. This covers the cost of a crate, airfare, and required health certificate. We prefer to have you pick your puppy up at our location outside of Sisters, Oregon however we recognize that in some cases this is not possible and you may request to have your puppy shipped to you.
How do you match puppies to families?
We feel this is the best way to match you with a puppy that meets what you would like and that has a temperament best suited for your family.
What if I don’t like the puppy I am matched with?
We want to make sure you get the perfect puppy that will enrich your home. If you don’t get matched with a puppy that meets your criteria (gender, color, temperament, etc) from the current litter, we will move you to a wait list for the next litter that will match your criteria. Applications are filled in the order received once approved and the deposit is paid.
Can we visit your facility and see your puppies and breeding dogs?
I can’t decide between a Labradoodle or a Goldendoodle?
We would say it’s more of a dog-by-dog basis, rather than breed specific. What we recommend is to make sure there is excellent temperament and breeding of the Labradoodle or Goldendoodle parent dogs. If so, there will not be huge differences. Either one will be a great choice for your new family pet.
If you still can’t decide between a Labradoodle Puppy or a Goldendoodle Puppy after your research you might consider a North American Retriever or “Double Doodle.”
We had a fantastic litter of “Double Doodles” in the summer of 2009 between Lady, our F1b Goldendoodle and Legend, our Australian Multi-generation Labradoodle. One of these puppies is pictured above.
Is my puppy spayed/neutered prior to my adopting him/her?
No. We sell our puppies on a strict spay/neuter contract that requires you have your puppy altered no later than 6 months of age. This allows you the option of having it done earlier if you choose to, but it is done before your puppy reaches sexual maturity. We feel this is in the best health interest of your puppy and will prevent any unplanned, unwanted litters of puppies.
Can I choose to wait past 6 months to spay/neuter my puppy?
No. We have strict policies that require you to show proof of the spay/neuter by the puppies 6 month birthday. Many different vets have differing opinions about the ideal time to spay/neuter a dog and we wish they could all get on the same page. Our vet feels very strongly that’s it’s important to have the female dog spayed prior to her first heat as this helps protect against mammary cancer. We are committed to not having any of our dogs contribute to the unwanted dogs of the world and therefore want all of ours spayed prior to a heat to avoid any “accidental” litters of puppies. We have had many dogs go into heat in the 7-8 month and it’s not healthy for them to be getting spayed at that time when they are engorged with blood.
As for the males, they can sexually mature and sire a litter of (unwanted) puppies as early as 6 months of age. Neutering them prior to 6 months can also prevent them from developing some of those unwanted male traits of lifting their leg to potty and being overly interested in the girls. For all of these reasons we have adopted the policy to set the timing for the spay/neuter at or before 6 months of age. We have had many dogs over the years (over 600 of our own along with 5-6 times that many with other breeders we know) and we have not ever seen any negative consequences to having our dogs spayed/neutered by this age.
How big will my Australian Labradoodle get?
|Miniature:||Weight: Female – 20-30 pounds; Male – 25-35 pounds.
|Medium:||Weight: Female – 30-40 pounds; Male – 35-45 pounds.
|Standard:||Weight: Female – 45-65 pounds; Male – 50-70 pounds.
|Life Expectancy:||Labradoodles may live for approximately 12-15 years|
Are the puppies vaccinated and micro chipped?
No. All of our puppies receive the initial puppy vaccine and worming and they will have a wellness exam with our veterinarian. We believe that micro chipping your puppy should be your decision as many of our buyers choose not to have this done. We recommend if you choose to microchip that you wait until your puppy is older (perhaps during the time of the spay/neuter at 6 months of age).
Are Australian Labradoodles good family pets?
We believe they are one of the best family pets you will find! They are very friendly and have a gentle disposition. They are curious, quick learners and take well to training. They love people and their people become their “pack”. They want to be where their “pack” is whenever possible which makes for plenty of companionship.