Although it’s true that you need to go to an Australian labradoodle breeder if you want to get the best quality dog, going to a breeder does not necessarily guarantee that you will get a quality pet. Many Australian labradoodle breeders, in fact, are not responsible.
Here’s what you need to watch out for when searching for an Australian labradoodle breeder, and how you also know that you can count on us.
Encourages Visits: A responsible Australian labradoodle breeder will allow you to visit, and will willingly show off all the areas where the doods spend their time. The dogs should be lively, clean, healthy, and unafraid of visitors. The areas shouldn’t be overpopulated, crowded, or dirty. Responsible Australian labradoodle breeders will also meet the psychological and physical needs of their dogs as well, providing them with toys, exercise, socialization, and loving attention.
Discusses Pedigree: Responsible Australian labradoodle breeders will also explain their dogs’ pedigrees, as well as warn you about any potential genetic and developmental problems that may be inherent to labradoodles. They should also have documentation — which they should be willing to show you — that proves their dogs’ parents and grandparents have been professionally evaluated to prove that they’re trying to minimize the risk of their stock having one of these issues. They should also be willing to guide and teach you how to care and train for your labradoodle puppy once it’s available to bring home.
Provides References: A breeder should not be afraid of what their past customers think about their dogs, and, in fact, should encourage you to speak with past customers about their experiences working with the breeders and about their new family members.
Keeps a Waiting List: Perhaps most importantly, the hallmark of a quality Australian labradoodle breeder is a waiting list. You don’t want to go to a breeder who’s in it for the money. You want a breeder who’s in it for the love of the breed, which might mean not being able to sell you a dog at the time being. Responsible breeders should, though, have a waiting list that you can put your name on, or recommend you to another breeder or breed club.