Name of Breeder? Kendra Vestal
Location of Breeder? Noblesville IN - just north of Indianapolis
Breed? Australian Labradoodles
Verification that puppies are raised in the home (not in a kennel, out building, garage, back yard etc....)? Yes, the puppies are raised in her home with her children, cats and other Doodles.
Was home and property clean and pleasant? The home and property are very clean and pleasant. The moms and pups are very well cared for.
Where you allowed to view health records or the parent dogs or other dogs owned by the breeder? I could have done so but did not when we were there. I read their health records online at the NobleVestaldoodles.com site.
Were the dogs well groomed? Yes
Were the dogs well behaved and obedient? Yes. The adult dogs were great. Our little Sage bounded in from outside and was a delight from the moment we saw her.
Was at least one of the parents on site for the visitation? No. We were originally looking at chocolate mediums and those dams were onsite. The puppy we ended up getting was not adopted by the woman who was going to adopt her and thus all the other pups had gone home and the dam had gone back to her guardian home when we visited.
Why did you choose this breeder? Kendra is a very caring and enthusiastic breeder who is also very knowledgeable about Australian Labradoodles. Indianapolis is not too far from Chicago where we live and we really wanted to see the pups and meet the breeder before purchasing. However, now that I know her, I would not hesitate to buy from a distance and have her ship.
Would you buy another dog from this breeder again in the future? Absolutely. Kendra raises beautiful puppies; Sage is just what we wanted.