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Important Doodle Information (Please read before purchasing a doodle)

Do not have your puppy de-sexed (neutered or spayed) before the age of 12 weeks. This is not only dangerous for the puppy, but can also cause cancer later in life. 

The coat of a Doodle can vary greatly. It can be straight, wavy, or curly, wiry, fleece, or wooly. Generally, the curlier the coat, the less shedding the dog will have. Even a partially non-shedding Doodle sheds far less than a Labrador Retriever. 

The coat of an F1B (Poodle bred with a Labradoodle) Labradoodle or multigen Labradoodle is much more allergy friendly than and F1 (Poodle bred with a Labrador), and is recommended for people with allergies.

F1b's and Multigen pups are more likely not to shed.

A well bred Labradoodle, regardless of his/her generation, will be calm, attentive and loving.

I highly recommend that your new Doodle puppy be taken to a groomer at least once his/her first year. After which your groomer can let you know what an appropriate grooming schedule would be for your puppy. 

Doodles are highly intelligent, and learn quickly. They are very content dogs, meaning they should be comfortable in almost any situation. They are very confident and obedient. 

I strongly recommend getting your puppy into puppy and/or obedience training as soon as possible. It makes the first year much easier on you and your puppy.

Most people don't realize that Poodles and Retrievers  are very similar. Both were originally bred for hunting and retrieving, and are considered to be water dogs. They are both very intelligent, and are very loyal and protective with family members, which is why the Labradoodle/Goldendoodle makes such a wonderful family pet.

My breeding program only includes Poodles, English Labrador Retrievers, and Doodles from my own breeding parents. There are no other breeds mixed in with my Doodles. 

NEVER buy your Doodle puppy from a breeder who does not allow visitors. This is a huge red flag, no matter what excuse they use.

BEWARE of any breeder that tells you "You get what you pay for." They are trying to make you feel better simply because you are paying for an over priced puppy.

BEWARE of any breeder that tells you "my pups are calmer because of their generation". This is simply not true. I have seen many higher generation Labradoodles that are not breeding material because of their temperament.

The color of a Doodle pup can sometimes be deceiving. Because Poodles carry so many different color possibilities in their gene pool, it is not uncommon for a dark colored pup to change his/her color completely by the time they are 2 years old. An experienced breeder should be able to give you a good idea as to what the pups color will be after it matures. 

We do start house breaking our Doodle pups the last few weeks they are with us. This way, they will have a good head start before they get to their new homes. 

It is extremely important to buy a puppy from a breeder who spends lots of time with and socializes their puppies. This is an absolute must if you have children!

I will always take a puppy back if a buyer is unable to keep him/her for what ever reason.

Please call or email me with any questions or concerns and enjoy the pictures. 270-797-9329

Why a Doodle?

  • Extraordinarily friendly family companions
  • Exceptionally intelligent
  • Light to non-shedding
  • Social with people and other dogs
  • Coats are easy to care for

 

  • Playful and witty in personality
  • Allergy friendly
  • Eager to learn and please
  • Excellent water dogs, hunting dogs and retrievers
  • Make great special needs assistant dogs

 

 

Neurological Stimulation of Young Pups

We implement the program 3 days after birth. The process requires handling the puppies one at a time while performing a series of five exercises, none of which occur naturally during the early period of life. By doing this, the pups benefit in the following ways:

1.     Improved cardio vascular performance (heart rate)

2.     Stronger heart beats

3.     Stronger adrenal glands

4.     More tolerance to stress and

5.     Greater resistance to disease.

In tests of learning, stimulated pups were found to be more active and were more exploratory than their non-stimulated littermates over which they were dominant in competitive situations.

Secondary effects were also noted regarding test performance. In simple problem-solving tests using detours in a maze, the non-stimulated pups became extremely aroused, whined a great deal, and made many errors.

Their stimulated littermates were less disturbed or upset by test conditions, and when comparisons were made, the stimulated littermates were calmer in the test environment, made fewer errors and were only occasionally distressed.

We also introduce our pups to sounds, such as the radio, vacuum cleaner, television and the voices of loud children. Once they are 4 weeks old, we change their environment daily by placing them in new rooms or outside areas (weather permitting), where they will encounter new sights and smells.

 

There are several different ways to produce a Labradoodle.

F1 = 50% Labrador and 50% Poodle - This is Lab to poodle cross, this is first generation, resulting in healthier offspring! Hair type can be smooth like a Lab, wirey look like a Irish wolfhound or Wavy/curly like a Poodle, they can shed or not shed, pups in the same litter can vary. This is not the best cross for people with severe allergies.

F1-B = 25% Labrador Retriever and 75% Poodle (F1 Labradoodle and Poodle cross) - This is Labradoodle bred to Poodle, Wavy Curly shaggy look doodle very consistent in coat types. F1B is the MOST likely of any to be non shedding and Allergy friendly then ANY doodles and is the easiest coat to take care of.

F2 = F1 Labradoodle and F1 Labradoodle cross - this combination you get the same percentage of Lab Poodle mix as you would an F1 Labradoodle so they are more likely to shed.

F3 = F2 Labradoodle and F2 Labradoodle cross

Multi-generation = F3 or higher generation Labradoodle and F3 or higher generation Labradoodle cross - This is what the Australian Labradoodles usually are

Breed Description

Coat
The Labradoodle is a very popular mixed breed that does not have a breed standard, however it is preferred that the dog has a wooly and curly coat while retaining many characteristics of the Lab. The hair of this breed should be little to no shedding. Regular cleaning around the muzzle area should be done to remove any dirt and/or caking that may be present.

Overview
The Labradoodle was developed between a cross of the Standard Poodle, and the Yellow and/or Black Labradors. They were developed for companion purposes and to provide the best of both worlds as it is stated. This dog has become very popular in home life making a wonderful companion for many families. Proper research must be done when interested in a mixed breed as their origins and temperament may be unknown.

Character
The Labradoodle is very easy to train being very intelligent. They are very intuitive, yet can be very energetic. The Labradoodle makes a very good companion dog and does well as a service animal with the right training. This dog is becoming very popular in the average home environment. The Labradoodle is said to be extremely intelligent, taking on both characteristics from the Lab and the Poodle.

Temperament
Friendly, loyal, and energetic, the Labradoodle has become very popular. They make good watchdogs. The Labradoodle should get along well with children if properly socialized. The Labradoodle should get along well with other dogs if socialized properly and raised with them from puppyhood.

Care
The Labradoodle should be regularly brushed to prevent tangling or matting of the coat. This dog sheds little to no hair so should be clipped at least once a year. This dog however can shed depending on the bloodlines. The proper research must be done by allergy sufferers to ensure they will get a "hypo-allergenic" dog. The Labradoodle should not shed much hair so brushing is extremely important.

Training
The Labradoodle is a very intelligent dog combining the extreme trainability of both the Poodle and the Lab. They do well in agility sports and are very easy to train. Training techniques can and should be changed regularly to make training fun and keep this dogs attention. The Labradoodle should be very easy to housebreak if training is consistent, and does very well in many different sports.

Activity
The Labradoodle requires regular exercise and should have at least a medium sized yard for a regular romp and play. This dog loves long walks with his owner and loves a nice jog. This dog makes an excellent companion for an owner who loves the outdoors and does well on hikes if proper water is provided due to the coat. This dog should have at least two hours of exercise daily as he is a large breed and takes on the energetic qualities of the Lab.

 

 

 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. You can reach me at 1-270-797-9329 or email at terrihudgins@hotmail.com

Brad and Terri Coon

Dawson Springs, KY  42408

 

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