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Labradoodles are energetic, intelligent, amazing, affectionate, and sensitive dogs. They are smart and with proper training can do well in almost any family setting. Of course, every dog has a certain energy level that will make him or her better suited for different family types. My role as a breeder is to help you choose the best dog for your family, even if it's not one of mine. I spend countless hours with the puppies I raise and by the time they are 6-7 weeks old, I have an idea of what their temperament and personalities are like. This is no guarantee what the dog will be like as an adult, but it's a good place to start. This is so important to consider when selecting a puppy and I take great pride in carefully matching pups with potential owners' needs and family considerations.
As wonderful as they are, Labradoodles (or ANY dog, for that matter) are not perfect and they don't train themselves. If you are interested in a dog that does not need love, companionship, exercise, socialization, training, time and energy...
...my advice is to get a fish! :)
The decision to adopt a dog is life changing. Your new puppy will require a financial commitment, love and affection, and behavior training that will begin here with me, but should continue for its whole life. You should be ready for a new baby in your life, potty accidents, teething and all! You should be 100% committed to the adventure of dog ownership before you make the decision to bring a puppy into your home.
My Labradoodles are bred to be family dogs and they want to please you and be with you! Not only are they stunning, attractive dogs, but they will be your loving, best friend for the next 12 to 15 years. It is my desire that every puppy I raise grows up to be a well balanced, positive addition to their family. This takes dedication on my part as a breeder, and also on your part as a pet owner. Please consider this carefully before you commit to purchasing any dog.
What you can expect from us
*Your puppy will come from fully Health Tested parents with calm, well balanced temperaments
*Your puppy will be ALAA Registered
*Your puppy will come to you Spayed or Neutered CLICK HERE to see our ESN vet!
*Your puppy will be handled from birth and socialized with other dogs and children
*Your puppy will be litter box trained from the time it is 3 weeks old
*Your puppy will be fed a high quality All Life Stages food, currently we feed Natural Balance LID Sweet Potato and Fish
*Your puppy will have a complete Vet check at 6 weeks along with his/her first shots, initial deworming treatments, and Microchip implant with lifetime registration
*Your puppy comes with a goodie bag with a 4 lb bag of food, Nylabone pack, various toys, stuffed toy and blanket with the familiar scent of his littermates
*Your puppy comes with a certificate for a FREE 30 day trial of Pet Insurance through Trupanion
*Your puppy comes with a 2 year Health Warranty (conditions apply)
*Your puppy comes with a starter pack of NuVet vitamins (if available) and ordering information
*You will receive unlimited support and communication from us for as long as needed. In return, we'd love to have pictures of your family enjoying your puppy! :)
Are you ready to bring an Orchard View Labradoodle into your family?
PLEASE READ THIS FIRST!!
A few things to mention:
We DO NOT remove dew claws on our Labradoodles. This practice was started as a way to reduce injury in hunting breeds. We believe that the stress this procedure causes the 3 day old puppies and their dam is not worth the perceived benefits.
Since 2010, all of our pet puppies have been Spayed or Neutered before going to their forever families. We have chosen a Spay/Neuter vet that has performed over 1000 ESN (Early Spay Neuter) procedures on puppies and kittens of all ages in her work with various animal shelters and pet overpopulation prevention programs. We fully support the practice of ESN due to the increase in dogs of all breeds in shelters over the last 5-10 years. There are many unscrupulous people that will cause two dogs to be bred, but they don't care enough about the dogs or the breed to find suitable homes for the puppies they produce and many of them end up surrendered to shelters or they go on to produce puppies that end up in shelters. So many people think they can make BIG money breeding dogs...but what they fail to realize is that it's hard to make a profit if you can't place your puppies. Labradoodle puppy buyers are smart shoppers and the majority of them know they need to find reputable breeders to work with. Reputable breeders spend the time and money to Health Test their breeding dogs and find caring, responsible pet homes for all of their puppies. Many of my fellow breeders have been tricked by people who presented themselves as responsible pet owners, but purchased a puppy on a Spay/Neuter contract with intentions of breeding it. My desire is to be part of the solution, not the problem, by ensuring that none of my pets will produce a litter of puppies that are unable to find homes. If you would like more information about my decision to ESN, please feel free to contact me before you place a deposit.
If you'd like more information about adopting a rescue Labradoodle, please visit the International Doodle Owners Group at www.idog.biz or Doodle Rescue Collective at www.doodlerescuecollectiveinc.com . These are both reputable rescue groups that have a known reputation for helping Doodles in need.
Ok, now the fun stuff!
Step 1: If you'd like to purchase an Orchard View Labradoodle puppy, please email with any questions you may have prior to placing your deposit. *PLEASE NOTE* As of Winter 2010, all of my puppies will be spayed or neutered before they go to their forever homes. If you have any questions about this procedure, PLEASE ask before you sign ANY papers or place a deposit!
Step 2: Click Here! for our online Application. I will contact you within 24 hours to answer any questions you may have. I may also have some questions for you! :) After your Application is approved, we will discuss which litter you're interested in and you'll be directed to submit the $500 nonrefundable deposit. You can use the PayPal link below or send a check/money order. I prefer PayPal.
Please keep in mind, placing a deposit means you are choosing me as your breeder. I never overbook my litters! However, sometimes, due to unforeseen circumstances, I am either unable to provide a puppy of your choosing or you are unable to complete the transaction. Sometimes breedings are unsuccessful or only a few puppies are born. In these situations, I will roll the deposit over to a future litter. It's very important to understand that placing a nonrefundable deposit is the beginning of your journey to obtaining an
Orchard View Labradoodle puppy!
Step 3: Once the deposit has been paid, you are now on the reservation list and will receive updates on due dates, whelping and pictures of the puppies when they arrive. My preferred method of updating my puppy families is my Orchard View Labradoodles Facebook page. It is an easy way for me to post pictures and updates on puppy activity. It's also a great way to interact with other families who are also waiting for a puppy or who have recently adopted theirs.
Step 4: When the puppies are born, you'll receive a litter birth announcement by email. At that time, you'll be asked to confirm your spot on the litter and you'll be sent a PayPal invoice for the balance due. The invoice can be paid anytime but must be paid by the Family Day at 6 weeks. Please note: Washington state residents will be charged 8.2% retail sales tax.
Step 4: At around 6 weeks of age, the families on the reservation list are given the opportunity to come to a Family Day to meet all the pups and see where their new family member has been born and raised. This is a great time for everyone and I love to meet all my puppy families, however it's not a requirement for adopting a puppy. If your puppy is being shipped, I will make the arrangements at 7 weeks of age and you will be notified of the date and time of arrival.
Step 5 : After the Family Day, I will work with each family to choose the best puppy for your needs. Each family will give me their puppy preferences (at least 4 puppies they're interested in) and I will allocate according to temperament, energy level, coat type, and if possible color and gender desired. The order of deposit received is only used as a starting place for allocations. I will not place a puppy that isn't suited to the family environment, regardless of the order of selection. In most cases, the more flexible you are on physical characteristics the shorter your wait for a suitable puppy. Please also remember, I reserve the right to retain up to two breeding prospects from each litter. Do not get attached to one particular puppy, because that may be the one I retain!
Step 6: At 8 weeks of age, your puppy will be shipped, delivered or you'll come here to pick him or her up. If your puppy is being shipped, we will have confirmed the date and time of arrival and the Purchase Agreement and Health Warranty will be mailed for you to sign and return. Otherwise, the paperwork will be signed prior to pick up.
Step 7: Enjoy your new puppy! I am available for questions for as long as you need. Don't forget to email me a picture of you and your new family member! :)
Puppy Pricing: $2900
$500 Deposit Due at Reservation, Balance Payable After Puppies are Born
Possible Added Expenses: Airline Shipping Fee $500, In Cabin Shipping Fee $200, WA Residents 8.2%
Shipping, Delivery and Pick Up Info
Your puppy should be shipped, delivered or picked up when he/she turns 8 weeks old. If you desire that your puppy be shipped via airline, this will incur an additional fee of $500. This includes a travel crate with bedding, health certificate, delivery to SeaTac Airport, and airfare to your closest major airport. I only ship to major airports using nonstop flights through Alaska Airlines, American Airlines or Delta Airlines. You may also elect to pay for my roundtrip, direct flight to your nearest major airport and I will hand deliver your puppy to you, depending on my schedule. This may also incur a hotel fee if no suitable daytime return flights are available. You may also elect to fly into Seattle and I will meet you at the airport with your puppy. This will incur a $200 fee which includes the required soft sided carrier, health certificate, toys, food and bedding. You will be responsible for your airfare to and from Seattle.
We are more than happy to meet with our Seattle families if we are making a trip to the Seattle airport. We will gladly bring your puppy along for the ride and you can pick him up at the airport.
Of course, you are always welcome to come to our home on pick up weekend. We will schedule each family individually and spend about 30 minutes for puppy pickup on Friday, Saturday or Monday following the 8 week birthday of your puppy.
If your puppy will be delivered or picked up, arrangements will be made in conjunction with other pups being delivered. I am flexible, but I try to coordinate my driving to limit the time away from my family, other puppies and breeding dogs.
The link below can be used for your $500 Labradoodle Puppy Deposit. Current Orchard View Labradoodle Puppy Owners receive a $200 price reduction at the time of final payment.
Pay Your Deposit to Reserve a Puppy