Pricing, Health Guarantee, Shipping and Raising
Australian Labradoodle Sizes
A MINI sized labradoodle ranges from 14-16 inches. They weigh between 15-25 lbs.
A MEDIUM sized labradoodle ranges from 17-20 inches tall. They weigh between 30-45 lbs.
A STANDARD sized labradoodle ranges from 21-25 inches tall. They weigh between 50-65 lbs.
Australian Labradoodles cost $2500 plus GST ($ 2625 total amount).
We understand that our puppies are a significant investment. All our breeders have gone through testing as well there are substantial costs associated with raising a litter of high quality Australian labradoodles. The value of this health testing is passed on to the adopting family because there is a much lower risk of health issues in the offspring. Our mission is to produce puppies that will live a long, happy and healthy life with their owners.
The purchase price includes
- spayed/neutered around 7 weeks
- first vaccine around 6 1/2-7 weeks of age
- deworming (done at 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks of age)
- We also provide a puppy pack of goodies
- ALAA puppy registration form to follow in the mail
- some resources to help you train and raise your puppy
- 3 year Genetic Life threatening disorder guarantee (health guarantee)
- Puppy from breeding stock with great temperament
- Puppy from health tested breeding stock
- Great socialization and stimulation
- Introduction to crate training and potty training
- Temperament testing
- Lifetime support for dogs and their families; includes rehoming
Puppies are allocated to families based on our recommendations, families input and deposit list.
All puppies require a $400 non-refundable deposit. If we are not able to provide a puppy in the litter that we had discussed, your deposit will be counted towards the next available litter. If you choose to back out, the deposit is non-refundable.
Puppies are paid in full by 6 weeks. We accept e transfers sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (please make the password puppies)
If your puppy needs to extend their visit due to travel or a family needing to pick up the puppy beyond pick up day(s) there will be a $30/day fee.
***Bow Valley Labradoodles reserves the right to select a puppy from every litter for our breeding program or to sell to other breeders*
Shipping and delivery of your puppy
We ship puppies all over Canada and into the US. You can also pick up your puppy at our house. If we ship your puppy by airline, there will be an additional minimum fee of $400, which covers the costs to most destinations. Shipping puppies is perfectly safe, and we work hard to find the most direct flights to your location. Be prepared to drive to the major airport of your region to pick up your new puppy as we would typically frown on layover times where the puppy might be left uncared for by you and me! We will do a vet check before the puppy leaves, and you are required to take your puppy in for a well-puppy check with your vet within 72 hours of receiving him/her.
We also ask that you refrain from taking your new puppy to highly public dog areas until they are fully vaccinated (including rabbies vaccine between 14-16 weeks of age). Parvovirus and other contagious diseases are definitely a threat to a puppy that has not completed its series of vaccinations. However, the most important phase you should be immediately working on for your new puppy is socialization. It is critical that your puppy is exposed to other people and healthy animals to develop positive social skills at this age! Multi generational Labradoodles are very laid back and excellent with their friendly personalities. This is one of the main reasons we are breeding these dogs. Any dog that is not properly socialized can have problems with people and other people's pets.
Training classes are key to help the puppy learn and socialize in a safe environment. We recommend staying away from off leash dog parks where there is little control of other peoples dogs for the first year. This is a critical development time and proper socialization in a class with a trainer or where dogs are on leash will help prevent any aggressive dogs picking on your puppy and set everyone up for success.
Bow Valley Labradoodles guarantees that your puppy will be in good health when you receive him/her. All of our puppies undergo an extensive health exam and first set of shots around 6 weeks. In addition, if your puppy is being spayed/neutered, the puppy will receive an additional vet-check at that appointment between 7-8 weeks of age. All paperwork pertaining to these health check ups is included in the vet folder with each and every puppy.
We have a 3 year health guarantee for genetic conditions that are life altering. Any health problem that develops within the first 3 years of the puppies life, and is determined to be hereditary by at least 2 veterinarians, is covered by the health guarantee. We do everything we can to breed healthy puppies. We do health tests on all our breeding dogs for many of the most common diseases within this breed. Health results are posted under our dogs. Rarely does a puppy develop health issues of any kind due to the testing we do with their parents and lineage. Sometimes random health issues can pop up, just like in people, that are not genetic in nature. We do our best to ensure that your new furry family member will be healthy for a very long time.
The health of your new puppy is also determined by the food you feed, routine vet check ups and vaccines administered, as well as many other environmental factors that can directly affect or cause diseases.
Should a serious genetic issue be discovered within the first 3 years, we will pay up to 1/2 the purchase price of your puppy or we will provide a replacement puppy within the next available litter. The three year health guarantee does not include maladies that are common among any living creature ie: ear infections, food or environmental allergies, misaligned teeth or any cosmetic dental procedures. This guarantee is for severe or life threatening diseases (life threatening or life altering to the extent that it is not treatable or that it causes severe pain and suffering) for the time period of up to 3 years of age.
Please note: You do not have to return your dog to receive monetary compensation or a replacement puppy.
I am a small home breeder of labradoodles. The puppies are raised solely in our house and are accustomed to all aspects of the home life before going to their new families. From the time they are born the puppies are loved and handled by people.
For the first few weeks our moms are very doting on their puppies - rarely leaving the whelping area. The puppies are handled multiple times a day and our moms are well cared for and don't mind us being in there with everyone.
Around 3 weeks of age, the puppies are getting more mobile. Their eyes are fully opened and they are just starting to walk around a little bit more. We start to fed them puppy food for the first time around 3 1/2-4 weeks. Very gradually the puppies are weaned from their mother to puppy food. By 6 1/2 weeks, the puppies go longer without their mother and are introduced to our older doodles here for socialization. We start crate training and potty training around 4-5 weeks old, and continue until they are picked up by their new families. While they are no longer with their mother at 7 weeks, the puppies are socialized with our other adult dogs. This is a crucial part of socialization!
At 6 1/2 weeks old the puppies are taken to the veterinarian for their 1st set of shots, and complete puppy check. We would also microchip the puppies at this age, if we have not already done that. The puppies are dewormed every 2 weeks while they are here (recieving 4 wormings by 8 weeks old).
At 7 weeks old, we take our puppies in to be altered. The puppies are not even fazed by this minor surgery! We restrict their activity for the new few days while their incision heals some more, and by 8 weeks old they are ready to go to their new homes! By this time, our puppies are sleeping all night in a crate with no accidents! We are so proud of them!