As we reflect on all we have to be thankful for, I wanted to take a minute to thank all our wonderful puppy families for putting your faith in us, and choosing to adopt your puppy from California Labradoodles.
At this time of year, or around birthday celebrations, we get lots of emails and cards from our adopted puppy families thanking us for providing them with their wonderful dogs and letting us know how much joy their California Labradoodles bring to their lives. We want to thank YOU all for believing in us, for keeping us updated and in your lives, and sharing pictures and stories with us of your babies growing up. Nothing makes us happier than to hear from you, receive pictures and know how well loved our babies are. We hope you will continue to share stories and photos of your beloved Australian Labradoodles with us. We love our babies and always will.
California Labradoodles has always been a labor of love, and a family endeavor. Our human babies have all grown up and left the nest, and at least for the moment, we have decided to take some time to pursue some other interests. So it is with mixed emotions that we write this letter of thanks…and let you know that we will not be breeding any puppies this year as we consider our next steps for California Labradoodles.
Again thank you to all our adopted puppy families for entrusting us with your babies.
At what age can I start training my Australian Labradoodle puppy?
Are they really as smart as everyone says they are?
The answer is YES! and please start their training RIGHT AWAY!
Australian Labradoodles are extremely intelligent. The more time you invest in
their training early on, the better canine citizen you will live with!
Check out the video below (left) of our puppy California Nikolas, now Vinnie, at just 12 weeks of age!
The video on the right highlights the progression of what Vinnie has learned by the time he is 11 months old.
In the videos below, Vinnie is now 3 years old, and still learning new tricks. In this case, how to catch a frisbee!!!
Pictured below are a few of our pups who have earned Canine Good Citizens, Furry Friends or Puppy Class Certificates!
We are not a kennel, nor do we ever want to become one. The majority of our dogs live in loving guardian homes
We want each and every one of our puppies to live as cherished and adored family members!
We have three dogs that live with us all the time, and that's the way we like it. Rosie and Nectar are spayed and retired and our personal pets. Zena is our only breeding dog that lives here with us. That way we have plenty of love to go around
and attention to give when our breeder pups come for a visit or to have their babies.
We are always looking for wonderful guardian homes for our potential breeder puppies and occassionally for an older breeding adult.
Contact us if you would like to be considered as a care family for one of our fabulous breeder pups!
Click here to see more pics of Nala! Click here to see more pics of Ollie!
The dogs and puppies pictured above were recently available to guardian homes. They have now all been placed, and are now happily living in their new homes. We expect to have more guardian puppies available in the Winter timeframe.
Our mission is to breed multigenerational miniature and medium Australian Labradoodles of the highest quality. We strive to breed puppies that embody the Australian Labradoodles' inherent qualities and characteristics in every way. Health and temperament are our first and foremost consideration in selecting our breeding stock. Our goal is to place these special dogs in homes or therapy settings where they will be loved and cherished companions.
We do our best to breed responsibly and with integrity. We carefully adhere to the code of ethics and breeding standards of the Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA) and the Australian Labradoodle Club of America (ALCA). In conducting our business, we will always put the interest of the Australian Labradoodle at the center of everything we do. We stand behind our customers, and offer ongoing support. We are doing this because we love the Australian Labradoodle breed.
Rosie (Tegan Park Emma's Royal Sunset) took
First Prize at the first ever Australian Labradoodle conformation
show held in Malibu, California on September 7th, 2006.
She won in the Open class for females over 18 months. Rosie
was also runner up in the Opposite class for Best in Show.
A conformation show is designed to evaluate
how well a dog conforms to the published breed standard.
Click on the breed standard link at the top of this page
to learn more about the breed standard for the Australian
Email is the fastest way to reach us. I will do my best to return your call the next
day. I answer every email and phone call personally so
please be patient with me! It can sometimes take me a few days to return phone calls and due to the number of inquiries we get, my message box can sometimes be full. I am very good about returning emails, usually the same day, so if you want a faster response, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also please note that the quality of our phone service reception is inconsistent and sketchy, mostly due to the area we live in , and I can't always hear the messages, so don't assume I have gotten your phone message if you have left one. If you don't hear back from me, please send me an email. It is often easier to schedule a phone conversation with me via email.
We encourage you to come meet us and our
dogs at one of our doodle romps. Once you are on our waitlist,
we will happily schedule an appointment for you to come
and visit. We schedule visits between the hours of 11 am and 2 pm weekdays, by appointment only. We do not schedule visitors when we have brand new puppies. They have no immunities and it makes the new mommas uneasy to have people around their brand new puppies. Once the pups are a bit older, and mom’s hormones have settled down, we allow visitors as long as you follow our instructions to insure our puppies health and safety. We also can't schedule get acquainted visits the weeks we have puppy pick-up appointments scheduled.
When you come to visit, you are visiting our home. We are not a kennel. We only have three dogs that live here with us. We believe every dog and puppy should grow up in a home of their own where they are a loved and adored and cherished family member.
We have found it to be very hard on our
family to have so many visitors. We get so many daily requests to "meet a labradoodle" that we found we had
time for little else. It takes time away from our dogs, pups and kids. Also, because the pups
live with us in our home, we need to be stringently clean
and careful that noone brings in any health hazards. If
we were to get something like parvovirus on our property,
the results would be devastating. We just aren't willing
to take that risk any longer. However, we totally understand that
you want to meet us and our dogs prior to getting a pup,
so we think the romps are the perfect answer!
that when you come to pick up your puppy, I will allocate
as much time as you need to visit with us and our dogs,
for you to get all your questions answered, and make sure
you are comfortable with caring for your new family member!
Another advantage for us of the romps, is
that we will invite all the families who have adopted puppies
from us. This will give us an opportunity to see our dogs
frequently as they grow up and stay in touch with our adopted
families, and give you a chance to meet many dogs we have
Our doodle romps have been a huge success! At our last romp, more than 60 labradoodles and their families came out to join in the fun!
We so enjoy seeing our puppies growing up and reuniting them with their parents and siblings. So many of the humans who adopt our puppies become good friends, and the romp is a big extended family reunion! We also enjoyed meeting many new families who were interested in adopting a labradoodle. I don't know who had more fun -the dogs or my sons and I!
For those of you who aren't familiar with the romp concept, this is a great way to meet lots of labradoodles we have bred and see every size and color all in one place. We invite everyone who has adopted a puppy from us, as well as anyone in the Bay Area who has a labradoodle to come join the fun! What is even more amazing that with as many dogs as we had there was no barking, no fighting, just a lot of tail wagging and puppies greeting old and new canine and human friends.
We will be looking for a new romp location next time around, we've outgrown the Seal Point Dog Park, so if anyone knows of a good spot please email me and let me know!
Click here to
see pictures of some of our past Romps!
Our breeding dogs are IALA/ALAA DNA profiled. All of our breeding dogs have been DNA'd and their DNA profiles have been submitted to the IALA/ALAA. This has been done to protect the buyer and support parentage identification. The IALA/ALAA strongly recommends this profiling of its' members and we are proud to be an IALA/ALAA/DNA breeder."