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Why Are Doodles So Expensive? A Deep Dive into Designer Dog Breeds

Why are Doodles so expensive?

Are Doodles Worth the Price?

If you’ve ever looked into bringing a Doodle puppy into your home, you might have wondered, “Why Are Doodles So Expensive?”. These fluffy, adorable designer dog breeds often come with a higher price tag compared to other dogs. But why are Doodles so expensive? In this blog post, we’ll explore the factors that contribute to the cost of Doodle puppies and why they have become one of the most sought-after and expensive dog breeds.

Russ the Mini Bernedoodle puppy

Russ is a Mini Bernedoodle – a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle

What is a Doodle?

First, let’s clarify what we mean by “Doodle.” Doodles are a category of hybrid dogs that result from breeding a Poodle with another dog breed. The most well-known varieties include:

These dogs are often celebrated for their hypoallergenic coats, friendly dispositions, and high intelligence.

The Appeal of Designer Dog Breeds

Hypoallergenic Coats

One major selling point for Doodles is their hypoallergenic coat. While no dog is entirely hypoallergenic, the Poodle’s curly, low-shedding fur can be a better option for allergy sufferers. This characteristic makes Doodles particularly attractive to a broader range of potential dog owners.

Temperament and Intelligence

Doodles are known for their friendly and outgoing personalities. They often inherit the best traits from both parent breeds, making them excellent family pets and therapy dogs. Their high intelligence also means they are easier to train, which adds to their appeal.

Factors Contributing to High Prices

Quality Breeding Practices

As an ethical, responsible breeder, at Crockett Doodles we invest a significant amount of time, effort, and money into ensuring our puppies are healthy and well-adjusted. This includes:

  • Genetic Testing: To avoid hereditary diseases common in purebred dogs, we conduct genetic testing on parent dogs.
  • Health Screenings: Regular vet check-ups, vaccinations, and deworming are standard practices.
  • Socialization: Puppies are introduced to various environments, people, and other animals to ensure they grow up to be well-behaved adults.
  • Health Guarantee: This underscores the confidence we have in our breeding practices and our commitment to the well-being of our puppies.

These practices ensure that you’re getting a healthy, well-socialized puppy, but they also contribute to the overall cost.

Costs of Raising Puppies

Raising a litter of puppies from birth to the point they are ready to go to their new homes involves substantial costs. These include:

  • Veterinary Care: Initial vet visits, vaccines, deworming, and microchipping.
  • Quality Nutrition: High-quality dog food to ensure healthy growth.
  • Training and Socialization: Time and resources spent on initial training and socialization activities.

These expenses add up, and responsible breeders need to cover these costs while also making a living.

Why Are Doodles So Expensive? Are They Worth the Investment?

While Doodles can be expensive, the investment pays off in terms of the joy and companionship they bring into a home. Their unique combination of hypoallergenic coats, friendly nature, and high intelligence make them ideal pets for many families.

However, it’s crucial to do your research and choose a reputable breeder. Avoid puppy mills or backyard breeders who rarely adhere to ethical breeding practices. The initial cost might be higher, but it ensures you get a healthy, well-adjusted puppy, ultimately saving you money in the long run on potential medical or behavioral issues. When you choose Crockett Doodles you can have peace of mind knowing that your puppy is family-raised, well cared for, and guaranteed healthy.

Our Doodle Prices are Reasonable

At Crockett Doodles, we pride ourselves on offering Doodle puppies at competitive prices that are generally lower than those of comparable breeders. While many breeders would charge between $2,500 to $5,000 for their puppies, the cost to adopt a Doodle puppy from us typically falls between $1,400 and $3,500, based on factors such as breed, coat type, and size. While some Doodles may be more affordable and others may be on the higher end, you can find comprehensive Doodle prices for each of our breeds on our website to better understand what to anticipate.

Happy Bernedoodle Adult Dog

An adult Bernedoodle dog happy and smiling


The high cost of Doodle puppies reflects the significant investment we make in ensuring they are healthy, well-socialized, and meet the specific needs of their future owners. While the price tag may seem steep, the benefits of owning a Doodle often justify the expense. By understanding why Doodles are so expensive, you can make a more informed decision and appreciate the value these designer dog breeds bring to your life.

If you’re considering adding a Doodle to your family, remember that quality comes at a price. Investing in a Doodle from a reputable breeder can provide you with a loving, loyal companion for years to come.

So, are you ready to welcome a Doodle into your life? Apply Now or Inquire about our Available Puppies.


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