The making of a Labradoodle…

A Labradoodle began as a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle. The first person to intentionally breed the two was Wally Conran in 1988. Conran was a breeder of guide dogs in Melbourne, Australia. A request was made for a guide dog suitable for a prospective owner with allergies. A litter of three was the result, and one puppy met the qualifications with neither its saliva or hair affecting the allergies of the applicant. The rest you might say is history.

The Labradoodle as we know it today is breed with a great deal of complexity. It is not as simple as introducing a Labrador and a poodle. Reputable breeders breed for temperament, health, conformity and more. After extensive health and genetic testing, more potential dams and sires do not make the final cut than those who do.