Hi, I'm Nicole G.
Welcome to Belloui Labradoodles! We are a Brisbane-based kennel specialising in Labradoodles, Cavoodles, Moodles, and Sheepadoodles. Our objective is to breed healthy, well-tempered beautiful family companions. We expose our pups to enriching experiences appropriate to their age, and we use temperament testing to match puppies to families to support the best fit of the puppy to your lifestyle. We also breed therapy dogs so temperament testing is vitally important for dogs that will continue on to be trained as an assistance or therapy dog. The puppies are all raised in our family home and are well socialised with our other animals, children and adults. We breed Australian Sheepadoodles in two sizes - Standard and Miniature. Sheepadoodles are high energy dogs - they require both mental and psychical stimulation to help prevent unwanted behaviour.
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Last checked on 6 November 2020
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Our Breeding Practices
Behaviour and socialisation
We use “Puppy Culture” training to expose the pups to new sounds, sensations, textures, and experiences (see our videos on Instagram for examples of this). The puppies are also exposed to all of the animals that live with us, including chickens, ducks, geese, peacocks and cats with a view of the horses and alpaca's paddocks. They are used to all the usual household noises and plenty of outdoor noises from the animals. We have…
All puppies come wormed every two weeks, micro-chipped, vaccinated, flea and tick treated to date. Our breeding dogs are tested for all relevant genetic diseases and we only breed dogs with the right ‘family companion’ temperament. We hip score most of our breeding dogs.
The puppies are all raised in our family home and well-socialised with our other animals, children and adults. We live on 13 acres, however our dogs are family pets and live inside our house with us. We have 3 retired girls that live with us permanently - all of our current breeding dogs live in guardian homes.
Included with our puppies
6 weeks pet insurance through Petplan Health guarantee. Puppy pack that includes a toy and blanket with mum and litter mates scents, health record book from our vet Support for the life of the dog
Belloui Sheepadoodles conducts 2 out of 2 core health tests which RightPaw believe are most important to conduct for the Sheepadoodle.
These breeders have had x-rays taken on their breeding dogs to assess their ‘hip score’. Dogs with…
Von Willebrand’s Disease (VWD/vWD) is a genetic bleeding disorder caused by a lack of a specific…
Belloui Sheepadoodles conducts 10 additional tests available for the Sheepadoodle.
Cerebellar Abiotrophy (CA) is a genetic neurological disease that occurs in Old English Sheepdogs. There is a genetic test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Inherited deafness is common in specific breeds such as Dalmatians and Bull Terriers. Merle coat patterns and white coat colour can also be linked to deafness. It is recommended breeders of at-risk breeds or coat colours have the puppies checked with a Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER) test at around 6 weeks old, before they go to new homes.
This is a disease affecting the spinal cord of older dogs, initially causing wobbliness and eventually hindlimb paralysis. It can affect a wide range of breeds. There is now a DNA test that can indicated if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.
Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) is a genetic condition mainly affecting Retrievers and Spaniels. It results in the dog collapsing after periods of intense exercise, even if they are normally able to cope with lower levels of exercise. There is a DNA test available which can indicate if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.
These breeders have had x-rays taken on their breeding dogs to assess the quality of their elbow joints. Dogs with very low ‘elbow scores’ are less likely to develop elbow problems in the future and less likely to pass hereditary elbow problems on to their puppies.
Hereditary Cataracts (HC) is a genetic form of cataracts. There is a DNA test available in some breeds to indicated whether a breeding dog is carrying this disease.
The MDR-1 gene (Multi-drug Resistance Gene 1) is responsible for producing proteins that protect the brain from harmful chemicals. Some breeds have a mutation in this gene resulting in them being dangerously sensitive to certain chemicals and drugs. It is recommended to test these breeding dogs for the MDR-1 mutation, so they do not pass on the sensitivity to their puppies.
Neonatal Encephalopathy (NE) is a brain disease that can occur in Standard Poodle puppies. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Primary Ciliary Diskinesia is a genetic respiratory disease that can affect Old English Sheepdogs. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in dogs is a type of genetic eye disease causing deterioration of the retina and eventually, blindness. There are a variety of sub-types of PRA, which can occur in various breeds. There are various DNA tests available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
About the Breeder
A little about us
Hi, I'm Nicole from Belloui! We breed a lot of therapy dogs, therefore our temperament testing is critical, this will also mean you will have a dog best suited to your lifestyle, for a long and happy life together.
Why we got involved in breeding
Our passion for animals and interest in serving others inspired our decision to breed beautiful family companions.
Our special touch
We run a guardian program for our breeding dogs, so they don't have to be kennelled. They live with families as their cherished pet and come to us for breeding, where they live in our home with us while they are caring for their pups. We find this helps give the dog that beautiful temperament a family dog has, plus it is a wonderful environment for the dog.
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