Where is Texas Australian Labradoodles located?
Texas Australian Labradoodles is located in the north part of San Antonio, Texas, about 25 minutes from downtown San Antonio and approximately 20 minutes from the San Antonio International Airport.
Do you have available Australian Labradoodles puppies?
We are a small family-oriented home program dedicated to breeding and raising quality authentic multigenerational Australian Labradoodles. Due to the small size of our program, there may be times when we do not have any puppies available. Please check our Upcoming Litters page to see if we have a current litter or approximate time frame when we are expecting the arrival of new litters.
Can I place a deposit if you don’t currently have any puppies?
Our authentic multigenerational Australian Labradoodles sell out fast and it is not unusual to have litters reserved 8-12 months before they are even born. We encourage you to reserve your puppy early even if we do not have any available right now. Early deposit will ensure that you get your name on the main waiting list and that you will get a puppy from the chosen litter.
Will I bring a puppy home if I make a reservation?
Because reservations are made so far in advance and because we allow our families to sign up for more than one litter, it is not unusual for someone from the alternate waiting list to take a puppy home. However, there may be times when we have less puppies available than anticipated. In that case, your name would be moved to the top of the list for the next litter for the parents or a future litter of your choosing.
How do I reserve a puppy?
You can make a reservation by clicking here reservation. Once we receive your deposit and clear instructions on the litter of interest, we will update our waiting list and add you to it by the end of the day.
Is there a difference in the temperament of a female vs male dogs?
Although some people may believe that there is a difference in temperament between female and male puppies and dogs, we have not found it to be true. because our puppies are 4th generation or greater, there is not much of a difference in temperaments between girls and boys. Our puppies are very intelligent, loving, and affectionate, each puppy is unique and has a lot to offer to their family. We believe that the personality traits are not specific to any one particular gender and is a result of how the puppy is brought up and his experiences while growing up. This means that it is up to each of the families to continue puppy training and socialization to ensure that their puppy progresses as expected and becomes a confidant and secure adult dog.
Why would someone prefer one gender over the other?
We believe that some people prefer females over males because they do not wish their dog engaged in socially undesirable behaviors. These behaviors may included marking their territory, lifting a leg to pee, hump objects, etc. It is important for families to understand that if the male dog is fixed before these behaviors occur, he will never engage in them.
Is the reservation fee included in the price of the puppy?
Yes, the non-refundable reservation fee is included in the cost of a puppy.
Why is the price of a puppy so expensive?
Because our dogs have WALA, ALCA, and ALAA registrations, you have double the peace of mind that our puppies are free of congenital health issues. The purchase price of a puppy directly reflects the time, energy, and resources we invested in ensuring that our adult dogs are of best quality and that we produce intelligent and healthy puppies that will be loving companions for you and your family for many years. The adoption price of your Authentic Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle also includes a generous puppy package. For more information on the pricing of our puppies, please refer to our Puppy Pricing page. Although it is possible to purchase a puppy for a fraction of our cost, we guarantee that they will not be registered, come from health-tested parents or have a breeder that spends most of his time nurturing the puppies to ensure that each puppy receives careful attention during their growth and development. We also start potty training at 2 weeks and do crate training a week before the puppy goes home. Ultimately, it is up to you if you would rather pay for a healthy quality puppy or spend less and possibly end up with a puppy that may cost you a lot more than expensive vet bills if the puppy has behavior or health issues.
Do you offer a Health Guarantee for your puppies?
Texas Australian Labradoodles stand behind our puppies and we offer a 2-3-year heath Guarantee for each of the puppies.
Can we visit the puppies?
Normally, because the health and safety of our puppies is our main priority, we schedule our Open House after their first vaccination, when the puppies are seven weeks of age. However, at this time due to safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we offer virtual Open House visitations only. Once your puppy application and your deposit has been received, we will send you information on the upcoming Open House so that you may reserve a preferred spot.
Will I receive any puppy updates from you?
Yes. Texas Australian Labradoodles updates the Puppy Progress page on our website with weekly puppy pictures. Please visit us on Instagram and Facebook for additional photo/video updates of growing puppies and their milestones.
Can I choose my own puppy?
Texas Australian Labradoodles assists families with matching the perfect puppy to the unique lifestyle of your family between 7-8 weeks of age. Puppy matching is based on the puppy temperament and personality testing that cannot be conducted accurately until the puppies are 7 weeks old. When you reserve one of our puppies, we will email you a Lifestyle Questionnaire to assist with our puppy matching process. You can indicate the preferred gender, color and size of the puppy however, as each litter is unique, we are unable to guarantee that your preferences will be met in a particular litter. Please visit our testimonials to see that the puppy matching really works!
Do your breeding dogs live with you?
Most of our adult dogs live with us in our home however we do have a handful of adult dogs who either have retired from or are still part of our breeding program who live in approved by us Guardian homes. Please visit our Learning center to read more about our Guardian Program requirements.
Do you keep your puppies/dogs in kennels?
The small size of our program allows our Australian Labradoodle dogs and puppies to be part of our everyday home life and not be kept in kennels.
What is the foundation of your program?
We uphold the integrity of the Australian Labradoodle through responsible and ethical breeding practices. We also follow and strive to exceed the breeding, health testing, and puppy raising regulations set forth by WALA, ALCA, and ALAA.
Are your dogs health tested?
We are proud to partner with Australian Labradoodle Club of America (ALCA), Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA), and Worldwide Australian Labradoodle Association (WALA) as they hold their breeders to rigorous regulations for health and breeding standards.
Are your puppies and dogs registered?
Our puppies and adult Australian Labradoodles are registered with the ALCA/ALAA/WALA, three of the leading Labradoodle Authorities that provide oversight to ensure that breeders meet health requirements and Australian Labradoodle breed standards. We encourage you to visit their websites as these authorities provide excellent information on their web pages.
What is the significance of your labradoodle registration?
Registered Australian Labradoodles carry solid pedigrees and have gone through extensive health testing including joint, genetic, eye, and other tests. This means that our puppies are genetically stable, which eliminates the risk for congenital disorders and other health issues. The registration also assures that the pedigree of our dogs has been thoroughly researched and checked by the leading Labradoodle Authorities. Therefore, when you receive the registration and pedigree for your puppy, it will not be printed at home by us, but instead, it will come directly from them.
How do you socialize the puppies?
We believe that early neurological stimulation and early and ongoing socialization result in happy, well balanced, and well-adjusted Labradoodle puppies and dogs. If we have more than one litter at a time, we let all of the puppies to play together and once they are old enough, we let them play with our adult dogs so that they can learn appropriate play among juveniles and adults. Please visit Our Philosophy page for details on our socialization process.
Do you potty or crate train puppies before they go to their new homes?
We introduce our Labradoodle puppies to potty training at 2 weeks and to crate training at 7 weeks to set them up for successful transition to their new homes and to make it easier for you. At four weeks of age, our puppies are transitioned to the “big puppy room” where they can play with various interactive toys and where they have a potty station to practice their potty training skills. While the puppies may not be 100% potty and/or crate trained by the time they go to your home, they are very familiar with these concepts.
Will my puppy be exposed to grooming activities prior to going home?
Texas Australian Labradoodles introduce basic grooming such as bathing, brushing, ear and nail care to ensure that your puppy is familiar with these tasks and enjoys the grooming process for years to come. However, it will be up to you to maintain the familiarity with these activities.
Should I get multigenerational Australian Labradoodle or a Labradoodle?
Not all Labradoodles are the same. Contrary to many believes, Goldendoodles and other Labradoodle crosses (F1, F2, etc.) are NOT non-shedding, while most multigenerational Australian Labradoodles shed very little or not at all. This is because they have different breed infusions in their genetic makeup and most include multiple generations of low to non-shedding ancestry lines. Again, this is not the case with other Labradoodle types. In addition, multigenerational Australian Labradoodles are required to go through rigorous health and genetic testing before they can even be registered. The ALCA/ALAA/WALA prohibit the use of untested dogs for breeding purposes. They also prohibit the use of dogs that failed their genetic/health testing to be used as breeding stock.
Will my mulitigen Australian Labradoodle puppy be hypoallergenic?
Multigeneration Australian Labradoodles have no body odor and have extremely low risk of shedding. They also have the highest probability of being allergy friendly than any other type of Labradoodle. This is because their genetic makeup is based on non-allergy causing ancestry lines. At Texas Australian Labradoodles, we socialize our puppies to various domestic pets, including our cat. It is important to understand that at times, allergies may be triggered by our cat and not the puppies or our adult dogs. In addition, some people can be allergic to the saliva of the dogs, which make them poor candidate for ownership of any dog breed, as puppies and dogs show their affections though licking, making it very difficult to avoid saliva exposure.
Will my puppy’s coat change?
Some multigeneration Australian Labradoodles are known to change their coat color as the puppy grows. Although the coat texture will not change (fleececoat will never become coars hair or wool) but the color may change as your puppy matures. The patterned fur on your Australian Labradoodle can also change over time. You may find that the adult coat on your puppy can often be darker or lighter in appearance as your puppy matures.
Why should I buy my puppy from Texas Australian Labradoodles?
Our Labradoodle program is research based and is rooted in the most contemporary development in dog psychology, behavioral training, and newest breeding techniques. All of our Labradoodles exceed the high standards of the ALAA and ALCA for genetic testing, overall conformation, demeanor, coat, color, and size. Although we understand that the conformation of the puppy is important, our puppies are bred for health and temperament above all else. Please see Our Philosophy page for details.
Why do I have to spay and/or neuter my puppy?
Studies have shown that early and very late spay/neuter may be detrimental to dogs’ health. As most of our puppies are considered companion puppies, Texas Australian Labradoodles require that your puppy be spayed or neutered as per our contract. Occasionally we offer breeding-quality puppies for sale to the public. Price will vary depending on their pedigree, age, etc., but usually start at $10,500 for an untested pup. For more information on the spay/neuter requirement, please visit our Puppy Pricing page. If you’re interested in a breeding puppy, please contact us directly to discuss details.
When will I receive my puppy’s registrations?
All families purchasing a companion puppy agree to spay/neuter their puppy. We ask that you request the Spay/Neuter Certification from your ver and that you email it to us so that we may update your puppy’s records. Once the Spay/Neuter Certification is received and we have verified the iunformation, we will email you your puppy’s pedigree and registration papers.
Are the puppies microchipped?
For safety purposes and your peace of mind, we microchip all of our puppies prior to their pickup date. We use the new smaller ISO microchip, which is the world standard and is recognized internationally. You can rest assured that if lost, your pet would be found even when traveling abroad. You can register your doodle puppy at https://www.avidid.com/pettrac or by calling 1-800-336-2843.
At what age are the puppies weaned?
We do not force-wean our puppies and instead, we allow our puppies and their mom to determine when it is the best time to be weaned off. Our puppies frequently will already eat regular kibble and still take some milk from their mom from time to time. We feel that that is the best approach for puppies to acquire strong passive immunity and create the best possible outcome for our puppies.
What should I feed my puppy?
All of our puppies eat regular kibble by the time they go to their forever homes at 8-9 weeks. We include a starter bag of Life Abundance All Life Stages food with our puppy package to get you started. If you prefer to feed your puppy grain-free diet, Life’s Abundance also makes a grain-free version without common fillers that can lead to digestive issues. Both versions are formulated for all life stages, which means that you do not have to worry about changing from puppy to adult food. For more information on what we feed our puppies and dogs, the treats and chews, please visit the Labradoodle Puppy Nutrition section of Our Philosophy page and our blog post.
When can I pick up my puppy?
Although most breeders rehome their puppies at 8 weeks, we highly encourage our families to pick their puppies up between 8-9 weeks. This allows our puppies additional time to be socialized with our adult dogs and slowly wean themselves off from mom’s milk. For your convenience, you can choose your preferred puppy pick up date/time when we send out the Open House information. If for whatever reason the official puppy pick up dates/times don’t work for you, please let us know in advance and we will try to accommodate your needs as much as we are able to.
Can you keep my puppy longer if I cannot make the Puppy Pick up date?
We understand that life happens and schedules change. If for whatever reason you will not be able to pick up your puppy as scheduled, we encourage you to let us know at your earliest convenience so that we can work something out. If needed, we do offer Boarding Services for an additional fee. Please contact us as soon as you know you will require boarding services to discuss details.
Do you ship your puppies?
Please visit our Adoption Process page to learn about the various options for transporting your new puppy to your location. Special delivery services are available for an additional fee.
Do you have older puppies available?
Although most of our puppies are spoken for before they are eight weeks of age, occasionally we may have an older puppy available. Please contact us periodically regarding the availability of older puppies.
Are Australian Labradoodles good for families with small children?
Yes, they are. Australian Labradoodles are very easy going and very tolerant. They are also very loving and loyal. They are gentle with young kids and that is why they are frequently trained and used as service and therapy dogs.
Are Australian Labradoodles friendly with other pets?
Our puppies and dogs are socialized and very friendly with cats and other domestic pets. Please visit our blog post for additional information.
Will my puppy require a lot of training?
Because Australian Labradoodles are very intelligent and eager to please, they are also very easy to train. We encourage puppy training so that clear rules and expectations are established for both you and your pet. Australian Labradoodles respond very well to verbal praise and treats although we recommend using kibble or other high value natural treats as training reward.
Will my puppy need a lot of exercise?
Although all dog breeds require some form of physical activity like going for a walk or running in your yard, it has been our experience that our Australian Labradoodles do not require more than a few minutes of physical exercise twice a day.
Will my puppy chew on everything he sees?
While teething Australian Labradoodles puppies require some form of chewing to relieve the gum discomfort from teething, they do not chew on everything they see (unlike other types of Labradoodle crosses)! Once you establish some ground rules for what can be chewed and what is off limits, there should be no reason why your puppy is chewing on inappropriate objects. For more information on appropriate natural chews please visit our bog.
Could my puppy work as a therapy or service dog?
Australian Labradoodles are quick learners. They are very intelligent and eager to please, making them great candidates for training purposes. However, it is up to you to pursue therapy or service training for your puppy.