WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
We love these dogs! Although raising puppies is hard work, it is a labor of love. Puppies in our lines have become successful therapy, service, special education classroom, child advocacy, medical alert and family companion dogs. It gives us great joy to see our puppies bring their affection, intuition and connectiveness into their family's lives.
WHO WE ARE
Juniper Ridge is a specialty breeding program of multigenerational Australian Labradoodles; a wonderful, non-shedding, allergy friendly, healthy, happy and intelligent breed of dogs. As a contributing breeder to the development and standard of this breed we are continuously, carefully, and selectively choosing our foundation dogs and breeding pairs. Our dogs are DNA registered, thoroughly tested to the highest standards available and trace back to the two original breeding and research kennels in Australia; Tegan Park and Rutland Manor.
Our breeding dogs are of the highest quality possible. First they must have a truly wonderful temperament, which is of the utmost importance to us. They must pass stringent DNA testing for a full panel of genetic diseases, clinical cardiac testing and OFA eye, hip, elbow and patella testing. (All of our testing results are posted and available for viewing at PawPrint Genetics and OFA). Beyond all this they must also be conformationally correct, stunningly beautiful, joyful, and possess the unique human connection ability that belongs to the Australian Labradoodle!
OUR ALLOCATION PROCESS
All of our puppies are independently tested using the VOLHARD'S APTITUDE TEST at 49 days old for temperament, traits, personality and uniqueness. We use this information along with our observations and daily experience with the puppies to match them with their forever families. The information our expectant puppy families provide us with is invaluable to this process and we work closely with them. Allocation day is such an exciting day ~ we love sharing the news about their new puppy with our expectant families!
OUR PUPPY RAISING PHILOSOPHY
Our puppies are hand raised; they are born and live in our home until the day they come to yours. We know our puppies will live in many different situations and environments and we want them to be confident and comfortable. That is why we introduce our puppies to all kinds of daily life activities; noises, sights, sounds and smells and we spend hours each day playing with, socializing and preparing our puppies for the lives they will live in their forever homes.
We are proud to be a breeding member of the ALAA (Australian Labradoodle Association of America) and the WALA (Worldwide Australian Labradoodle Association). We are recognized as continuing to hold the highest level of breeding standards in both of these most respected organizations and we adhere to and support their Health Testing and Code of Ethics.
We use ENS-EARLY NEUROLOGICAL STIMULATION , also known as Bio Stimulation, to start our puppies off right and we are proud to be affiliated with PUPPY CULTURE, a healthy and hands on way to raising puppies. All of our litters are raised using their guidelines and expertise, giving our puppies a wonderful head start in life and setting them up to fully thrive in their forever homes.
OUR TRAINING PARTNERSHIP
We have partnered with BAXTER & Bella's online puppy/dog training program to offer our puppy families the best in training! We are very pleased, and 100% on board, with their training techniques, well organized plans, live training sessions and lifetime of support. See our Puppy Training page for more information. Through our partnership we are able to offer our families a 25% discount off of their Lifetime Membership by using code JUNIPERRIDGE at check out.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as unto the LORD. Colossians 3:23
We do not participate with paid advertising services such as PuppySites.com nor ProDogBreeders.com as we prefer to place our puppies by personal referrals and to puppy clients who are doing their research. In addition we closely screen each of our puppy's potential homes by application and phone interview.