Frequently Asked Questions

The Cavoodle Cradle are ethical breeders focused on using the considerable power all breeders have to ensure our puppies are healthy and a joy to own.

How do you breed happy, healthy pups?

1. Our puppies are family reared so they will fit in beautifully with your family.

2. They are never inbred, so are very unlikely to develop genetic illness. In fact, all our puppies come with a Lifetime Money-Back Health Guarantee against serious genetic illness!

3. They are personality tested and matched to your family so it’s a perfect match for you.

You also get regular photo or video updates of their growth and progress text to you weekly.

In addition we get their toilet training off to a great start and our puppies are chew toy conditioned, crate conditioned, and well socialised.

What type of family do Cavoodles suit? 

We think cavoodles are a great choice if you are looking for a dog that is suitable for: couples, small and big families as well as elderly individuals or couples looking for a companion.

Cavoodles love people and are a very tolerant breed. They are very affectionate and love to play with kids, adults from your normal day-to-day activities to just sitting in your lap.

What is the Pup Personality Test?

At 7 weeks of age we personality test all the pups using our unique Breeder Formula Personality Test. The test puts the pup through a series of socialisation and environmental experiences that give them a score out of 5. Each score at the end decides if the pups is confident, curious, bold, timid or affection driven. The personality test helps us place the right pup with the needs of the right sort of family on our waitlist.

What is the Lifetime Money-Back Health Guarantee?

In your puppy pack you receive a signed Lifetime 100% Money Back Guarantee against serious Inherited Diseases like:

 Degenerative Myelopathy, Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia, Curly Coat Dry Eye Syndrome, von Willebrands Disease Type 1, Progressive Rod Cone Degeneration (prcd) PRA, Prekallikrein Deficiency (Shih Tzu Type), Neonatal Encephalopathy (Poodle Type), Mucopolysaccharidosis (Cavalier Type), Episodic Falling Syndrome (Cavalier Type), Elliptocytosis B- Spectrin (Labrador Retriever/Poodle Type)

All these diseases are Orivet tested and cleared from our breeding females and stud males.


Are Cavoodles non shedding?

They are low maintenance and non-shedding, and only require regular exercise in the form of short walks and trips to the dog park.

Suitable in apartments and houses, but as always training and socialisation is highly recommended.

Where are your puppies kept from birth?

Our puppies are family reared in a corner of our lounge room, where they get lots of warmth, cuddles, playtime and access to Mum 24/7.

Pups are socialised with kids, adults, visitors, all the dogs at home and they interact with a lot of different family members, visitors and animals.

Whilst indoors pups will get used to normal noises like TV, music, vacuum cleaners and people talking inside. When they are older and vaccinated, they can go outside and will be accustomed to normal noises like lawn mowers, aircraft flying overhead and cars passing by.

We live in a house in Sydney’s South, with a backyard, fenced off area and big home.

We have a 3m x 2m home-made pen in our lounge room. it consists of plastic mat on the floor, over laid with astro turf, then puppy pads on that, that are changed daily. 

They start off on a heated pad, in a covered area and soft flooring, where mum feeds them and they sleep. 

They then move to a small dog bed around 4 weeks old. We move them outside around 6 weeks, to an undercover dog kennel and bed with concrete feeding area and grassed fenced off area to play and explore. They are warm and safe outside. 

How are the pups cared for?

Pen is constantly cleaned out, puppy pads replaced every few hours and I personally clean their bums, if they build up. 

Area is clean, in our own non smoking household. 

They have access to grassed area, when they are over 5 weeks old. 

Lots of cuddles, playtime with my kids and they are wormed from week 2 onwards, with vet check and microchip at 6 weeks.

Are all the breeding parents Orivet tested for genetic diseases and health checked?

We regularly health check our breeding females with the local vet in addition to DNA testing with Orivet of both parents. We can give you the contact details of the Stud dog to view his Orivet papers and you can view our females Orivet papers any time on request.

When and how does a new pup come to my home?

Pups are ready for home at 8 weeks and 4 days (to reduce separation anxiety)

Pups come:

– Health checked by our local vet.
– Vaccinated at 6 weeks of age.
– Microchipped at 6 weeks of age.
– Wormed at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks of age.

-with Puppy Pack

What do The Cavoodle Cradle “PUPPY PACKS” come with?

– Microchipping and change of ownership documentation.
– Health check certificate provided by our local vet.
– Vaccination certificate and schedule
– Worming schedule.
– Lifetime Money-Back Health Guarantee against serious genetic illness!
– 5 days supply of food (Royal Canin)
– Puppy Pads
– Blanket that smells like litter
– Toy that smells like litter
– Puppy Guide Manual

Do you provide ongoing support?

We support our owners throughout the life of their dog. Most importantly, we provide guidance to get their crucial early puppyhood period right, setting a strong foundation for a well-balanced, happy dog for you throughout its life.


Our pups are all $4000 each

Deposit There is a $500 deposit required per puppy to be on the waitlist (this is counted towards the purchase price and is fully refunded if I cannot place a pup for you within that litter)


If you’d like to reserve your place, direct deposit to:

Lisa Sontag

BSB: 923 100

ACC: 49694661

Please use your Surname and the word “puppylist” on the payment details.

What if we are interstate?

We are happy to transport your pup interstate with our family owned pet delivery business ROYAL PAWS- LUXARY PET TRANSPORT. We find driving the pups interstate is less traumatic than a noisy flight and they sleep most of the way with lots of water and toilet breaks. Cost for interstate delivery starts at $300.

 Going to their new owners is a stressful time whether they live across the road or across the country. To lessen the impact we keep them 4 days longer than other breeders (proven to make a significant difference) and send them off with an item bearing the smells of their old home and littermates. I don’t believe interstate travel adds a lot to the stress, given that puppies sleep 18 hours a day at that age, and generally sleep most of the way.