The Australian Labradoodle breed started in the 1980s by Wally Conran for the Royal Guide Dogs in Victoria, Australia. The goal was to create a breed that was allergy and asthma friendly with the temperament of a service dog. He started with a Poodle and a Labrador Retriever as he felt this mix would be excellent for the attributes of temperament and coat that would be needed for a guide dog. Tegan Park and Rutland Manor continued the development and selective breeding started by Wally Conran.
The Australian Labradoodle breed is not just a cross between a lab and a poodle. English and American Cocker Spaniels and Irish Water Spaniels were also brought into the mix to bring in qualities that Tegan Park and Rutland Manor felt were needed to create a breed that would have the characteristics of allergy and asthma friendliness, low to no shedding, a service dog quality temperament for family companions, top quality conformation and coat.
Why An Australian Labradoodle
With the continued development of the Australian Labradoodle breed by the two research and development centers in Australia, Tegan Park and Rutland Manor, the Australian Labradoodle has become a desired breed for many reasons. The characteristics that Tegan Park and Rutland Manor have been selectively breeding and developing for years, combined with a program of stringent health guidelines and standards were all qualities that were important to us as a family with allergies and asthma.
After researching the breed, it became apparent to us that the Australian Labradoodle was the breed for our family. The Australian Labradoodle has become a breed that is noted for its high intelligence, asthma and allergy friendliness, no to low shedding, easy trainability, excellent and loyal family companionship and eagerness to please. Combine all these with excellent health and fantastic temperaments and you have the dog we love!
The Manor Lake Approach
At Manor Lake Australian Labradoodles we are only breeding Australian Multigeneration Labradoodles. Our Australian lines come from the two main research and development centers Tegan Park and Rutland Manor in Australia. We have now been breeding Australian Labradoodle to the same for 16 years and maintain a gold paw status with the Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA). What this means is that we go above and beyond the minimum requirements established by the ALAA as guidelines for the breed. Top notch customer service and years of careful breeding make Manor Lake the right choice for a treasured companion.
We are excited to work with you on your next family member!