General discussion on all labradoodle-related matters - anything not otherwise covered by specific forums on the site.
sharoncampbell wrote:We bought our Australian labradoodle for £2000. We nearly fainted when we found out how much she was but she's been worth every penny. She's got a great pedigree, had all the tests, came spayed and with her first two vaccines plus two month's insurance. She has a great lineage and her ancestors come from Tegan Park via Suset Hills in Australia.
Australian labradoodles differ from labradoodle origin (those bred from a cross between a lab and a poodle). Australian labradoodles are a pedigree breed - not a poodle cross, which started over twenty years ago in Australia, and are bred labradoodle to labradoodle. Lots of people don't know this - they always assume they're the same. This is why Oz labs are more expensive...
Both labradoodles and Australian labradoodles are gorgeous animals - but there is a big price difference that some people don't understand.
I suppose the prices are also to do with demand outweighing availability.
missing eye-rolling comment there I think! The aussie doodle OP on that one clearly hasn't done their homework on the real story behind TP and RM and fell for the ridiculous hype - I'm sure she has a lovely dog (well I hope so anyway) and the purchase price of a dog compared to cost of ownership long-term is not hugely relevant but anyone who pays £2k for a cross-breed (yes, a cross breed amd aussie doodles are much more mixed up as cross breeds than most uk doodles) needs a quick sanity check. Maybe she'd like to buy some pedigree Siberian Hamsters too
I got the bargain puppy of the century!!! My f1 boy was just coming up to 9 weeks old and had been reserved however nobody came for him, the breeder had another dog due to give birth any day and she attacked buzz so the breeder said if you can come and get him now you can have him for £150. I snapped her hand off and he is the most clever beautiful dog (I am biased) the rest of the litter were sold at £600 each. Just chose my next one, an f1b girl she's £450
We paid less then £100 because we got our doodle form the sspca and this was the fee they take. He has been an absolute star. Makes me unsure if I would want to buy a puppy ever because he is proof there are very good dogs out there just needing a loving family. I sooooo love my boy.
Hi, got Flint (F2) from a non breeder who wanted her doodle to have 1 litter -bred with anther doodle- in October for £500, the girls went for£550, this included chip and puppy injections in the price. He's lovely and totally won my husbands heart who because of allergies has never owned a dog before!