There is nothing quite as special as seeing the joy on a person's face when their new puppy is placed into loving arms for the first time.
Burrinjuck Labradoodles was established in 2005. We have built our breeding program from established lines of multi-generational labradoodles and also introduced new blood lines sourced from overseas and within Australia.
Breeding Labradoodles is our passion and we take great pride in the health and wellbeing of our dogs and puppies. Our staff are committed to providing puppies and dogs of excellent health and with superb natures. Our breeding dogs are hip and elbow scored at 1 year of age and undergo a full DNA Genetic Profile. In addition, families who purchase a Burrinjuck puppy receive a comprehensive health guarantee contract.
Genetics is important but it is only part of the equation. The environment is also important. Our puppies are raised in our family home. From the first few days of life, puppies are handled and undergo early neurological stimulation. Our daughter Bree is a registered and accredited dog trainer and assists us to carry out this stimulation program. From four weeks of age, puppies continure to be handled over increasing periods of time. Pens are filled with play equipment and a range of stimulating toys. From 6 weeks, puppies are exposed to a wide variety of every day sounds, smells and sights. We aim to teach our puppies growing independence. They are encouraged to spend some time on their own and to develop their confidence. Most importantly of all, our puppies are loved and cuddled throughout the eight weeks that they spend in our care.
Puppies come with the following:
The standard size labradoodle is approximately the size of a Labrador but can grow to the size of a German Sheperd.The height from the shoulder to the ground is between 21 to 24 inches (53cm to 63cm). A standard size labradoodle can weigh anywhere between 23 kg to 30 kg.
The medium size labradoodle is approximately the size of a Kelpie. I classify my small-medium size as roughly the size of a Cocker Spaniel and our large-medium size as similar to a Border Collie. The height from the shoulder to the ground is between 17 to 20 inches (43cm to 52cm). A medium size labradoodle can weigh anywhere between 13 kg to 20 kg.
The miniature labradoodle is roughly the size of a Jack Russell to miniature poodle. The measurement from the shoulder to the ground is between 14 to 16 inches (35cm to 42 cm). Miniature Labradoodles weigh between 7kg to 13kg. They are a great lap size dog.
We breed a diversity of colours however specialise in chocolate and red shades. Many colours will lighten from eight months through to two years of age. This is due to the lightening gene often inherited from the poodle side. Therefore if you notice some silver hairs emerge in your puppy from 8 months this is not a cause for alarm - it is simply the adult coat growing through and the lightening genes becoming evident. Dogs that have inherited one or two lightening gene will show the following colour changes: the red colour will likely fade to gold, the black colour to blue or silver and the chocolate colour to café or parchment. If a dog has a rose nose then I label this colour as caramel rather than gold.
The most common type of coat that we breed is the fleece coat and wool coat.
Labradoodle coats are categorised as "hair", "fleece" or "wool" depending on the amount of curl and the texture of the coat. A hair coat consists of straight, short strands of hair. This is the coat of a labrador. It feels a little wiry to touch and it does shed. A fleece coat is made up of hair and wool finely intertwined. This coat is highly desirable as it is thought to require slightly less maintenance. Fleece coats are very low shedding and resemble the appearance of the angora goat or that classic 80's spiral perm. A fleece coat usually has a very soft texture to touch.
A wool coat is curly and the strands are long. Wool coats can be dense (like cotton wool) or fine, depending on the amount of wool. Wool does not drop out but continues to grow.People have found that labradoodles with wool coats are best suited for those suffering from allergies. Choosing a labradoodle with a wool coat does not guarantee that the person with allergies will not have an allergic reaction. People can be allergic to the sweat, urine, saliva and skin cells of the labradoodle so may still suffer an allergic reaction.