I researched the breed for 18 months and decided to import two breeders and two future breeders from Rutland Manor due to the quality and consistency of the pups. True Australian Labradoodle is 98% non-shedding & hypoallergenic with mild, playful temperaments. They do not have undercoats. The pups mature into easily trainable, loving family dogs who "play well" with grandma and grandbaby alike.
Early on, I decided to remain true to the Australian Labradoodle. I found no need to breed the "American" Labradoodle; dogs infused with Poodles, Cockapoos, or Spoodles (Poodle/Spaniel crosses). Why fiddle with what works.
Australian Labradoodles already have hypoallergenic, non-shedding coats, ideal temperaments, and hybrid vigor--nothing to improve. "Expanding the gene pool" is an explanation you will find for introducing infusions. In my many years of breeding, I have not found that to be an issue. I only buy breeding stock from reputable breeders with dissimilar lines. Plus, I do an inbreeding co-efficient for each intended breeding and do not breed pairs with scores above 5%. Guess I'm a wee old fashioned--if it isn't broke, don't fix it.
Our canine family members eat five-star dog food (Fromm Surf & Turf), run freely in our fenced-in backyard, and receive the best of the best vet care. Thank you, Dr. DuBois. Our business has become a lovely way to live.
Retired breeders go to forever families that are carefully selected. They work so hard for us and deserve the best of the best. We believe that each breeder deserves to have that one on one love and affection that a single forever family can offer them. We give each breeder a ton of love, but we have to split it in many ways.
As we say...."This is the dog house we just live here!"
There are three Labradoodle coats:
black, blue, silver, chocolate, cafe, parchment, lavender, red, apricot, caramel, gold, chalk. Parti coats have become very popular. A parti coat is a minimum of 50% white with chocolate, black, or red patches.
Labradoodles come in three sizes:
Australian Labradoodles make wonderful family pets. Their loving natures and sweet dispositions fit into the heart of most families. Special needs children, including those with Autism, do very well with the breed.
Labradoodles savor their food, rarely, if ever, gulping down their dinners. We free feed our dogs, and they take bites here and there through the day. All our dogs are trim and healthy--never fat. This is not a feeding option I recommend when housebreaking a puppy. Puppies need three meals a day served at established times.
Australian Labradoodles relish exercise. I believe a fenced in yard is the way to go. Be careful if you are in a part of the country that has snowy winters. You want a fence high enough so Bingo can't step over it and visit the City on snowy days.
Doodles love to walk on a leash. And walking your doodle daily promises good health and trim waists for you and your dog.