Ethical Standards

Any dogs used for breeding through Groodles Australia are registered as part of the QLD Government’s new breeder registration scheme to combat puppy farms and backyard breeders.

Our Breeder Identification Number is 0000221842105.

We align ourselves with the RSPCA’s standards for responsible breeders and abide by the strict, ethical code of practice as follows:

We plan ahead and aim to find good homes for every puppy we breed:

We plan for EVERY litter; with high demand for our puppies we ensure all go to loving homes:

  • All mum/dad pairings and litters are planned for in advance.
  • Mums are not bred at first heat and will always be at full adult physical development prior to breeding.
  • Three litters are our usual maximum and mums are given appropriate time to recover between litters.
  • The breeding program is run under the guidance of Greater Springfield Veterinary.
  • Suitable, permanent homes are determined through an intensive screening process before our pups are ready for adoption.
  • Any pups not adopted within a specific timeframe will continue to live with the guardian family or carefully appointed family until the right home is found.

We provide a high standard of care and appropriate living conditions for our animals:

Our Groodle mums and dads live as pets within their loving guardian family. These families provide high standards of living, and as each is responsible for only one litter at a time, you can be assured that our pups have a safe, clean and spacious environment in which to grow, eat, sleep and play:

  • Pups are given appropriate items to chew and play with.
  • Parent dogs are well socialised with other dogs and people.
  • Only high-quality pet foods are used
  • All puppies have regular health checks by our experienced Veterinary staff at Greater Springfield Veterinary.

We are genuinely concerned about the welfare of our animals:

We do not breed Groodles for a specific colour or look. Instead, we breed with a focus on the health and character of the dog as our main priority. Our veterinary staff monitor the mother Groodles during pregnancy and puppies are checked regularly during their first weeks of life. :
  • As our mother and father Groodles are members of guardian families, they are kept by their original owners once retired to live a full, happy life.
  • No Groodle from Groodles Australia will ever have its tail docked or dew claws removed.
  • To combat puppy farming and ensure the welfare of our dogs, all Groodles Australia pups will be desexed prior to being re-homed.
  • Systems are in place to prevent disease and puppies are sold with pet insurance.

We are contactable, open to questions, and can provide a complete history of the puppy:

Groodles Australia staff are open to all questions. Individuals with general queries are encouraged to contact us.

Individuals chosen to receive a puppy will be given a more direct contact method and a specific contact person to liaise with. We offer the following guarantees:

  • Potential owners will be well informed about their new Groodle and will be provided with information regarding the background, size, breed, and temperament of the parents.
  • We will answer all reasonable questions and provide appropriate access to registration and veterinary records.

We make sure that you will suit the puppy – and the puppy will suit you:

When a litter is made public for adoption, you will undergo a vetting process to ensure you, your family and other existing animals are a suitable match for one of our pups. Individual pups may require specific adoption situations based on temperament, activity level, size, and purpose.

We breed to produce happy, healthy pets, free from known genetic disorders:

All of the breeding Groodles involved in our program are Hip Scored, Elbow Scored and DNA profiled. Our puppies are microchipped, health checked, vaccinated and desexed:

  • While no guarantee is possible, we test carefully to limit inherited diseases.
  • Our puppies are NEVER mated with close relatives, such as brother/sister, father/daughter, mother/son, grandfather/granddaughter, grandmother/grandson, cousin/cousin.
  • While we love cute puppies, we will always put health, welfare and temperament above appearance. Our pups are bred to be family, companion and support dogs, not show dogs.

We provide a ‘cooling off’ period:

Our aim is for all puppies and families to be happy and we take exceptional care to place families in appropriate homes. Rarely, the match is not perfect and we will assist in re-homing these puppies at a cost of up to 25% of the puppy.

We can provide testimonials and records:

Groodles Australia is a veterinary run breeding program (as opposed to an ‘enthusiast’ breeding program), so you can be assured that highly trained veterinary staff have been involved in all stages of the process.

References and testimonials can be provided by previous and existing owners, the staff of Greater Springfield Veterinary and we can provide documents indicating the up to date registration of our breeders.

We meet all legal requirements:

All Groodles Australia Guardians are registered under the QLD Dog Breeder Registration Act. As Groodles are a cross breed, they are not recognised as an official breed by the Australian National Kennel Council or Dogs Queensland, therefore no membership can be obtained through these organisations.

We provide ongoing support and information to new owners:

Groodles Australia does its best to support new puppy owners. Local families are encouraged to continue visiting Greater Springfield Veterinary; we love to see your puppies! Further afield, please build a long term relationship with your trusted local veterinarian. All of our puppies are sold with pet insurance and we strongly recommend its continuation.
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