Our 11-Year Journey
Breeding dogs is something my family and I started to do in 2008 with chocolate labs. They gave us beautiful pups that we enjoyed birthing and caring for until the pups found new owners and to their new homes.
Later, we were introduced to the Labradoodle. We started to study this breed and became very fond of the Labradoodle. We decided to transition out of breeding Labs to transition into becoming exclusive Labradoodle breeders.
Our first pairing produced chocolate standard Labradoodle puppies. We then decided to try and breed smaller sized F1 and F1B Labradoodle puppies. We got our little dog Gus who is a miniature Poodle. Breeding him to our labs produced medium Labradoodle Puppies that were in the 30 to 45 pound range. We love the big dogs but found the medium Labradoodle puppies to be much better suited for inside the home. They were still active, athletic dogs that enjoyed swimming and fetching just like our labs but we found the Labradoodle to be less hyper, more controllable than a lab and sensitive to correction. Along with the low to no shed coat of the Labradoodle giving us a lot less mess around the home.
We have learned a lot along the way…
The need for proper nutrition and caring for adult dogs and the pups are essential.
Genetic testing, OFA, and PENN hip certifications, as well as temperament are all very important parts of determining whether or not a dog is suitable to become a breeding dog.
Proper grooming, care, attention and affection are equally important. Dogs need time and attention. Because of this last need our breeding dogs are placed in Guardian homes. This way our dogs are not in “kennels” but are placed individually in homes where they can receive the time and attention that is needed.
We love our Labradoodles and it has been a privilege to be able to keep producing these great pups for the people who cherish them!