When we started breeding dogs, we focused on health and temperament, not looks. Yes, our labradoodles are seriously cute - however this is not our priority. Over the 10-15 years we have refined our core principles of breeding into 3 principles:
Selection - we researched our foundation lines extensively, travelling to Australia to personally meet the dogs and their ancestors before importing them into the UK. WE ONLY BREED 100% ASD AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLES. These pure ASD lines are the best we can find and with each generation we improve. We have further invested in importing ASD lines from America which are unrelated to ours. This diversity is essential when we select combinations of parents to ensure low inbreeding percentage. There are hereditary problems in dogs for which there is no DNA test available yet - by ensuring that parents have a low relationship co-efficient then we reduce the risk of parents BOTH having a recessive disease gene. We then combine parents not only on their inbreeding ratios but the results of their 16 DNA screening tests.
Science - we use technology in our breeding and training. In addition to traditional screening techniques such as x-rays, we utilise 16 DNA parental screening tests to ensure pups CANNOT be Affected by these diseases. There are still hereditary problems for which there is no DNA test yet unfortunately but as science develops we add new tests. In our training - we only use positive, science based techniques in particular clicker training. Clicker has been proven effective in conditioning animals to actively participate in their training - they want to work, as it's fun and rewarding for them!