About Us and Contact Info
We’re the Heisler Family and we live in beautiful wine country in Yamhill County, Oregon, Tel. 503-784-3870, and our email is Mary@ValleyVineyardLabradoodles.com. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram.
Our family consists of us, Chris and Mary, and our “kids” (now young adults) along with all the extended family and friends that come to spend time with us in our home. We are about 45 minutes west of Portland in a neighborhood close to the many vineyards of this region.
We breed only authentic Australian Labradoodles, and we ensure all the thorough testing is done to make sure we can stand behind the quality of each pup we sell. We believe in a holistic approach to raising puppies and we use the Bio-Sensor program and the Puppy Culture way of raising pups. To learn more about “Puppy Culture” and the philosophy we follow, CLICK HERE.
We thoroughly investigate the health and genetics of any stud we use with our breeding girls because we only want to produce the best!
Our breeding dogs are well-loved members of our family! Some of their offspring, now fully tested and qualified to breed, live in what we call “guardian homes” with friends nearby. We work hard, snuggle a lot, and have people here daily, making sure that each puppy gets personalized, loving care and no details are missed.
Each pup is loved individually in our home and exposed to all the sights and sounds of a typical busy house as they hang out with us. (Often you’ll find us with puppies in our laps as we read or watch a movie, or we are with the pups in our bonus room doing Puppy Culture exercises or conditioning.) Each pup is well socialized by the time they leave us, through our open houses, our family and friends, and all the puppy lovers that are in and out of our home on a regular basis.
At a very young age, puppies should be conditioned to respond appropriately when irritated, uncomfortable or threatened. There are early critical stages of a young puppy’s life that can determine their ultimate success and emotional well-being that lasts a lifetime. Our over arching concern is to produce behaviorally sound dogs with excellent temperaments. This is why we follow the Puppy Culture techniques and philosophy.
Our ALAA registration # is ALAA-002667-0313, and we are licensed to do business in the State of Oregon.
How we got started
After we had to say good-bye to our aging Golden Retriever, “Emma,” we thought we could not replace this loving, faithful, obedient dog. We wanted an “Emma” again without having to deal with all the shedding! After looking at many of the breeds available and finding that they seemed to fall short of the love, beauty, coat and temperament we were looking for, we discovered the Australian Labradoodle! We quickly learned that Australian Labradoodles have all the love and loyalty of a lab or golden retriever, yet without all the shedding, and with the intelligence and antics of the Poodle and the colors of the Cocker Spaniel added into the breed.
Knowing we would have our next dog for many years to come, we decided it would be worth the investment to own such a high quality dog with such a great coat and temperament. We met our “Molly,” adopted her, and we were hooked. A few weeks later, we adopted a buddy for Molly, our “Haley,” and the following year, we started our breeding program. We found this breed to be very easy to train and we never experienced all of those typical frustrations of raising a puppy! We’ve decided we will never own another breed. Ask any Labradoodle owner and you’ll probably hear the same thing.