FAQ – Amity Labradoodles
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Frequently Asked Questions

The puppies are $3900 plus GST and we require a $500 holding deposit which comes off the purchase price. The final balance is due when the puppy reaches six weeks of age.

Interstate flights from Gold Coast or Brisbane are normally between $250 to $350. we arrange this for you.

We are happy to transfer you to a different litter up to week 6 if:

  • You had requested a particular sex or colour and there were insufficient puppies of that sex or colour born. 
  • There were an insufficient number of puppies born.
  • You are experiencing an unexpected personal/ family issue.

The main purpose of holding a deposit is to secure a puppy for you and gain a commitment from you to Amity Labradoodles. 

The considerations when allocating a puppy.

  1. 1. Invoice or Receipt number. Those who pay a deposit first are given first preference. 
    2. Gender requested.
    3. Temperament. We try to match puppy to person so that you receive the puppy that best suits your home.
    4. Size requested.
    5. Colour requested.
  2.  

This is why we ask you to pay a deposit as soon as you have decided to join Amity.
We request that you make a first and second preference when selecting a puppy.

Once you have committed to purchasing from Amity you will have our details.(Contact numbers and  address)

For the safety of the puppies we are unable to advertise our address.

We offer a Video chat service (WhatsApp) where you can live view your puppy at week 6 and we have a Facebook group set up just for the buyers of puppies and the guardian families for both mum and dad. Here we post many videos, live streaming, photos and stories. You can all so interact with other buyers and the owners of the mum and dad. These Facebook groups stay open for many years after you receive your puppy so you can as a group share birthday photos and experiences.

The Australian Labradoodle Association, Queensland Government, Gold Coast City Council and ASIC (through our ABN) all know where Amity Labradoodles Pty Ltd is located. 

  1. A 2-year Health Guarantee against life-threatening diseases that we can test the parents for. (Currently, there are 26 DNA genetic tests and radiology for hip dysplasia.
  2. Puppy Registration with the Australian Labradoodle Association.
  3. Vaccinated with a Vet Certificate.
  4. De-sexed with Vet De-Sexing Certificate.
  5. Microchipped.
  6. Wormed at 2,4,6, and 8 weeks.
  7. A Pedigree Certificate.
  8. All our Pups are raised and cared for in our home in purpose-built facilities with our family, thus providing each puppy with dedicated time for socialization and one on one interaction.
  9. We provide detailed Puppy Care Notes.
  10. Email, txt and phone support.

There are 2 coat types that are considered allergy-friendly low to non-shedding, fleece and wool coats. At Amity the majority of our puppies are Fleece coats. (By non-shedding, we mean that when you groom your puppy there may be some fleece in the comb. However, you will not find hair all over the house as we experienced with our Golden Retriever).

The Fleece Coat. This comes as a wavy or curly fleece and they are both soft in texture and an easy coat to manage. 

The Wool Coat. This has a lambswool feel and can be mild to very curly. Its appearance is spiraling wool that opens easily to the skin

GROOMING

Labradoodles are fairly easy to groom however brushing with a slicker brush and a metal comb needs to be performed regularly to prevent matting of their coat. They are low to non-shedders. Begin grooming your Labradoodle at a young age and teach your puppy to stand on a table to make this experience easier on both of you. Touch and rub their paws often which will make trimming nails easier.

The ALA requires that all puppies sold for non-breeding purposes be de-sexed.
We purchase a binding contract that you will enter into with Spay Secure in which you guarantee to have your puppy de-sexed before the age of seven months.  Amity will pay for the contract, you will be required to pay for the de-sexing

Additional information on the Spay Secure process can be found by clicking here.

Small / Miniature Size

35-42cms /14-16 inches
(Below Your Knee)
11 – 14 years
7-13kgs /15-25lbs
 

Medium Size

43-52cms /17-20 inches
(At your Knee)
11 – 14 years
13kgs-20kgs /30-64lbs

Feeding your Puppy

If you live locally and will be collecting your puppy from us, we will supply you with the same dry and wet food that your puppy has been eating while in our care. (if you are interstate, we will arrange for some to be sent to you) If you plan to change their diet you should do so gradually so as not to upset their stomach. Do this by adding a small amount of the new food to their existing meal each day.

If you are going to start a different type of dry food, please note that the pups’ poo may soften for a couple of days till their tummy gets accustomed to the new food. Integrate the new food with the food we provide. The important thing is to feed your puppy good quality dog food.

There is more information about feeding your puppy in our Puppy Care Notes.

COAT COLOUR

White/Chalk. These dogs have black or rose pigment noses. Dogs with brown/rose noses are sometimes referred to as Caramel Ice Cream. They are a creamy apricot/gold tinted coat and there are many shades. The nose pigment is black or rose.

Cream dogs with a brown/rose nose are sometimes referred to as Caramel Cream.


Gold. Sometimes referred to as apricot, like the colour of the inside of a ripe apricot. Yum………It varies in shades to a rich gold. This colour may fade as the dog ages. The nose pigment is black.


Caramel ranges from rich gold to deep red with even colour over the entire body. The nose pigment is rose.


Red. These dogs are a solid rich red colour with the colour the same from root to outer coat. Reds can fade with aging. The nose pigment is black and is a rare colour group.


Black. Is a solid without a sprinkling of any other colour through the coat. The nose pigment is black.


Chocolate. Is dark and rich in colour and their nose pigment matches their coat.


Cafe. Is a milk chocolate to silver beige in colour with nose pigment matching the coat colour.


Parti. They are 50% white with patches of any of the above colours. The nose pigment reflects a solid colour.

 

Toilet Training

If you are vigilant and consistent you shouldn’t have any trouble with toilet training.

Be prepared to spend a lot of time watching and taking your puppy outside. When they start walking in circles, sniffing or looking unsettled, these are the warning signs! and especially when they first open their eyes after sleep. When they open their eyes they open their bladder

Having your puppy sleep in a crate next to you at night will allow the puppy to tell you when it needs to go out. The puppy will not want to mess in its crate.

Hourly toileting for the first few days is optimal. During the day when your puppy goes to sleep, it is a good idea to put him/her into the crate and close it so that when they wake you will know, instead of finding a surprise puddle.

If you are not able to watch your puppy then you should put them outside (assuming that your fences are secure). If these options aren’t possible then try to confine your pup to an area that is easy to clean, such as the kitchen/laundry.

If you can get those first few pees and poos done outside, then your job will be so much easier. While outside give puppy a good raw meaty bone to chew to entertain itself or a Kong stuffed with treats. This also prepares them to be separated from you for short periods of time.

If they are having accidents inside too frequently then it’s much harder to get the message across. You really need to make this your mission for those first few days.

It’s also a good idea to put your puppy in the same area in the garden each time to try to encourage it to go to the toilet in the same place. It will usually take a good two weeks before your puppy is fully house-trained so be patient. Once again like children and potty training, each pup will be different some are very fast learners and others take a bit longer.

We send many dogs interstate. If you google dog transporters there are several suppliers of this service. The company we prefer to deal with is  KCR Pet Transport. We transport your puppy to the Gold Coast or Brisbane airport and arrange the required paperwork with Virgin airline for a small fee. Amity does not mark up flight costs from KCR. 

The Labradoodle makes an excellent watchdog and will alert their people to approaching strangers, but it’s not their style to bark without cause.

The Labradoodle is a sociable dog and loves company. They dislike being alone for long periods of time.

If you want an outdoor dog who can be left alone for long periods, then maybe the Labradoodle is not the breed for you.