We have been so fortunate to have had Australian Labradoodles for thirteen years, before most people even knew what the breed was!
When we were a young couple we had a dog that we didn’t get much history on when he joined our family. I ended up being allergic to him and I had to be constantly on allergy medicine. I was forever, and I mean forever, vacuuming dog hair up. It was a labor of love. Ironically, the dog was allergic to everything as well and was tortured with allergy shots and medicine. Once we had children, we lived in a home divided, mostly because our dog didn’t like kids. Many years later when he sadly passed away I said, “Never again! No more dogs.”
After a while we realized what a void we had in our home without a little buddy following us around.
We have three sons. All kids need a dog to love and to be loved by.
I began researching online for a breed of dog that fit our family. I grew up on a farm and understand breeding for temperament. We wanted a dog that was clear of the health issues that we could test for, which meant a finding a responsible breeder. We had many friends that had American Labradoodles and they were so adorable. Some of their dogs shed and some of them were ninety-five pounds. I kept Googling, “hypoallergenic, non-shedding labradoodle” and “bred for temperament and multigenerational for size” and I discovered the Australian Labradoodle.
We soon had our Gracie girl flying to us on an airplane to much fanfare!
It was one of the best decisions we ever made as a family.
I have been praising the breed for so long that when two-thirds of our boys left for college we decided to do what we have talked about doing for thirteen years, breed Australian Labradoodles.
Coming fall 2019