Policies and Pricing


Pricing and Details

The price of our multi-generational Australian Labradoodle puppies is $2700 regardless of size, gender or colour. We have put extensive time, money and effort into raising healthy puppies and as such this is reflected in the price. Not all labradoodles are the same! Please do your research and know what you are getting.  All applications for one of our puppies must be accompanied by a $500 non-refundable deposit (unless Sprucetree Labradoodles ends the contract) in order to hold your place on one of our waiting lists. Australian Labradoodles usually live from 12-15 years. 

 

Health Guarantee

All of our puppies will go to their new homes up-to-date on vaccinations, will be vet checked, micro-chipped, spayed or neutered and will have started on their crate training and house-breaking.

We will provide a two year health guarantee with each Sprucetree Labradoodle, provided that the written agreement between breeder and new owner for puppy care is followed. This guarantee is for coverage of genetic diseases only and does not cover minor, non-life-threatening health issues such as ear infections. 

Our puppies will have had a complete health exam by our veterinarian and deemed healthy at the time of going to their new owners. Each pup will be required to have a follow-up check-up by the new owner’s veterinarian within five days of going home in order to validate the health guarantee.

 

Health Testing Performed on Our Breeding Dogs

The following information is given so you will understand that not all Labradoodles are created equally. Multi-generation Australian Labradoodles come with several generations of health-tested dogs behind them and are not the same as first generation (F1) or early generation (F1B) backcrosses.

At Sprucetree Labradoodles we follow the strictest health testing as determined by the Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA). This ensures that all of our breeding dogs are tested for diseases specific to the parent breeds of our Labradoodles. The following diseases are tested for:

  • PRA/PRCD - Progressive Retinal Atrophy and Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration which are degenerative eye diseases that cause blindness.
  • DM - Degenerative Myelopathy is a progressive disease of the spinal cord that causes paralysis.
  • EIC - Exercise Induced Collapse is a disease which can cause sudden death.  Exercise-Induced Collapse (EIC) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder causing affected dogs to suffer from a loss of muscle control following periods of extreme exercise. Typically, an affected dog begins to show symptoms between 5 months and 3 years of age, usually around the age that more intensive training begins.
  • Von Willebrand Disease also called VWD, is the most common inherited blood clotting disorder in dogs. It’s the result of an insufficient amount of Von Willebrand factor (VWF), which is a plasma protein that helps blood to clot. VWD can result in excessive, serious bleeding from even a minor skin wound. 
  • X-rays are performed on all of our breeding dogs and are sent to OFA for grading. These are specialized X-rays to determine the presence of or likelihood of developing dysplasia or osteoarthritis in the hips, elbows or patella.
  • CERF (Canine Eye Registration Foundation) exam is performed by a veterinary ophthalmologist every 18 months to determine eye health.