Columbia Springs Labradoodles is located near historic Vancouver, Washington in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. How did we get started, you might ask? After having had several adored golden retrievers over the years (including a guide dog puppy), we were on the hunt for a dog with that same sweet personality but one that did not shed. While researching, we discovered information about labradoodles with the combination of a Labrador Retriever’s loving and loyal personality and the Poodle’s intelligence and non shedding coat and now we are totally hooked! A labradoodle represents the best traits of both breeds and makes for a wonderful, and sometimes silly, best friend. We are convinced that this is the breed that best fits our family and our home will always have at least one labradoodle in residence.
Our First Doodle
We got our first Australian Labradoodle while serving as a guardian family for a local breeder. Sophie is now a treasured addition to our family and we couldn’t have asked for a more loving, loyal and fun companion. She visits patients and staff weekly as a therapy dog volunteer. In fact, Sophie has brought so much to our lives that we want to bring that same joy to other families. That’s why we do what we do!
What Can You Expect?
Our specialty is breeding sturdy, medium sized Multigeneration Australian Labradoodles with wavy fleece coats that are non-shedding, hypoallergenic and asthma friendly. Our dogs are friendly and playful yet highly intelligent and easy to train. They love their people and become devoted companions as pets, therapy or service animals. Our dogs have proven especially patient and loving with children and live in harmony with other pets. They are definitely family oriented dogs.
Raised With Love
The raising of our puppies is truly a family affair. Everyone is involved in their care and all that it takes to raise these precious little ones. Our puppies are born and raised in our home surrounded by all of the sights, smells and sounds of family life. As a newly retired elementary school teacher, I am able give each puppy an abundance of love and attention every day. We are not a kennel facility. Our breeding dogs live in guardian homes as cherished members of loving families and come to us when they are ready to whelp their puppies. While others have chosen to have a legion of dogs, multiple staff and even separate facilities, we have decided to remain small and home based.
Quality Not Quantity
What else makes us different from the others? We have a small number of litters each year enabling us to give every puppy the attention that makes for a socially healthy and confident individual. Our goal is to have just one litter at a time in our home. However, with Mother Nature in charge, we will sometimes have overlapping litters. Because we keep our numbers small, we are able to spend quality moments with each puppy every day. Raising Australian Labradoodle puppies and preparing them for your family is a huge responsibility that we take very seriously.
You Are Important Too!
We also make time to work with you as you ponder the decision to add a puppy to your home. Our schedule allows us to communicate in a timely manner by email or phone if you have any questions about our labradoodles or how we operate here at Columbia Springs. We enjoy building relationships with our customers and want to support you even if you are in the “just thinking about it” stage of acquiring a new puppy.
When choosing our breeding animals, we carefully select for optimum health, confirmation, temperament and coat. Because we are members of the ALAA (Australian Labradoodle Association of America), we adhere to their guidelines and requirements so that you can be assured that your puppy will be of the finest quality, derived from proven generations of healthy animals meeting the highest of standards. When accepting a new puppy into your home with all the love and devotion you have for up to 15 years, the last thing you want is the unexpected- an unhealthy, poor temperament, poor looking and/or fully shedding dog. By choosing us, you can be assured that your puppy will measure up to your expectations.
After you take your puppy home, we offer continual support for the life of your dog. Just email us at any time with your questions. We want this to be one of the best experiences for your family and will remain available to assist you as needed. Our puppy owners even have an optional group Facebook page where they exchange photos, information and hints about puppy raising. Some local pups also get together occasionally for play dates. It’s fun to stay connected and share our experiences as we raise our doodles.
Bringing a new puppy into your home requires commitment but, with dedication and consistency, it will pay off a hundred times over as you create a lifetime of family memories with your labradoodle.
Have a question? Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a hobby photographer, I have enjoyed capturing my puppies and dogs in the photos that are used throughout this website. I want to thank my creative and generous friends Leslie, Nina, Erin and Lisa who have graciously shared photos that are used as well.