These Labradoodle and Goldendoodle breeders have been a pleasure to work with, whether sharing knowledge or swapping stud dogs. We're grateful for their contributions to the breeding community.
Sutter Buttes Labradoodles
Alpen Ridge Labradoodles
Daisy Hill Labradoodles
Ladd Hill Labradoodles
Pacific Rim Labradoodles
Annie's Doodles (Goldendoodles)
Aspen Grove Labradoodles
Hills West Labradoodles
Northwest Australian Labradoodles
Orchard View Labradoodles
Mid-Atlantic / Washington, DC Area
Delaware Valley Labradoodles
Waltzing Matilda's Labradoodles
Tango Wool Labradoodles
Tuscan Ridge Labradoodles
Morning Smile Labradoodles
Over the Moon Labradoodles
Gentle Leader can keep a dog calm and submissive in multiple situations aside from leash walking. I used it for a dog who went bizerk each time she saw a dog walking while she was riding in the car. The Gentle Leader is like Xanax for dogs! Link provided is a small collar for puppies.
This ball-throwing device acts as an extension of your normal throwing distance, making you feel like a major-league pitcher. It will maximize the amount of exercise your dog gets during fetching sessions.
The dematting comb is necessary during the first year after buying your Labradoodle puppy since the coat may matt between puppy and adult coats.
This concoction is expensive, but will pay for itself many times over as it reclaims your carpets and rugs from smelling like a litter box. Even with the best of training, accidents are bound to happen. By dousing the piddle spots with Nature's Miracle and allowing it to dry, you won't smell the urine at all. This has been a success with all of my carpets except for one.
This is a device that your dog wears around its neck, attached to a collar. It sprays a tiny amount of citronella each time a dog barks, triggered by the vibration of the vocal cords. This was very successful with our Lab. It does not harm the dog, but startles it with the spray. This was recommended by a Humane Society trainer as a means of behavioral modification. The only drawback of this device is that it cannot be worn with any other collar, such as a choke chain or I.D. collar.
Your puppy will be crate trained in a crate which it will quickly outgrow. You may need as many as three crates before he is full-grown. This option allows you to buy one crate and move a dividing wall, which will last throughout your pet's life. (I have not yet used this, but wish I had!)
Before our puppies were potty-trained, this pen was large enough for our puppies and kids to play together in an area of our kitchen which could not be gated because of wide doorways.
The above supplies are much of what you will need after you buy your Labradoodle puppy.
The Monks have high hopes for you and your new friend. Training is serious business for them. They use stories of real clients to make their points. I must confess...a few times I had sinful thoughts while reading this book, such as "anyone can train a dog if it's the only one in your family...no kids and no spouse." I think they will forgive me.
This author uses the dynamics of the mother dog / puppy relationship to allow you, the owner, to take over. Very practical.
I always get tickled when future Labradoodle Owners are visiting, and ask "Do Labradoodles chew much?" "Much, I ponder, what is much"? I reminisce about my pair of "Think" brand shoes; my pride and joy, when my youthful feet began to fail. They were quirky cork-souled shoes, with crazyquilt velvet patchwork tops. I bought them in trendy Bend OR, while on a weekend trip to breed a dog. And then.....a few nibbles on those quirky cork souls, that were so personally scented by my feet, and my hopes for a chew-free dog were dashed. I did not keep those beautiful shoes as proof, but be sure to see the photo on this site of my leather sofa personalization, complements of Seattle's Blue Blazes, and Seattle's My Girl. Teamwork!!!
The short answer: They chew. It is the upright, two-legged creature's responsibility to set the puppys boundaries when not supervising the adolescent dog. It is the upright creature's responsibility to provide the beef bully sticks, the pizzles, the knuckle bones and the knee-cap bones. (Not from China, yes from Canada, U.S., Brazil and Argentina) They chew. The owner may choose what they chew on!"
Recommended Web Sites
GoldenDoodles.com - We are a member of this organization, which works to direct the future of this developing breed. Their website has valuable information for those considering a Doodle.
Uncle Matty's Dog Training Center - Fun, zany, helpful. Not for the more serious types!
Veterinary Medical Resources - Diagnose your dog before going to the vet, or prevent some of those health concerns by visiting this Q&A-style site. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
Toxins That Affect Dogs - Find out what foods and household products are toxic to dogs
Should I Induce Vomiting After My Dog Ingests a Toxin? - Find out what foods and household products are toxic to dogs
Commercial Pet Foods: Some of the Better Brands - The answer? Sometimes, but not always.
International Doodle Owners Group - The International Doodle Owners Group is an incredibly dedicated team of volunteers whose goal is to match doodles who have lost their home with people desiring an adult doodle. These dogs are carefully evaluated for temperament, and placed accordingly. These may be Goldendoodles or Labradoodles, and they service all of North America. Please consider adopting an idog.biz doodle, and give a home to a waiting friend.
The Whole Dog Journal - The Whole Dog Journal is known for its expertise in training and in food quality ratings. I receive their journal bi-monthly, and highly recommend it. It accepts no advertising, so you can totally trust the opinions written there. They have come out with this series that I would like to recommend as well.
ASPCA: Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants - See a list of plants that have been reported as having systemic effects on animals and/or intense effects on the gastrointestinal tract.
Evergreen Veterinary Hospital, Kirkland, WA – For eight years we have used Evergreen Vet Hospital in Kirkland. All thumbs and paws up on this one! We know families whose pets saw Dr. Douglas B. Iverson, Principal Vet at Evergreen, as a child, and now take their Australian Labradoodles to Evergreen now. I have liked every Vet there! The Vets at this practice rarely leave! Wait times are miniscule. They collaborate on difficult diagnoses, and I can tell that they actually loose sleep over those. Evergreen has never suggested not-so-necessary tests or treatments. They are no-nonsense and common sense Veterinarians. I love that. Other Vets on the East side of Seattle charge double or triple what Evergreen charges. I happily drive to them from Sammamish, and probably 50 of my Shedless in Seattle Labradoodle owners see them from Seattle, Kirkland, Bellevue, Woodinville and Redmond. Some of their staff I have known for years from other clinics, and they love working at Evergreen. Evergreen Vet Hosp. is three minutes to access from the 160th St. exit off I-405.
14423 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA
Vaccines and Preventatives
In the past we all remember the annual visit to the vet for vaccine boosters. As a kid, I remember these visits with wonder and fascination, knowing we were protecting our pet against bad diseases. Vaccines are quite the wonder in our world. Thanks to ongoing research we can determine the frequency of vaccines that strikes the balance between responsible prevention and simple overkill. Now that I am the adult in charge of my dogs, I still look forward to those annual check-ups (I have never met a vet I did not like) but am grateful we do not need to vaccinate annually. I also suggest you do research before vaccinating your dog against the" not-necessary “vaccines and the CORE vaccines, which every dog owner should have. CORE vaccines are DHP or Distemper, Parvovirus, and which need to be done no more often than every three years. Please read this link for more detail. The optional vaccines are leptospirosis, lymes disease, etc. Some are needed regionally, and some are just not needed and may even prove to have long term serious health implications. Please do research! The same goes with giving monthly preventatives for fleas, ticks, heartworms. The Northwest does not experience a high incidence of leptospirosis, fleas and ticks, and heart worms are nearly non existent other than dogs who travel east of the cascades.” Find out which vaccines are recommended for your dog by the American Animal Hospital Association through their Canine Vaccination Guidelines.
My entire life, I have owned rescue dogs. Until I met a Doodle, I never understood why someone would buy a purebred when there were such incredible friends available in shelters. The first dog I had in marriage, Chelsea (pictured on the left), was a jewel. I'll never forget my husband's first response when I pointed Chelsea out to him in the shelter: "Jan, you picked the ugliest dog in this shelter." Yet when in public with her over her twelve-year lifespan, I'm sure we received no less than 50 requests as to her origins! We still have a rescue dog, Cheddar, who came to us with a broken leg from the Humane Society, who so generously operated on him even without an owner lined up.
I write this to say, if you are not set on buying a Labradoodle puppy, consider a rescue dog at a local shelter or a national Web site. Or perhaps a rescue dog would make a perfect playmate for your new Doodle. It is the privilege of every dog lover to support dog rescue efforts in one way or another. I have found Labradoodle lovers to be very philanthropic.