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Big Rock Labradoodles

496020 19 Street East
High River Alberta , T1V 1N1
Canada
alanathebreeder@gmail.com
www.bigrocklabradoodles.com

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value

After lots of research, I chose Big Rock Labradoodles due to their extensive level of training, temperament testing and quality of their breeding process. Alana has been amazing in terms of support pre and post puppy pick-up with all of my questions. The attention to detail put into puppy training from day 1 is absolutely noticeable. Day 1 at home, the puppy slept all night (which from what I realized is not typical...thanks to the crate training that Big Rock does). The questionnaire you have to fill out with your lifestyle is an amazing tool to match you with a puppy that fits your lifestyle and temperament requests - mine was exactly the match I asked for!
I also highly recommend getting the puppy kit - makes the first week super manageable as well as signing up for Baxter & Bella with the Big Rock discount.
Thank you Alana & Big Rock Labradoodles!! Highly recommended.

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Big Rock Labradoodles exceeded our expectations!! Our awesome boy came to us at 8 weeks sleeping through the night and potty trained to the outdoors. So AWESOME!! Thank you Alana for all the care and attention you provided in getting Duke ready for his new family. He is a happy healthy beautiful addition to our Family!!!

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Fantastic breeder! Incredibly ethical breeders who raise the pups in their own home with love, knowledge, dedication and a true passion to breed healthy, good tempered dogs.

Ultimate Professionalism

Our recent experience with Big Rock Labradoodle has been with utmost ease and comfort. Louie has recently filled our home with an abundance of love and pure entertainment! Big Rock provides the essential knowledge, care and confidence for their puppies. Not only are they all adorable beyond belief, but exceptionally well prepared and highly nurtured during their time at BRL. The opportunity to be part of the online private group has been amazing, and our number one avenue of resourceful support. It's great to have so many like minded Labradoodle lovers who are genuinely willing to share their wealth of information, trials, tribulations, and lovely updates/photos of their growth and progress.
There are no regrets when receiving a beautiful pup from Big Rock Labradoodles. Thank you Alana and Big Rock for the beautiful addition to our family.
Jim and Le Smith

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After lots of research, I chose Big Rock Labradoodles due to their extensive level of training, temperament testing and quality of their breeding process. Alana has been amazing in terms of support pre and post puppy pick-up with all of my questions. The attention to detail put into puppy training from day 1 is absolutely noticeable. Day 1 at home, the puppy slept all night (which from what I realized is not typical...thanks to the crate training that Big Rock does). The questionnaire you have to fill out with your lifestyle is an amazing tool to match you with a puppy that fits your lifestyle and temperament requests - mine was exactly the match I asked for! I also highly recommend getting the puppy kit - makes the first week super manageable as well as signing up for Baxter & Bella with the Big Rock discount. Thank you Alana & Big Rock Labradoodles!! Highly recommended.

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Our recent experience with Big Rock Labradoodle has been with utmost ease and comfort. Louie has recently filled our home with an abundance of love and pure entertainment! Big Rock provides the essential knowledge, care and confidence for their puppies. Not only are they all adorable beyond belief, but exceptionally well prepared and highly nurtured during their time at BRL. The opportunity to be part of the online private group has been amazing, and our number one avenue of resourceful support. It's great to have so many like minded Labradoodle lovers who are genuinely willing to share their wealth of information, trials, tribulations, and lovely updates/photos of their growth and progress. There are no regrets when receiving a beautiful pup from Big Rock Labradoodles. Thank you Alana and Big Rock for the beautiful addition to our family. Jim and Le Smith

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Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value

Working with Alana on getting our puppy has been an incredible experience. She’s been professional and friendly throughout the entire experience, providing lots of information and useful resources. Our puppy is a wonderful addition to her family, and her upbringing at Big Rock is a big part of that - they do an amazing job of raising their puppies before they go home!

I would highly recommend!

I would absolutely recommend Big Rock! Alana is SO knowledgeable and was amazing to deal with throughout this whole experience! I live on Vancouver island so I’m quite far from Big Rock and I was worried about that going into this but Alana made me feel very informed! It wasn’t an issue at all! They’re so professional and I’m a bit of a snob and wanted my puppy to come from the best of the best and I 10000% feel like Big Rock labradoodles is that! I was blown away by the lengthy pack of information I was given when I got my pup, the weekly updates beforehand, and just the whole experience overall! Jamie is a one and a million puppy and my whole family agrees. I’m so so so grateful I chose big rock for this important milestone of adding a wonderful Woofie to my life❤️ I would never ever consider getting a pup from anywhere else even tho they’re a plane ride away from me. So worth it! I’m a very happy dog mom!

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Working with Alana on getting our puppy has been an incredible experience. She’s been professional and friendly throughout the entire experience, providing lots of information and useful resources. Our puppy is a wonderful addition to her family, and her upbringing at Big Rock is a big part of that - they do an amazing job of raising their puppies before they go home!

Amazing!

From our first initial contact with Alana, I knew she was the right breeder! Her knowledge, updates and pictures were amazing. We have a wonderful dog with an amazing temperament and couldn’t be happier with him. I love that Alana has answered and and will still answer any questions that we have! We get so many compliments on our dog and asked where we got him from!!

Thank you so much!!! 🐶🐶🐶🐶

BEST Breeder EVER!

We LOVE our dog. He’s perfect. Our interactions with Alana have been fabulous, she’s quick to answer any questions or concerns and does it in a friendly helpful manner.
I recommend them to anyone who mentions they love doodles.
Our boy has a beautiful temperament, very smart, doesn’t shed, he’s super handsome, friendly with our kids. Most of all he’s a big fat love cuddly love bug.

100 times over I recommend Big Rock!

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From our first initial contact with Alana, I knew she was the right breeder! Her knowledge, updates and pictures were amazing. We have a wonderful dog with an amazing temperament and couldn’t be happier with him. I love that Alana has answered and and will still answer any questions that we have! We get so many compliments on our dog and asked where we got him from!! Thank you so much!!!

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We are really happy with our new pup from Big Rock (What Happens in Vegas litter). Her temperament is exactly what we were looking for and she has been a great addition to our family! Alana was very response and helpful with our questions and she seems very passionate and knowledgeable about her dogs.

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OMG - Chinook is one of the best dogs ever! We got her from Alana at Big Rock Labradoodles. We wanted a special dog, even had her tested by an animal behaviorist/trainer. The behaviorist said Chinook was one of not only one of the smartest dogs she had tested, but she also with a great personality (no food guarding, friendly, happy to all). Chinook is simply amazing...... and stunning to boot! We are so thankful that Alana raises her pups naturally, feeds them great nutrition, socializes them, early potty training started (THIS IS HUGE). She goes the extra mile which gives you and pup the best head start. So, so happy.

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Received my first girl from Big Rock and have recently added our second. Couldn’t be any happier with the pups or how they are raised and loved by Big Rock. They have the most amazing puppy whelping area that they then graduate to next levels with fantastic stimulation , different floor surfaces ,toys and swing as they grow and mature. Moms are treated like royalty which leads to happy moms and healthy puppies. They have amazing amounts of cuddles and play from humans. So if your looking for a well bred puppy with an incredible demeanour, has been pre loved and had the best start in life, then this is the right place for your new fur baby.

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We LOVE our dog. He’s perfect. Our interactions with Alana have been fabulous, she’s quick to answer any questions or concerns and does it in a friendly helpful manner. I recommend them to anyone who mentions they love doodles. Our boy has a beautiful temperament, very smart, doesn’t shed, he’s super handsome, friendly with our kids. Most of all he’s a big fat love cuddly love bug. 100 times over I recommend Big Rock!

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I can't imagine our life without our "BIG" Big Rock Labradoodle. From the minute they were born to just a few days ago, Alana has been amazing. She always answers our questions, offers up new ideas and suggestions when we need support. Herself and Brent have honestly gone above and beyond for our family. We couldn't be happier with the temperament of her doods. Our guy is just the sweetest, most caring and very SMART. The time she puts in getting her pups ready for their forever home is far beyond many other breeders (regardless of breed). Potty training, crate training were a breeze, all thanks to Alana. She also provides the families with SO MUCH information that was very helpful in those first few months. THE BEST!!!

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We are Guardian Family to Roxy (Rocket, NBA litter) and can't say enough good things about how much care and attention Big Rock put in to raising their puppies. Love, love, love our girl and are very happy with our experience.

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I have only talked via website. I was not impressed

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What an amazing experience from start to finish we had with Alana at Big Rock. She is the consumate professional, so very knowledgeable and so passionate about her dogs and puppies. Could not recommend Big Rock more highly for anyone looking to grow their family.

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We are thrilled with Alana and her family and Big Rock Labradoodles. Her holistic approach is exactly what we were looking for after loosing our lab to Cancer 2 years ago. We really wanted to work with a breeder that took a more natural approach and Big Rock really impressed us with their approach to everything from the care of their breeding dogs right through to their recommendations for raising our puppy. Great experience. Highly recommend to anyone seeking a great family dog. Big Rock is doing it right.

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If you are considering a puppy and reading this .. JUST DO IT! Alana at Big Rock Labradoodles (and all of her puppies) are fabulous. I would highly recommend Big Rock to anyone who is considering adding 4 feet to their family. She is very knowledgeable, well organized and clearly loves her job to raise well adjusted sweet puppies. Her website is always up to date (I might have been a bit of a stalker while waiting for our puppy) but she sends out weekly pictures and emails of what the litter are experiencing from day 1 until they go home with you. After the puppies go home she is STILL available for emails and will answer any questions you have for her. Alternatively she has a closed Facebook group where Big Rock families share pictures, ideas and help to other families; tons of support available! Our Wally (Capuchin from the Monkey litter) has a calm temperament, he is sweet and lovable. Could not be any more happier with our puppy or service received by Big Rock!!

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Great experience with Big Rock Labradoodles! We love our Australian Labradoodle

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How do I even sum all of this up? From the very first email to Alana at Big Rock Labradoodles through to home day and now beyond, our experience has been wonderful beyond words. The level of education, preparation, information and care provided throughout the entire process is without equal. If you're considering bringing a puppy into your home, I would wholeheartedly recommend that you reach out to Big Rock Labradoodles and schedule a visit with their pups. Even if you think you want another breed, meet Alana and these little puppies - you'll fall in love with them!

Best Experience!

Working with Alana was a great experience! She answered any questions we had and sent us home with the amazing little gem Sprout and a package of information. I can say that with my other dog and my parents pups we have never received such an informative package. In addition to this a teddy bear that was in with sprout and his litter. What a great idea to help settle him in. It really shows the love that she has for her pups. You would not regret purchasing one of these sweet pups to add to your family.

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Alana was awesome through the entire process of bringing home our new puppy! Not only did she deliver an amazing and well mannered dog, but she was an incredibly knowledgeable supporter. She provided lots of helpful information that helped us settle our puppy into our home and our family. We highly recommend Big Rock Labradoodles to anyone looking for a new dog. Thank-you for everything Alana!!

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Alana is clearly doing something right! We've had our puppy for a couple of weeks now and he is amazing. He has a calm temperament and is eager to learn.

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Alana is amazing, our puppy is super sweet and probably a genius in my opinion! Alana provided every imaginable piece of information required to take a puppy home, including a You Tube video explaining the paper work, plus a copy of his personality test (which describes him to a T). We requested a calm and affectionate dog and that's exactly what we received. We also really enjoyed the weekly photos and blurbs during the 8 weeks that we waited anxiously to bring him home. I have no hesitations in recommending Big Rock Labradoodles!

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Love, Love, Love!

We purchased our first ever pup from Alana and the entire process has been amazing from start to finish. She is super professional and efficient with responding to emails. When you have questions, she always answers thoroughly and gives you super clever tips that only a very experienced breeder would know. She always acts in the best interest for her pups and you know they are all receiving five star treatment! Though we've only had our pup for a few days, you can't help but take notice how well our new fur baby is socialized and how well exposed she is to everyday experiences. Alana doesn't lie when she says the pups love the mop! ;) Alana chose very well for our family; she allotted us a pup that is perfect for our lifestyle and home environment. Highly recommended!

#canthavejustone

We picked up our sweet boy on June 9th, and ever since his first ride home with us, he has been a well-adjusted, healthy and happy puppy! Alana's website is very informative and chalk full of information for new fur parents! Her weekly status updates, photos and videos kept us in the loop throughout the entire Adoption process! It was a great experience ... #canthavejustone ... may be in our future ??????. Thanks so very much, Alana! 

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I can't say enough about how amazing Big Rock is! Alana has been a rock and such a wealth of knowledge and I appreciate this so much! We love our Scarlet beyond words. Thanks Alana!

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We have 2 beautiful labradoodles from Big Rock Labradoodles. Zoey, (Rey, Star Wars Crew) and Winifred (Names of Ole). Zoey is 9 months old and Winnie is 3 months old. This has been a great experience for us. Great family dogs, very loving. Alana continues to be very supportive answering my many questions and giving us good advice.

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Couldn't be more pleased with the Big Rock Labradoodle experience! Worked with Alana on two recent pup additions to our family (one for ourselves and one for my parents). After first meeting Alana in May on Puppy visitation day I was confident that we had found a professional, knowledgeable, and caring breeder... Our Pup came from the Billboard Hits litter and he was slightly delayed in getting to us due to needing an extra health check and then Alana (and Brent) worked with us to get our little Jack to us sooner and without needing to fly him. We fell in love with our doodle and appreciated all the work that went into creating such a wonderful pup (our pup slept through the night right from day one, was great with his crate training, no accidents in the house...) he was all that we had hoped for and more. Fast-forward 6 months - contacted Alana to get her advice and recommendation on finding a Labradoodle for my parents in short order... 3 days later London from the Capital Cities litter was flown to GP and arrived as an early Christmas present from my Dad to Mum. Alana was efficient in orchestrating it all... this second pup addition process reconfirmed Alana is great at what she does. London has been in his forever home for a month and appears to be another wonderful doodle addition.

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I got my first doodle from Alana back in 2015 from the retro wheels litter. Her knowledge and care for the puppies is undeniable! I have no doubt believing the stimulation exercises she does with them at such a young age highly impact them in a positive manner in their later years. That being said...we are now up to 3 Big Rock doodles within my parents and I's family. (4 doodles in total) I would highly recommend Big Rock to any future labradoodle owner.

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incredibly disappointed with Big Rock Labradoodles. this is how I saw this situation: My family wanted to add another member to their family, but was refused due to a few reasons. My family had decided on a litter, only to find out they would have to wait for the next litter because the puppies in the first were all taken. They were fine with waiting, so they did. Paid the deposit and everything. My mum got an email from Alana saying that my family could take home a puppy from the first litter because there were two left, after being told the first litter was already full (unorganized, no?). My mum told Alana they'd wait for the next litter that was coming up very soon. They agreed to that, they were supposed to let my family know when the litter was born but then Big Rock fell off the face of the earth. I don't know, but to me it sounds like the breeder didn't like that my family wouldn't take the puppy that was offered (immature?). My mother, worried, checked online, only to find out the puppies had been born on October 10th, and she didn't even get an update after being told she would!! So obviously my mother emailed them asking about the puppies and all that. After contacting profusely for 3 months, Alana told my mum she wasn't going to sell her the puppy anymore. Why? Because she's not comfortable talking with my mother because she doesn't feel that my mother could understand (just because English is her second language, you're just going to not talk to her?). And because she doesn't like that my brother was helping make decisions when the dog was mainly for him. My brother wanted a younger puppy, not a puppy that had grown out of their small puppy size. He wanted to raise a puppy from the start, not kind of from the start. If he wanted to a dog but didn't care about the age, he would've adopted one from the shelter. To me, there are great levels of unprofessionalism. First you say one thing then completely go back on it, then you don't own up to the things you say?! In a business, you deal with different people on a daily. You are not allowed to call it quits just because you are having a hard time understanding someone. Your slogan is "growing families since 2011", and you say "It's not just a pet. It's a family member" but you also talk as if they are just pets to sell. I understand the screening process to find good owners for your puppies, but declining because 'you felt they wouldn't understand what you needed to say' is a little immature. Seems more like you just didn't wanna have to deal with it. I've dealt with many breeders, but none as bad as this. This review isn't going to be liked, I know, because they're not gonna like that it's someone younger than them telling them what they're doing wrong and all that. Big Rock talks all high and mighty, but most places that are conceited like that tend to not the best places to go to (statistics). But maybe do some management/business studying for future references lmao. Anyways, just a heads-up to other families out there. No need for everyone else to go through a bad time.

High Praise for Big Rock!

Alana was so awesome and clearly has the knowledge and love of what she does. We are so lucky to have had Beaker from the Muppets & Fraggles litter join our family. He is so smart and great addition. Never know...maybe another somewhere in our future. #canthavejustone :)

Awesome Experience!

We had a fabulous experience with Alana and family our little boy Rizzo formally (Marlin)from the Major League litter is so smart he loves the snow and potty time turns into fun time he will stay out forever. He's growing a lot already and it's only been a week he knows his routine and he follows us everywhere we love him so much and Alana did a wonderful job socializing the puppies as nothing bothers him and he's very excited to meet anyone

Great Experience

In several situations it has been clear that Alana socialized our puppy to many noises and people. Even our vet and puppy class instructor commented on it. The preparatory and follow-up information that she provided has been very appreciated! We have been very pleased with our experience and highly recommend Big Rock Labradoodle!

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We have been so pleased with our experience with Big Rock Labradoodle. Alana is so knowledgeable and helpful, and we are so happy with our puppy!

We Love Big Rock Labradoodles!

What a great experience it has been purchasing our wonderful woofie from Big Rock Labradoodles. From photo and video updates as the puppies grow, a booklet full of information to take home, an unhurried time to get down and play with and meet the puppies before choosing "the one", and access to a members only page with information, updates and a community of supports/fans for the new addition to the family. Alana provides it all and obviously cares about all of her Labradoodles. I only wish she lived closer so we could be a guardian family for a second one.

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Our experience with Alana at Big Rock labradoodles was nothings short of wonderful. From day one I knew we choose the right breeder .She's knowledgeable answers all your questions and makes sure your happy and ready to welcome home your new pup. We have Jasper (Vesper) from the Cocktails litter. (A beautiful Carmel male,wool coat) Jasper is so calm,yet playful. He's responsive to all commands, eats well, loves chasing balls and stuffed toys and his walks. Our son Declan (3 years old)has his new best friend their together 24/7. Jasper is truly the "dog of our dreams" We can't thank Alana and her family enough for our newest member of our family. I would recommend Big Rock Labradoodles to anyone looking for their forever fur baby. Tamara Volstad, Calgary,AB

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Alana is a true professional. She operates her business with such obvious passion. She is knowledgeable and always makes herself available. I was recommended by a friend to check out Big Rock Labradoodles when I started looking for an Australian Labradoodle and I am so, so happy to have found Alana. Her dogs are amazing, true family members. The way she raises her pups, with her whole family at hand...I just cannot say enough. We are so impressed with everything about Big Rock and so excited to be on the list for one of Big Rock's gorgeous Doodles!

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I purchased my new little forever fur baby from Big Rock Labradoodles in August. Coffee (formally Corker) came from the Australian Lingo litter. It was a fantastic experience. Watching the videos of the litter, learning and exploring, made you feel like you were apart of the whole experience - from birth onwards. Alana was there every step of the way. Alana is very knowledgeable about her puppies, and it is great having someone to ask questions and to provide ongoing support. I also purchased the puppy kit from her, this saved me a lot of time and angst trying to get the things together for when I brought him home. Having the essentials for my little fella from the get go meant I could concentrate on getting to know him. Choosing a puppy from Alana was the best thing I could have done. All the puppies were intelligent and gorgeous, and the love she has for each one of them, shows in how adjusted they are. It was hard to choose just one! Now, I can't even imagine my life without my little Coffee bean. Thanks Alana!

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Alana is friendly, knowledgeable and available for questions anytime during the lifelong process of owning one of her dogs. Her puppies are well socialized and beautiful. We have a puppy from the designer litter- Hugo. He is awesome. His temperament and demeanor outweigh the notion of owning any other dog. Eventually we would like to add a friend for Hugo from a different litter. We highly recommend a Big Rock Labradoodle pup for your family. Ps. She's also is a kick ass groomer. We will drive the 3 hours to get him groomed by her! Best dogs ever- it's a forever family member and Alana @ Big Rock does it right!

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Our little Morley labradoodle was born on January 27, 2015 at Big Rocks Labradoodles in Okotoks, Alberta. His breeder Alana Holst took wonderful care of him until he came all the way to Ottawa to be with us. We, both Alana and I, were somewhat worried about him flying here but Alana picked the perfect doggy den for Morley's travel. She even included his blanket and stuffed toy frog. Morley arrived safe and sound and is now a big part of our family. Alana breeds perfect labradoodle pets who are cared for and loved from the moment they are born. Thank you Alana for our beautiful Morley. We will take good care of him always and give him the love and best home he could ask for.

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Oodles of Labradoodles are expecting a litter due this January. These puppies will quickly find their forever homes, so if you are looking for a Labradoodle- look no further. Alana raises quality puppies in a loving environment. The previous litter had all the attributes that you will be looking for in a puppy and this upcoming litter will not disappoint. With Alana focusing on health testing, temperament, socialization and coat quality- you will only need to pick a color.