Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
Our Libby an Australian Labradoodle was exactly that F. The shipping was almost 300.00! Worth every single penny too:)
That's what we paid for our Guinness. That was the "going rate" for a mini ALD from a good breeder with full health testing of parents...and that was four years ago. Congratulations and good luck with your puppy.
Yup you did get a bargain.
Prices vary depending on type.
First generation standard doodles are about $1200-1500
Higher generation doodles are more
Smaller doodles cost more than larger doodles -- though I wouldn't say they are rarer or harder to find. They are just more in demand. Higher demand = higher price.
Australian labradoodles cost the most.
I was just looking on-line the other night at minis (because they're so dang cute! but I'm not in the market for one) and I was surprised to find the average starting cost was $2500. Regular doodles in my area start at $1200, which I also think is steep. I got my puppy at a huge discount- which automatically made me think something was up. Turns out the breeder just isn't a professional breeder, just an animal lover and owns a professional kennel place, way out of my area. She knows the going rate for doodles but just chose to sell hers for less. Holmes is an F1 golden doodle and both his parents are AKC registered. I lucked out on his price and because he is healthy. But I agree with you- they are expensive. Crazy to think there are doodles (and other dogs) out there that need rescuing and people willing to pay thousands for them.
The standard rate for an Australian Labradoodle 3 years ago was $2,500 plus tax and shipping--so you got a good deal. I paid $2,500 for Finn plus tax. I thought I was crazy then but he's been worth every cent. Prices for Goldendoodles were more variable. I found them from $800 to $2,000 and maybe more for minis. Congratulations on your new puppy. Lucky you...Enjoy him :)
That is a fair price. You are paying for some pretty extensive, expensive health testing. Breeders that don't charge that much are likely not doing that level of testing and are probably just getting a clearance from the vet. You may feel like you paid alot but you paid for a HEALTHY puppy and some serious peace of mind! Let's say your pup lives 15 years. That's only $153 a year for the cost of buying the pup. (I broke it down that way for myself to make me feel better too HA). But honestly, after knowing what I know now and all the information here on this site I would gladly have paid any price needed to guarantee my mini doodles health.
You got a deal! And congratulations on your new little one!
I paid $2300 for Cooper - he is a medium size though. Thankfully I lived within a couple hours of my breeder and I was able to go pick him up myself. Worth every penny,I love him to bits :)
ok..I have three Goldendoodles.I didn't pay close to that,and I did rescue..That seems to me to be a lot of money .Buts whats money if you love them. I love the breakdown of $153.00 a year.
About $2000 seems to be the going rate for a well-vetted doodle with full testing.
Luna was a discount doodle at $900 but I would never recommend her "breeder".