Our simple FAQ section is there to guide you through Vanilla Grove Labradoodles’ process of buying a new puppy and answering some common questions about Australian Labradoodles.

What is an Australian Labradoodle?

Australian Labradoodles (ALDs) have been bred for decades and their lineage is far more complex than “standard” Labradoodles. They originate from Australia and are bred specifically for their excellent temperament and consistent non shedding allergy friendly coat. Because of these two incredible attributes, they are the ideal therapy dogs and the perfect family companions. They are athletic, joyful, love water and retrieving. ALDs are also easy to train, get along well with other dogs, are extremely clever and sociable. This breed needs  lot of exercise which includes long daily walks. As per the Worldwide Australian Labradoodle Association guidelines the three breeds now used to make the Australian Labradoodle are the Labrador Retriever, Poodle and Cocker Spaniel (English or American).


How do I start the process of getting a puppy?

If you are serious about purchasing one of our puppies, please contact us directly via this website. To reserve a puppy we will ask for a non refundable deposit which will hold a place on the litter of your choice. We accept 5 to 6 deposits on each litter and will start a waiting list (we do not hold deposits for places on our waiting list) for any additional puppies after they are born. Full payment is due by 7 weeks of age. Reservation list fills fast and are normally fully booked months in advance. Spaces can not be reserved until we have received the deposit.


What is your selection process?

We match puppies based on temperament first. We will take your preferences into consideration (size, colour, gender) but can not guarantee we will have an exact match every time. We will never place the most rowdy puppy of the litter with a family that wants to do therapy work, or a more reserved puppy with a busy family with young children that wants a running companion. Personality is very important so as much as you have preferences we can work together to find the best match for your family. If for some reason we don’t think any of our puppies is a good match, we will happily transfer your deposit on to the next available litter.


What happens if you don’t have enough puppies for your reservation list?

Unfortunately this can happen on occasions and this is something we can not avoid. We are more than happy to transfer your deposit to the next available litter, but this is also an instance when we would refund your deposit if you prefer.