Finding a Labradoodle breeder that is both ethical and professional can be a process. Labradoodles are a high-end dog breed and, as a result, backyard breeders who don’t know the in’s and out’s of properly breeding Australian Labradoodles have entered the market to make money. But cutting corners or not having the appropriate knowledge about breeding Labradoodles can create problems for the dog and the owners down the road.
A reputable breeder aims to better the quality of the breed with each new litter. This breeder takes into consideration certain criteria including completing genetic health testing, DNA, and desirable physical and behavioral characteristics when matching parents. By doing so, the health and overall quality of the breeding stock improves with each new litter.
Below are few considerations to find out if your breeder is reputable, ethical, and professional:
1. Reputable breeders are knowledgeable and have nothing to hide
Professional breeders will proudly introduce you to their world. They will allow you to enter the puppies’ environment and meet the parents as well. If you do visit a breeder, be sure to pay attention to adult dogs’ temperament and physicality as well as the puppies’.
Take advantage of this moment to inquire about the temperaments and any concerns you may have. Also, observe how the puppies interact with the breeder and with each other. Feel free to question the breeder about their practices and process. They should be able to answer all of your questions honestly and with clarity. A reputable breeder should have a thorough understanding of the breed in general and how to properly train and care for Labradoodle dogs and puppies.
2. Reputable breeders want what’s best for their puppies
A good breeder cares for their puppies and will be interested in the type of owner you are going to be. They have the puppy’s best interest at heart and desire to only give them to a loving and caring family or individual.
A good Labradoodle breeder has multiple references and publicly available testimonials from happy buyers. They honor their word and will provide you with all the information you need to be a successful dog owner.
3. Reputable breeders conduct genetic and health tests
A good breeder is concerned about their puppies’ health and tests the parents for common diseases shared by several dogs such as joint dysplasia, eye problems, elbow laxity, bleeding disorders, heart, and neurologic diseases.
Choosing a puppy from a healthy Labradoodle parent means you’re saving your family unnecessary visits to the vet, medical bills, and the pain of losing your furry family member.
4. Reputable breeders offer a health guarantee
Your breeder should offer you a warranty that covers the puppy’s health for at least 2 years. This guarantee may have certain requirements for eligibility. So be sure to fulfill your end of the agreement to keep your Labradoodle strong and healthy.
A Labradoodle puppy is a great addition to your family, but it is important to only select a puppy from a reputable breeder. At Texas Australian Labradoodles, our Labradoodle puppies are allergy-friendly, easy to train, and have proven to be exceptional family companions with gentle temperaments and lovable personalities. Our adult Labradoodles are registered with the ALCA/ALAA/WALA, three of the Authorities that provide oversight to ensure that Labradoodle breeders meet stringent health requirements and breed standards. We also offer a two year limited health guarantee that can be extended to three years if you maintain your puppy on Life’s Abundance All Stages dog food. Contact us to learn more about our philosophy and practices, or to reserve a puppy from our next litter.