These are not just any hit-or-miss labradoodles, but carefully selected from several generations of Australian bloodlines, going back to Rutland Manor and Tegan Park in Australia, and subject to the careful scrutiny and rigorous screening of the Code of Ethics of the Australian Labradoodle Association of America. In particular, our Blackberry comes from dogs of reliable temperament, raised in households with families, so that we can be confident of good outcomes with her puppies.
We are committed to the best veterinary care for our dog and her puppies, and she has been rigorously tested in three important categories by orthopedic, ophthalmological, and genetic specialists. This gives us confidence that she and her puppies will lead a comfortable and long life without debilitating arthritis or blindness so prevalent in unsupervised breeding programs. It also ensures that the measurable proteins, carefully minimized in the Australian project, are the lowest that can be found in labradoodles.
We have seven children, many of whom suffer from allergies and asthma. We’ve had dogs all our lives (married 30 years) and various other animals, including horses, cows, and goats, over the years. At this point, in our fifties, we are delighted to find a companion that is not going to be hostile to our visitors or children, not fill our home with shedding dog hair, not going to suffer for years with painful joints, not going to be blind and unhealthy, not going to be stupid enough to chew up our furniture, or stubborn enough not to respond to training. How our home would have been different if we had this kind of dog all these years!