When we started breeding dogs, we knew health and temperament was our utmost priority. Yes, our Labradoodles are seriously cute, but looks have never been our focus. Over the last 15+years, we have refined our core principles of breeding into three principles:
Selection - We researched our foundation lines extensively. In 2003, Lisa travelled to Australia to personally meet the dogs and their ancestors before importing them into the UK. WE ONLY BREED 100% ASD AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLES. These pure ASD lines are the best we can find. With each generation, we improve and have invested further in importing ASD lines from America. These are, of course, unrelated to ours. This diversity is essential when we select parent combinations. It ensures a low inbreeding percentage. There are hereditary problems in dogs, for which there is no DNA test available yet. By ensuring that parents have a low relationship co-efficient, we can reduce the risk of parents BOTH having a recessive disease gene. We can then combine parents, not only on their inbreeding ratios but also the results of their sixteen DNA screening tests.
Service - We are professional breeders, not backyard or farmers. We run a waiting list, which you must request to join. We understand that adopting a puppy is emotional, and we genuinely enjoy being part of this process with you. For your convenience, we try to help as much as we can. Our adoption costs include age-appropriate vaccines. This consists of the extra kennel cough vaccine needed for doggy daycare, microchip (& transfer to you), spay/neuter etc. We offer a comprehensive handover and will chat with you through crate, toilet training and grooming. We have all recommended items available for purchase when you adopt your puppy. We open the products and show you how to use them and how to cut nails, how to de-knot etc. You can opt for home delivery, and we also export internationally.
Science - We use technology in our breeding and training. In addition to traditional screening techniques such as x-rays, we utilise 16 DNA parental screening tests. These ensure your puppy CANNOT be Affected by these diseases. There are still hereditary problems for which there's no DNA test. Yet, unfortunately, but as science develops, we add new tests. In our training, we only positive, science-based techniques, in particular, clicker training. Clicker training has been proven effective in conditioning animals to actively participate in their training. They want to work because it's fun and rewarding for them!