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.