sister just lost her 12 year old Australian Sheppard mix and
knew our dogs very well. She was in need of a new best
friend. So, the decision was made. Enough though, I
wasn't exactly thrilled about the idea. Breeding and
raising puppies is a very time consuming job. The female
needs 3-4 times the care for potty breaks and additional meals.
While she handles the pups you have to make sure she don't
accidently lay on them. We made a custom whelping pen with
a guard rail to keep this from happening.
Our criteria for breeding
is based on temperament, ease of training, no bad inherited behaviors.
Such as being hyper, rolling in deer dung, or chewing on furniture.
only our third litter going back to 1983.
We've never considered breeding any of our dogs that were hard to train,
had shedding problems, or weird personality quirks/disorders. Breeding for conformation
only is for those
going to the Westminster Dog Show. Not for the average pet owner.
Unless, you're trying to carve out a living breeding dogs.
Embark DNA tested. Both dogs had a
clean bill of health with 200,000 genetic markers. Kat is .9% wolf, considered medium by
Embark. Buster is 1.5% wolf and that's considered high.
Kat's ancestry dates back 16,000 years ago to central Asia.
Buster's recent ancestry goes back that far too. Along with his
bloodline being developed in the 1600s in Europe from a famous
guard dog that sired lineage that goes back to Great Danes and Doberman Pinchers.
Kat is a AKC-CKC
dual registered Chocolate Lab that normally weighs around 70
pounds (prior to pregnancy) and stands at 22" her shoulders.
In doggy years, she was 32 years old when she was bred.
She was born in the summer of 2015 Kat has bonded to me and a joy to have
as a best buddy!
Buster is a CKC registered
Standard Poodle the stands 26" tall at his
We own both dogs. These dogs were proven purebreds by
Embark. If you're leery like I am about what constitutes a
Let's face it, dog registering clubs rely on breeders/owners
being truthful. Some are not.
Buster weighs 62 pounds.
That's considered on the larger side for a Standard Poodle. He has a curly coat
and very easy to groom, or clip. Buster eagerly hops up on the grooming
table, looking forward to the one on one time. We keep him trimmed in
what we call: modified puppy clip. You do not have
to be a pro to do this type of clip. All be it may, wife
Merlene went to grooming school, because she loves dogs.
Combining Labs and Poodles is a match made
in heaven. You get the agility & non-shed quality of Poodle's
tight non-shedding coat and the stamina of USA's most popular breed for
more then 30 years, Labrador Retrievers. Labradors rank 7th according TV's
Dog Whisper, Cesar Millan's top 10 list of the smartest dogs. Poodles are a strong
2nd. Labradoodles are very popular and will be recognized one day
by the AKC. America's 2nd most popular kennel club, the CKC