Rainmaker Ranch Labradoodles in Ohio and South Carolina, our Home Environment, References and Contact information
Well pictures are worth a thousand words so here are pictures and a few additional words below the image. You see a home because that is where our labradoodle dogs live we have NO kennels, runs, outside houses or cages. All our Labradoodle dogs sleep in a family member’s bedroom at night.
If there is not enough room on the bed, you have too many dogs.
There are four of us all working together as Rainmaker Ranch Labradoodles following the Rainmaker Ranch Labradoodle Program.
We have two locations in SC, Charleston and Lake Wylie. Rainmaker Ranch Labradoodles South Carolina is where I (Krista) live in Charleston SC and breed Australian Labradoodles in SC. Cindy is here also in Charleston as my support. She helps when one is out of town and is a guardian to Stella. Alisa lives along the NC/SC border in Lake Wylie SC just south of Charlotte NC. Rainmaker Ranch Labradoodles Ohio is where Kathy resides in Cincinnati Ohio with her families and a few great dogs, breeding incredible Australian Labradoodles in OH. Evie is her support in Ohio.
We each live in a home in a nice neighborhood with our dogs inside NOT outside.
We do NOT breed outside or leave our dogs outside for any length of time. They go outside for agility training, to play if they want, car rides and to go to the bathroom. They are NEVER outside when we are not at home or cannot watch them to let them back in as soon as they want in. You do not see any runs, cages, sheds or kennels because we do not have any. Our home is the dogs home.
The puppies are born and live in our home. We do NOT believe it is in the best interest of any dog to live outside or in a kennel except for crate training as a puppy. When delivery is near a whelping box is placed in a private room in the house. The puppies are born there and stay primarily in the whelping box with mom for the first three- four weeks. Monitored by us at all times, and handled by adults and teens in a safe manner.
At the age of four to eight weeks they stay in that space during the night with mom and have outside playtime daily, playing in the yard or on the porch with mom and always a human babysitter. After 4 weeks of age you are welcome to visit during puppy playtime. Puppies are individually worked with on training, loved, held and kept clean. Our space is spotless and safe.
Having four small programs is of great benefit to us, the dogs and the puppies. This keeps us small and able to focus on each and every breeding dog, puppy and the families adopting them.
References available and you may also call our vet to ensure the health of our breeding parents and our program:
- We test all our puppies' parents for any genetic defects inherent in poodles or labs. These are HD, PRA, VonWilabrands, Elbow, Thyroid, patella disorders. FCP, UAP and OCD, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA prcd), and Tricuspid Valve Dysphasia.
- These tests are performed by a US certified veterinarian, DVM. The tests are completed and then sent directly by our vet to an OFA certified radiologist or cardiac specialist for review and we are given documentation in writing signed by these independent parties.
- Our puppies parents are from champion bloodlines which reveals years of proven health, quality and temperament, we did not just grab any poodle and any lab to begin our labradoodle lines. Champion poodles and labs, passing all genetic testing, passing temperament testing with breeding rights are not found easily.
- We only breed when guided by our vet versus whenever possible as puppy mills do. Our parents are between 1 and 6 years old. Females over 7 years of age should not be breeding. After the age of 7 our moms retire and become excellent grandparents. This is to ensure the health and well being of our parent dogs.
- Our parent dogs live in our house, sleep on my daughter’s bed at night, are loved and cared for as one of our family NOT outside in a pen, or barn breeding for a living. They are NOT living with a huge group like pack animals on open land with us visiting them. They are in the house with us as they want to be. Our program is designed to make them excellent role models for their puppies for the first 8 weeks of their lives, and excellent family pets with us for the rest of their lives.
- We breed as true to the Australian Labradoodle breed standard as possible by only breeding Australian Labradoodles and 2nd Generation or later Labradoodles this involves years of breeding. We love First Generation Labradoodles just choose to breed Australian Labradoodles to get the look and non-shed coat.
- Some breeders give their puppies all their shots and meds or have a staff vet on the payroll, never actually taking them to an independent vet, in that case you receive a hand written note of records the breeder or breeder’s staff wrote. We take our puppies to a licensed Vet. They are fully examined, given their meds and shots each time, when you receive your puppy you take home a signed copy by our DVM vet of those visits and records. You also receive a 3-year health guarantee against any of the possible genetic defects inherent in Australian labradoodles, poodles or labs.
- Your puppies begin their training here as soon as possible. We use wee pads to begin potty training, we give them a collar to help them adjust to wearing one, and we work with them to teach them not to chew or bite anything but toys of which they have plenty. We work with an animal behaviorist to help us do what is best for our puppies and your family.
- We allow adoptive parents come and see their puppy as it is growing and learning here, ensuring them their puppy is well taken care of.
- We send weekly email photo's to you from birth till puppy pick up giving you a report of their progress and start the bonding process.
- After pick up you can call or email us anytime with questions or as many families do just let us know how incredible their puppy is progressing.
This effort requires time, study, and research. Using the capabilities we each posses we cast a wide net to gather this information, learn and share. We believe our dogs are important. Our breeding dogs are not a commodity, producing something for us then sent to a rescue, a kennel or just abandoned.
We hope this page allows you to better understand why having three very small breeders located in Ohio and South Carolina working together is an advantage to you, it is an advantage to your puppy, to us and our dogs.
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You can visit us by appointment, after you have an approved application,
in Ohio and/or South Carolina. Please note we do not allow visitors when we have puppies under the age of 6 weeks.
We PREFER EMAIL ,click for email, but if you need to talk to us you can call, please understand we have a family and sometimes returning calls takes some time, email is much faster given the time we set aside specifically each night to answer email.
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