Our pups are raised in our home
Our pup's are raised inside our house and not out in some backyard shed. We are incredibly hands on as breeders and pride ourselves in the time we put into each and every litter. I could have a litter of identical looking pups but I would be able to tell you who is who as I spend so much time with our furry kids. Being so hands on allows us to give your pup the best start to life, with constant interaction, play, and socialisation to as many things as possible to help them become well adjusted pups when they leave us. We have a purpose built room in our house (it's the reason we bought the house) and it is climate controlled, soundproofed, and we even put in a kitchen as we spend so much time in there. I actually sleep in the puppy room for the first three weeks of each litter to keep an eye on things and support mum. We use special fencing panels in the room that allows us to expand the pup's area with them as they grow. We start toilet training them from week three and put in artificial grass to help with their training and even introduce a crate when they are a bit older to help them get accustomed to crate training. (It is also great training for any pup's that are flying interstate as it helps take some of the stress out of it). Once the pups are a bit older we get them outside for play time and have lots of toys and an enriching environment that helps builds their confidence. We even sneak them up to the lounge room at night when we can and of course each and every pup gets a cuddle at bed time. Our world stops so we can focus on the pups and not the other way around. We don't believe in having our furry kids kenneled or away from us, they are a part of our daily life which is why we keep as much of our attention on the pups as we can while they are with us. They are exposed to normal daily life, the vacuum, moping, the television (we even play them movies!), they also get to met our older dogs, our cats and of course our guardian families come to visit. Exposure to everyday life is important and helps make each pup's transition into their new family a much smoother one.
How we started
I was working at a dog obedience school that had a doggy daycare and this is where I first met a bunch of Labradoodles. I was won over by them, so playful, their intelligence, how easy they were to train, their beautiful natures and they were adorable, I could pat them, cuddle them & not end up covered in dog hair, to me they were the ideal dog.
This led me to do my research on this amazing breed, which led me to an ALA Breeder. We got talking, we met, then I was taking home our own little bundle of joy, Riley and we were to be her guardian family. Through this experience I wanted to get more involved, advocate for this amazing breed and produce a beautiful, genetically sound, non-shedding, family dog which has led us to the breeding path that we are now on.
We are always learning and can honestly say it is a labor of love and I put every ounce of energy into raising well balanced labradoodles. We want to enjoy the pups while they are with us, we raise them inside our house with our other two legged & four legged family members. This way we are able to focus all of our love and attention, be in the moment with them rather than worrying about our next litter or having to divide our time.
Our breeding dogs reside with their guardian families and only come to us when it is time for them to raise their gorgeous litter of labradoodle puppies. It is important to us to produce sound healthy dogs with superb temperaments. We only breed from dogs that have outstanding temperaments, that have been health tested and passed this testing. After they have had their litters, they are retired from our program, desexed and go on to live happy lives with their guardian families.