PennyAli wrote:Just because UK breeders refuse to bad mouth people all over their website, does not make them a bad breeder
Some of the UK breeders who are dedicated to the Australian Labradoodles are doing their best to move forward with the breed properly, we have helped set up the ALAEU which is an official organisation which is a sister organisation to both the ALA and the ALAA, fortunately we have access to their databases, so we can do our best to trace our own pedigree's back and see what breeds are in their and make sure that we make the right decisions going forward, we are all fully health testing which is being checked and recorded by the ALAEU registrar, we are all DNA profiling our breeding stock with compatible DNA Labs so that we can prove parentage of all our dogs and offspring. We can all check if the dogs mentioned are in our lines, and we have to remember that their are hundreds of RM lines out their so just because some are questionable in terms of pedigree and the amount of poodle, does not mean that they all are. One thing that remains firm in my mind is that despite all of this there is something very unique about the Australian Labradoodles, they ARE wonderful dogs, people that have met mine, have seen the difference for themselves and unless you have had the opportunity to have both Labradoodle Origins and Australian Labradoodles you wouldn't appreciate the difference.
I love all of my Australian Labradoodles, none of them came directly from RM but have it in their pedigree and whilst I feel deeply for their ancestors, I don't love my dogs any less for it
I applaud this post!...I totally agree with you Pennyalli with the exception of "bad mouthing"
This Topic isn't about bad mouthing ,it's about highlighting bad breeding practise and the suffering caused by it.
It has never been about British Breeders,it's obvious you are doing all the right things to move the breed forward.
The trouble is that RM hasn't done these things and this has cast doubt on the TRUE linage of it's dogs.
Like lillybut if I was about to pay a high price for an Australian Labradoodle I would want to know that that's exactly what I was buying.
Unfortunately a lot of buyers of the breed worldwide have been duped by RM ...if DNA testing shows a very high ratio of Poodle genes.. then that is what you are buying...a Poodle x
It's great that seriously motivated and genuine breeders are willing to speak here and discuss this very serious issue openly not by PM or behind the closed doors of the breeders forum.
This is of immense interest to all owners of Australian Labradoodles and more importantly to potential new owners.