FAQ’s

We have listed answers to the most frequently asked questions here, but if you find that your query in unanswered, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Are all Labradoodles allergy and asthma friendly?

Australian Labradoodles have a 98% success rate with allergy and asthma sufferers because they have non-shedding fleece and wool coats. Other Labradoodles (Origin, Early Generation, British, American) tend to have hair coats which DO SHED to varying degrees and are therefore not suitable for allergy and asthma sufferers.

Are your puppies wormed and vaccinated?

Our Labradoodle puppies are regularly wormed with Panacur 10% and we provide details of treatment when you collect your puppy. Our puppies are given their first vaccination before they leave us, and the second vaccination is due when they turn 10 weeks old You should make an appointment with your own vet to have this done.

Are your puppies well socialised?

We spend hours and hours socialising and interacting with our puppies to make sure that they are ready to make the transition to your home.

At what stage can we come to view the puppies?

Our puppies can only be seen once they have turned six weeks old. This is to reduce the risk of infection, because young puppies are very susceptible to bacteria and viruses in the environment. We will not make any exceptions to this rule.

When will the puppies be ready to go to their new homes?

Our puppies are usually ready for their new homes when they are 8 – 9 weeks old, but this can vary a little.

What about insurance?

Whilst we do our very best and have an extensive health screening regime here at Lomond Hills, this does not guarantee that your puppy will never be unwell or have an accident. An important part of responsible dog ownership is ensuring that you are in a position to pay for any veterinary care that your dog might require, which usually means taking out pet insurance. We suggest you do some thorough research, and take out a ‘lifetime’ policy as opposed to an annual policy, so that the insurer does not have the opportunity to exclude certain conditions when it comes to renewal time. Usually for around the cost of a mobile phone contract, you can have the peace of mind that should major veterinary treatment be needed, you’re in a position to pay for it.

What are the puppies fed on?

Our puppies are fed a good quality dry puppy called Paw. We will provide full details of this so that you can continue to feed the same.

Do you operate a waiting list?

Yes – we do take reservations on puppies that are either too young to be seen (under six weeks old), or are not born yet. Please note however that we cannot hold a puppy for you without a deposit. Please contact us if you would like a reservation form to complete.

Do you recommend the use of puppy crates?

Yes – absolutely. Crates are an excellent way not only to prevent your puppy from damaging your furniture whilst you are asleep, but are also a great way to make sure that they cannot come to any harm! We will discuss this with you at the time of your visit.

What comes with your puppies?

Our puppies come with a full pedigree, a 2-year genetic health guarantee, care sheet and a lifetime of support. They are also speyed/neutered, microchipped, fully wormed and have had their first vaccination.

Why do you spey and neuter your puppies before they leave you?

Many reasons. Primarily because the Australian Labradoodle is still a developing breed and it needs protection. It is very important to us that entire puppies don’t get into the wrong hands as this could be detrimental to the future of the breed as a whole. Puppies also bounce back very quickly from the procedure (usually bouncing around again within 30 mins of coming round!) whereas mature dogs tend to be pretty miserable for about seven days when speyed/neutered. Speying and neutering also prevents unwanted litters, and the last thing we want is for any of our beloved Australian Labradoodles to end up in a shelter or pound. If you are at all concerned about the speying/neutering, we would be pleased to discuss it with you.

Where are you located?

We are located in the Fife countryside, about 40 miles north of Edinburgh. We will only provide details of our exact location to families who have made an appointment to visit.

What health problems affect Australian Labradoodles?

Australian Labradoodles are generally very healthy dogs. The main thing to watch out for is ear infections; however, this can usually be prevented by plucking the hair out of the ear canal and ensuring that the ears are kept clean. We will explain this to you when you visit. Our breeding dogs are extensively health screened prior to being bred in efforts to make sure that our puppies will live long and healthy lives. Please click here to read about our health screening policy.

Male or female?

Both males and females make excellent family pets. There are no distinct differences between them in terms of temperament – both are excellent. Because our puppies are spayed and neutered before they leave us, you won’t have to worry about seasons or any male dominance.

How much grooming do Australian Labradoodles need?

Please click here to see our section on grooming.

What size do Australian Labradoodles grow to?

Please click here for our section on sizes, coats and colours.