The initial cost to purchase a Labradoodle puppy will vary from breeder to breeder. A reputable breeder with an established business is more likely to sell puppies for far more than someone who has a dog that has accidentally fallen pregnant. Be ware that buying a dog that is far cheaper than expected is never a good idea. Always buy a Labradoodle from a reputable breeder that is willing to hand over registration papers and vaccination records.
Purchasing a Labradoodle does not only involve an initial cost but also involves the week to week cost of feeding, medicating and homing. Dogs are often a commitment that lasts many years, in fact Labradoodles can live to 15 years of age. It is important that you can afford all costs associated with owning a Labradoodle before rushing out and buying one. You can find out more on ownership costs here.
Cost of Purchasing a Labradoodle in North America
Depending on the coat, size and color the price of a Labradoodle in North America is generally around the $1000.00 USD mark.
For a Labradoodle puppy from a reputable breeder that has highly sought after qualities you will be looking at approximately $2500.00 USD.
- Clear Water Labradoodles in America price the majority of their puppies at $2500.00 USD
- Labradoodle Lane in America price the majority of their puppies at $2500.00 USD
On a local dog site in USA, there is a large range of Labradoodles priced between $495.00 USD right up to $2000.00 USD.
This shows the price range of puppies within the same breed. The generation count also often impacts the total price of the Labradoodle puppy.
The cost of a Labradoodle in North America is usually between $1000 USD to $2500 USD.
Costs of Purchasing a Labradoodle in Australia
Although the cost from breeder to breeder varies, the approximate cost of a Labradoodle puppy is $2500.00 AUD. For multi generation and miniature Labradoodles you can see the prices rise right up to $3500.00 AUD. Before going ahead and purchasing a Labradoodle it is important to do your research on the breeder and compare prices with other reputable breeders within your area.
On a local Australian for sale site, Labradoodles were priced between $800.00 AUD to $3500.00 AUD.
The ad below shows just how expensive these puppies can be depending on the breeder they are sold from.
The cost of a Labradoodle in Australia is usually between $2500 AUD to $3500 AUD.
What Determines the Price of a Labradoodle?
Like us humans, each and every Labradoodle is different. The demand for Labradoodles in recent times due to their ‘cute’ appearance, gentle nature and hypoallergenic qualities has lead to a price rise. Below you can find a list of factors that determine the total cost of a Labradoodle puppy:
- The color of the dogs coat (Merle colored Labradoodles meaning they are an even mixture of colors are highly priced)
- The coat (the low shedding coated puppies are highly sought after)
- The size of the puppy (miniature, medium and standard)
- Color of eyes (blue eyed Labradoodles are rare)
- If the puppy comes with breeding papers
- If the puppy comes with vet checks, immunisation and micro chipping (all dogs should come with this)
- The generation of the Labradoodle (multi generation Labradoodles are priced higher)
- Reputation of the breeder and bloodlines of their dogs
- The type of Labradoodle (British or Australian)
Purchasing a Labradoodle
A search of the keyword Labradoodle on your local buy, swap and sell should bring up a number of puppies for sale within your area. While some of these puppies have been bred correctly by a reputable breeder, others may have been bred in a backyard or even worse, a puppy farm. Researching the breeder further can pay off in the long run. Puppies that come from ‘puppy farms’ are far more likely to be undernourished and suffer from issues later on. Puppies that come from a ‘backyard breeder’ are often not truly Labradoodles. While this may not be a problem for some, others who are buying the dog due to allergies may find that their beloved dog is not actually allergy friendly. It is always best to purchase your forever friend directly from a reputable breeder. Purchasing your puppy from a pet stall will add an additional $500 to $1000 onto the initial cost of the dog.
You can find a list of reputable breeders here or alternatively you can find Labradoodle Puppies on:
- Facebook Marketplaces
- Local Buy, Swap and Sells
- Newspaper Advertisements
- The Trading Post
- Selling Sites Specific to your Country
- Local Pet Shops (note: buying from a pet stall can be expensive)
Find more places to adopt a Labradoodle from here.
Why Purchase from a Reputable Breeder?
The benefits of purchasing from a reputable breeder are endless. Not only will you be rewarded with a happy and healthy dog but you will spend far less than if you were to purchase your puppy from a pet stall. When you purchase directly from a breeder you may be even able to view the parents of your potential puppy. Seeing the parents will give you a rough idea of what your own puppy will look like once they reach adulthood. A reputable breeder should be able to provide you with a registration certificate and your dog should also come with a microchip and proper vaccinations. Some reputable breeder will also send your new puppy home with some basic essentials and food to get you started.
Labradoodles are in high demand. It is important to look ahead of time especially if you intend on gifting the dog to a child within your family. Most reputable breeding sites will have a list of upcoming litters where you can put a deposit down on a dog to avoid disappointment.