Did you hit a jackpot at the Palms Casino last night and now are looking to buy a Goldendoodle puppy? Or maybe you aren’t interested in gambling and are looking for a new dog to distract you from all the Vegas tourists.
Either way, I’ve done some research and the results are in. This quick guide highlights the top four Goldendoodle breeders in and around Las Vegas.
The Top 4 Breeders
In no particular order, the top four Goldendoodle breeders near Las Vegas are: Vegas Born Doodles, Sunshine Doodles, 24Karat Doodles, and Cozy Doodles.
Vegas Born Doodles
A small in-home family breeder who is passionate about raising ethically bred Goldendoodles. Vegas Born Doodles only has a few litters per year to provide puppies with the most one-on-one attention and affection. This one-on-one time gives the puppies the best start to a healthy life.
At only three days old, the puppies at Vegas Born Doodles start Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) and Early Scent Introduction (ESI). These two activities are part of the puppy school they go through until they go to their new homes.
The puppies are also given their age-appropriate shots and are dewormed before leaving.
The puppies come with a basic understanding of potty and crate training which gives everyone an easier transition from breeder to home. Vegas Born Doodles always offer a health guarantee on puppies and will always be there for the families of their puppies to go if they have any questions.
They have a complete list of what each puppy comes with that can be found on the FAQ page of their website.
I was unable to find the exact total cost of a puppy on their website. However, they do have a $500 reservation fee per puppy. They also offer shipping for $400-$500, depending on the location the puppy is being shipped.
I found this review on their website:
“We had our vet appt today and everyone LOVED Sansa! She’s a healthy and happy pup and we just wanted to thank you for all your work. I know how much you love these dogs… We can’t thank you enough! Thank you so much for raising such a great puppy!!!! She’s perfect to us.”Dahi Family
They ask you to fill out an application found under the “More” tab on their website before reaching out.
Sunshine Doodles was started after they realized their son has an allergy to dogs. After they had their first Goldendoodle with no allergic reactions, they wanted to share their happiness with others, and thus began Sunshine Doodles.
They also offer Bernedoodles as well.
Here is a cute video they put together:
All studs are genetically tested to ensure they meet the standards of Sunshine Doodles. Many of the females are also tested, however, if they were born into the program then they automatically meet the standard due to their heritage.
Puppies come with their first round of shots and are dewormed as well as their health record and deworming schedule.
Each puppy comes with a puppy package to ensure they are set for a successful start in their new home. For more information on what is included in the puppy kit, visit the FAQ page on their website.
You can expect to pay between $2050-$2500 for a Goldendoodle puppy. A nonrefundable deposit of $350 is required to hold your puppy.
They accept Zelle, PayPal, cashier’s checks, money orders, and personal checks for payment.
Here is an informative, positive review from their website:
“Working with Lisa through this adoption process has been a sheer delight. She went above and beyond in making us feel confident and involved in the decision-making process. It was the extra touches, from the puppy personality test to the framed puppy birth certificate, that let us know she truly cares about her puppies and loves what she does. . . . We were also impressed with how organized, neat, and clean everything was when we went to go pick up Mackayla. . . . If you are looking for a Goldendoodle in any size, shape or color I would highly recommend adopting from her.”Gina & Val R.
24Karat Doodles began after their son was diagnosed with an allergy to dogs. After he had gone into anaphylaxis twice by the time he was seven years old, his parents began looking into a therapy dog. They found the perfect Goldendoodle therapy dog and the rest is history.
Each puppy goes through ENS, early socialization, and DNA testing.
24Karat Doodles offer a genetic health guarantee for all their puppies.
All puppies are microchipped and registered under your name! They offer in-home puppy training, adult correction training, and several other services for an additional cost.
There is a $500 non-refundable deposit (it is transferable per litter). Puppies range from $2400-$3000 plus tax which is 7.6%.
They do offer a “travel nanny” service. If interested in this service, the price includes the cost of the flight, a $350 travel fee, and $0.65 per mile.
24Karat Doodles has a 5-star rating on Google.
“Amanda is one of a kind. She has a heart of gold and cares about every one of her dogs. She goes above and beyond and doesn’t just “sell” you a dog. . . . I can’t thank for enough for all she has done for me and my new family member Tucker! . . . If you are looking for a puppy and want a caring, professional, lifelong resource, a one-of-a-kind family… call Amanda!!!!”Stefanie G.
Fill out the form found under the “Puppy Application” tab in the top right corner of their website.
Cozy Doodles has been breeding Poodles and Doodles since 2001 and claims to be the oldest Doodle breeder in Las Vegas. They do not require potential families to fill out or sign any type of contract. They claim being more accommodating than most breeders.
They sell both Goldendoodles and Labradoodles.
Their website does not say if shots or deworming are done before puppies go to their new home. Feel free to call them for more information.
The puppies at Cozy Doodles start potty training before they leave with their new families. Cozy Doodle’s website also has information on how to choose the best dog food for your new best friend.
There is a $200 non-refundable deposit. Puppies range from $2350-$2750, depending on the color of the puppy.
“We recently bought an f1b puppy from Rick and Jo and we could not be happier. I spoke with several breeders when we started looking and they were by far the easiest to communicate with and answer all of my questions. . . . He is great with our kids and other animals. It is very apparent that he was well socialized while living with them. If you are thinking of buying a puppy, I would definitely recommend Rick and Jo; they are the best!!!”Jennifer
Pay the $200 deposit found under the “Available Puppies” page on their website and then give them a call.
Like every breeder, each has their pros and cons. I encourage you to reach out to other people that have bought puppies from one of these breeders.
This guide was written to give you a head start. Be sure to do your due diligence to make sure you choose a good, quality breeder.
Good luck on your Goldendoodle search!