About our family
We are the people that nurture, raise, love and spoil your babies before you take them home.
Welcome to Dandy Doodles. We take great pride in the puppies we raise. Our dogs and puppies live in our home, and our lives every day. Our puppies are bred with temperament, health and coat in mind.
We are a small Labradoodle breeder in San Antonio, TX. Our parent dogs live in our home and are pampered during and after pregnancy as well as throughout their retirement. Our babies are born in our home and reside in our bedroom until they are old enough to start going on a puppy adventure around the house. Our puppies are vaccinated for the first time at 7 weeks of age, if we still have puppies left at the time they are due for their second round of boosters, we vaccinate again at 10wks. We start potty training at 3 weeks of age using potty pads. Then at 4 weeks of age we remove potty pads and replace with litter pans vs going outside to keep our puppies safe from any disease and viruses. Our main focus is to keep our babies healthy and safe. We start potty training at 3 weeks when their natural instinct is to eliminate outside their bed area. When you bring your new puppy home it is best to start outdoor potty training in just your backyard for your puppy's protection or have a litter pan set up like the one we use.
We spend an enormous amount of time with our babies. From day one they are held on a daily basis by the entire family. In addition to using Bio Sensory Stimulation, our puppies are also checked to make sure they are clean and gaining weight properly, and their sleeping quarters are kept up with the utmost cleanliness. Our two children help out with the handling of the puppies so that when they are ready to go with their new families they are accustomed to being held and played with by children as well, not only adults.
My first experience with Labradoodles was back in the 90's. They were barely known here in the United States then. Once I had the pleasure of seeing how wonderful they were, I had to have one of my own. It took many years later, but I finally had the pleasure of bringing one home for my family. I couldn't imagine my children growing up without the love and antics that a Labradoodle can provide. Sometimes it's like having a third child in the home.
Once we saw what a wonderful family dog the Labradoodle is, we decided to start our own breeding program so we could offer our wonderful babies to families wanting a stable, well adjusted and socialized puppy. Our puppies are raised in our home with our children. Labradoodles and children go hand in hand. When raised properly, they are, in my opinion, the best all around family dog. They are very versatile in regards to their abilities. They are very intelligent and make exceptional therapy/ assistance service dogs. Many of our puppies have gone to homes that have trained and used them for therapy work. They also do well as working/ hunting dogs. Both breeds that make up the Labradoodle are used for hunting. And then you have the all around family companion, which is what our Labradoodles are.
One of the best things about Labradoodles is that they are part Labrador, and part Poodle. With the loyalty and protectiveness of family from the Labrador, and the more calm nature and non-shedding coat they inherit from the Poodle, how could there be a more perfect breed.
They make wonderful companions for people with allergies, seeing as they typically have low dander, and low to non-shedding coats. It would be a pleasure to help you determine if a Labradoodle would suit you and your lifestyle.
We raise F1b and F1bb Labradoodles for the low shedding risk factor. This means we breed our Labradoodles back to a Poodle. In our case a Standard Poodle. This combination results in a very low to non shedding dog with a wonderful personality that has the drive to please you. Many of our puppies that have left our home have gone on to be therapy dogs. Many go to work with their owners, some stay home with children. We are very proud of every one of our babies. Couch potatoes or working dogs, they are all Dandy Doodles!
We are also very happy to announce that we will be able to provide families with gorgeous Standard Poodles as well. With the addition of Latte into our breeding program, we are now able to offer gorgeous solid color, sable, phantom and possibly parti color Standard Poodles. We are also very excited to announce that our multigen breeding program has been set in motion. We have brought home our multigen future stud dog, Picasso, and after health testing is complete we will hopefully have our first litter of multigen Labradoodles coming this fall or next spring.