History of the Labradoodle

Labradoodles are a relatively new breed of dog. It is said that the Labradoodle has its intentional origins in a special guide dog named Sultan who was specifically bred in Australia for a vision impaired lady, in Hawaii, whose husband had a problem with allergies in 1989, This litter was the official beginning of the Labradoodle. The combination of Poodle and Labrador Retriever has produced great puppies that have been extremely intelligent and easy to train; many which have displayed very low to non-shedding, allergy friendly coats! Many breeders are now breeding Labradoodles into a new breed. Along the way in breeding Labradoodles, some breeders have continued to infuse Poodle genes to fix color, coat, shedding and an allergy friendly nature. They breed first generation Labradoodles as they did in the beginning by crossing the Labrador with a Poodle, some will shed, some will not. By breeding the First Cross Labradoodle back to a Poodle, breeders attempt to lock in those allergy friendly, non to low shedding coats. They continue to produce Labradoodles that are more likely not to shed by carefully selecting the best from their litters and breeding them on to other selected Labradoodles. There are F1, F1B, F2 and multi-gen Labradoodles. Some breeders of Labradoodles even include a few other breeds infused in their lines to bring in other desirable traits. Those other breeds infused are: American and English Cocker Spaniels, the Irish Water Spaniel, the Curly Coated Retriever. The “Labradoodle” breed/hybrid and a generally agreed upon standard are still in development. There are now efforts to establish rigorous standards, breed clubs and registries to protect the health and development of these great dogs. While there are many reasons to breed, using different sizes, coats, colors and generations the most important thing is the health and temperament of the breeding dogs selected in a breeders program!!! Health and temperament should always be a priority for breeders and for those seeking to make the wonderful Doodle their loving companions!

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History of the Goldendoodle

The Goldendoodle is a hybrid cross of the Golden Retriever and the poodle.It is believed that the standard Goldendoodle was interduced in the 1990 and that the Mini/Meduim Goldendoodle was introduced in 2002. Some breeders are now breeding deeper generations of goldendoodles Goldendoodles are known for their gentle and loving temperament. They are great with children. They usually get along well with other dogs and animals. They are social, energetic, and playful by nature. Goldendoodles are often easy to train because they are highly intelligent and eager to please their owners. Their train-ability also makes them popular as therapy and service dogs. It is believed that the goldendoodle was inspired by the creation of the Labradoodle. The goldendoodle gives some people who suffer from allergies and people who want a low to non-shed dog another option.

Information from one of the founding Breeders at  Countryside Doodles

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