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At Puppies Downunder, we strive for excellence and to continuously improve our practices. 

We swear commitment to our customers in providing ongoing advice and support for the life-time of their puppy as well as be an exemplary model in this industry on a level not seen anywhere else worldwide.

Please take some time to explore our website, if you have any further questions please contact us.​


Charlie and Sharron Maddaluno


As ethical breeders, concern for the health and well-being of our animals is paramount and will always be a priority before profits.
Our core values ensure our dogs receive enrichment and an excellent quality of life.

Our animals are our passion, we do not do this as a part time exercise like many micro-breeders.  We dedicate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to each and every one of our animals.

We strongly advise purchasers to buy from specialist full-time dog breeders instead of part-time breeders who allow their dogs to whelp unsupervised.

Our Mission is to breed for excellence in Health, Intelligence, Temperament and Hypo-Allergenic qualities.

​We have access to extensive bloodlines and carefully select the parents of our puppies who possess the best qualities of their breed.  

This ensures that our puppies are suitable for all types of families, first-time pet owners, seniors, and those looking for an assistance dog for Autism, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, and various other disabilities and mental health conditions.

As responsible breeders, we provide Genetic and Health Guarantees for every puppy,  including 4 weeks of Free Pet Insurance.
We also encourage you to meet the parents of your puppy and see where your puppy was born.


Thank you for visiting Puppies Downunder

We are family-owned commercial dog breeders approved by the Victorian Minister for Agriculture to breed due to our exceptional ethical standards, extensive knowledge, and qualifications in animal biology, health, canine psychology, breeding, raising, and training over the past 45 years.

We work closely with Animal Welfare Victoria and our Local Council to ensure that the health and welfare of our animals are at the highest standards at all times. 

With 45 years of experience and a passionate and dedicated team, we are trusted experts in this industry with a wealth of knowledge and the resources to care for, train and socialise our animals.

About Us

Leaders in Ethical Dog Breeding


Puppies Downunder are one of very few commercial dog breeders that have been approved by the Minister of Agriculture to breed dogs due to our highly professional and ethical standards.


Our approval to breed by the Minister of Agriculture MP was based on the recommendation from Animal Welfare Victoria's Chief  Veterinary Officer.

We are now the leaders in this industry and have the highest ethical standards in the world!​

As a Commercial Dog Breeder, we must receive approval from the Chief Veterinary Office of Victoria in order to operate and are under one of Australia’s toughest animal welfare reforms!


This world-first law in Victoria puts an end to animal cruelty and imposes some of the toughest restrictions ever seen on animal welfare.

Puppies Downunder works closely with the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Welfare Victoria to ensure full ongoing compliance with the Code of Practice for the Operation of Breeding and Rearing Business 2018.


As a Commercial breeder we must comply with the following requirements:

- Restrict numbers to no more than 50 fertile females

- Register with the local council as a domestic animal business

- Assist welfare officers to audit the premises upon request

- Educate and train staff and volunteers

- Ensure staff have appropriate qualifications

- Maintain a Health management plan for each breed of dog

- Maintain a Retirement plan for each dog

- Implement an exercise, enrichment, socialising and handling policy.


Our Breeding Facility

Our facility is regularly audited by our local council Latrobe City and Animal Welfare Victoria to ensure we are providing only the highest ethical standards to our animals. 

This is something that we pride ourselves on and as previously mentioned we have the highest ethical standards worldwide.

Whilst we would prefer to have our puppies and their parents live in our home with beds and linen, the requirements of the State Government require us to home them in pens.  


The majority of authorities state that all animal owners should crate train their puppies when they bring them home which is the same as keeping the animal in a pen.

We have recently completed exciting renovations throughout our facility which includes a new whelping and rearing facility as well as an on site veterinary room, so that our animals are provided with only the best of care.

Puppies Downunder and New Beginnings Animal Rescue have worked together finding homes for our retired dogs over a period that spans more than 15 years.

Puppies Downunder retire their dams after 5 litters and sires at the age of 7. If they are not adopted by our 15 staff, we call on Krystal from New Beginnings to help us find a loving home for them. 

It is a great privilege to work with Krystal who is the founder of this non-profit organisation. She has helped us find many loving homes for our retired dams and sires. 

At New Beginnings, their purpose is to rehome, save and rehabilitate animals from breeding establishments, pounds and shelters. 

This not for profit organisation pays for veterinary costs themselves. They pay for food, toys, beds and many other things to make the animal’s life more comfortable. 

They send the animal to a foster home to be assessed, and until a suitable home can be found for them. 

They take the animal to their own homes, and they treat them as their own. They train them and socialise them. And they also pay this from their own pockets and the donations they raise. 

This organisation needs your support to keep going and so they can meet the costs of helping these animals. 

Please give generously.

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Our Rehoming Program

What Breeds do we specialise in?

Puppies Downunder specialise in the following breeds

 Mini Groodle (Mini Goldendoodle)

 Toy and Mini Cavoodle (Cavapoo, Cavadoodle)

Mini Spoodle (Cockerpoo, Cockapoo, Cockerdoodle)

Mini Labradoodle

Mini Bordoodle (Borpoo, Borderpoo)

 Mini Aussiedoodle (Aussiepoo, Aussiepoodle)

Learn more about Puppies Downunder and our Breeding Facility

Our Puppy Package

Spoodle Puppies

What you will receive when you purchase your puppy


Two vaccinations prior to sale

(C7 and C6)


Two health checks from our veterinarian


De-sexing at 8 weeks old




Worming and flea prevention


21-day health guarantee


3 year genetic guarantee


4 weeks free pet insurance with Knose Insurance


Puppies Downunder starter pack (biscuits, collar, lead, bowl and toy)

64g Vytrate Hydration Treatment

2Kg  Variety Shape Puppy Biscuits 


Puppy health record (includes important information about your puppy)


After-sales support that is world-class for the lifetime of your puppy.

Our 100% Money Back Guarantee

We take the RISK out of purchasing a puppy

100% Money Back Guarantee

The price we charge for our puppies reflects our very high standards.

We provide a greater level of assurance that the puppy you buy will be healthy and has been born and raised in a caring environment. 

We provide our customers with the following 5 safeguards which entitles them to a 100% money back guarantee if it is found that their puppy is not healthy...

  1. Examination by our veterinarian at 5 weeks (full report)

  2. Examination by our veterinarian at 8 weeks (full report)

  3. Examination by your veterinarian at 12 weeks 

  4. 21 day Health Guarantee which entitles customers to 100% money back guarantee if the animal is not healthy (determined at the time of the 12 week examination by your vet)

  5. 3 year Genetic Guarantee which entitles customers to a 100% money back guarantee if the animal is not healthy and your vet determines a genetic disease has been passed on from the parents to the puppy.

Shipping/Courier Services

Cavoodle Puppies

We always encourage our customers to visit us and meet the puppy and the parents.


If you are unable to do so we can send you videos and photos of the puppy and parents and can organise a time to meet with you via FaceTime/Messenger or Whatsapp.

We can arrange transportation to anywhere in Australia and to most countries including Singapore and Hong Kong.

We can provide transportation via courier for $300 at buyer's expense to Melbourne areas and welcome the opportunity for you to choose your own courier if you prefer.

Please contact Damian on 0499 912 702 to discuss transportation options and prices to other areas.

Puppies Downunder Supporting critcally ill kids

Make A Wish

Puppies Downunder will donate a puppy or $10 from each puppy it sells to Make-A-Wish Australia to help grant life-changing wishes for children with a critical illness.

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one of our puppies?

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Don't Get Scammed!

Avoid Puppy Scams

Australians lost $2.5M in pet scams in 2021

according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Scamwatch.

Follow our 6 simple rules to avoid falling victim to a puppy scam.

Puppies Downunder are Victorian Goverment Approved breeders.

View the Animal Welfare Victoria Per Exchange Register to verify our

Source Number BR100575


Contact our local council

Latrobe City Shire on 1300 367 700

and quote L120

to verify our license.

You can also check our website to verify our legitamacy at

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