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Australian Labradoodle FAQ

Welcome to Claremont Australian Labradoodles, your source of adorable and healthy Labradoodle puppies in Southern California! Below you’ll find a helpful Australian Labradoodle puppies FAQ.
For any additional questions about adding a new furry family member to your home, please reach out to us at (909) 532-4773.

The story of the Australian Labradoodle began in—you guessed it!—Australia. In 1988, Wally Conron, a breeder of Royal Guide Dogs, wanted to create a hypoallergenic breed to be a suitable seeing-eye dog for owners with allergies. After examining samples of hair and saliva from numerous poodles to find a good match, none of them passed the test. As an alternative, Wally crossed a Labrador with a Poodle. One puppy from this litter passed the test. This dog, named Sultan, would go on to sire other Labradoodles. Dr. Kate Schoeffel, a veterinarian from Australia, then started crossing labradors with miniature poodles as the parent breeds. More breeders started popping up and strict standards were implemented. In 1989 in Victoria, Australia, the Rutland Manor Breeding and Research Center and the Tegan Park Breeding and Research Center were created to breed Labradors, Poodles, and Labradoodles with strict health testing to detect genetic diseases and ensure the highest quality puppies.

Over the years, breeders have worked to completely eliminate shedding. The lineage also included mixing with other breeds such as the Irish Water Spaniel, the Curly Coated Retriever, the American Cocker Spaniel, and the English Cocker Spaniel to further improve the coat, temperament, and overall health of the Australian Labradoodle that we know and love today.

The Labradoodle is a simple cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. The Australian Labradoodle, on the other hand, has more dog breeds in its ancestry and more consistent characteristics. These include the Irish Water Spaniel, the Curly Coated Retriever, the American Cocker Spaniel, and the English Cocker Spaniel. The Labradoodle and the Australian Labradoodle are considered separate breeds by some organizations such as the Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA) and the Worldwide Australian Labradoodle Association (WALA).

The Australian Labradoodles temperament is known for being friendly, loyal, intelligent, and fun-loving. These dogs are also very social and enjoy being around their people. This makes them great with children and other pets, easy to train, and eager to please. For these reasons, they make great service dogs and great family pets. In addition, these active dogs need daily exercise.

Depending on which litter you are selecting from, Claremont Labradoodles are available in medium and standard sizes. Fully grown medium labradoodles stand between 17″ and 20″ at the shoulder and weigh 30 to 45 pounds. Fully grown standard labradoodles stand approximately 20″ to 24″ at the shoulder and weigh 45 to 65 pounds.

Claremont Labradoodles is now accepting deposits to reserve your puppy! To reserve a puppy from one of our upcoming litters, you need to fill out our online application form and pay a $500 deposit. The deposit can be transferred to hold a spot in another litter if needed. Once we receive your application and deposit, we will contact you to confirm your reservation and discuss your preferences for your puppy. View available puppies now.

  • Tell Us About Yourself — We’d love to know more about you, your home, and your family so we can match you with the perfect puppy! You can also tell us what color or gender you’re looking for and ask any questions you have.
  • Perfect Puppy Placement — After your initial introduction, we’ll call you to talk in greater detail about your wants and needs. During this conversation, we can answer further questions you may have about the breed or the process.
  • Place Your Deposit — Download and complete our Contract form. Email it to [email protected]. Send your deposit of $500 to Terri’s Zelle account at [email protected]. Next, we will schedule a date and time for puppy pick-up!
  • Pick Up Your Pup — At 8 weeks old, your puppy is ready for their new home! All that’s left to do is pay the rest of your adoption fee before returning home with a new best friend!

We do our best to find the perfect match for each puppy and each family. We match each puppy to their new family based on their temperament, personality, size, color, and coat type. We also take into account your lifestyle, preferences, and expectations for your puppy.

We do not provide open litter visitations. Instead, after we receive your deposit and send over a contract, we will select one or two puppies that we feel are a great match. If these puppies do not meet your expectations, we will return your deposit and cancel the contract.

The number of puppies in a litter depends on numerous factors beyond the control of breeders. Still, we generally expect an average of 8 or so puppies from each litter. To reserve yours today, contact us about putting down a deposit.

All of our puppies are $4,500. Your deposit ($500) will be deducted from this amount. Full payment is due at the time of picking up your puppy.

Our puppies are ready to go home when they are 8 weeks old. Before they go home, all puppies are:

  • Microchipped
  • Vaccinated
  • Dewormed
  • Spayed or neutered
  • Fully vet-checked
  • Two-year health guarantee
  • Handbook with bloodlines, tests, & ALAA registration application

Here’s a quick list of what a new poodle parent will need to prepare:

  • Dog food (We currently feed our puppies a 50/50 blend of Canidae Lamb & Rice kibble and Go! Petcurean kibble in lamb, turkey, or salmon flavor.)
  • Dog bowls with rubber bottoms
  • Extra large crate and bed
  • Collar, tags, harness, and leash
  • Puppy shampoo
  • Wire slicker brush
  • Nature’s Miracle odor removal spray for accidents
  • Chew toys including ropes and chew rings (Avoid stuffed animals for the first few months, as the stuffing can be a choking hazard.)

Before you bring your puppy home, you’ll also need to puppy-proof your home by removing any potential hazards or items that your puppy might chew on or swallow.

There are different Australian Labradoodle coat types: wool coat, hair coat, and fleece coat. Fleece coats can have wavy coat or curly coat textures. Colors include black, chocolate, cream, gold, red, and apricot.

All of our Claremont Labradoodle puppies are fleece coats so that they are hypoallergenic and non-shedding. But all that fluffy cuteness still comes with considerable grooming needs! To keep coats healthy and prevent matting, we recommend brushing your Australian Labradoodle 2 to 3 times per week. Don’t forget to brush their teeth, trim their nails, and clean their ears, too!

Training your puppy is essential for their well-being and your happiness. Labradoodles are smart and eager to please, so they learn quickly with positive reinforcement and consistency. We recommend that you enroll your puppy in a basic obedience class as soon as possible to teach them the basic commands and crate training. This will also allow them to socialize with other dogs and people.

Dog training books can be a great help! We personally recommend “The Dog Whisperer” by Paul Owens and “Good Owners, Great Dogs” by Brian Kilcommons.

Australian Labradoodles are naturally caring and curious animals. As such, they generally make a perfect addition to any household with young children or other pets (including cats). Their gentle disposition and love for community and companionship make them perfect friends for single humans or families of any size.

Absolutely. Because Australian Labradoodles are kind and intuitive, they can generally assess the situation and adapt to it. Their many wonderful qualities make them an ideal breed for going where other dogs might panic or lash out. In busy airports, crowded supermarkets, or anywhere else you might need guidance or comfort, Australian Labradoodles have the intelligence and temperament to be your constant companion.

Initially, your puppy will spend a lot of their time napping, but an adult Australian Labradoodle is a high-energy dog. They will need at least one hour of exercise per day. Remember this includes playing and not just walking!

When properly cared for, given plenty of exercise, and with regular checkups, the average lifespan of an Australian Labradoodle is 12 to 15 years.

We hope that you will love your puppy for life, but we understand that sometimes circumstances change and you may not be able to keep your puppy. If that happens, we ask that you contact us first before rehoming your puppy. We do not want any of our beloved puppies to end up in shelters or rescues. We have a lifetime take-back policy for all of our puppies, which means that we will always take them back if needed.

Let A Labradoodle Light Up Your Life Today!

We hope we’ve answered some of your frequently asked questions here. To find Aussiedoodles for sale in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to contact us today! We would love to hear from you and introduce you to your perfect companion.