About our Puppies!!
Our kids play a key role in socializing puppies since they were in diapers hanging out at their nana's house. Through the years we have had litters at our home that we have offered whelping and puppy raising to a select few local breeders. The puppies are always snuggled and adored as if our own.
We provide private areas for mothers to whelp in peace. But shortly after puppies are in the middle of life in our home. We keep the whelping box the first 4 weeks in our homeschool room so the kids and myself are always snuggling with someone. This helps for biosensory, stimulation for growing nervous systems. Early Neurological stimulation helps develop the dogs in multiples ways; improved cardiovascular performance, stronger heartbeat, stronger adrenal glands, more tolerant of stress, and greater resistance to diseases. We also do puppy culture with our pups over the entire 8 weeks.
Our puppies and those we puppy raise have multiple exposures for sensory stimulus throughout their first 8 weeks of life from car rides, meeting our outdoor cat who loves rubbing on all the pups and claiming them as his, outside play time, toy rotation, wobble boards, play structures, our house nanny retired mama dog, River. The kids adore nana's and our pups. Looking for a well socialized, well adjusted Australian Labradoodle?
Our puppies are from parents tested for genetic diseases, color coding and OFA hips, elbows, and eyes. We don't just breed for socialized and health test dogs but structure is key for us. So much so that we bring in an AKC judge to evaluate every litter at 8 weeks. We never just want a gorgeous dog, but the absolute best structure going as a breeder. We also highly value disposition. A confident, happy, inquisitive disposition is key to a service dog temperament. We don't want a timid dog going to a family that they won't flourish in. If these are some of the qualities you want in your puppy, we are your breeder!
Healthy bloodlines. We have dogs from some of the best bloodlines in the country. Our dogs stem from breeders such as Moonlit Acres, Hales Labradoodles, Cream Puff Labradoodles, Labradoodles of Montana, and Riverbend. These amazing bloodlines help keep diverse bloodlines, great structure, amazing coats, longevity to the dogs, and great temperaments from established bloodlines.
How our reservations list works: We maintain a master reservations list from our puppy application. Our reservations list is kept in the order in which deposits are received. Each time we have a litter we reach out to the families on our reservations list starting at the top of our reservations list. We send an email out letting families know what we have available. If it's not a litter that you are interested or the timing doesn't work for you, you simply just reply back and say you're passing for now. If you pass you simply keep your spot on our reservations list. If people that are above you take a puppy from that litter then you will move up, if no one opts to take a puppy then you all stay where you are on the list. If you are interested in the litter we are offering, just let us know which gender you are interested in.
We do not allocate puppies at birth but rather at 8 weeks of age once we have a better idea of their disposition. When the puppies reach 7 - 7.5 weeks of age we have the puppies examined by our vet. They are microchipped and receive their first vaccination for Distemper and Parvo. At 8 weeks +/- 3 days we have a structural specialist evaluate each of our litters for structure. This AKC Judge helps us to know who is the best suited for us to hold back as a potential breeding prospect. Once both of these appointments are completed we are then ready to reach out to each of our families that have a reservations on that litter and talk to them about the dispositions and energy level of each puppy so that we can help match the right puppy to the right family. Families usually get to pick their puppies with our assistance the day before they go home. Puppies usually go home on their 8-week birthday. We have found that this method of puppy selection has greatly improved the overall fit within a home. We want to make sure that families are getting puppies that they love the look of but also a puppy that has a energy level and temperament that will be well suited for their home.