*Images are ‘look-a-like’ litters not the actual litter.
Step 1 – Find Your Litter.
Waitlist Spots: Sometimes more labradoodles than reservations are born.
If you are on the waitlist for a litter you will be the first to fill those extra spots.
If we don’t have extra puppies we can transfer you to a different litter or refund your deposit.
We will review your Application within 48 hours and be in touch via email. If you don’t hear from us, please check your junk folder.
We are happy to arrange a telephone call if you prefer.
You can also come to meet us and see our facility. Meet and Greets are scheduled various times through out the year.
Once all your questions have been answered and you are ready to proceed we ask for an $800 non-refundable deposit to secure your reservation.
We will provide you with a link for payment using your Visa, MasterCard or Visa Debit card. Your deposit is non-refundable but you may defer to a later litter should the need arise.
You may defer up to a maximum of three times. If you choose to defer, current pricing will apply for your second and third payments. Should there not be enough puppies in a litter to honour all reservations, your deposit may either be refunded or transferred to a future litter.
You can also check out our Purchasing Page for full details on the purchasing process.
At Van Isle Doodles we have 4 sizes of puppies:
Mini 15 to 16″ tall and 18 to 22 lbs
Large Mini 16.25 to 17″ tall and 22 to 25 lbs
Medium 17″ to 19 inches tall and 25 to 40 lbs
Standard 19″+ tall and over 40 lbs
Australian labradoodles are content with a couple of nice brisk walks each day and some indoor play time.
If you enjoy hiking, biking swimming or other more vigorous exercise, your puppy will be happy to join you in these pursuits once they are over a year old. Large mini, medium and standard are your best choices if you lead an active life.
If you enjoy a quieter lifestyle, a mini, large mini or medium will be quite content with a few walks around the neighbourhood, longer walks on weekends and perhaps some swimming during the warmer months. Combine that with some good playtime in the house or backyard and you will have a happy labradoodle
ALDs have coats that grow and do require regular maintenance both at home and with a professional groomer.
Your ALD will need to go the groomer once every 8 weeks for a professional appointment. At home, a good brush and comb out every other day will help keep tangles at bay and maintain your ALD’s beautiful coat
Your Van Isle Doodle puppy will come to you eating a whole food diet. Primarily this will consist of freeze-dried food that you rehydrate and serve. A general rule of thumb is once your ALD is a year old, they will consume 2% of their body weight daily.
ALDs have 3 foundation breeds:
A multigenerational ALD is a dog who for 4 generations or more had only ALDs as parents. There must also be fewer than 6 Spaniels in the pedigree over the last 6 generations.
A labradoodle is a poodle and a lab. There is no spaniel in the mix. These dogs tend to be a bit larger as a result. You will hear many people refer to their ALD as a labradoodle as well as an Australian labradoodle just because the name is so long!
An Australian labradoodle has 3 foundation breeds; Poodle, Labrador Retriever and a splash of Spaniel. It’s that splash of Spaniel that brings the ability to produce a small dog. The Spaniel is also responsible for the Teddy Bear look that ALDS are so famous for.
An Aussie Doodle is an entirely different breed. This is a cross between an Australian Shepherd and a Poodle. These dogs are very high energy and require a lot of exercise.
Each dog is an individual as is each person. A particular ALD puppy with a specific individual may not trigger an allergic response. With another person, there may be a response.
ALDs have a single coat and little to no dander. This usually creates an environment without triggers for those who have mild allergic responses to most dogs.
For families with allergy concerns, we welcome you to attend one of our Open House days to spend time with our dogs to help assess whether you have a reaction.
We enjoy meeting our families who have an approved application on file. We want to show you who and where your puppy will be raised.
We have adult dogs who live with us you are welcome to spend time with. You will be able to see the different sizes as we have mini, large mini and medium dogs who live with us.
Puppies are not available to be visited as they are unvaccinated and vulnerable to disease. Once your puppy is born then you will be able to meet your litter in person when they are around 5 weeks of age.
Individual parents of litters do not live with us. We want all of our dogs to enjoy their own family for life. Each of our breeding dogs (other than the ones who live with us) live in their own family. You will meet the Mother dog for your litter at the Puppy Family Visit.
Our parent dogs undergo a series of tests before being admitted into our program. These tests include:
OFA and/or PH for hips and elbows
PPG ALD essential panel genetic disease testing
PPG DNA Profile testing
PPG trait testing
CAER eye testing
Browse through the Find Your Puppy page and look for a litter that meats your requirements. You can filter by size, birthdate or parents to narrow in on the best litter for you. If you don’t have any preferences you can simply fill out the generic Application Form.
After the family visit we have a “Homework” assignment that includes a chance for you to let us know if you have additional preferences.
We take all of your requests into consideration when we begin our matching process.
Claire, Taylor and Renald spend every day with the puppies from birth. They each do an assessment of the puppies around 7 weeks. Then we take those assessments and your homework to make the perfect match between you and your puppy.
It doesn’t matter if you are first or last on the reservation list, the matching is done based on the best fit between the puppy’s personality and your lifestyle. We have never had one of our ALD puppies refused or returned because they were not the best fit for a family.
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