Answers To All Your Questions
I (Cyndi) saw my first Goldendoodle in the park in 2006 and fell in love with the breed. I had two beautiful AKC registered golden retrievers and decided to breed a litter of Goldendoodles. I had no intention of becoming a dog breeder since I am a CPA, but we kept getting requests to have "just one more litter" and my family loved the Goldendoodle coat and temperament so we created Sophie's Goldendoodles. As a Goldendoodle breeder, I steered far away from labradoodles because the lab is more of a working dog and more hyper. After ten years breeding dog while working as a CPA, I quit my job to only breed Goldendoodles. However, I became frustrated with the lack of standards in the Goldendoodle community. There were too many people who would breed their dog to their neighbors dog and sell them for a cheap price or make claims that were not true. I started searching around for a way to register my Goldendoodles to show their quality and ran across Australian labradoodles. I was impressed with the calm temperament of the Australian Labradoodle. I was impressed with the genetic health testing required to register the breed and how responsibly they are bred. They are in infusion of five different breeds bred over a period of time to create the Multi-generational Australian Labradoodle. I am impressed that the Australian Labradoodle in a registered dog (other than CKC/AKC mixed breed and the strict requirements to register the breed.)
We knew we wanted to be able to share this wonderful breed with others and set out to breed the best of the best, just like we do with Sophie's Goldendoodles. Our focus is on producing top quality breeding stock, service dogs, therapy dogs and companion Australian Labradoodles.. We focus on health, coat, temperament to breed miniature and medium Australian Labradoodles.
Can you tell me more about the background of the breed?
***The following description of the breed is taken off the official Australian Labradoodle Club of the US website:
***The Australian Labradoodle is different from other Labradoodles. In the early days, the Australian Labradoodle was simply a cross between and Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle. Dogs from this cross typically were bred to each other over future generations, whereby the Australian dogs are also known as "Multi-generational" Labradoodles.
Then, in the late 1980's Tegan Park and Rutland Manor, the two founders of the Australian Labradoodle, as we know it today, began carefully infusing several other breeds into early generations of the Lab/Poodle crosses, to improve coat, conformation, and size. The infused breeds include the Irish Water Spaniel as well as the American and English Cocker Spaniel. The resulting Labradoodles subsequently have been bred to each other, continuing the multi-generational tradition.
Today, Australian Labradoodles are wonderful, intelligent dogs with lush coats that are more reliably low to non-shedding and allergy friendly than other types of Labradoodles such as first generation crosses, or first general crosses bred back to a poodle. Even when other types of Labradoodles are bred on for generations, the result is not an Australian Labradoodle, as the attributes of the infused breeds were not included in their ancestry.
Where Do Your Dogs Live?
Most of our dogs live with Guardian Families in their homes. They recieve the one on one attention they deserve and they come back to us just to breed. We have four dogs that live in our home. They go with us to the store, to the dog park, and have normal healthy dog lives. Sometimes we have to choose to retire our dogs and we find families that are going to compliment them. That is one of the hardest parts about breeding, but I have found that every dog deserves his own person.
What separates Eagle Ridge from Other Breeders?
We are a full-time professional breeder who carefully selects our dog parents based on temperament and coat. All of our puppies are genetically health tested and passed their OFA exams for hips and elbows. What really separates us from other breeders is our honesty, kindness and willingness to do what is right. So many breeders charge for little things. They say they send home microchipped dogs, but you have to pay to register them; they charge you just to meet you for at the airport (We will meet you at the airport, and even let you borrow our bag as part of our five star service), they make claims that aren’t true (We always try to give you our honest opinion, even if we don’t get your business). We try to stand out and we are told that we do!
What will I receive with my puppy?
The following items come with your Australian Labradoodle puppy:
Go home ZOOM class prior to the day your puppy goes home with a certified trainer – FREE
Eight weeks of classes with a certified trainer (with your puppy’s littermates) for only $80
2 pounds of our Redford Naturals puppy food (small or medium) from Pet Supplies Plus– we will let you know which one we are using for your puppy
Five year health guarantee (longer than any breeder we know of)
Early Neurological Stimulation/Manding Training
Homemade Puppy blanket with Mom smell
Licensed Vet check
Genetic testing of parents
Health records and sales agreement
8 weeks Immunization
We offer lifetime of support for your puppy! We strive to maintain our reputation as the BEST Australian Labradoodle breeder in Idaho and we stand behind our puppies!
What does a puppy cost?
Our puppies are $2700. Please see our Available puppies tab for information on individual litters.
The price of the puppy is listed under each litter under the Available Puppy Page.
Our dogs are bred for a specific market: People that want a superior quality family pet with the benefits of a “show” look. Our focus is on producing top quality breeding stock, service dogs, therapy dogs and companion Australian Labradoodles.
We breed puppies that have the following qualities: Calm, smart, healthy, and an exquisite coat.
We are so confident in the health of our puppies that we offer a 5 year health guarantee against all genetic life threatening diseases.
Making a deposit for your puppy
Deposits put you in line for selection of your puppy. We do not choose your puppy for you nor do we give you two puppies to choose from.
Puppy selection is made between five and six weeks – after the puppies have developed their personalities and coats. We will never ask you to choose a puppy prior to this time. We schedule about an hour for each family to select their puppy. If you’d like to bring your children, please do so! This is a family decision and we hope for it to be a memorable one! If you are out of the area, we will post personalities of each puppy, photos, and videos. We will discuss the puppies with you on the phone and keep working with you until you find your perfect puppy.
Once you place a deposit, we put your name on the list on our website under that litter. That way you can track which number you are in puppy selection as well as who has selected. It keeps everything above board and honest.
Deposits are nonrefundable unless you specify a certain trait from a specific litter and we don’t have that puppy. (e.g., you specify a red male from Cascade’s litter and she only has white girls). Deposits are transferable. If you just aren’t feeling that one of the current litters is right for you, you can certainly move your deposit to our Waitlist. Please see our Waitlist page for more information.
Our dogs undergo extensive genetic testing that we will be happy to provide upon request. We provide a 5 year health guarantee against any genetic defect that would affect the life of your family member. Why do we provide a guarantee better than any other breeder in the business without strings attached? We have been breeding for 13 years and know the quality of our dogs!
All puppies are sold on a pet contract. You will have to have your puppy spayed or neutered by one year of age. Failure to do so will result the cost of a breeding dog owed to us. Any puppies that result from breedings outside of our contract belong to us.
Puppies go home microchipped, up-to-date on all vaccines and dewormed. It is the owner’s responsibility to register the microchip.
We can not make a guarantee on the size your puppy will become. We will provide the size of our dams and studs, your puppy should be the average of the two, but could take after the mom or the stud.
When can I pick up my puppy?
Puppies can go home the Saturday after they turn 7 weeks old, unless I feel that their mother is still teaching them. We have an hour long “Go Home Puppy Class” with a certified trainer free of charge to our owners on the Saturday the puppies go home. Your puppy can stay with us until he/she is 8 weeks old. After 8 weeks, we charge $25 per day to board your puppy and start training.
Is there a Health Warranty?
All puppies come with a 5 year health warranty.
This warranty requires that your puppy has a full health check within 28 days of taking your puppy home. If for any reason the puppy is deemed to be not be fully healthy, we will replace the puppy with a puppy from our next available litter. However, all flight escort charges are non-refundable.
Why do we have a five year health warranty?
Because we have been doing this for 14 years, we believe in the health of our dogs, and believe in what we do. Other breeders may offer a five year health guarantee, but they require you to purchase their Life’s Abundance dog food to obtain the warranty. These breeders earn a profit off the dog food they sell.
Who can visit the puppies?
We only allow those who have a deposit and vested interest in our puppies to come visit until they are 6 weeks of age. After the puppies are 6 weeks old, others are allowed to visit and hold the puppies.
Is Shipping or a Flight Escort an option?
We no longer offer the option to ship our puppies. The airlines are currently not shipping and above that- it puts an unnecessary added stress on the puppies to be put in a crate in the cargo compartment alone. Our flight escorts provide a much more comfortable experience for our puppies- and we prefer it that way!
Our escort, can deliver your puppy to the closest major airport. We usually ask that you meet our escort at the baggage claim. Please ask us for a price.
Meet you at the Airport:
We will meet you at the baggage claim if you choose to fly in to Boise to pick up your puppy. We will not charge you to meet you at the airport and we even let our owners borrow our airline carrier if you promise to send it back. If you would like, we can also order you a carrier and have it set up for your travel for an additional charge.
Please know that we reserve the right to change the adoption process and/or fees in the future. We reserve the right to refuse a puppy to anyone that we do not see fit to have one of our puppies for any reason and at any time before your puppy goes home.
Thank you for Understanding!