Labradoodle Story Tails
MultiGen Australian Labradoodle Puppies

   
 
We Only Breed MultiGenerational Australian Labradoodles!

Here at Labradoodle Story Tails we continue to set ourselves apart not only by the superior quality of the Australian Labradoodles we produce, but by our commitment to excellence in health, conformation and knowledge of this incredible breed. We strongly stand by the Code of Ethics set forth by the Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA) & the Australian Labradoodle Club of America (ALCA)

The ALAA has awarded us with the Golden Paw in Health Testing!
 


A $200 deposit is required to hold a spot on an upcoming wait list

We do
not ship our puppies. All pups must be picked up in person. 

Please
email us for our Info Packet for more information





contact@labradoodlestory.com

            Australian Labradoodle puppies go to their new owners with:

      Age appropriate vaccinations on a health record with appropriate deworming schedule
       Pro ID Microchip-Permanent identification
       Written 3 year health guarantee
       All pups are registered with the ALAA (Australian Labradoodle Association of America) or the ALCA (Australian Labradoodle Club of America)
       Puppy food- Wellness Complete Health Puppy food (sample given)
       DuraChew by Nyla-bone(BPA & Phthalate free) & toy with moms scent on it



SEE PICTURES AND READ STORIES ABOUT OUR PREVIOUS PUPPIES: CLICK HERE
(I have a lot of updates I still need to post from November and December, I will post these as soon as I get a chance)-should be up by mid-December.



WAIT-LISTS for UPCOMING 2017 LITTERS:
We usually take 4 -6 deposits per litter, spots usually open up spontaneously due to drop outs and switches among waitlists. *Estimated due dates vary according to mother nature


Marilyn Monroe x Anakin- pups going home Feb/March. 2018. Small to true mediums in reds and apricots, some with white markings. (FULLY BOOKED)
This will be Marilyn's 2nd litter

NEW GIRL: Seashell x Anakin (Seashell is a Savanna x Maverick pup, Drk Apricot, with white markings, medium) pups going home sometime in March 2018 (accepting 1 more) -I'll be posting her profile as soon as I get a chance, should be by Mid-December. Feel free to inquire for pics or info. This will be Seashell's first litter


Pippi's 4th and final litter, she will be bred to Maverick- pups going home April 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)

We do have more openings on litters due mid 201




  Please Email us for our info packet, which includes:
Pricing, additional contact info, checklist and more
 
Contact@LabradoodleStory.com



WE HAVE AN AVAILABLE GUARDIAN FEMALE-3 months old






Our Guardian Home (GH) program is a Win-Win for those that live in central or northern California.

Basically how our Guardian Home (GH) program works is that a top breeding quality puppy is placed with the GH free of charge and the dog lives with them as their spoiled pet. Once the dog is of breeding age, she will have a total of 3 litters for our program, a 4th litter is the guardian homes option. When she has completed her breeding career we will have her spayed and the dog is the GH’s forever pet, compensation is applicable with a 4th litter. 

It is really a great program and Labradoodle Story Tails would not be possible without our wonderful GH families. GH must be homes that have a family member working from home, work part-time or are retired so the dog is not left alone for extended periods of time.

CLICK HERE for more details 





 
Please Email us for our info packet, which includes:
Pricing, additional contact info, checklist and more
 
Contact@LabradoodleStory.com





FULLY BOOKED 
Strawberry and Maverick's litter was born November 9th, 2017, pups go home the weekend of  January 6th, 2017. 
There are 3 pups in the litter: 1 girl and 2 boys
Colors: Dark red, red, and apricot

Size: small mediums to medium(22-30lbs)
This is Strawberry's 1st litter 

 




Below are some interesting and short Youtube videos I found that I think all new puppy owners should watch. There are lots of different ways to approach training, try different methods and find what works best for you and your puppy. Happy learning!

PUPPY AREA/TRAINING

HOME SETUP 

NIGHT TIME CRYING

PUPPY BITING

PUPPY BITING/TRAINING PART ONE         PART TWO

TOY GUARDING/TRAINING

PUPPY BITING/TRAINING

FIRST AID: CHOKING

BARKING


We are proud to say that we are NOT a kennel and our dogs do not live their lives inside a kennel. We have extended Guardian Home families that help raise most of the breeding dogs within our program, because it really does take a village! Our dogs are a huge part of our family. We breed only excellent representations of the breed. Our dogs are always around us and we would not want it any other way. Our pups are whelped and raised in and around our country home in Valley Springs, CA.
Please read more about our program on our 'Contact Us/About Us' page.







All Labradoodles Are NOT Created Equal!

Due to the rising popularity of the Labradoodle, people began breeding any Labrador Retriever with any Poodle without researching health genetics, lineage, temperament, or body structure.  This careless breeding has resulted in a flood of puppies with unpredictable coat types (shedding), disproportionate body structure, health problems and hyper temperaments!

The Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle is the product of over 25 years of careful and vigilant breeding practices that first began in Australia to produce an allergy friendly therapy dog. It contains a blend of 3 different breeds in precise amounts to produce very specific qualities. 

COAT QUALITY- allergy friendly, nonshedding, and low to no odor

·         TEMPERAMENT- Calm & mellow, they have a need to serve and obey. Very easy to train

·         AGILITY- built strong and sturdy,  with heavier boning than a poodle. Possessing a beautiful strut and spring to their step




Q & A's

How Can I Know That My Puppy Wont Shed or Affect My Allergies? And Are Wool Coats More Allergy-Friendly?

None of our dogs have wool coats, all have fleece coats (curly, wavy and loose). It is not true that a wool coat is more allergy friendly than any type of fleece coat. They are the same in allergy friendliness. What matters is the recessive trait called the IC gene (Incorrect Coat). What you need in order to achieve a correct coat, meaning non-shedding allergy-friendly, is that at least one parent of the litter is IC clear. If both parents are carriers (type B) of the IC gene then 25% of the litter may be IC affected and have shedding coats that are not allergy friendly. A carrier dog is not affected by being a carrier, they present the same as a clear dog. It is only the “affected” dog that will become a shedding dog. I know genetic traits and recessive genes can be confusing, so again, IC clear dogs and IC carrier dogs will not shed/affect allergies. It is only the IC affected dog that will shed/affect allergies. Both parents would have to be carriers in order to produce an IC affected puppy.


Why Are True Australian Labradoodles So Expensive?

Well first of all.... True Australian Labradoodles are a specialty breed, bred for great purpose to serve and its amazing coat qualities. Second, health testing prospective breeding stock is very expensive for the breeder and purchasing breeding stock from health tested lineage is even more expensive. That's why some breeders choose to simply not health test and buy stock from the cheapest source. But if you buy a puppy from parents and lineage that are not health tested, you are risking the life of your new precious family member.

The standard price for a multigenerational Australian Labradoodle is around 3k. Be cautious of breeders selling for much lower prices, as lower prices may mean that they are producing a high volume of puppies, cutting corners on health testing, and/or lying about true lineage (not registered). 
We do not cut corners in order to sell "cheap" puppies! Make a smart investment with a responsible and respectable breeder that is registered to the ALCA and/or ALAA.

Do your research, ask any unasked questions. And remember the old saying: "You Get What You Pay For!"

If you can't afford a quality bred dog I strongly suggest adopting a dog or puppy from your local area shelter through www.PetFinder.com


Why Is Health Testing Required?

The same health disorders and diseases that affect purebred breeds can also affect the Australian Labradoodle if it is genetic in nature.  Often these health disorders are not initially obvious to the puppy owner but could result in misery for both the dog and the owner, not to mention extremely expensive!

  •  All of our breeding dogs are pre-health screened against: OFA (hips/elbows), PRA & CERF (eyes), and EIC (genetics),      which has awarded us The ALAA'S Silver and Gold Paw Award for Health Testing, but we go above and beyond the required testing. Our stud boys and some other selected dogs are tested for PawPrint Gentetics Australian Labradoodle Recessive Genetic Diseases Panel, which includes: Cystinuria, Centronuclear Myopathy, Exercise Induced Collapse, Myotubular Myopathy 1, Neonatal Encephalopathy with seizures, Degenerative Myelopathy, Familial Nephropathy, Glycogen Storage Disease VII, Progressive Retinal Atrophy-PRCD, Von Willebrand's Disease Type 1, and Narcolepsy. 

  • Our new primary Studs Maverick and Captain America, have additional genetic testing panels for the Australian Labradoodle and he is clear on ALL 23 diseases (which is currently all the diseases associated with the Australian Labradoodle that you can genetically test for). This means that he can be bred with girls that are carriers and they will not produce any affected puppies. (Remember it's only when you breed a recessive "carrier" to another "carrier" that you get "affected" puppies). The additional panel includes: Elliptocytosis, Gallbladder mucoceles, GM2 Gangliosidosis (Poodle type), Hereditary nasal parakeratosis, Hyperuricosuria, Osteochondrodysplasia, Progressive retinal atrophy, Cone-rod dystrophy 4, Progressive retinal atrophy, Golden Retriever 2, Pyruvate kinase deficiency (Labrador Retriever type), Retinal dysplasia/Oculoskeletal dysplasia 1, Skeletal dysplasia 2, Von Willebrand disease II

  • A Recessive disease means that both parents would have to be carriers of the disease for a puppy to become affected with the disease. That is why it is so important to know the recessive traits of  at least one of the parents of a litter. We also have screened all our breeding stock for a dominant trait/gene mutation called Gallbladder Mucoceles, because a dominant trait means that only one parent would need to carry it, in order to pass the disease onto the offspring.

Should I get a Male or a Female?
One of the most common questions I get is, Should I get a male or female puppy? All I can share is my personal experience of having dogs and seeing the bonds of my previous puppy buyers. It seems to me that the strongest bonds are between the opposite sex. That is, a female dog with a male human and a male dog with a female human. That is not to say that a strong bond could not be achieved through the same sex, but in my experiences the strongest bonds are with the opposite sex. Personally I prefer males, I think they are more cuddly and follow me everywhere I go. Nelson would tell you that he prefers females, as all our girls are completely obsessed with him :) Of course we love all of our dogs pretty equally, but our strongest bonds have been with the opposite sex.
 


Is It Time to Get Your Dog a Friend?

Dog’s are naturally social and enjoy a pack environment. Having two dogs instead of one is actually easier because the dogs entertain each other and keep each other company. They tend to get their energy out on each other by wrestling which allows for release of pent up energy. Dog’s that live with a dog friend tend to be healthier and less depressed.

The best matches are those that are opposites in sex, similar in age and size. Though it is not always possible to get the ideal match but having at least one of those would be helpful in selecting the right mate for your current dog. Opposite sex is best because they seem to compete less. With the same sex, there is usually a dominance established and its usually the older dog. If there is a large age gap, your dogs may not have a similar energy requirement. Older dogs tend to have less energy and may growl at an excitable puppy. 



Our Philosophy as an 
Australian Labradoodle Breeder

Above all else, it is our top priority to respect our dogs and always maintain a humane breeding program. Our breeding gals are bred a very limited amount of times and retire early to a leisurely yet active lifestyle here with us in Valley Springs, California or with their nearby guardian home. All of our dogs and their puppies are raised inside our home. 
Health and temperament are paramount to our program with an emphasis on loose fleece, vibrant colored coats. 
 We have a true passion for our breeding program and our puppies reflect our pride and dedication to
the Australian Labradoodle Breed 

Your Australian Labradoodle's Developmental Stages here at Labradoodle Story

All of our dogs live inside our home with us as true members of our family. When it’s time for one of our mothers-to-be to have her litter it is a blessed time in our home and we take so much joy out of the miracle of life that our mommies bring to the world. We are always right by our mother’s side throughout the delivery of each pup, assisting when she needs us. 

First week: As each pup is born we express their airways and weight is taken (just like a human baby) then we make sure that the little one has proper suction while feeding and bonding with mother.  Mother and litter stay within hearing distance so we can check on them throughout the night. During the next couple of days each puppy is held individually to begin neurological stimulation. We begin to implement our socialization methods as soon the puppies are born; this insures excellent temperaments and promotes a calm disposition.

2-3 weeks of age- The pups begin to open their eyes and hear the sounds of each other and the world. Toward the end of the week the pups have their first nail trimming at this time and they begin to take their first clumsy steps,  begin to chew on toys and play wrestle with their litter mates. In week 3 the puppies begin to open their eyes and their ears. 

4-5 weeks of age- They are getting 2-3 meals of soft puppy food and are still getting 1-2 meals from their mother’s milk. Toward the beginning of this week the pups are frequently play in the kitchen area where they can interact with us throughout the day and get familiar with the normal sounds of a household. 
Toward the end of this period they are taken outside for the first time and introduced to grass. They quickly learn that grass is a great place to potty and play! There different personalities start to show through during this time and I begin to make notes regarding each puppy.

6-7 weeks of age- The pups are fully weaned from their mother and have a schedule established of going outside to potty first thing in the morning, then depending on the weather will have play time in the kitchen or in the puppy play area outside, breakfast, followed by another potty break, nap time, potty break, playtime, lunch, potty break, one-on-one time, nap time, potty break, playtime, dinner, potty break, one-on-one time, last potty break of the night, then sleep time in the crate.
They received their first vaccination and are given a routine dewormer.  One on one handlings are happily continued and the human-canine bond is reinforced
. 
Toward the end of this stage their individual personalities are now beginning to shine through. They are now craving a lot more individual attention and proper socialization is critical. Your puppy will be ready to go home around 8 weeks.

 As a truly committed Australian Labradoodle breeder we are always there for our puppy buyers in any situation throughout the life of their new buddle of PURE JOY!



SAFETY FIRST

It's important to have lots of safe toys for your new Labradoodle puppy to chew and play with. Your puppy will be teething for up to 9 months and will be looking for objects to chew to alleviate their sore gums. 
Safe toys are toys that are made very well, specifically for dogs. Avoid toys with buttons or small plastic parts that can be chewed off and ingested or choked on.  Also avoid toys with stuffing, not only are most stuffing toxic but they become a big mess for you to clean up.

We like using an all natural line of toys call Planet Petco available at Petco,  Nylabone and bully sticks!
 
Training treats should be very small. We like to use Zuke's Mini Naturals. (Amazon for best prices)

SAFETY HOT SPOTS (Please keep these areas in particular in mind)

-Cooking: Boiling water, frying oil, cooking bacon. Dogs are curious, especially if something smells good. Please turn frying pan handles away, and towards the back of the stove top. Be aware that dogs might try to jump up to see what smells so good. Dogs really shouldn’t be in the kitchen when cooking on the stove top.
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-Back yard dangers- Create a safe area in your yard for puppy to play, common hazards are mushrooms, poisonous plants, rocks and other small items that can be swallowed or choked on. I recommend buying 2 exercise pens and combine them for a nice sized play pen. Make sure this play pen has shade from the sun, lots of toys, marrow bone or bully stick to keep your puppy entertained. When they are older, they don’t need a play pen but you can still use them as gates in various areas around the home and yard to keep your dog out of trouble. Common areas might be electrical areas, stickers (fox tails), a pool, etc...

-Trash cans: should have a secure cover or be securely put under the cabinetry. Dogs can choke or eat inedible items and may need to be surgically removed. If your dog refuses to eat and seems different, it could have an intestinal blockage. This requires immediate veterinary care.

-Electrical Cords: Please be aware that puppies will chew electrical cords if they have access to them. This can cause shock and death.

-Doors to the outside: This is usually the front door and backyard door. If at all possible, please put spring door closures on these doors so there can be no “accidentally leaving the door open.”

-Outside the House: Take extra care when dog leaves your home. Secure safely in a car, do NOT leave the dog unattended anywhere, this includes the car. If you are not directly supervising the dog, the dog should be in a crate.

-Please buy a crate and an exercise pen. These are both for your puppy’s safety so they cant get into anything when not being supervised.

-Training: Please focus on the safety commands of COME and DROP IT.

- Miscellaneous: Christmas ornaments and Christmas tree pine needles can be hazardous, as well as too loose and too tight of a collar, click here for a cautionary tale of a local breeders experience with an oral flea medication offered by most veterinarians.  We recommend and use Diatoaceous Earth Powder, click here to read more.

PREVENT PANCREATITIS: Keep garbages secured. Dogs should get no more than 10% of their diets from fatty/greasy table food.


Pesticides and fertilizers are toxic to your pets. It's best not to use them (or try natural types such as white vinegar), but if you must, then use them in areas that are off limits to puppy.
Click on the  links below:
Your backyard may be filled with poisonous plants/flowers that can kill your dog! View this link for  pictures of the types of plants/flowers that are dangerous to your Labradoodle.

~   Most people give their dogs scraps from their plate but some foods can be deadly. Find out which ones  here:

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1659&aid=1030
http://www.expertise.com/home-and-garden/pet-safety-guide

Article explaining why Nylabones are far superior to rawhide bones

Pet car traveling

Important link about keeping your puppy safe

Important link about the harmful chemicals that may be in your dog food

HOME SAFETY LINK

 

For ANY reason you need/want to part with your labradoodle in the future we ask that you first contact us and we will gladly take he/she back to find them a new home. 
We would never want our babies to end up in a shelter.
WE OFFER LIFETIME SUPPORT WITH YOUR LABRADOODLE!


            Our Visitation Policy:             

Our home is not open to the general public.  We encourage puppy visits for families that have an application and deposit on file($200), and will invite you to meet our pups and dogs when you pick up your puppy to bring home at 8 weeks old.  Un-vaccinated puppies are very vulnerable to infection or disease and we do not want to take any chances with the health of our newborns by having the traffic of visitors.

On the day of your visit please do not have any contact with other puppies or unvaccinated dogs before you visit our home.

Thank you for understanding and respecting our policy and we look forward to meeting you!






Buyer Beware!
It is very concerning and heartbreaking to find so many puppymills on the internet now. Please be aware that there are pet stores and websites advertising each breed of dog claiming to be a 'breeder directory' but they are actually puppymills. 
Main signs of puppymills "RED FLAGS"
* If the website only offers shipping of the puppies.
* If you are unable to contact the puppies individual breeder.
* If visitations to the breeder's house is not allowed.
If you are having a dog/puppy shipped to you be extra cautious! Just because a website has a lot of pictures does not mean that those pictures were not stolen from other breeders!!
Puppymills are massive breeding facilities that only view dogs as commodities. Breeding dogs are housed in shockingly poor conditions and bred until they die, with very little human contact and suffer from neglect, poor health, parasitic infestations, and horrific wounds because they are forced to live on their feces confined to small filthy cages.
So many people own dogs that have come from puppymills and dont even realize it. The truth is if you buy a puppymill puppy you are risking genetic diseases and/or a sick puppy that will not live long or require expensive surgeries or medications to live a normal life.
Unfortunately puppymills are thriving on the internet because buyers are not aware that such cruelty exists. Making such a purchase does not "rescue" the puppy- it in fact condemns puppymill dogs to a life of torture. It is estimated that there are over 4 million dogs being bred in puppymills every single year! And this number is growing...More than 95% of puppies being sold for profit in pet stores come from puppymills. The current laws are insufficient in protecting dogs and puppies from neglect and exploitation. 
To learn more please click on either logo below.


WE ARE VERY PROUD SUPPORTING MEMBERS OF THE 
THE HUMANE SOCIETY AND THE ASPCA