Why are Doodles so expensive?

Why are Doodles so expensive?

Why are Doodles so expensive?

Charlotte - F1b Labradoodle

Charlotte – F1b Labradoodle

You may notice that some Labradoodle and Aussiedoodle puppies are more expensive then others. There is a reason…It’s not just because these dogs are “hip” or “Designer dogs” there are actual reasons behind the pricing scale.

#1 Cost Of our Breeding Stock

For a Labradoodle breeder to acquire breeding stock, prices can range anywhere from $2000 -$5,000 for a non health tested puppy or as high as $10,000 for a health tested puppy or adult tested Labradoodle.
A breeder who is breeding F1’s can buy a quality breeding Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever or Poodle for $800 – $2,500 to breed 1st generation labradoodles.
The higher the generation and more health testing the parents have, the more expensive the breeding stock.

Dreamydoodles NW uses stud services from some of the very best Studs available in the North West.

The average cost of a Labradoodle stud fee if breeding TO or FROM can be as high as $2500 (or pick of the litter or price of a puppy).

We have spent a lot of time and money making sure that we have the very best breeding stock available and we have shipped puppies to add to our program from all over the country. Then it takes two years to raise them before we can even begin to consider breeding them and that is only if they pass all their genetic testing and not all will… and if they don’t…we can not breed them.

Shipping can cost anywhere from $300 to $500 depending on the weight of the dog and the airline.

Mattie - F1 Standard Blue Merle Aussiedoodle

Mattie – F1 Standard Blue Merle Aussiedoodle

#2 Genetic Testing

Besides the investment in our breeding stock..we also have to invest our money in the genetic testing for ALL our dogs before we breed them.

Here is the EXTENSIVE health testing that Dreamydoodles NW does:

  1. OFA X-ray of Hips and Elbows for Dysplasia. (more info)
  2. CERF (Canine Eye Registry Foundation) EVERY YEAR (not just one time) our breeding dogs see a Canine Opthomologist for their CERF exam to make sure they have not developed any hereditary eye diseases that they could pass on to their puppies (more info)
  3. Heart clearance by Canine Cardiologist
  4. DNA screened for Von Willbrands Disease (common in poodles which is a bleeding disorder like Hemophylia)

In Summary

We do our best to breed quality healthy puppies. We stand behind every puppy we produce with lifetime customer support and help in rehoming a puppy if unfortunately the need arises and we back up our puppies with a 2 year health warranty that has the customers best interest in mind .

We do understand that we’re all in hard economic times right now which includes more competitive pricing, and many people are looking for bargains. So even though we may run periodic discounts or special offers ..we vow to never cut corners with our beliefs in how we raise our puppies or our breeding stock.

Some do ALL these things and some… well they just breed what they can find.

Remember… you get what you pay for. Same goes for breeders and I have promised myself  I will only breed the very best TO the very best and that is what I offer my customers. THE BEST!

We hope that this information can at least unravel some of the confusion behind the different prices online for Labradoodles and Aussiedoodles.

“Adopting a puppy may be the only opportunity A human ever has to choose a relative” (Morecai Siegal – 1934) 

 

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