What Motivates Us
We have always been an animal loving family. Horses, dogs, bunnies, llamas, birds, guinea pigs, cats, goats, even a bearded dragon - we’ve had it all! Back in early 2000’s we imported a Coton de Tulear and bred her to a stud on the east coast. Due to a very difficult pregnancy Bella was spayed after delivery. We still have one of her puppies and had her until she was 15. After her pregnancy, we were in the midst of raising our young children, and made the decision to hold off breeding anymore, but knew some day we wanted to breed again. As the years went by Linda continued to be intrigued by doodles - all kinds of doodles! We bought a Goldendoodle Lucy who started it all! Several years later, we bought a Schnoodle, Ruby who we adore. Linda continued to look and research as she knew she wanted an excellent companion dog that had that “look” that wasn’t found in the Goldendoodle or Schnoodle. As she continued to research and talk to different breeders she found the Australian Labradoodle and our eyes were opened as we learned of their amazing personalities, their “soulful” look, and their eagerness to please. Their dispositions make them amazing as family pets or service dogs. We adore all our doodles - they are family to us - they go to work with us every day as we own a ladies boutique and online business. They are our ambassadors and our customers adore them as much as we do.
About the Australian Labradoodle
The breed dates back to the 1980’s. The initial intention came to fruition by a vision impaired woman in Hawaii whose desire was to have a guide dog that wouldn’t upset her husbands allergies. She reached out to Wally Conran of Royal Guide Dogs in Australia for his assistance. His initial breeding was that of a Labrador retriever and a Poodle. Out of the 31 original Labradoodle dogs bred, an amazing 29 went on to be guide dogs. That speaks volumes for the breed!
To further improve the breed for conformation and temperament, breeders began in the late 80's and early 90's to infuse the Irish Water Spaniel and the English or American Cocker Spaniel breeds. This is the multigenerational Australian Labradoodle that we enjoy today; a beautiful, fun loving and intelligent companion.
Australian Labradoodles come in three sizes:
“Standard” - over 22″ at the highest point of the shoulders
“Medium” - 17″ to 21″ to the shoulder
“Miniature”/”Mini” - : 14″ to 16″ at the shoulder