Labradoodles came into my life eight years ago as I was searching for a dog as a new addition to the family and companion for my aging golden retriever. Our previous dogs had all been rescues from shelters and were great dogs, but I was interested in researching breeds to find the best fit. My decision to choose labradoodles was made after a thorough review of a number of other breeds. As I did my research, more often than not, I was confronted with an array of diseases and faults the particular breed was prone to. I was very impressed with the consistent genetic health testing being done by labradoodle breeders allowing them to offer puppies with documented, positive health testing several generations back. Add to this the wonderful, family friendly dispositions and low to non-shed and I knew labradoodles would be my choice even though I suffered a bit of ‘sticker shock’ before I understood what went into breeding these great dogs.
By now poodles have been crossed with a vast number of breeds, resulting in oodles of doodles. Often times the puppies offered from these crosses are F1 or first crosses of the two breeds offering a lack of consistency in offspring and varied coat characteristics. The extensive breeding of labradoodles to labradoodles offers the purchaser a much better opportunity to know what they are getting with puppies carrying the true characteristics of their parents. Healthy multi-gen labradoodles with beautiful, non-shedding coats. The genetic history of well bred labradoodles along with contracted health guarantees by the breeder better ensure a true to the breed, beautiful and healthy new family member.
For the past eighteen years I’ve also been very active raising show quality Suri alpacas which you can view at www.pinesedgesurialpacas.com.
Updated December 15, 2016