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|November 2010 -- Australian Wally Conron was the first to cross the Labrador Retriever with a Poodle. Mr. Conron details his regrets in an eye-opening article in
the UK newspaper "The Guardian". Please take a moment to read it...."Whose Bright Idea was That?"
Looking for a Labradoodle?
The AKC parent club, The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. has the following to say in regards to "Labradoodles"....
The Labrador Retriever Club, Incorporated is dedicated to the health and welfare of the Labrador Retriever breed while conserving the original breed
function - that of a "working retriever." A purebred dog offers to his owner the likelihood that he will be a specific size, shape, color and temperament.
The predictability of a breed comes from selection for traits that are desirable and away from traits that are undesirable. When a breed standard or
type is set, the animals within that breed have less heterozygosity than do animals in a random population
A Labradoodle is nothing more than an expensive crossbred. Because the genetic makeup is diverse from the Poodle genes and the Labrador
genes, the resultant first generation (F1) offspring is a complete genetic gamble. The dog may be any size, color, coat texture and temperament.
Indeed Labradoodles do shed. Their coat may be wiry or silky and may mat. Body shape varies with parentage but tends to be lanky and narrow.
Behavior varies with the dog and within a litter with some puppies poodle-like in attitude and others somewhat like the Labrador Retriever.
The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. is opposed to cross-breeding of dogs and is particularly opposed to the deliberate crossing of Labrador Retrievers
with any other breed. These crossbreds are a deliberate attempt to mislead the public with the idea that there is an advantage to these designer dogs.
The crossbred dogs are prone to all of the genetic disease of both breeds and offer none of the advantages that owning a purebred dog has to offer.
Frances O. Smith DVM, Ph.D.
LRC, Inc. Board of Directors
Diplomate American College of Theriogenology
June 20, 2005
(For more on Labradoodles read the article from the AKC Gazette by Mrs. Anne Rogers Clark) and if you still want one of these so-called designer
dogs (Labradoodles, Cockapoos, Poo-shihts), read this article.......
Want a designer dog? Check the pound
Puggles, maltipoos are pricey — and essentially mixed-breeds"