True North Labradoodles
Breeder of Authentic Australian Labradoodles
If dog breeds developed over hundreds of years to fulfill a specific need---to hunt for prey, pick up birds, pull sleds, guard property, search and rescue, etc.---it makes sense that labradoodles are becoming increasingly popular in recent years. In the Age of Anxiety, Australian labradoodles are what we need: a therapy dog. An upbeat dog who is full of energy to run and play outside and knows how to be quiet inside; a dog in sync with people’s feelings, who enjoys being trained, who wants to please. Sociable, huggable, intelligent, funny, and intuitive: this is modern-day man's best friend.
About Our Program
True North Labradoodles is a home-based business and specializes in breeding mini and medium authentic multi-generational Australian labradoodles. We have the highest standards for the breeder dogs we add to our program, for the way we operate our business, and for the customers we select to become a family to our puppies. We are conveniently located in Westport, CT.
A lot of thought and consideration goes into selecting our breeding dogs and planning our litters. Before adding a breeder to the program we test them thoroughly to ensure that they are free of genetic diseases; we have their hips and elbows certified by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals; and we have their eyes examined and certified every year. Our aim is to produce dogs who are healthy, a great example of the breed’s temperament and conformation, low to non-shedding and allergy friendly. We are a member of the Australian Labradoodle Club of America (ALCA), a Gold Paw member of the Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA), and an All Star member of the Worldwide Australian Labradoodle Association (WALA).
Our dogs live in our house or with carefully selected guardian families. You can read about our guardian program here.
About Our Puppies
The first 16 weeks of a puppy’s development sets the tone for his behavior as an adult dog. The more puppies are exposed to different sensory experiences and socialization, the better companion dogs they will become. Puppies who have a positive experience when they hear the noise of vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, and beeping cars for example, will not be afraid of these loud noises later on. Puppies who play with children and all kinds of different adults will be outgoing and friendly.
During the 8 to 9 weeks that the puppies are here, we let them experience a variety of situations which will help them become trusting and confident adult dogs. We also familiarize our puppies with the crate and begin potty training.
We love what we do and we are passionate about our dogs and puppies! It gives us enormous satisfaction to know that a labradoodle will bring as much joy into your life as our dogs bring into ours. Thank you for visiting True North and please get in touch if you have any questions. We would love to hear from you.
Our puppies' health is our number one priority and unfortunately, as much as we would love to show off our dogs and puppies, we are not open to the general public.
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