Why Choose Shadow Mountain Australian Labradoodles

Our Experience

  • Over 15 years of breeding experience

  • Ongoing breeder education

  • Founders of Raising the Breeder Bar, Education and Training Program for New Breeders

    Breeder training program developed by Shadow Mountain Australian Labradoodles. Program guides new breeders through every aspect of breeding their first three litters. Lifetime support provided after graduating from the program.

Our Breeding Dogs

  • Verified health testing through the Australian Labradoodle Association of America

    Our breeding dogs all pass the following health testing evaluations evaluated by the OFA, PennHip and/or Pawprint Genetics. Testing results are submitted to ALAA

    • OFA Hip or PennHip
    • OFA Elbows
    • OFA Cardiac
    • OFA Patellar Luxation
    • OFA CAER (ACVO Eye Exam)
    • EIC (Exercise Induced Collapse)
    • PRA (Progressice Retinal Atrophy
    • DM (Degenerative Myelopathy)
    • VWD (Von Willebrand Disease)
  • Verified pedigrees through the Australian Labradoodle Association of America

    All of Shadow Mountain’s breeding dogs and their offspring are registered with ALAA

  • Excellent Healthcare

    Our breeding dogs receive excellent health and veterinary care from our team of veterinarians

  • Guardian Homes

    The majority of our breeding dogs live in loving guardian homes (a few special boys and girls live with our team full time). Our breeding dogs are family members and pets first! Their health and wellbeing is our primary concern.

  • Early Retirement

    Our breeding females “retire” from breeding at 4-5 years old. After retiring, they remain with their guardian homes.

Our Program

  • Puppy matching based on temperament

    Puppies are matched with their forever family based on temperament to ensure our puppies and their future families are set up for success!

  • Potential Family Application Process

    All potential Forever Families must complete our in depth application. Further phone or email interviews may be required. This is also a great opportunity for prospective families to ask us questions.

  • Full-time dog and puppy care

    This is our full time passion! Our dogs and puppies receive round the clock care from our full time, dedicated team.

  • Socialization team

    Our socialization team is made up of all ages of people.

  • Outstanding customer service

    It is our mission to set our puppies and their families up for success! We provide ongoing and lifetime customer service to our customers.

  • Forever Families Facebook Page

    A safe place for our puppy families to connect with other families, ask questions, and receive recommendations for trainers/veterinarians in their area. We have puppies living nationwide!

Our Puppies

  • Loving Environment

    Our puppies are loved, handled, socialized, stimulated and nurtured in a family environment to prepare the puppy for a loving home.

  • Litter Socialization

    Our puppies are socialized with littermates until they are 8 weeks of age. Puppies travel to their new homes after 8 weeks of age.

  • Temperament Tested

    Our puppies are temperament tested by our team to ensure that they are being matched with best possible Forever Family placement.

  • Excellent healthcare

    Our puppies receive excellent health and veterinary care. All puppies are evaluated by our veterinarian at 7 weeks of age.

    Puppies also receive:

    • Age appropriate deworming
    • Age appropriate vaccinations
    • Microchip with paid lifetime registration
  • Training

    Our puppies receive age appropriate training. This includes:

    • Introduction to crate training
    • Introduction to lure training
    • Introduction to grooming
    • Potty Box Training
  • Go Home Packet

    Our puppies receive a comprehensive “Go Home Packet”. This includes:

    • Wellness Exam from a licensed veterinarian
    • Go Home Schedule
    • Microchip registration
    • Medical record including deworming and vaccination history
    • Starter crate
    • Chew toy
    • Sleeping Buddy (stuffed toy with scent of littermates)
    • Preregistration with Trupanion Pet Insurance
    • Registered with the Australian Labradoodle Association of America