P r i c i n g a n d A d o p t i o n
Our Australian Labradoodles are 3,500 plus sales tax. We do require a 500.00 deposit to hold a puppy in your name. The 500.00 deposit is applied toward the total cost of your puppy and will be deducted from final payment.
What does my Puppy Come with?
Age appropriate Vaccinations
Grooming tool for face
Sample bag of Life's Abundance kibble
2 year health guarantee
toy with litter scent
pet insurance for first month
Unlimited support for the life of your pet
Puppy culture and avidog raised puppies
Early nuero stimulation program included from 1-3 weeks of age
We are proud to be one of the two original australian labradoodle breeders in the state of Arizona. We pride ourselves on our program and we feel like the proof is in what we produce. Most of our business is word of mouth and repeat customers!
Sundance Labradoodles is not a kennel. We are a family and our breeding dogs live in our home as our beloved and pampered pets. We can't have all of our dogs here so we have them in Guardian homes nearby. A guardian home is a family that has one of our breeding dogs as their own pet and helps out tremendously at breeding time. However, all puppies are born and raised in our home until they are picked up or shipped to you.
We raise all of our puppies here in our home were they are well attended to. We begin socializing them and getting them accustomed to every day sounds, being handled, and other pets.
We raise our puppies with avidog and puppy culture methods. We attend educational seminars and revamp our techniques for raising puppies at least 2 times a year. The purpose of this is to stay current with latest studies and proven puppy rearing techniques. We thrive on education and keeping current even after a decade of breeding!
Picking up your Puppy!
You are more than welcome to pick up your newest addition right here at Sundance Labradoodles! We actually prefer it and love to show where and how your puppy has been raised. We can also spend some time going over care and grooming questions you may have.
If you wish to have your puppy shipped to you via airplane the fee starts at $450 fee(could vary). This fee covers airfare, crate, vet health certification to fly and transportation to the airport. There are restrictions as of the onset of covid. This may not be a viable option because of Covid.
In cabin hand delivery is also available if prearranged.
You are also welcome to fly into Sky Harbor Airport (Phoenix) and I can have your puppy ready for you to fly home in cabin. I would be happy to spend up to an hour with you at the airport going over any questions or concerns. There is no charge for this unless you would require me to bring a pet carryon bag for your pup.
Why Australian Labradoodles are Costly
We obtain our breeding dogs at eight to nine weeks of age. The average cost of a breeding dog is 12-14 thousand dollars (without the testing). We do some of the health testing while they are young and continue with testing up to the age of two years old. Once they are cleared we add them to our breeding program.
Very important: If they do not have the temperament desired after the age of 1 year or if they do not clear testing, they are eliminated as a potential breeding dogs and go on to have a happy pet life with their forever family that they are already with. This is extremely costly but very important for our program as we will only breed the best of the best.
When they are old enough we start extensive health testing on all of our potential breeding dogs (heart, cerf, eyes,thyroid, ofa hips, pra, prcd, ic, ofa elbows, eic, dm, penn hip and other testing for genetic diseases)to name a few! For each test done we incur substantial bills that represent thousands of dollars (vet, xray, lab fees, panel fees, etc). We only breed the dogs that pass their tests with high scores as to try and breed the healthiest puppies possible and minimize genetic disease.
You can be assured that your pup has parents with wonderful temperaments and the highest of health scores! We love our dogs and want them to live healthy, happy lives.
Our fully health tested parent dogs have their puppies in our home. By the time the puppy is ready for their new family at 8-9 weeks we have spared no expense on everything a puppy needs such as clean facilities (indoor and outdoor), deworming treatments, microchipping, health checks, first set of vaccines, etc.) We consider ourselves responsible breeders and cutting corners at any cost is not part of our program. We do everything we can to assure our puppies will have happy, quality lives!
We have spent years building our program around breeding exceptional dogs. Know that when you buy a Sundance dog you are getting the very best!
We have a two year guarantee on all of our puppies for genetic disorders. Our breeding dogs are thoroughly health tested before we will breed them. It is for this reason we can offer a guarantee. We do the best we can and breed responsibly. We want our dogs to live a happy life and bring the same joy to you that they do to us! Our dogs are our pets first and foremost, we love and adore them!!!!
Degenerative myelopathy (DM) is a disease that affects the spinal cord in dogs, causing progressive muscle weakness and loss of coordination. It acts similarly to Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), in humans. There is no cure for DM; however, routine physical therapy may delay the clinical progression of this disease.
Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) is a syndrome characterised by otherwise fit and healthy dogs collapsing after exercise. A dog suffering from EIC would get weak or lose balance after just 5 to 10 minutes of intense physical activity.
It is an inherited neuromuscular disease. From a scientific perspective, the disease is caused by a mutation in the dynamin1 DNM1 gene, which is instrumental in nerve signal transmission. It is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait, meaning the causative mutation must be inherited from both parents for the puppy to be affected. Carriers of EIC appear normal and have normal exercise tolerance, but they will pass the causative genetic mutation on to half of their puppies.
Hereditary nasal parakeratosis dog
Genetic testing of the SUV39H2 gene in Labrador Retrievers will reliably determine whether a dog is a genetic Carrier of hereditary nasal parakeratosis. Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis is inherited in an Autosomal Recessive manner in dogs meaning that they must receive two copies of the mutated gene (one from each parent) to develop the disease. In general, carrier dogs do not have features of the disease but when bred with another carrier of the same Mutation, there is a risk of having affected pups. Each pup that is born to this pairing has a 25% chance of inheriting the disease and a 50% chance of inheriting one copy and being a carrier of the SUV39H2 gene mutation. Reliable genetic testing is important for determining breeding practices. In order to eliminate this mutation from breeding lines and to avoid the potential of producing affected pups, breeding of known carriers to each other is not recommended. Labrador Retrievers that are not carriers of the mutation have no increased risk of having affected pups.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cone-Rod Dystrophy 4
Progressive retinal Atrophy, cone-Rod dystrophy 4 (PRA-crd4) is an inherited eye disease affecting dogs. PRA-crd4 occurs as a result of degeneration of both rod and cone type Photoreceptor Cells of the Retina, which are important for vision in dim and bright light, respectively. Affected dogs can show symptoms of vision loss or have signs of retinal disease on veterinary ophthalmologic exam by 3 years of age. However, age of onset varies significantly in PRA-crd4 affected dogs, and has been reported from 1 to 15 years of age. Mutations in the RPGRIP1 gene show Incomplete Penetrance, meaning that not all dogs inheriting two copies of the Mutation develop clinical disease. This suggests that other unknown genetic or environmental factors may play a role in modifying disease development and progression. Although progression tends to be relatively slow, most affected dogs (especially those with an early age of onset) will progress to complete blindness.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration
Progressive retinal Atrophy, progressive Rod-cone degeneration (PRA-prcd) is a late onset, inherited eye disease affecting many breeds of dog. PRA-prcd occurs as a result of degeneration of both rod and cone type Photoreceptor Cells of the Retina, which are important for vision in dim and bright light, respectively. Evidence of retinal disease in affected dogs can first be seen on an Electroretinogram around 1.5 years of age for most breeds, but most affected dogs will not show signs of vision loss until 3 to 5 years of age or later. The rod type cells are affected first and affected dogs will initially have vision deficits in dim light (night blindness) and loss of peripheral vision. Over time affected dogs continue to lose night vision and begin to show visual deficits in bright light. Other signs of progressive retinal atrophy involve changes in reflectivity and appearance of a structure behind the retina called the Tapetum that can be observed on a veterinary eye exam. Although there is individual and breed variation in the age of onset and the rate of disease progression, the disease eventually progresses to complete blindness in most dogs. Other inherited disorders of the eye can appear similar to PRA-prcd. Genetic testing may help clarify if a dog is affected with PRA-prcd or another inherited condition of the eye.
Retinal Dysplasia/Oculoskeletal Dysplasia 1
RD/OSD 1 is a genetic disease of collagen caused by a mutation in the COL9A3 gene. Affected dogs are typically identified before 2 months of age with a combination of marked skeletal malformation (particularly in the front limbs) and severe vision deficits. As these puppies grow, forelimb dwarfism becomes evident and the forelimbs become severely bowed resulting in abnormal joint development of the elbow putting dogs at risk for early-onset arthritis. Owners of affected dogs may also notice abnormal, dome-shaped skulls. The ocular abnormalities of affected dogs range from mild to severe. Abnormal development of the retina, retinal detachment, and cataracts are common and frequently result in blindness or severe vision deficits. Unfortunately, there is no cure for RD/OSD1
Von Willebrand Disease I
Von Willebrand’s Disease is an inherited bleeding disorder that can prevent normal blood clotting and lead to severe bleeding. It’s been documented in over 50 dog breeds, and some breeds are at a high risk of developing von Willebrand’s Disease. This bleeding disorder in dogs can range from mild to life-threatening, so it’s important to know if your dog has this disease.
IC Locus (Improper Coat/Furnishings
The improper coat/furnishings (IC) Locus determines if a dog will have longer hair around the muzzle and eyebrows (facial furnishings) or a lack of furnishings (called improper coat in breeds for which facial furnishings are standard). A DNA variant in the RSPO2 gene, which functions in hair follicle development, results in the production of furnishings in multiple breeds and is found in all wire-haired dogs.
The OFA Eye Certification exam (used to be known as CERF) consists of indirect ophthalmoscopy and slit lamp biomicroscopy and is reserved for dogs with presumably healthy eyes. It is not a comprehensive ocular health examination, but rather an eye screening exam for genetic eye abnormalities for breeding purposes, for breeders.
Hip and Elbow Testing
Hip and elbow testing is done on all of our breeding dogs through OFA hip or Penn hip.
PennHip is a diagnostic test that was developed at the University of Pennsylvania by Dr. Gail Smith in the 1990s. It involves taking x-rays while the patient is very relaxed (i.e. sedated); three images are taken while stretching the hips to their full “loose” boundary, compressing the hips to their full “well-seated” boundary, and in a standard “lying on back” position to evaluate normal structural anatomy of the pelvis. With these views, we are able to measure (and quantitate with a number), how loose the hips actually are. We also are able to comment on the degree of boney changes of the hip structures that has resulted from hip looseness.
OFA hips, The hip grades of excellent, good and fair are within normal limits and are given OFA numbers. This information is accepted by AKC on dogs with permanent identification and is in the public domain. Radiographs of borderline, mild, moderate and severely dysplastic hip grades are reviewed by a team of consultant radiologists and a radiographic report is generated documenting the abnormal radiographic findings.
Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Please note: We have no control over Mother Nature, when it comes to litter size, gender, color of puppies and heat cycles. Sometimes a planned mating may have to be changed due to the timing of a heat cycle. Sundance Labradoodles reserves the right to use a different stud than originally planned or replace one mating with another.