Puppies Arriving Spring 2019 !
Adorable Labradoodle puppies will be arriving this
Spring! Check back for the exciting news and puppy photos.
About the Breed
In the 1980's, The Guide Dog Association implemented a breeding and research program for an allergy friendly Guide dog. This was the start to the Australian, multi-generation Labradoodle as we know it today. The Australian Labradoodle started out as a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle. Dogs from the Australian cross were bred to each other for several generations, to create what is also known as "multi-generation" Labradoodles. The Australian Labradoodle has been developed over near decades. While originally developed in Australia, responsible American breeders are dedicated to the continued development of this wonderful and unique breed.
Allergies and Shedding
The Australian Labradoodle was originally bred for the sole purpose of filling the need for a hypoallergenic service dog. In addition to being remarkably intelligent and very friendly, the Australian Labradoodle was bred to have a low or no-shed coat, limiting the amount of dander they contribute and making the aid of service dogs available to those with dog allergies and special needs. The Australian Labradoodle is known for its low to non-shedding coat. The breed has been developed over generations to maintain an allergy friendly coat that is a blend of the lab, spaniel, wheaten and poodle coats. The Australian Labradoodle’s coat grows rapidly and needs to be brushed to prevent tangling and matting. Your dog will grow out of his puppy coat around 8 - 14 months of age and you will definitely want to go to the groomer then. Or if you are so inclined, you can give it a try yourself!
Anyone that has had the daily task of sweeping their furry floors and cleaning the hair-covered upholstery will appreciate the low or no-shed Australian Labradoodle coat! They do need to be brushed or combed and receive regularly scheduled haircuts to keep their peepers from getting lost in the coat.
And no matter how much we all love our pets, I don’t know anyone that loves that “wet dog” smell! I marvel every time my wet pup comes in the house and smells just as nice as she did when she went out dry. Because Australian Labradoodles shed less than other breeds, they also don’t come with this unpleasant aspect of dog-ownership that most of us would rather do without. What’s not to love?
Australian Labradoodles are energetic, playful, and full of love for everyone. They are great around kids as well as other dogs, and are remarkable problem-solvers. They’ve even been known to outsmart their owners on occasion, so prepare for a constant, pleasant surprise. They do need a lot of exercise, as they are very active dogs, and they love to play.
Why an Australian Labradoodle?
While Labradoodles are a cross between a purebred Labrador Retriever and a purebred Poodle, most people don't realize the Australian Labradoodle has a lineage of several purebred breeds including the Labrador Retriever, the Poodle, and the English or American Cocker Spaniel. To be classified as an Australian Labradoodle the dog's pedigree must include a combination of these three breeds and it's helpful if it can be traced back to the kennels in Australia where the breed first originated. There are different classifications of Labradoodles based on how many generations they have been bred. The multiple generations of breeding, or multigens, should produce the finest coats, qualities, and appearance.
Because our pups are whelped in our home as part of our family, they are easily introduced to a variety of experiences. From the child to the adult, the pups will have been exposed to both males and females alike. In addition the pups will have knowledge of other animals and various floor surfaces and modes of transportation.They will be accustomed to noises both inside the home and out.This all works to ensure you bring the best well balanced pet available into your home.
I can't say enough about the importance of early socialization for your puppy. The more he is exposed to new things, the better he will be as an adult. While we make socialization a priority when your puppy is still in our home, you will play the most important role in helping him adjust to the world around him.
Our dogs today are no longer just the family pet...they are members of the family. At High Mist Mountain, we get that and that is why we are doing everything possible to ensure that your new family member is going to be not just with you, but healthy for a long, long time. No one can guarantee a perfect dog, but we do feel confident enough in the quality of our dogs to warranty them against the development of a genetic condition.
We follow the strictest health testing set forth in the “Silver Paw” and “Gold Paw” programs recommended by the Australian Labradoodle Association. This means our breeding dogs are continuously being screened and tested for any potential issues.
ALAA Member Breeder Code of Ethics
The ALAA is an organization dedicated to maintaining the breed standards and nurturing the development of the Australian Labradoodle. The ALAA represents breeders in the United States, Canada and Europe and holds its members to very high standards in regards to their breeding programs. Take a look at the ALAA Code of Ethics to get a glimpse of just how dedicated its board members are to protecting the standards of its registered dogs.