In the early days, the Australian Labradoodle was simply a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle. Dogs from this cross typically were bred to each other over future generations, whereby the Australian dogs are also known as "Multi-generational" Labradoodles. Then, in the late 1980's, Tegan Park and Rutland Manor, the two founders of the Australian Labradoodle as we know it today, began carefully infusing several other breeds into early generations of their Lab/Poodle crosses, to improve temperament, coat, conformation, and size. The infused breeds include Irish Water Spaniel as well as the American and English Cocker Spaniel. The resulting labradoodles subsequently have been bred to each other, continuing the multi-generational tradition. (Excerpt from Australian Labradoodle Club of America)
The Australian Labradoodles are wonderful, intelligent dogs with lush coats that are more reliably low to non-shedding and allergy friendly than other types of labradoodles such as first generation Lab/Poodle crosses, or first generation crosses bred back to Poodles. The dogs were originally bred for service. Personally, at Sugarwood, our bloodlines have been carefully developed over many years to ensure you are getting an amazing Australian Labradoodle. In fact, a number of dogs in the lineage of our foundation dogs have been service and/or therapy dogs. Furthermore, all of our dogs can be traced back to the original Rutland Manor/Teagan Park lines.
Exceptional breeding stock is a start, but there is so much more to raising an exceptional puppy. Our puppies will always be raised in our home with lots of love and attention. To help raise a happy, well-balanced puppy, we will implement Puppy Culture which involves Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS), early socialization, desensitization to loud noises and experiences, positive reinforcement with clicker training, just to name a few. Your puppy will begin potty training outside, leash walking, and crate training prior to going home with you. Our goal is provide the proper foundation for your puppy to be the best family pet and/or service or therapy dog.
Yes, we provide a two-year health warranty for genetic disease that significantly impairs the life of the dog (as determined by at least two veterinarians). We guarantee that your new puppy will be healthy at the time you receive him or her. Additionally, your puppy will have received their first vaccinations and de-worming, as well as a physical examination by a certified Veterinarian. We will provide you with all of your puppy's medical records. Please note also that all puppy parents have passed Genetic testing and health evaluations for hips, elbows, patellas, eyes, and heart. *You will receive the Purchase & Health Warranty Contract after you have been approved or upon request.
We will match puppies based upon your preferences and temperament of the puppy. Our priority is to match each puppy with their ideal family. We will do our best to also meet your preferences for color, size and gender, but know that it is not always possible. We will strive to give each buyer a few options that best meets your lifestyle and preferences, and that no one "ends up" with the last puppy. If you are not satisfied with the selection, you may transfer your deposit to the next available litter. *Sugarwood Australian Labradoodles reserves the right to retain a puppy or two for our breeding program.