After raising and breeding Red Pointing Labs (www.morgansredpointinglabs.com) for nearly two decades, our family has become well-accustomed to the ways and whys of breeding quality dogs. We've done what it takes to create a product that not only meets but exceeds the standard of health, intelligence, trainability, loyalty, and beauty. When we decided to branch out to Labradoodles, we knew it would take the same thought process and The following article sums up the argument for breeding labradoodles in a manner above refute. We cannot take credit for it, but will gladly quote the source so that we can share it with you!
Per the ALAA website (https://alaalabradoodles.com/LabradoodleQA.html) the definition of a labradoodle is as follows:
"A Labradoodle is the result of breeding the Labrador Retriever to a Poodle, Labradoodle to Poodle, or Labradoodle to Labradoodle. In other words, the Labradoodlehas DNA from the Labrador Retriever and Poodle breeds only. Caroline Colie’s description of the Labradoodle in "Designer Dogs, Portraits and Profiles of Popular New Crossbreeds" (page 89) says it best:
“This is one celebrity canine who doesn’t read his own press — and with his rave reviews, he doesn’t need to. Easygoing and self-assured, the Labradoodle is a modest mister who’s just happy to hang out with his friends.
He’s a self-made bloke, the Cary Grant of designer dogs. Born of working –class Labrador Retriever and Standard Poodle parents,” (the smaller sizes have miniature poodle) “his destiny seemed laid out ahead of him as a working dog. Though he was good at his job, his handsome looks and winning personality propelled him to greater fame, and soon he was on the A-list of every chic club in town.
The Labradoodle doesn’t let celebrity go to his head, however. He’s a gregarious fellow who doesn’t judge people by their position. Actually, he’s more interested in whether their car has four-wheel drive, so he can get where he wants to go. He’s a nature lover, with a special interest in waterfowl, thanks to his outdoorsy parents.
This is a casual guy who won’t mind sloshing thorough puddles without rain gear, and in fact prefers it. He’ll think nothing of showing up with a bandanna around his neck and his hair still wet from a swim. But he cleans up so well, he can easily switch from a down-home kerchief at the beach to a diamond-studded collar at dinner. He likes his sports, and is happy hobnobbing at the polo grounds (or just lounging on the sofa watching NASCAR). But he'd rather participate than watch, and his idea of paradise is a day at the beach chasing a ball, catching a curl, or snoozing in the shade, beach-bum style.
Despite his full social calendar, he always seems able to squeeze in one more play date, especially with his favorite partners-kids. And you’ll need to make sure he gets plenty of exercise every day.” (A Labradoodletemperament is typically the reflection of his parents' high energy or laid back temperament) “Labradoodles don’t tire easily, and unless he’s truly tuckered out, he can become creative in ways you don’t really want to find out about.”
A Labradoodle can be standard, medium or miniature in size, although use of Toy Poodles is not recommended. All colors of the Poodle can be found in the Labradoodle. Coat types range from straight to wavy, kinky to a spiraling curl. Coat texture ranges from harsh wool to softer fleece (though not as silky as the fleece of the Australian Labradoodle) to hair coats (slightly longer but more like a Labrador coat). Dogs with non-shedding or low-shedding fleece and wool coats should be brushed weekly to prevent matting, and they should be groomed every other month. Dogs with hair coats, which do shed, require less grooming."
"Fortunately, out-crossing (breeding unrelated pedigrees together) also results in healthier offspring, and this perk does apply to purebred Labrador Retrievers, Poodles, and Cocker Spaniels, as these breeds do not have common ancestors."