July 2009, Kiah-my Australian Shepherd companion and study partner-was killed and the
opportunity to adopt a miniature Labradoodle named Daphne came along.
Needless to say, I fell in love with the little bundle of joy that
helped me get through the loss of my best friend. I had always planned
on breeding Australian Shepherds, but after bonding with Daphne and
meeting other Labradoodles, I was quickly hooked and Ocean View
Labradoodles was born. Sharing this breed's
wonderful qualities with others and maintaining the integrity of the
Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle are the goals of Ocean View
Labradoodles. My Labradoodles and I share the
property with my parents who live next door with their Australian
Shepherd Maisy and our barn cat Kit Kat on the beautiful Southern Oregon
coast. My parents have taken an interest in labradoodles as well, and Ocean View has become a family business.
of Ocean View's puppies are born and raised in my home. The whelping
area is in my bedroom, the playpen when they get older is in my living room, and when the pups are old enough to venture
outdoors, an outdoor run area is made available to them during the
day. They are introduced to a litter box early on, which will get them
started on potty training before they leave Ocean View for their new
homes. They will also be socialized with my other dogs, my cat, and
children to provide them with as many experiences as possible to lessen
their stress when they leave my home. When they are old enough, around 6
weeks, our groomer gets them used to being bathed in a groomer's tub and standing on the grooming table while being brushed and having their
nails clipped. They have been groomed at least twice by the time they
join your family. We feed both our parent dogs and our puppies a
holistic, grain free, dry dog food.
Jenn introducing Doodle to her cousin Merryweather.
Who else might you find around the property?
Daphne is the best Auntie a puppy could ever ask for!
She loves to play with them and is so calm and understanding when
it comes to their puppy energy and playfulness.
Maisy is our Australian Shepherd and she is great with the puppies.
Sometimes I get the feeling she thinks they are sheep and tries to herd them around the yard!
Felix the Cat was an integral part of our socialization
program here at OVL for the last few years of his life.
He is missed daily.