I remember the first time I heard of a "doodle!" I was living in South Carolina, and my 13 year old daughter told me about a new friend she had met that had a labradoodle. A Labradoodle? What's that? She proudly exclaimed, "Part lab, part poodle!" I was a bit of a purebred snob and thought to myself, "Why? Why would anyone do that? A lab is a wonderful dog, and, well, a poodle is my dream dog."
I started meeting these labradoodles. It was a kind of "love at first sight." As I saw their personalities, I was smitten! It became very clear why people breed them. The more I learned about these sweet, loving, family dogs, the more I knew I had to have one. Through my research, I discovered that if I wanted to be able to consistently produce a non-shedding, teddy bear looking dog with an outstanding personality, the Australian Labradoodle was it!!