Can we Drop by and Visit your Dogs and Puppies?
A wonderful part of our business is getting to know the families who adopt our puppies. As much as we would enjoy visiting in person at our home with everyone who is interested in meeting our Australian Labradoodles, it is just not safe for our puppies. We totally understand families want to touch and hold and smell a newborn puppy, but in the interest of the safety of our puppies, we have a visitation policy in place to protect their health and safety.
Our visitation policy allows for families with a deposit to visit the puppy that has been chosen for them once the puppy is 7 weeks of age. We have such a strict visitation policy because
- Immature immune systems. Puppies are not protected against disease that can be brought in on shoes or clothing. Many breeders have lost entire litters of puppies due to disease being brought into the breeder’s home. You don’t have to touch a puppy to transfer disease to them. Your shoes and clothing can bring it in and leave it on the floor or furniture, only to be transferred to the paws of the mama dog, who then transfers it to her babies.
- New mama dogs are extremely protective of their babies. When strangers enter the home, even if mama is in another part of the house, she hears their voices and kicks into a highly emotionally charged state. This stress causes her body to create cortisol, which enters her milk. When the puppies consume the milk, the cortisol then causes them to become stressed as well. A stressed puppy is more likely to succumb to illness and fail to thrive.
- Stressed mama dogs may panic. They could jump up and away from their puppies to assess what they think is a threat, and many times unintentionally step on or crush a puppy. The mere sound of a stranger’s voice in another room may cause them to panic and can result in an injured puppy, or even death.
In lieu of visitation, we are happy to talk with you by phone or email. We keep our Facebook page updated frequently, and are happy to provide lots of pictures and other complete information on each puppy and litter we produce.
Thank you for understanding and allowing us to put the safety, health and well-being of your puppy as our greatest priority.
How is a multi-generational Australian Labradoodle different from other Labradoodles?
- An F1 or “First Cross” Labradoodle is a puppy from a Poodle parent and a Labrador Retriever parent. Because this is a breeding between two dogs that do not resemble each other, these puppies have a wide variety of looks and coats from flat hairy short coats of a labrador to very woolly poodle coats. Coats can also vary in length, thickness and texture. JoaLins Australian Labradoodles does not breed F1 puppies due to inconsistencies within the lines.
- A F1B Labradoodle is a puppy with a First Cross parent (F1 Labradoodle) and a Poodle parent. These puppies’ coats are improved due to their Poodle parent; however, the results are mixed as this is not a pairing between two like dogs. Coats are typically low to non-shedding. Due to the variety of coats, JoaLins Australian Labradoodles does not breed F1B puppies.
- A multi-generational Australian Labradoodle is a puppy with both parents who are Australian Labradoodles. These puppies are the result of generations of breeding time and investment and are non-shedding and allergy-friendly. JoaLins Australian Labradoodles breeds multi-generational Australian Labradoodles because of the consistent quality of the puppies’ coats, appearance, and temperament.