Texas Labradoodles is proud to be an ALAA registered breeder of authentic multi-generational Australian Labradoodles.
What is the difference between a multi-generational Australian Labradoodle and other Labradoodles?
The term Labradoodle has become quite confusing since we began breeding these dogs in 2006. Back then, there weren’t very many breeders, and most of them were breeding true Australian Labradoodles. Since that time we have watched our amazing and magical breed of dogs become a world wide phenomenon with Labradoodles taking over everywhere, from being in the movies to being the number one choice for commercials, print ads and funniest video stars. With this profound movement of the love of all things Labradoodle, the purity and purpose of what Labradoodles were originally bred for has become convoluted with many types of doodles, as well as the Labradoodle breed itself becoming a confusing mixture of levels of breeds, types of infusions into the bloodlines, etc. I’ve heard lately of a new mix of “Australian Labradoodle” being an Australian shepherd and a Poodle mix.
Although these are both great dogs, they are very far from an Australian Labradoodle, which is produced when multiple generations of the original Australian bloodlines, Rutland Manor and Teagan Park are bred together. These two kennels began breeding these dogs to create a hyop-allergenic, low to non-shedding, highly trainable dog for the purpose of being taught to be guide dogs or therapy dogs for people with allergies. It took these two kennels a lot of work, testing and breeding to get the breed to where it is today, it was not as simple as breeding a Lab to a Poodle, both great dogs, of course, but not a true Australian Labradoodle.
Why is important to get a multi-generational Australian Labradoodle?
All dogs are great and I highly encourage anyone who does not have allergies or the need for a highly trainable dog to save money and go save a life at your local shelter because all dogs have so much love to give and all dogs deserve to be loved, but if you want a hypo-allergenic, highly trainable dog for your new family member or a dog for therapy work, you want to get a dog that has been bred by a reputable breeder with many years of experience that has a true love of the breed and has done the genetic testing and puppy care to ensure they are breeding the best and most healthy dogs possible. Dogs that are registered with the ALAA as multi-generational Australian Labradoodles are the most consistent breeding of Labradoodles that you can get. These dogs are going to have a consistent temperament and trainability level. This consistency and care to our breeding program helps our families to know exactly what to expect from their new family member.
What is the ALAA?
The ALAA is the Australian Labradoodle Association of America. It is the oldest registry for Australian Labradoodles in America. The ALAA holds its breeders to a very high standard for health testing, puppy care and health guarantees.
Our dogs come from the original Australian bloodlines of Rutland Manor and Teagan Park. We started our breeding program with the best bloodlines to ensure we would be producing the most beautiful, intelligent, trainable and lovable dogs possible. We are grateful for the guidance we had when we started and we continue to improve the way we do things through training and education over more than 13 years. It is our dedication to excellence in the way we raise our precious dogs and train them that sets Texas Labradoodles apart.
Texas Labradoodles’ Mission
Breeding healthy, well-socialized, smart and friendly dogs is our priority. We begin this process with the very best Australian Labradoodle bloodlines and a multitude of genetic tests to ensure we are breeding the healthist dogs possible.
Texas Labradoodles Health Testing
The ALAA required health testing includes that all dogs must have a minimum of a passing hip test score and elbow score. In addition to hips and elbow testing, our dogs are also tested for Degenerative Myelopathy, Exercise-Induced Collapse, Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis, Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures, Progressive Retinol Atrophy, Cone-Rod Dystrophy 4, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration, Von Willebrand Disease I, Improper Coat and have eye exams yearly.
Clearing our dogs for these potential diseases not only ensures that our dogs do not have these issues prior to breeding, it also ensures that we will never produce puppies that could have these diseases. The hip and elbow testing does not guarantee that puppies will never have hip dysplasia, but it is the best method that we have to prevent producing puppies with genetic hip issues. Hip problems are often caused be environmental factors, but culling puppies for breeding purposes helps to reduce the risk of breeding bad confirmation.
Temprament, coat and trainability for different types of disciplines are key in our breeding program. Creating perfect family members, guide dogs, therapy dogs and best friends begins with breeding the perfect parents. Years of care and experience have made us experts at accomplishing high standards set by the ALAA and our own personal goals for our dogs.
We know that a Texas Labradoodle bred dog is the finest of our wonderful breed and we are so proud to have produced such wonderful companions and working dogs. Please see our references page for more stories and letters from our families.
Just wanted to say hello. We were just talking about how pretty Eloise is. She has such a pretty profile.
At our neighborhood 4th of July parade and picnic there were a lot of Labradoodles. None came close to Eloise. We and all of our friends daily comment on what a wonderful dog she is. Our trainer says she’s one of the best dogs he’s ever worked with. He keeps our dogs when we travel. Hope your family is doing well.
If you are ever considering to stop breeding please let us know so we can get another before you retire. Your dogs are hands down the best we continue to have ever seen.
We definitely see another Texas Labradoodle in our future!
Fondly, Polly” July 2017