About us 

We are a family breeder located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. We are situated on a gorgeous 93-acre farm nestled on the east side of the city.

I, Teddy, have a background in the sciences and Nursing. My husband, Darren, is a Dentist here in Kingston. We both have an insatiable love of dogs and all animals.

We have many years of experience breeding various breeds of doodles, and have devoted breeding to focus on the amazing Australian Labradoodle breed since 2019. It wasn’t until we got our first Australian Labradoodle that we realized this was the ONLY dog we wanted to breed!

Teddybear Labradoodles is a fully accredited breeder with the Worldwide Australian Labradoodle Association (WALA). We are truly honored to be a part of the development of this outstanding breed!

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Our Home 

We currently have two breeding dogs that live in our home with us - Olive and Fig. As our program expands, we will be utilizing guardian homes for our breeding dogs. Guardian families provide love and support to our breeding dogs to ensure they are in the best physical and mental health. We believe that no dog should ever have to live in a kennel. It is important to us that all of our dogs have a special family of their own to live with and enjoy all that life has to offer!

The primary caregivers of our Mommas and Pups are Teddy, as well as the support of my amazing husband, Darren. We also have three lovely kiddos- Ava, Ethan, and baby girl Ryan, who are an integral part of puppy socialization. We are supported by the fabulous Veterinary team at Bayridge Animal Hospital in Kingston (our primary vet happens to be a neighbour and friend - so, always close at hand!).

From day one, the puppies are a part of the family and are brought up in the comfort of our cozy home. Our puppies are born in their own puppy nursery, which is right in our living room, in a warm, clean, and dog-friendly environment. Once the pups are around six weeks old we start to socialize them by providing playtime where they are exposed to our other dogs and emersed in our family life.

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Our Passion 

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We are totally dog-obsessed! Dogs have always been a lifelong passion of ours. Growing up in households where dogs were a prominent part of our families certainly set the stage for our intense love of dogs. For us, "a house is not a home without a dog”. Over the years we have had many breeds of dogs as pets, but it wasn’t until we found the Australian Labradoodle that we truly fell head over heels in love!

My breeding experience extends beyond dogs, including Oldenburg horses, American Mini Pigs, and Alpacas amongst others (you may see some pics of those critters floating around!) 

 

I am sometimes criticized for my perfectionistic tendencies. In terms of breeding, I feel this is a tremendous asset! I always want the best-of-the-best.

Philosophy & Breeding Priorities 

 

To put it simply, we only want to produce pups we would want in our family and home! Hence, we breed for temperament, health, and conformation - in that order.

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temperament 

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health  

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conformation

 
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What to ask the breeder

Finding a Labradoodle breeder is a relatively easy task these days. First, we think it is important that you decide which type of Labradoodle you are looking for in terms of early or multigenerational, Labradoodle or Australian Labradoodle. Learn more about these differences here

Be sure to take your time and ask the right questions.

  • Health Testing – What testing, if any, has been done on the parents. The highest standards of testing would be hips, elbows, thyroid, heart, eyes, and relevant DNA genetic disease testing. Health testing will not guarantee the health of your dog, but it will increase the likelihood you won’t have issues. Annual health checks with the local Vet are not the same as rigorous health testing.

  • Warranty Does the breeder provide a warranty, what is covered, how long does it last?

  • Prenatal Diet – What kind of food did the mother eat while pregnant?

  • Puppy Diet What kind of food will the pups be eating?
    Look them up on:
     Dogfoodadvisor.com &  Dogfoodanalysis.comSome Breeders feed 1-star food and some feed 4/5 star. It is proven that the quality of nutrition the mother receives while pregnant affects the pups.

  • Puppy Enrichment ActivitiesWhat kind of activities does the breeder expose the pups to? What happens in the early weeks can have longer-term impacts.

  • Temperament Testing/Assessments What kind of testing is done on the puppy prior to selection to ensure the suitability of the pup for your lifestyle? What tools are used to assess temperament? Ensuring a good match of temperament to lifestyle enhances the bond with your dog.

  • Environment Where will the pups be raised? You may (or may not) have a preference for a home-raised pup rather than a kennel-raised pup.

  • Get the Complete Price What does the cost of the pup include? Vaccines? microchips? health exam? If the breeder incurs them, you don’t have to, but the purchase price will be higher