Below are recommendations from the
New owners Puppies 2014
The Fox Family
If you can offer a Labradoodle a “Forever Home” then please talk to Louis and Fran at Hampshire Labradoodles. After our initial chat with Louis there was no doubt in our minds that we had found the right breeder. Nothing was too much trouble for Louis and Fran, lots of photos of previous litters and information followed and they welcomed our bombardment of questions over the following weeks.
Unfortunately my husband has become very ill and we weren’t sure if we could proceed with our much wanted pup, to be a companion to our 5 year old labradoodle Bonnie. We decided that normality in the house for my husband and children was very important so we discussed with Louis and Fran the options of still having our pup. Their support was incredible, not only did we find the perfect breeder, we also found good loyal friends.
The pups were born and through the brilliance of “WhatsApp” not only could we see how the pups were progressing, we could also chat to other potential owners and offer advice and guidance. Louis and Fran regularly posted updates of the pups including video’s, photos and details of their weights, coats and colours.
Louis and Fran’s dedication to mom and the pups is wonderful, giving round the clock care and feeds where necessary. We had 100% reassurance that the pups were getting the best start in life before they went to their new homes. The pups are socialised brilliantly and toilet trained. After choosing our pup we could even watch her and her brothers and sisters on a live webcam. It was lovely watching them play, eat and sleep. Our pup is called Bella and she could even “Give Paw” at 6 weeks, I was very impressed!
We would like to thank Louis, Fran and Sophie for the love and dedication you have given to the pups, giving them the best start. We would also like to thank you for your tremendous support through difficult and exciting times, your hospitality and welcoming us.
Louise, Michael, Thomas, James and Eleanor
The Trant family
Hampshire Labradoodles should provide the benchmark for all breeders. Buying a puppy from Louis and Fran is not a transaction, it's an all round experience.
Searching the internet for hours, staring at adverts with blurred photos of puppies from questionable breeders, coming across Hampshire Labradoodles's web page was like a breath of fresh air. I immediately called Louis and embarked on a thoroughly enjoyable journey from a vague interest in dog ownership to the proud owner of a Hampshire Labradoodle puppy. And I am proud, immensely proud, as I feel we are very lucky to have one of their puppies.
Every contact I have had with Louis has been friendly, informative and professional. We have been kept informed of events from the moment she was born and encouraged to visit as often as possible. From four weeks we have been able to watch her, via a webcam, interact with her brothers and sisters in their very own, specially designed, puppy house. It's such a thrill to be able to see her at anytime of the day.
Not only have we made friends with Louis and Fran, their clever use of What's App has brought us together with all those buying Tiggy's siblings. Each day this forum is full of fun messages, videos and photographs, discussing the puppies progress and antics. We have also been put in contact with the owners of older puppies (from previous litters) allowing us to ask questions and seek advice preparing us for the weeks to come. In fact, every effort has been made to ensure we are happy and educated about our decision.
Most importantly though, the puppies have been exceptionally well cared for with round the clock attention, socialisation and bucket loads of love. Louis and Fran are very experienced breeders and their love for their dogs is obvious in all that they do. As a result of their approach, I feel fully prepared and content in the knowledge that Tiggy has had the very best start in life.
I can't thank you both enough as I know without you, I'd still be staring at online puppy adverts. Instead, I'm writing this testimonial, full of excitement, as we wait to bring Tiggy home.
The James Family
On reading all these glowing reviews you may think it sounds a little too good to be true, I certainly did! But believe me when I say that I simply do not think you would find more passionate, helpful, friendly breeders than Louis and Fran.
I'd been looking a little while for a suitable puppy and after the first phone call had no doubt that I'd found her.
With the webcam and the What's App you feel like you know the puppies from the moment they are born. They are very contactable and will keep you updated with information, photos and videos.
We collect Ruby next week and I am confident that we will bring home a happy, healthy, well socialised puppy. Oh, and take a look at the photo gallery, the puppies are simply stunning.
If you're on this page looking for a Labradoodle, pick up the phone and give them a call, best phone call I made this year!
I will update this review once Ruby has been home with us for a few weeks.
Tracy, Phil, Tommy and Eddie. Ruby's new family.
Alex and Clare
If you're looking for a bundle of joy in the form of a gorgeous labradoodle, then look no further than Louis and Fran.
From the first moment we spoke with them we were hooked, and after meeting Louis and Fran for the first time, we knew we were going to be in safe hands.
What really sets them apart is the time they invest in each and every person looking to have a puppy: from meeting their family of beautiful dogs,
through to spending time chatting through questions and personal requirements.
Once the puppies were born, the level of care and detail Louis and Fran go to on a daily basis is just amazing. We personally loved being able to watch the puppies sleep, eat and play on the webcam and the regular picture updates we were sent, so we could see our puppy grow and change, were brilliant. Essentially, the transparency in their care of the puppies really makes you feel confident that your puppy has had the best start to life possible. The process also highlighted just how much Louis and Fran really do care.
As first time puppy parents, it was also very helpful to be able to ask questions as we prepared for our puppy to come home. Knowing they're at the end of the phone should we ever need to ask a question further down the line, offered us an additional layer of reassurance that we were grateful to have.
In a nutshell, Louis had made out doggie dreams come true!
Clare and Alex Woodford
Andy and Sandy
If you DO NOT want to be kept informed every step of your journey when purchasing your puppy from pregnancy through to picking up your puppy and beyond, being sent photos and videos regularly so you can track the progress of the puppies, and you DON'T wish to be made welcome to come and visit as often as you like and have people you can talk to whenever you like to get advice and guidance to help you through the process of buying your puppy and all you want is to turn up pick a puppy and go home as if you were going to your local supermarket, then PLEASE DO NOT buy a puppy from Louis and Fran because this is exactly the service that they provide. They give this service because they are both passionate about what they do.
It is possible that you have read through all of the recommendations and think they are to good to be true and have been written by friends, well in a way they have as by the time you pick your puppy up I can assure you, you will be friends with them. If you are still unsure and would like to talk more personally about our journey during the time we got Poppy(our puppy) I will put my email address at the end so you can contact me. This is a very important decisions that you are making and it is my belief you will not get better than Louis and Fran.
Andy, Sandy and Puppy Poppy
Terri and Darren
Myself and my partner decided that we wanted a labradoodle so we contacted Fran and Louis they were very helpful. We visited them at their home and saw how much they were passionate about their dogs and the new puppies in their care
We now are waiting for our two boys Ronnie and Reggie to come home with us. We know that our boys have had a good start to their lives as we have visited them on numerous occasions and we have had regular updates on their progression by photos and being able to watch them play by watching on the webcam that they set up for us.
I think that not only as breeders Fran and Louis are lovely people and are very caring and have become friends.
I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a puppy. You could not recieve better from anyone else
Terri and Darren
WOW Hampshire Labradoodles.
Some people may call them fussy and over the top but we call them THE BEST !
From the moment you decide to have one of the puppies you become part of a family.
Louis and Fran's open and honest policy is evident from day one, they put you in touch with previous litter owners and also the buyers from your litter. The website is packed with information, photographs and the famous Puppy Cam ( 24hour access to viewing your puppy from when its born until you take it home.) You will receive daily updates, photographs and videos of the puppies, nothing is too much trouble for these responsible and caring breeders. Thank you for selecting us to have one of your puppies.
The Herbert Family.
Jackie, Ray, Rachael and Crumble x
Liam, Lisa and Conor
Our journey to buying a puppy started way back in August 2011 when I met my now wife on a train home and introduced myself as Justin, only to get carried away with the conversation I forgot to tell her the rest of the punchline as in Justin-creditable. Several months after moving in together we both decided we wanted a puppy/dog and very quickly agreed on a labradoodle and that we would name him Justin.
After getting married in 2013 and buying our house and having our first child in 2014, we felt the time was right to complete our family with our puppy. Having spent hours looking through the internet at breeders and pictures. We decided to approach Louis and Fran about the opportunity to have one of their puppies.
I have to say that this was one of the best decision that my wife and I have both made, what we very quickly learned was that we were not just buying a puppy but we were getting a whole experience from the birth of the puppies until Justin was in the car on the way home with us. Louis and Fran could not do enough to help us, any questions were very quickly answered and we were given very clear and accurate information.
From the day Justin was born we instantly felt that he was part of our family and this was in no small measure to the work that Louis and Fran did with all the pictures and video’s on What’s app along with opening up their home for us to come visit. The only time we could make the visit was at 6pm on a Saturday evening, and I must say that although Louis was under the weather they still agreed to meet us and we were there for well over three hours. This just proves the loves that Fran and Louis have for their puppies and the time and effort they put into the people they sell their puppies too.
Thank you so much for giving our puppy the best possible start in life. Liam, Lisa and Conor.