Are you thinking of getting a fur baby? Before you start searching for breeders in Texas, it’s crucial to stop and think about how much it truly costs to own a Labradoodle. So, let’s dive into how much Labradoodles cost in Texas.

The Labradoodle was the first and is still one of the most well-known “-oodle” mixes created today. When it comes to just about anything, this fluffy, gregarious mixed breed has a tendency to be affectionate, lively, and passionate. The Labradoodle was initially developed in Australia in an effort to produce a hypoallergenic guide dog. Today they are kept in homes all over the world. So, you’re not the only one who is considering bringing this well-known Labrador mix into your home! 

In Texas, a Labradoodle puppy from a reputable breeder typically ranges in price between $1500 and $3500, excluding sales tax. The pricing can vary based on several factors, which we will go over in detail for example the overall quality of the breeder and the breeding stock (parents) are factors. 

The first factor that decides a Labradoodle’s market price is its breeder. A reputable breeder guarantees the quality of the breed as well as regular health checks and screenings to ensure the dog’s overall health. Always check if the breeder is a Member Breeder of the Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA). 

Listed ALAA Member Breeders submit the pedigrees of their breeding stock and minimum health testing for dogs in their program, provide and honor purchase agreements and health warranties for all puppies sold, register all litters produced in their program, and adhere to the ALAA Code of Ethics in business practices. Having the ALAA Silver or Gold Paw Emblem means the Member Breeder goes above and beyond the minimum hip and elbow health testing requirements. You are assured of top-quality Labradoodles.  

Another thing that dictates the cost is the breeding stock, which determines the coat color and type, as well as size.

Since the Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador retriever and a poodle, expect a great variety in coat colors. Consider the Tuxedo Labradoodle, Phantom Labradoodle, and Parti Labradoodle. These Labradoodle varieties have attractive multi-colored coats. They cost significantly more than the common, solid-colored Labradoodles that have either cream or golden-brown coats. The more unique the coat color a Labradoodle has, the pricier it becomes, about $1000 more.

Add to this the coat type. Coat types indicate the generation of the Labradoodle. Dogs with curly or wavy coats are more hypoallergenic and non-shedding and thus more expensive than those with flat ones. 

And, of course, size does matter! Standard, small, and medium are the usual sizes. But this breed also has the mini variety, with micro, teacup, and toy sizes. And in this case, mini does mean more (expect to shell out an extra $1000)!

These genetic traits are determined by the parents. A breeding stock with more poodle genes than Labrador commands a higher price.  

You also need to look into the demand and location. 

Since Labradoodles are growing in popularity, prices are also affected. A reservation fee of $500 is usually required when you are interested in picking a puppy from a particular litter of a breeder. 

The geographical location of the breeder can also play into the cost by as much as $400 or more. But if you’re in Texas, Dallas Labradoodles, an ALAA Member Breeder with a Silver Paw Emblem, could help your dream of being a fur parent come true. Our ALAA-registered Multigenerational Australian Labradoodles are vaccinated, de-wormed, micro-chipped, examined individually by a licensed veterinarian, and backed by a 2-year genetic health warranty.   

Bear in mind that the purchase price of a Labradoodle is only part of it. Your new fur baby definitely needs care and upkeep like any living creature. The costs of owning a dog, especially a Labradoodle, can add up, from supplies to food and basic medical costs. Make sure that you are fully capable of providing the time, care, and resources as a fur parent. And the love and memories that you will enjoy with your Labradoodle will be more than worth what you paid for!