It used to be that only purebred puppies and dogs commanded a pretty penny. That is quickly changing. A new player has arrived in dog town. Well, relatively new. Designer dogs have now joined the mix (pun intended) of expensive pets. It is now common to fork out the same hefty amount of dollars you would for a purebred for a designer dog.
Behind the success of any designer dog is, you guessed it, a successful breeder. And breeding done right is expensive. Though the Goldendoodle’s runaway success is mainly due to the ideal combination of its parent’s traits, a professional breeder took great care in ensuring that the breeding stock is free of certain health conditions.
Unfortunately, an expensive Goldendoodle doesn’t necessarily mean it is well bred. There are indiscriminate breeders who charge very high prices for dogs but did not test their breeding stock. Barring that, the price depends on how well and carefully the puppy is bred and raised. THe price ranges from a low of 2500 AUD to a high of 3500 AUD or even higher.