HISTORY OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLE
The AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLE began in Australia more than 25 years ago by the collaboration of two research and breeding facilities; Tegan Park and Rutland Manor. The breed was created by request to meet the need for intelligent, friendly, service or therapy dogs for owners and families with allergies to dogs. Several purebred lines were used in the development of this breed and it is now a multi generational breed. We are now able to consistently produce non-shedding, odorless and allergy friendly dogs with high intelligence, graceful athleticism, rare intuition and easy trainability. These qualities packaged with a happy nature and silly delight in making people laugh make these dogs absolutely wonderful companions and ideal family pets.
We have personally found the Australian Labradoodle to be the best of all worlds. They are happy, healthy, intelligent, people and animal loving, athletic yet calm, suited for both urban and country living. The perfect companion for walking, hiking, playing at the dog park, under your desk at work, assisting you through life, running, cycling, paddle boarding, chatting at the local cafe' or snuggling on the sofa!
As the desirable traits of the Australian Labradoodle have become known its popularity has grown rapidly. Many "Doodle" off shoots have been started and unfortunately without the careful genetic research, genetic testing, verifiable DNA registry and generations of selective breeding; puppies can be produced with genetic disease, hip, eye, and cancer prone genetic difficulties. We strongly advise all potential puppy buyers to do your research. The true Australian Labradoodle is the forward continuation of very careful research and many generations of selective breeding with DNA traceable heritage.
The Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA) was created in 2004 to protect and preserve the welfare of this breed and the Worldwide Australian Labradoodle Association (WALA) began in 2018 to promote education and to connect breeders around the globe. Juniper Ridge is a breeding member at the highest level of both the ALAA and the WALA. We adhere to and support the extensive Health Testing and Code of Ethics of the both organizations. Our dogs (and their lines) are DNA registered and have full disease panel testing through PawPrint Genetics, OFA CAER eye testing and OFA hip, elbows and patella testing. Juniper Ridge participates in full disclosure for genetic research of any and all tests to aid in the betterment of the Australian Labradoodle breed.