Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find a list of questions we are asked most often. If you do not find the information you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What type of doodles do you breed?

While there are many different types of doodles, we only breed Multigenerational Australian Labradoodles. We do this because we feel that Multigenerational Australian Labradoodles offer our families the best choice when looking for a non-shedding, allergy friendly, and easy to train dog that has a calm and loving disposition which make exceptional family dogs with wonderful temperaments. Australian Labradoodles make the best therapy and service dogs because they are highly intelligent, caring and again easy to train. All our breeding dogs go back at least 5 generations giving them the multigenerational distinction. Our dogs are carefully selected from only the finest pedigrees and can be traced back to the original breeders, Rutland Manor and Tegan Park, both located in Australia.

What is the size difference of miniature, medium, and standard Australian Labradoodles?

The Australian Labradoodle comes in three size ranges depending on the height and weight of the mature dog. Height is measured to the top of the shoulder blades (withers).

Miniatures: 14-16 inches in height and 15-30 pounds in weight.

Mediums: 17-20 inches in height and 30-45 pounds in weight.

Standards: 21-24 inches in height and 45-65 pounds in weight.

What size Australian Labradoodles do you offer?

Noble FUR Labradoodles specialize in breeding miniature and small to medium multigenerational Australian Labradoodles.

How much do you charge for a puppy?

The fee to adopt one of our companion pet puppies is $3,000 which includes your $500 deposit to reserve your spot on a specific litter. While the deposit is non-refundable, we want you to get a puppy you are thrilled with. If you are unable to get a puppy that meets your needs in the litter you have chosen, we will simply move your reservation to the future litter of your choice.

When do I have to pay for my puppy?

Once your adoption application has been accepted, a non-refundable $500 deposit is required to secure your reservation on the litter of your choice. The deposit will be applied to the total cost of the puppy. Your balance of $2,500 is due when the puppies are 6 weeks old.

When is the best time to adopt a puppy?

Another important factor to consider when adopting a puppy is the timing. Puppies in many ways remind us of toddlers. They require constant care, intentional positive training, and require much attention. You must have time to be consistent in potty training your new doodle pup. If you are in the middle of moving, adding a human baby to your family, or anticipating a life transition that requires your time and attention, this may not be the right time to consider adopting a puppy. Once things settle back into a dependable routine and you can invest the time needed, revisit your desire to adopt a puppy. We think both you and your puppy will be happier!

Is there a difference between male and female puppies as a pet?

Since we require our Australian Labradoodle puppies to be spayed or neutered while they are still very young, the differences are very minimal. Both male and female Australian Labradoodles make excellent pets. Since we require our female puppies to be spayed at 6 months of age, you will not experience a hormonal heat cycle. Our male puppies must be neutered by 8 months of age; therefore, the males never develop the testosterone driven behaviors such as marking their territory or lifting their leg to urinate. We recommend families base their preference on personality and activity level rather than the gender of the puppy. It is important for you to have a dog that suits your lifestyle.

What is the temperament of the Australian Labradoodle?

The Australian Labradoodle is highly intelligent an easy to train. They are known for their cheerful disposition, sociability, and naturally a social dog that bonds well with their human companions. They are characterized by being friendly, loyal, eager to please, even tempered, and gentle easy-going nature. They show exceptional love and loyalty and are great with children and get along with other dogs. Being intuitive and very intelligent, they are quick to learn and easy to train. It is this combination of traits that makes the Australian Labradoodle an outstanding choice for service and therapy dogs as well as fantastic family companions.

Is the Australian Labradoodle a good family dog?

Absolutely, we feel the Australian Labradoodle is the perfect companion and makes a wonderful pet. They are non-aggressive, easy to train, and are exceptionally loving and loyal. They get along well with children and other pets.

Do I get to “pick” my puppy?

Yes, we allow the buyer to select their puppy but strongly recommend you do not get your heart set on a particular gender or color because often the puppy picks YOU! Countless times buyers have their hearts set on a particular color/gender and end up changing their minds because of a strong connection with a pup that was not originally planned for. Our puppy temperament assessment will also help guide YOU in selecting your puppy as we want to honor who the puppy is and what you are looking for and give you BOTH the best possible chance at success. Of course, we want you to get a puppy you are thrilled with. If you are unable to get a puppy that meets your needs in the litter you are on, we will simply move your reservation to the future litter of your choice. The order in which “picks” are made is based on the order in which we receive your deposit. We reserve breeder’s choice in every litter.

How do I reserve a puppy?

Your first step is to complete the online adoption application to let us know you are interested in one of our Australian Labradoodle puppies. You will then receive a call, so we can get to know you better and learn what specifics you are looking for in your ideal puppy. If it is a good fit for you and Noble FUR Labradoodles, we will ask you to submit a non-refundable $500 deposit to hold your reservation. With your guidance, you will be placed on a specific litter that is most likely to produce the puppy you are looking for based on your application, personal preferences, and our conversations. Puppies are selected in the order their deposit was received.

How does the selection process work?

Noble FUR Labradoodles will schedule a time for you to visit our homes to select your puppy when they are approximately six weeks old. Puppies are selected in the order their deposit was received. We ask that you bring only immediate family members and try your best to keep the numbers low. When the puppies are young and at their most vulnerable time, we do not want to accidentally expose them to unnecessary viruses such as Parvo. We also send out updates and pictures and/or videos so you can see how the litter is developing as they grow and mature.

Do you ship your puppies?

Yes, absolutely! If you are not within driving distance, we can use a flight nanny to deliver your puppy to your local airport. We are also happy meet you at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas with your puppy so you can fly him/her home in the cabin with you. We work very hard the first 8 weeks of the puppy’s life to build trust and confidence therefore we are not willing to break this by shipping our puppies without a companion. Please feel free to contact us for more information and pricing for these services.

Can we visit the puppies before completing an application and/or paying our deposit?

Unfortunately, we wish this were possible, but we only allow puppy visitations for purchasing families who have completed an online application, been interviewed, and who have paid their $500 deposit. We receive many requests from people wanting to visit our homes to see our puppies before leaving a deposit. For our safety and for the best interest of the mother dog and her puppies, we can no longer allow visitations unless you have completed the online application and paid your deposit.

Our strict visitation policy only allows families with a paid deposit to visit once the puppies have reached six weeks of age. Puppies who have not yet been immunized, are very susceptible to diseases due to their immature immune systems. Every visitor has the potential to bring a virus or bacteria that could be dangerous and life threatening to the puppies. Parvovirus is an example. The virus can remain in soil for one year and is often transported on shoes and clothing. We work extremely hard to provide our families with a healthy puppy and do not want to put them at risk.

To help ease your mind, we are happy to facetime, send pictures and/or videos of the puppies, parents, and where the puppies are raised, as well as provide references from previous buyers. You are also more than welcome to email or call Pine Forest Veterinary as they see all our animals and know our high standards and ethical breeding practices. You may also find pictures and videos on our Facebook and Instagram social media sites.


Will we receive updates?

Yes, this is a very exciting time so once the puppies from your specific litter are born, we will send pictures and updates every 7 to 10 days. You will be invited into our home for puppy selection when the puppies reach six weeks of age. At seven weeks, the puppies have a well-check which includes a fecal exam, microchipping, and their first round of vaccinations. The puppies go home at eight weeks.

Can you guarantee the color and size of the dog?

All our breeding dogs have had extensive genetic testing including coat trait and color testing, so we are able to know which colors they are able to produce when paired together. While we do our best to breed dogs in certain size ranges, we cannot guarantee the size your puppy will become. We do our best to give estimates based on parent sizes and past sizes from the same pairing, but sometimes a puppy might take after a grandparent and end up smaller or even larger than expected. Often as dogs age, their coat may lighten one to two shades.

What is included in the cost of my puppy?

At Noble FUR Labradoodles, we believe that the perfect family dog starts with the extensive work done by the breeder early in life, thus the reason we incorporate Puppy Culture and BAB (Badass Breeder) protocols including Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS), Early Socialization, and assess the temperament of our puppies using The Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test (PAT). These programs and assessments help instill good habits, obedience, and proper socialization while developing incredible health and temperament benefits to create confidence and a sense of security that will benefit the pups for life. Your puppy will be introduced to basic puppy training such as manding, crate training, and potty training. Our puppies are given preventative de-worming at 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks of age, examined by our licensed veterinarian, microchipped, and up to date on their vaccinations. Each puppy comes with a two-year health guarantee and a lifetime of support from us, Noble FUR Labradoodles. You will also receive a take home bag which includes a Snuggle Puppy, leash and collar, puppy toy, a blanket with scent of mom and littermates, sample bag of Royal Canin Puppy Food, Trupanion Pet Insurance for the first month, and a folder with tips and tricks to make the transition easier for the buyer and puppy alike.

How often do Australian Labradoodles need to be groomed?

Doodles with wavy fleece coats that are left longer must be brushed two to three times a week. If kept short, they may need to be brushed only once a week. They should also have a set schedule with a groomer every 6 to 8 weeks.

Do Australian Labradoodles require a lot of training?

Because the Australian Labradoodle is such an intelligent dog, they do require training either by yourself or a professional. We have learned through our dogs that a labradoodle responds well to positive reinforcement, consistency, and food during training sessions. Training is hard work for all but it pays off in the long run.

Where do you keep your breeding dogs?

All our dogs live with us in our homes or in loving guardian homes as family pets. Our dogs do not live in kennels! We believe that happy, healthy parents create healthy, happy puppies. One of the keys to this is that all our dogs live with our wonderful guardian families where they spend their entire life with the family that loves them, and they love in return. Our pregnant dogs come to us when they are about to give birth and the puppies are whelped and raised in our homes.

Do you early spay/neuter your puppies?

No, we do not early spay or neuter our puppies. Many breeders choose early spay and neutering prior to the puppy going home, but after consulting with of our regular veterinarian and our reproduction veterinarian, we do not feel that it is in the best interest of the puppies to have them spayed or neutered this early. However, all our puppies are sold on a binding spay/neuter contract. Female puppies must be spayed by 6 months of age and males by 8 months of age.

Am I required to spay or neuter my puppy?

Yes, ALL companion pet puppies go home on a strict spay/neuter contract where they must be de-sexed. Female puppies must be spayed by 6 months of age and males by 8 months of age. Once we receive documentation that your pet has been spayed/neutered, we will gladly send registration papers for your labradoodle. Spaying or neutering is NOT an option, but a requirement per signed Contract.

What is the guardian home program?

At Noble FUR Labradoodles, we strongly desire that all our dogs live in caring and loving homes, and this applies to our breeding dogs as well. This occasionally allows us the ability to give families one of our breeding dogs at a heavily discounted rate, to live in their home as their cherished pet while still participating in our breeding program. We rarely have opportunities to participate, we do occasionally have a spot available for the right family. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about our Guardian Home Program.

What is the difference between a Labradoodle and an Australian Labradoodle?

While Labradoodles are a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle, most people do not realize the original founders of the Australian Labradoodle from Tegan Park Research Center and Rutland Manner carefully infused six purebred breeds including the Labrador Retriever, the Poodle, the English Cocker Spaniel, the American Cocker Spaniel, Curly Coat Retriever, and the Irish Water Spaniel into the complex lineage to create the Australian Labradoodle. Now to be classified as an Australian Labradoodle the dog’s pedigree must include a combination of the Labrador Retriever, the Poodle, and the Cocker Spaniel breeds. The resulting Australian Labradoodles have been bred to each other and are considered Multigenerational Australian Labradoodles. Even when other types of Labradoodles are bred for generations, the result is still not an Australian Labradoodle, as the attributes of the infused breeds were not included in their ancestry. Australian Labradoodles are well known to have a consistent conformation, coat type, and personality since they are a multigenerational dog. Unlike the Australian Labradoodle, the Labradoodle can be F1, F2, F3, and multigenerational but it will only possess the Labrador Retriever and Poodle genes.


First Generation Labradoodle or F1 – The product of a Labrador Retriever crossed with a Poodle. Coats can be inconsistent; about 30% do NOT shed or shed very little. This cross is usually not desirable for families with allergies.

F1b Labradoodle or F1b – The “b” refers to a backcross, an F1 Labradoodle, bred (or backcrossed) to a purebred Poodle. The result of crossing an F1 Labradoodle to a Poodle. This combination creates a more consistent allergy-friendly coat. The success rate for a light to non-shedding dog is much higher.

Australian Labradoodles – The result of crossing an Australian Labradoodle to an F1, F1b or Poodle, or crossing combination of a Labrador, Poodle and Cocker Spaniel. The result is considered an Australian Labradoodle and are typically allergy friendly.

Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle – Also known as Multigen, is the result of crossing an Australian Labradoodle to any other Australian Labradoodle. This cross is considered allergy friendly and has a consistent conformation.

Do you offer stud services?

We are extremely careful not to overuse our stud dogs to ensure quality breeding with our dams. However, if there is an opportunity one of our studs are not being utilized, they will be available for outside stud service to approved breeders only. We are located in Texas but have shipped fresh chilled semen all over the United States. If you are interested in using one of our studs, please feel free to reach out. Since breeding is very time sensitive, please call or text since this is the fastest way to reach us. We are happy to work with both new and experienced breeders.

What do you feed your dogs?

We feed our dogs Royal Canin which is highly recommended by veterinarians across the country because there is a veterinarian nutritionist on staff who makes sure the ingredients in the food are high quality and the diet is nutritionally balanced to meet the needs of puppies and dogs alike. As puppies are growing rapidly, and their digestive and immune systems are developing slowly, they have very specific nutritional needs that are different from adult dogs. Feeding your puppy a nutritionally complete diet tailored to their specific needs is vital for supporting healthy development and laying the foundation for a healthy future.

What testing do your breeder dogs go through?

Noble FUR Labradoodles is fully committed in maintaining the high quality this breed is known for by performing extensive health and genetic testing on all our Australian Labradoodle breeding dogs. We are honored to be recognized and registered as a Three-Star Breeder with WALA (Worldwide Australian Labradoodle Association), a Golden Paw Breeder by ALAA (Australian Labradoodle Association of America, and a member of ALCA (Australian Labradoodle Club of America). Our dogs meet or exceed the recommended health testing standards required of the Australian Labradoodle organizations. We understand the importance of staying true to the vision of those who founded this incredible breed as it is an important element of our own breeding philosophy. These organizations hold breeders to a high standard of health testing and ethical breeding with their strict requirements and guidelines, so you get a high-quality dog with a consistent temperament and amazing qualities. The difference is undeniable! Below is the testing that takes place with our breeding dogs:

OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals)
Hip Dysplasia
Elbow Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Congenital Cardiac
CAER (Companion Animal Eye Registry) – Genetic Eye Disease

Paw Print Genetics
DNA Profiling
Degenerative Myelopathy
Exercise-Induced Collapse
Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis
Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Cone-Rod Dystrophy 4
Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration
Retinal Dysplasia/Oculoskeletal Dysplasia 1
Von Willebrand Disease I
Genotypes for coat color and trait.