Buying a Labradoodle puppy

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Jacquelinepover
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Buying a Labradoodle puppy

Post by Jacquelinepover » 10 Jul 2017, 16:29

Dear all,
I am looking for some advice please. We made a decision as a family to get a Labradoodle to join our family. We have done lots of research as we've never owned a dog. We visited Kimberlenes last weekend and my daughters and I felt one particular puppy had chosen us. He was the smallest puppy and male.when I asked the owner Steve how much this particular puppy was he replied '£2,000 for the pick of the litter. When I asked how much the bigger male puppy was that we also liked and Steve thought we'd choose he said 'he's also £2,000, you're getting the pick of the litter so they'd all be £2,000.
Although when we visited Kimberlenes in the past to meet the breeder and prospective parent of our future puppy Steve had mentioned they charge between 1 and 2 thousand pounds. I thought this would be based on the dog not on the emotion of the prospective owner and the attachment they had built with a puppy. I feel £2,000 is a huge amount of money to ask. I would value your expert opinion please.
Many thanks Jacqueline Pover

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Re: Buying a Labradoodle puppy

Post by linny » 10 Jul 2017, 17:25

Kimberlenes are established breeders but if you are buying a Labradoodle and not an Australian Labradoodle then you should be able to buy from other reputable breeders for a lot less.( i also think Aussie Doods are overpriced)

Doods are crossbreeds and as such the average price varies from 400 to whatever anyone will pay.
Personally I always look for a home bred pup who has been brought up in the family home and whose owners have done all the relevant health checks rather than a commercial breeder.
I certainly wouldn't pay £2,000 pounds. :shock:

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Re: Buying a Labradoodle puppy

Post by Coco and Annie » 10 Jul 2017, 21:07

That sounds like an awful lot of money, for an F1 although I am not exatly one to talk having paid £1500 for an Australian labradoodle, and then again £550 for my F1 mini Labradoodle. What drew you to Kimberlenes in particular?
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Re: Buying a Labradoodle puppy

Post by susiet » 11 Jul 2017, 10:26

I would say definitely go for a home bred pup if at all possible. I do think the Aussie breeders are asking ridiculous amounts for their puppies . I have just bred and homed a beautiful litter, sired by an Austrailian doodle with my F3 Ruby. Bred for fantastic temperaments and all health tested, chipped,ins etc. I asked £850 for the puppies and would have not felt happy asking for more. I am also very fussy where they are homed too. Don't always go for the most expensive. Ask lots of questions and go where you feel most happy with the breeder. Good Luck!
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Jacquelinepover
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Re: Buying a Labradoodle puppy

Post by Jacquelinepover » 11 Jul 2017, 20:56

Thank you all for your comments. Much appreciated! Kimberlenes are multigeneration English Labradoodles. We are going to see another litter this Saturday and they've been in the ladies home and have a more realistic price tag! I'll let you know how we get on!
Thanks again, Jacqueline

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Re: Buying a Labradoodle puppy

Post by Tessytoot1 » 11 Jul 2017, 21:03

Hi
I'm new to the forum so please forgive me if I'm not supposed to ask this -

I have found a litter advertised from a private home in Newbiggin by the Sea does anyone know anything about them? they look gorgeous in the photos and they will be microchipped wormed and health checked

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Re: Buying a Labradoodle puppy

Post by linny » 12 Jul 2017, 09:37

Pleased to hear that you are looking again Jacqueline....it's always best...never be led by emotional blackmail.Look forward to hearing how you get on.
Tessytoot....There are many private breeders out there and perhaps they will not be known here ...Please make sure that your breeder has done the relevant health checks prior to breeding a litter ..this includes hip scores and PRA test (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)for both parents
Always see the Mum with the pups (and Dad if possible).... ...Good luck :)

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Re: Buying a Labradoodle puppy

Post by Ianto! » 16 Jul 2017, 16:46

When I was looking for my first Labradoodle, I did a lot of searching on-line. Lots of websites were off-putting, with sparkly, flashing gizmos and quite a few rules about washing your shoes, not being allowed to visit before choosing day, and such... None of them felt right - and then I came across a lovely, friendly home-breeder's website... There were photos of her own dogs, photos of previous litters, updates on the pups from their families and even several 'meet ups' of particular litters' families. I was hooked!
Seeing how the puppies were raised, and socialised, seeing them meeting their families and reading about their progress, I decided I would love our Labradoodle to come from this lady's home.
One thing I would advise is, be prepared to wait... If you want a doodle who is hopefully going to be a member of your family for the next 15 years, it is worth waiting for the right litter.
I put my name down, waited for the puppies to be conceived, and watched as their daily progress was relayed in photos to all us puppy families.
Good Luck in your search -
Anne, Ianto & Wyre xx

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