Onyx Shadow


Active Household Companions

March 4, 2024
Going Home:
April 29, 2024
Mini 20-30lbs
Expected Colours:
2 Spots

*Images are ‘look-a-like’ litters not the actual litter.

About the Litter

Introducing your perfect companion: Onyx Shadow Australian Labradoodle puppies! They’re not just adorable; they’re loyal, fun-loving, and affectionate dream puppies.

Imagine this: a friendly face with a wagging tail ready for all your household adventures. These puppies will mature to 24-30 pounds, standing around 16 inches tall, the ideal size to grow up with your kids. They’ll turn moments into cherished memories and help out with those turbulent teenage years too. Always ready to listen and offer strong shoulders to lean on, providing comfort and understanding without judgment.

But it’s not just about teenagers; these puppiess are ideal for adults too! Their intelligence, affection, and athleticism make them perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether it’s hiking, jogging, or leisurely strolls, they’ll be right by your side, sharing your zest for life.

And the best part? Their stunning, non-shedding coats in ebony, caramel, red, apricot, and chocolate shades mean saying goodbye to excessive vacuuming.

Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to welcome one of these puppies into your life. Apply now to secure your spot on the reservation list, and get ready for your new best friend’s birth in March 2024. Your puppy will be ready to join your family in May 2024.

*Example of a similar litter
About Mom

Meet Misha, a multigeneration Australian Labradoodle with a beautiful silver coat. She’s not just a pretty face though. Misha is athletic, intelligent and affectionate.

Misha’s guardians love taking her on outdoor adventures like hiking, swimming and dock diving. They rave about her tremendous athleticism.

Misha also has a gentle side and loves nothing more than snuggling up with her humans. And as a Mama Labradoodle, her skills are outstanding – she raises puppies who are confident, gregarious and full of fun.

You can expect the Onyx Shadow puppies to be similar to their Mom. Perfect for active families who love spending time outdoors and who also enjoy endless snuggles as these cuddle buddies will give you plenty of unconditional love.

Coffee Crisp From Sherry
About Dad

Meet Coffee Crisp, aka Bailey – a charming, playful, and clever multigeneration Australian Labradoodle bred by our long-time friends at Puppy Love. Bailey has similar qualities to a Van Isle Doodle, making him the perfect outside stud for our Onyx Shadow litter. We pride ourselves on partnering with breeders who share our approach, ethics, and commitment to health testing and temperament assessment.

Bailey’s soft-hearted personality is reflected in his gentle eyes that look directly at you, showing his interest in you and his attentiveness to your cues. He’s 23 pounds, 16 inches with an all-clear ALD health panel from PPG, certified Good hips by OFA, clear elbows, and a normal OFA CAER eye exam – all the makings of a great stud.

Bailey’s puppies with our Tippy were outstanding and we expect with Misha we will see puppies who adore their people as well as participating in lots of fun activities with them.

Look-a-like Litters

Every Puppy Goes Home With

What is

Hand Made Collar
Hand Made Collar
Hand Made Blanket
Three small toys, a tiger stuffy, a colourful soft ball with a face and a crinkle toy
3 Small Toys
5 Generation Pedigree
A Blue and Cream health Guarantee document mock up. Looks very official :)
Health Guarantee
AN Official WALA registration DOcument example mocked up with a plain brown envelope
Official WALA Registration
Example of a Trupanion Health Insurance document used to redeem 1 month of free insurance
30 Days Pet Insurance
Vaccination passport example mocked up. Looks like a boarding pass in a booklet
Vaccinations and Deworming
Microchip pamphlet. There is no official document that goes with a microchip, it is all online.
Microchip registration
Jump start on house training, doggie door and socialisation
Getting a Puppy

How It Works

Step 1 – Find Your Litter.

Have a look through our planned litters.  Once you have decided on the litter that is just right for you and there are spots available click on the Reserve Now button to complete our application form.

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.

Step 2 – Let’s Chat.

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.

Step 3 – Reserve Your Puppy.

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.

The full kit laid out with three puppies snooping around and sniffing everything
Who is it for?
Families and Active Individuals Welcome Here

Calling all families and active individuals! Are you looking to complete your household with a loyal, fun-loving, affectionate friend? Look no further!
Our upcoming Onyx Shadow litter of Australian Labradoodle puppies matches you perfectly. These intelligent, affectionate and athletic puppies are ideal for those who enjoy outdoor activities. Perfect for kids to grow up with as well.

With their non-shedding coats in ebony, caramel, red, apricot or chocolate shades, these puppies are sure to steal your heart. Don’t miss the opportunity to welcome one of these sweet companions into your home.

Onyx Shadow

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Frequently Asked Questions

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:

  1. Poodle
  2. Labrador retriever
  3. Spaniel

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

          Temperament assessment

          Conformation assessment

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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