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About Us

Introducing the Perfect Family Pet!

We are located in Calhoun, LA but have puppies all over the world!  Read our About section to learn more about us and our program.  We have puppies that will be ready to go home now- July 2024.

The Deets:

8-week-old pups 

$3,000 - 3,500

FREE DELIVERY within 2 hours  -  RED COLLAR FEMALE IS READY TO GO HOME NOW! 

WE HAVE GUARDIAN OPENINGS!  VISIT THE GUARDIAN PAGE FOR MORE INFO!

 

We offer the following concierge services:

  • Our puppies are sold on a strict spay/neuter contract to be completed by 10 months of age, NO EXCEPTIONS! 

  • Pet Transport for our puppies - FREE delivery within 2 hours.  Delivery is available around the world.  Don't let distance stop you from enjoying the love of an Arrowhead puppy.  Standby flights are generally around $650.

  • Stud Service Transport if live coverage is needed for stud services.  All transportation costs are subject to travel expenses unless otherwise specified.  Please inquire directly for an estimate.  

  • Arrowhead Academy Intro Training Program - During Intro, the pup gets started on basic obedience, leash/off-leash walking, potty, and crate training. ($2000)

  • Arrowhead Academy Advanced Training Program is around 3-4 months ($3500-4500).  The Advanced course covers the Intro lessons, house training, socialization in public, public on/off leash, and traveling properly in the vehicle.  Advanced pups will be fully vaccinated as well.   For cost and program details, please reach out.  

We are actively searching for guardian homes within 2 hours of Calhoun, LA.  It is basically like a foster home but for dogs.  Once the dog finishes his or her breeding commitment (3-4 litters for females), he/she will be neutered or spayed and ownership will be transferred to you.  Puppies will be going home at various times for this program!  It is recommended that this pup participates in Arrowhead Academy to get a jumpstart on training and set you up for success!  Males must live within 30 minutes.

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Arrowhead's puppies are making their way from coast to coast!  Puppy buyers are you ready to bring one home?

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Whoever said diamonds are a girl's best friend
   .....
never owned an Australian Labradoodle.

  • Where are you located? Where are your dogs & puppies located?
    We are located in Calhoun, LA just outside of West Monroe (home of Duck Dynasty). We have two nurseries that are part of our home. All of our dogs live indoors and have a ton of free roam in our house, nursery and our outdoor play areas. We have scheduled play time throughout the day and scheduled down/nap times as well.
  • How long have you been working with Australian Labradoodles?
    I purchased my very first in 2014 so I have been around the community of ALD lovers and enthusiasts for a long time. We began purchasing breeding stock in 2019. During this time we obtained all appropriate licenses, supplies, extensive health testing, etc. We had our very first litter in January 2021!
  • How do you maintain so many dogs?
    First off, we LOVE all of our dogs. We also love our Guardian Families! We utilize guardian families so that every single dog is loved and cared for on a one-on-one basis. Yes some of our guardians have multiple dogs and that is okay as well as long as both get along well. Also, the dogs that live with us are set up on a schedule of doggy daycare and free roam time. We alternate who sleeps in the bed with us each night so that all are getting extra attention. All of our dogs (at our home and local guardians) are groomed by yours truly! ;)
  • What is a Guardian Family? And how do I become one?
    Our dogs are our hearts! At Arrowhead Australian Labradoodles (AAL) we want all of our pets and breeding dogs to live a life full of happiness and love! Australian Labradoodles (ALDs) are intelligent, happy, and loyal pups. This makes them a wonderful addition to a loving and caring family. We want all of our dogs to live in a family environment and never be isolated in a kennel setting. We are searching for approved families to qualify for our guardian home program for our future breeding dogs. Both the guardian family and the breeding dog will be an extremely important part of our program. We will network with this family continuously. This program provides a unique opportunity for local families to become forever paw-rents of a breeding dog. These forever paw-rents love and care for the puppy/dog, taking care of its everyday care and expenses. AAL covers all breeding-related expenses while retaining ownership and breeding rights until the Guardian contract is completed. Once the contract has been fulfilled, AAL retires the dog and will spay/neuter it at its own expense. The ownership of the dog is then transferred to the guardian family. Our breeding dogs are a “pick of the litter” puppy chosen by Brandon and me. We choose this puppy based on many factors such as health, structure, pedigree, temperament, and coat type. All hopeful breeder puppies are health and genetic tested. This puppy will meet or exceed breed standards. Breeding puppies are placed with their guardian families around 10-12 weeks of age. The breeding dog will come to Arrowhead Australian Labradoodles for breeding. He/she will be returned once successful breeding occurs. Males are only away from their guardian family for a very short period of time. The female will come back to AAL to deliver, nurse, and wean her puppies. She will remain with our family for a period of 8 weeks defined by when her puppies go to their forever families. At that time, she will be returned to her guardian family. We completely understand that 8 weeks is a very long time to go without your best friend and favorite pet. We strongly urge and welcome the guardian family to visit her with scheduled appointments. Requirements to become a Guardian family: Guardian families will acquire their puppy for FREE!!! The family must comply with the contract. ​ Location - within 1-2 hours of 71225 Flexible schedule {Someone home part of the day (stay at home parent or work from home) - required post COVID too} Notify us immediately when the dog is in season/injury/illness Own your own home and have a fenced yard (physical fence) Keep the dog on a leash if not inside your yard No dog parks/playing/living with dogs that are not spayed/neutered Training as outlined by the program & never strike the dog Pics and updates at least monthly Grooming and maintenance Feed approved food and treats only Visit our home periodically to ensure the dog is comfortable with us. We will also do home visits as well. Bring the dog to Arrowhead as needed for health testing, breeding, whelping, photoshoots, or as requested. If you are interested, please complete an application ASAP! We do have older females that are already house trained and ready to go to your home NOW!
  • Can you tell me about the history of the Australian Labradoodle?
    The Australian Labradoodle is a breed that has been carefully developed since the 1980s, bred over generations with focus on temperament, coat quality and soundness through diligent health testing and planned matings. Australian Labradoodles are multigenerational, meaning both parents of the dog were Australian Labradoodles. No other “doodle” breed has been developed over generations like the Australian Labradoodle. Australian Labradoodles have a consistent appearance and temperament throughout the breed. Australian Labradoodles are people-focused dogs with exceptional eye contact and a desire to please. Information obtained from the ALAA Website.
  • Can you explain all the numbers and letters in relation to a Labradoodle?
    Types of Labradoodles: F1: The “F” stands for “filial generation”. “F1” means “the first generation” and is a common scientific term. This, in the Labradoodle breed, is the coding for a first-cross, purebred poodle to purebred Labrador Retriever. The results are mixed, as this is not the breeding of two “like” dogs, or dogs that resemble each other. F1 Labradoodles typically are moderate-shedding and have a sparse-hair to fleece coat. F1B: The additional “B” refers to backcross — an F1 Labradoodle, as defined above, bred (or backcrossed) to a purebred Poodle. Again, the results are mixed, as this is not the breeding of two “like” dogs. F1B Labradoodles typically are low- to non-shedding (or as much as any dog can be non-shedding) and often have a hair or fleece coat. Australian Labradoodle: The Australian Labradoodle carries the DNA of the Labrador, Poodle, Irish Water Spaniel, Curly Coat Retriever, American Cocker Spaniel, and English Cocker Spaniel. The resulting offspring share characteristics, though some pairings of parent dogs will produce a more mixed litter. An Australian Labradoodle can be created by crossing a Poodle to another Australian Labradoodle, a Cockapoo to a Labradoodle, a Labradoodle to a Cocker Spaniel, and the like, resulting in the three-breed combination. Australian Labradoodles typically have a non-shedding coat (again, as much as any dog can be non-shedding) if both parents are non-shedding. Multigen Australian Labradoodle (Multigenerational): A Multigenerational (Multigen) Australian Labradoodle comes about from the breeding of one Australian Labradoodle to another. Multigen Australian Labradoodles typically have a non-shedding coat (as much as a dog can be non-shedding) if both parents are also non-shedding. Generally in these days we are talking about a Labrador, Poodle & Cocker Spaniel mix. Purebred Australian Labradoodle: The Merriam-Webster Dictionary first defined “purebred” in 1852 as “bred from members of a recognized breed, strain, or kind without a mixture of other blood over many generations.” The AKC, meanwhile, requires four generations of like-to-like matings in their foundation service. The ALAA uses these two references in its definition of a Purebred Australian Labradoodle. Once an Australian Labradoodle has been bred to another Australian Labradoodle in four consecutive matings, it will be considered purebred. Information obtained from the ALAA website.
  • Australian Labradoodle (ALD) vs Labradoodle - is there really a difference?
    YES!!!!!! This is also why there is such a huge price difference as well! A Labradoodle is a simple Labrador and Poodle cross. This is also referred to as an American Labradoodle. The Australian Labradoodle breed dates back to the 1980’s and was initiated with the intent to create a breed that had the temperament of a service dog and was allergy and asthma friendly. During the 1990’s breeders in Australia began breeding Labradoodles to a number of other dog breeds in an effort to produce litters with consistent conformation, coat type, and temperament. Most often the English Cocker Spaniel and American Cocker Spaniel were the breeds used, however, it is reported that a few other dog breeds were also introduced into certain lines. DNA evidence of these dog breeds are still found in a few lines today, while others were bred out and not re-introduced into any other blood lines. Currently the Australian Labradoodle is considered to be a cross between the Poodle, Cocker Spaniel and Labrador Retriever, while the Labradoodle is a cross between the Labrador Retriever and Poodle. This distinction of the breeds and the ALAA’s commitment to the breeds’ health was formally recognized with the creation of the separate breed code Australian Labradoodle by the OFA (the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals). (directly from ALAA website)
  • What is their temperament like?
    According to the ALAA website: Extremely clever, sociable, comical and joyful. Energetic when free and quiet when handled. Should approach people in a happy, friendly manner. Keen and easy to train. Should display an intuition about family members or handler’s current emotional state or needs. This ability to “know” is what has made the Australian Labradoodle an excellent dog for individuals with special needs. Australian Labradoodles are an extremely intelligent breed of dog. They are sociable, friendly, loving, affectionate, confident, loyal, and devoted. They crave stimulation, interaction, and companionship. Australian Labradoodles are not aggressive. They are wonderful around everyone from children to the elderly. Labradoodles are not only companions but also therapy, guide, and emotional support dogs. They love to comfort you when you are sad or sick. They love hard!
  • What are their coats like? Do they shed?
    Australian Labradoodle coats: Fleece (Wavy or Curly) and Wool. These are non-shedding and allergy-friendly. F1B coats: Fleece, Curly, Wavy, Wool, Borderline Wavy, and Hair. These can either be shedding or non-shedding. F1 coats: Wavy, Borderline Wavy, and Straight. All these coat types vary in shedding from moderate to heavy shedding.
  • I really don't want a huge dog. Are there different sizes???
    Currently there are 3 size ranges of the breeds, defined by measuring from the ground to the wither, the highest point on the dog’s shoulder blades. Miniature/”Mini”: 14″ to 16″ to the shoulder and weigh between 15-25lbs. Medium: 17″ to 21″ to the shoulder and weigh between 30-45lbs. Standard: over 22-27″ to the shoulder and weigh 50-80 lbs. All should be of equal appearance, temperament, and conformation.
  • What are the colors of the Australian Labradoodle?
    ALD's have a wide variety of possible colors. We have not been around long enough to produce all of the colors. So for the sake of learning, I am referencing you back to the ALAA Website for colors. I will add their chart below as well. We have learned that many of our customers are divided as to their favorites. We have customers that insist on black nose only and vice versa. Black pigmented dogs - (black nose) can produce the following colors: Chalk Cream Apricot Gold Red Black Blue Silver Brown pigmented dogs - (brown or liver nose) can produce the following colors: Caramel Ice Caramel Cream Caramel Caramel Red Chocolate Lavender Café Parchment There are also different patterns associated with the ALD: Solid/Abstract - Solid is what it is & Abstract means some white mismarks Parti - At least 50% of the body is white) Tuxedo - White on head, face & white chest that wraps around the neck to the back. Sable-Varies Phantom - Typically brown on legs and points on the face Tri-phantom - Same as above but with a 3rd color white. Merle - Merle is not an acceptable color for the breed standard. We DO NOT breed merles. Pics Coming soon.
  • Female/Male - I really want a__, but what if you only have __ available?
    All puppies are sold with a strict spay/neuter contract. All puppies MUST be spayed/neutered by the age of 6 months. This eliminates the female cycle and testosterone-related behavior associated with male dogs, such as leg lifting to mark territory. Females and males are equally amazing companions! We have both genders as our family pets. They all get along very well.
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Our Why

TO MEND HEARTS ONE DOG AT A TIME

So many ask why this breed??  They are the most loving and compassionate dogs I have ever met.  They really get in sync with their families and provide so much affection.  You know how some people prefer a weighted blanket for comfort?  I would compare our ALD's to a velcro weighted blanket.  (HA)  As an example, I lost my mom to pancreatic cancer in 8/2018.  My life was completely shattered.  We purchased a little girl in early 2019 and she became my Emotional Support Animal.  She knows when I'm sad or down.  She won't leave my side.  She sleeps in my lap or on my pillow.  If I'm crying, she will literally lick my tears away.  She is literally glued to me like velcro and provides so much support and comfort.  

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