An Australian Labradoodle is a multi-generational Labradoodle that originated from Australia bred specifically for therapy work and companionship. Despite the name, this breed does not contain an Australian Shepherd. Several generations ago, they infused a few other breeds (spaniels) to improve the size, coat, health, and temperament; and have since been bred those dogs together to create this purebred multi-generational Australian Labradoodle.
Australian Labradoodles make exceptional family pets! They are loyal, friendly, eager to please, even-tempered and gentle.They are very intelligent and easy to train. This combination of traits makes them outstanding service and therapy dogs, as well as terrific family companions. Not to mention, they are allergy friendly and low to no shedding.
All of our breeding dogs are fully health tested. We perform genetic health testing to reduce the incidence of inherited diseases. We also have their hips and elbows x-rayed and certified through the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). In addition, we have veterinary opthalmologists perform OFA eye certification examinations to screen for inherited eye disease. The eye exams results are also submitted to and certified by OFA.
Our puppy adoption fee is $2,800 for pups picked up from our home or the Saint George Airport. There is an additional charge of $250 dollars to deliver to Las Vegas Airport.
All of our puppies are sold on a spay/neuter contract. There is a $500 non-refundable reservation fee that is required after your application has been approved. You will be placed on our reservation list in the order that we receive your deposit. The balance of the adoption fee is due by the time the puppies are 7 weeks old.
* There is a 6.75% sales tax ($216.00) for Utah State residents
We prefer not to ship our puppies, but offer several options to get your new family member safely to it's new home:
1. You can pick your puppy up in person at our home in Saint George, Utah on the scheduled puppy pick-up day.
2. We can meet you at the local airport in St. George, Utah (SGU) or in Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS) and you can take your new family member home with you in a soft-sided carry-on bag in the airplane cabin. There is a $250 delivery charge for the Las Vegas airport.
3. We can have our "flight nanny" deliver the puppy to your nearest airport. The cost for this delivery service is $350 plus the cost of airfare.
Australian Labradoodles come in a variety of coat colors and patterns. However, the variations in coat color usually fall into four basic color categories: black, chocolate, caramel (yellow with chocolate pigment) and apricot/cream/red (yellow with black pigment). For a detailed description and illustration of the various coat colors and patterns, click here to go the Worldwide Australian Labradoodle Association's website.
Miniature - 14"-16" tall, weigh 15-30 lbs
Mediums - 17"-20" tall, weigh 30-45 lbs
Standards - 21"-24" tall, weigh 45-65 lbs
Virgin River Doodles are currently only breeding Miniature and Medium
We raise our puppies with the Puppy Culture program. This process starts at 3 days old with Early Neurological Stimulation and the program continues for the entire 8 weeks the puppies are with us. Puppy Culture includes crate training, clicker training, beginnings of housebreaking, noise and touch desensitization, and many other confidence builders. Our puppies start going potty on real grass in their play pen at 4 weeks of age, by 6 weeks of age puppies are going outside at least 3 times a day. By 8 weeks old puppies are going outside every 2 hours and are sleeping in their own crates. We rarely have potty accidents when kept on a strict schedule. Puppies know that outside = potty. We start leash training at 8 weeks old as well as teaching "sit" for attention and introducing them to the "lay down" concept. Our goal is to send you home with a well rounded, happy, and confident puppy.
All of our puppies are sold on a strict spay/neuter contract. The buyer understands that this puppy is being sold as a pet and under no circumstances will it be used for breeding purposes. The puppy is required to to be spayed or neutered by no later than 12 months of age. The buyer agrees to provide the breeder (seller) with proof of the spay/neuter within 10 days of surgery.