Maureen said:hi and welcome....email me and I'll tell you of those I know of, too.... hope you get lots of feedback on those around you!
oh, I have one question: what kind of doodle are you looking for? Australian? No.American? what generation? these will affect who you want to work with.
In addition to Nancy - she's not far from the Gettysburg area of PA - one of the original No.Am. Labradoodle breeders lives in the York PA area.
hope this helps!
dixiedi said:Welcome AndreaEve This site is a great place to find a breeder in your area. Just go to the Labradoodle Breeder Directory and type in the state you are wanting to find a breeder in and "voila" :wink:
Ask questions, get references and Good Luck
Jac said:Hi again, AndreaEve, you are doing such a great job in researching your prospects...I commend you for that work...it isn't easy!
When you mentioned what you are looking for, I thought I should mention that because your friend has allergies to dander and saliva, the coat of a Labradoodle may not be enough to prevent allergic reactions. Many things cause allergies, so you are wise to want to meet the puppy first. It would be best if the allergic friend could be around him/her too.
My husband is very allergic to animals so when our breeder introduced us to our Labradoodles, she had us stay in a hotel room (we spent the night and he had no allergies that night so the room was good...) and she gave the puppies a bath in unscented shampoo...and brought them to us for a snuggle...(it was a tough job... :wink: )
Well, he had no negative reaction to them and we bought them both! Allergies can develop over time too...but we have been lucky.
Also, due to the shedding, you might want to find at least an F1B (still being careful that they don't shed much...most puppies WILL shed during their first year and all will blow their puppy coats so, you almost have to wait until that is overwith to know for sure if your dog will shed as an adult.)
About the dog being okay on the flight and meeting you...if you select a breeder that you trust, they will help you select a puppy based (not solely on looks, which most people make the mistake of doing) on the temperament and friendliness of the puppy...and they will, if they have enough time before the flight, condition the puppy to the things they may face.
Our first two puppies came from southern CA and we drove for 6 hours to pick them up...one was very car sick on the ride home...very car sick...poor thing. She hates cars to this day. The other two dogs that we have bought had long flights. One from Canada and one from the eastern part of the US...when they arrived, they were so loving and happy to see us! They licked our faces, and wagged their tails and never, ever had a bad day with us.
So, from my personal experience...if you select a good breeder who will help you and work with you...and they select good transportation, you will do well by your puppy.
Also, Linda and Di from this forum use a ground transportation company that they highly recommend.
Just tossing out alternatives for you to consider!
Doodlesville said:So VERY Well said,,thank you
I just got the most heartbreaking call about a family that adopted a pup from one of these ads,,got it home in a few days it got sick lots of tears and heartbreak the family is out close to 2000.00 and cant safely bring another pup in the house for a long time to come,,
Im one of those that do NOT recommend rehomes ,Although it seems like a worthy cause,,I cant promote it for the reasons you mentioned and Now even moreso since this last tidbit of info i got,,i feel so horrible for that family !!!
lauren46 said:You can always try Rehome sites too. They are just as cute and nice as LDs from a breeder just the price is lower! so here are some cuties you can look at.
These are adorable labradoodles-
http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/dis ... id=6237186
http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/dis ... id=6213256
http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/dis ... id=6201830
http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/dis ... id=6184819
http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/dis ... id=6178709
http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/dis ... id=5780886
http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/dis ... id=5553785
And these goldendoodles-
http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/dis ... id=6222222
http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/dis ... id=6084797