We highly recommend Bluevale Meadows (Heather) as a breeder for our Australian Labradoodle, Zoey. When originally researching breeders, we were looking for someone with a strong social media presence, one with great reviews and someone that is knowledgeable, especially with helping us with our specific needs for our family situation when getting a puppy.
We were very fortunate to come across Bluevale Meadows on our search and are expectations have been exceeded.
Covid added a new level of issues when it came to getting our pup. Home visits/picks were cancelled due to lockdown rules but Heather posted live videos almost daily on all the pups, as well as, emails weekly with beautiful pictures of them with descriptions of their sizes, personalities and health. We had a one on one Zoom meeting to meet the pups and make our pick for which one we would welcome into our home, obviously not ideal but covid has made everyone adjust to the circumstances. She worked with us to pick a pup that would best fit our family, being very honest about each pups temperament and any concerns she may have with a pup joining a home with a child with special needs and we couldn't be happier with our Zoey girl.
Heather works with the pups from day one and it shows. Zoey was house broken within a couple days, she is full of energy but loves downtime and snuggles and she has a great temperament when it comes to grooming and introductions to new things. After coming home, Heather has been available for any questions or concerns and it's been great having that with being a new puppy owner. We have only good things to say about our experience with Heather from Bluevale Meadows.
~ Lesley & Zoey
I ordered an Australian Labradoodle from Heather at Bluevale Meadows and based on my experience I strongly recommend them to anyone considering this breed. Heather is a small breeder who raises her dogs and pups in a caring home. Her communication from start through to after I took Hudson home has been great. She communicated regularly along every step of the way - I loved the almost daily videos she posted of the pups after birth and the process she had for selection/matching (she provides good personality summaries on each pup and helps guide the future parents to which one matches well).
After going home she checked in and provided helpful guidance (I was having trouble getting my pup to sleep in a crate and after 3 nights Heather suggested using a fenced in dog bed - went from sleepless nights to restful sleep instantly).
The other thing I loved is the pups are at least partially potty trained (from when their eyes open she uses a litter box to train them there is a specific place to go and then transitions them to outdoors a few weeks before they go home) and have had some clicker training. Hudson has been easy to train on these fronts.
If you're looking for a caring smaller breeder who has quality genetically tested breeder dogs and can coach you through the process, ask Heather if she has a spot available and cross your fingers.
~ Mark & Hudson
I would highly recommend Bluevale Meadows to anyone interested in getting an Australian Labradoodle! Heather is a loving and conscientious breeder and this is reflected in the wonderful disposition of our happy and healthy puppy. All her puppies are raised in her home and have come with the proper health testing and guarentees. She was very easy to communicate with, and answered our many questions throughout the adoption process. She was extremely helpful and supportive to us as first time dog owners and her support has continued since bringing our little guy home! We are very grateful to her for our new addition to our family
~Julie & George
Agnes is my beloved Bluevale Meadows puppy and the first puppy born to Lily and Vincenzo. I have had her now for five months and she has been an amazing addition to our family. Agnes is so incredibly smart and such a goof ball. She has the sweetest disposition and gives some of the best doggy snuggles. I would recommend this breed to anyone looking to add a four-legged companion to their family.
Bluevale Meadows Australian Labradoodles (Heather) was easy to work with and she answered all of my questions regarding the breed. She let me into her home and introduced me to Lily and allowed me to meet her little bundles of joy. Lily was a trooper and allowed me to handle her little ones, of course under mommy supervision. I was very impressed with how she handled it and she was a very devoted mama. I was also impressed with the overall treatment and care of Lily and her puppies. They were raised in a very clean and safe environment.
Heather did a fantastic job with the pups. Exposing them to as much of the environment as was safe to do so. I was super impressed with the puppy litter training and I’ve never had such an easy time potty-training my puppy. Agnes was a breeze. I got weekly updates, as Agnes grew, on her development, what she had accomplished that week, even pictures and videos to see all the mischief her and her siblings were getting into. And it still continues today! Some of the owners of Agnes’ siblings have stayed connected and we’ve all shared photos of our dogs and it has been an absolute pleasure seeing them all grow up.
I highly recommend Bluevale Meadows. The Australian Labradoodle is such an amazing happy-go-lucky breed. A fantastic family dog that will snuggle with you on the couch, or go out adventuring with you. Agnes has already been out to Halifax, camping and enjoying the great outdoors. I could go on and on, but you will just have to find out for yourself!
Thank you Heather, I could not imagine my life without my Aggie! She is an absolute joy! If I ever decide to add to my doggy family I would not hesitate, I would get another Australian Labradoodle in a heartbeat.
Becky and Agnes
I could not be happier with my experience at Bluevale Meadows! This is my first puppy. Heather was so nice and responsive and very helpful with all my crazy questions! I loved that she was raising the puppies in her home! I was able to visit Charlie and see everything. Now as for Charlie...he is the best dog ever! He is really the sweetest boy! He loves everyone and all dogs. People compliment him all the time- how good looking he is, how great he is with other dogs, how friendly he is- people have actually pulled over cars and asked me where I got him when we are out walking. He is very smart! Which can be both a good and bad thing (haha). We have done school and he picks up on things very quickly. He really wants to please. He is also incredibly affectionate! I would definitely recommend Heather and Bluevale Meadows to anyone looking for a pup!
Lauren & Charlie
I got my baby Lucy here, she is the healthiest and most friendly puppy. She is so happy all the time, everyone at dog park loves her(even more than their own dogs!). I feel very lucky I got her from Heather because Heather does all kinds of genetic testing on the parents, it is very important for me to know my fur baby will have a long and healthy life ❤️
~Lucy & Vivian