- About Tora’s
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- Puppies Available
- Puppy Care
Our puppies are often sold before or shortly after they are born so the best thing to do is keep an eye on our “Planned” litters page. If you see litter you like we can email you a reservation form to complete. We take 6 reservations per litter and then also names. We ask for a £200 non – refundable deposit to secure your place on the list. The deposit can be paid by cheque or balance transfer.
When the puppies are born and we know what we have available we will contact you and ask for you sex preference. We view the puppies, mum and (dad where possible) at 5 weeks. Families will come in order of deposit.
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Depending on your Labradoodle’s coat type this can vary from very little to a lot. Curly wool coats require lots of grooming and need to be trimmed two or three times a year. Wavy/Fleece coats are lower maintenance.
As with all puppies under 12 months old, exercise needs to be restricted. This is to prevent hip and joint problems, which can be induced at this time of rapid growth. Cycling, jogging and stairs should also be avoided. Free play in the garden or 15 – 20 minutes walking on the leash are ample with a gradual increase as they become older. As an adult your Labradoodle will need a moderate amount of exercise; they make great running, jogging, cycling and even swimming companions. Labradoodles excel at agility and obedience, fetch and Frisbee. They are eager to learn and make great working dogs.
|Standard||22 – 26 inches||22 to 42 kg (48-92 lbs)|
|Medium||18 – 21 inches||15 to 21 kg (33-46 lbs)|
|Miniature||14- 17 inches||10 to 15 kg (22-33 lbs)|
No, some Labradoodles shed and some don’t. British/Origin labradoodles tend to shed hair. Australian labradoodles are less likely to shed and seem to do better with people who have allergies, Most Australian labradoodles are 98% non shedding. While most people with dog allergies seem to do well with them, there are always exceptions.
Our puppies are fully wormed using Drontal Puppy suspension every 2 weeks from birth we recommend that this is continued until your puppy reaches 12 weeks old and then wormed every 3 – 4 months or as recommended by your vet. Pups will be given first vaccinations by our vet.
Both male and female Labradoodles make excellent pets. With the Labradoodle’s excellent temperament it is purely personal preference. Your will be puppy neutered; this will stop your bitch from having seasons (bleeding twice yearly) and your dog from marking his territory.
YES!! Our puppy parents will be hip scored, Elbow scored, Optigen DNA tested and CERF eye tested at a minimum, Please ensure the breeder you select is health testing their breeding stock, no matter what breed of dog. There is health testing that should be done to ensure the genetic soundness, as much as possible, of the puppy you are purchasing and the genetic health of the parent dogs used.
Labradoodles are generally healthy dogs. Nevertheless, as with other long-eared breeds, they can suffer from infections of the ear. Regular cleaning and checks from time to time will help prevent this. It is important that breeders hip score breeding stock. Dogs young or old can sometimes suffer from stiff and painful joints. Breeders should only breed from parents that have lower than average hip scores. It is important that breeders continue to health test breeding stock, to maintain the Labradoodles vibrant health status.
Yes, Our pups are born in our home with all the noise and hustle and bustle that goes along with a young family. We have 3 young children who love to help out.
We are located in central Scotland, 18 miles west of Glasgow.
Visits are by appointment only.
Our address will be made available to families who have reserved a puppy from us.
We feed our pups on “Royal Canin Puppy food” They will also enjoy healthy treats of raw chicken wings, turkey neck’s and sardines.
Yes, we do take reservations before the pups are born. To secure a puppy we ask for a £200 non refundable deposit.
Australian Labradoodle Early Spay and Neuter Information
Early spay and neuter benefits both puppy and owner
Early Spay and Neuter or Juvenile Spay and Neuter is a process of desexing an animal before they reach sexual maturity. It is usually done between 8-10 weeks of age, depending on the veterinarian’s suggestions.
We spay and neuter our companion/ Pet puppies before they go to their new homes. We want to do our part to ensure that only top quality dogs, with completed health testing are being bred. In addition to our commitment to only produce the best puppies possible.
There are wonderful benefits for the puppy in spaying or neutering early;
They come home to mum and siblings after surgery; a place of comfort and security.
They recover quicker than 6 month old puppies after surgery.
Extensive Studies Conducted on the Benefits or Drawbacks of Early Spay or Neuter done by The University of Florida found that early spay and neuter has no known ill side affects. Research suggested that it can actually increase recovery time and decrease pain. Years ago anesthetic techniques were not available to treat such young animals and they needed to wait until they were older. However, today that is not a concern. Studies conducted on animals ages 7 weeks to 12 month reacted the same to the desexing process. They also found that both the neutered and non-neutered group of animals was equally as active.
In an article written by Dr. Richard Allen, DVM for Best Friends Magazine in October 1999, he stated that both early spay/ neuter pets and regular spay/ neuter pets lived as long and happy lives as any other.
There are fewer complications when spayed/neutered earlier.
There are a number of benefits to you, the new family as well.
It prevents unwanted litters for the new family.
It prevents many cancers (mammary cancer and uterine infections for females and testicular cancer, enlargement of the prostate and related infections for males related to intact dogs.
It removes many of the undesirable male dog tendencies.
There is decreased roaming and marking territory.
Dr. Allen, DVM also stated studies done on early spay and neuter pets and they have found that desexed males have considerably less aggressive / dominance issues. It has been found in other studies that desexed males do not even figure in the statistics on dog attacks on people. Most attacks on children are done by male dominant dogs that have not been desexed. We consider our children incredibly important and valuable, as you do yours. This is just another way to create a wonderful family member bond between a child and his puppy where no fear is involved.
Your pet tends to be more affectionate
It also ensure that none of our puppies will go on to be used in puppy farms and our puppies will not be responsible for contributing to the increase in animals shelters.
Research has shown that the puppies are nearly gender neutral due to the early desexing process. The number one thing to consider when choosing a puppy is temperament/personality, not gender.
Pups will be Early Spayed/ Neutered (ESN) or sold on a Spay/neuter contract, 1 st Vaccination, Stronghold treatment for fles’s ticks and mites, wormed every 2 weeks from birth, Microchiped, 2 year genetic guarantee, 5 generation pedigree, care instructions, Diet information, Voucher for Food puppy has been weaned on to, comfort toy/blanket that has been in with the rest of the litter and mum and of course we will always be here for support should you need us.
Depending on the size and weight of your puppy they can go home around 9-10 weeks old.
Viewing and choosing puppies will be at 5 /6 weeks (usually on the closest Saturday). We only hold 1 viewing day, if you are unable to attend we can send photos of your puppy. We do not view puppies before 5 weeks of age. Viewings are 45 minutes. Families visit in order of deposit.