When we, Judy Dorough and Gail Tighe, decided to team up, we determined our goal would be to breed dogs that would be able to help our wounded warriors, both physically and mentally. We knew that these dogs would provide disabled warriors a companion that could meet their needs, and be fantastic, fun family dogs for those that just want a wonderful furry friend! After lots of research based on health, temperament, intelligence, and structure, we chose the standard Australian Labradoodle.
Once our goals were set, and our new breed was picked, we created Whimsical Multigenerational Australian Labradoodles. We wanted the parents of our new breed to be health tested, temperament tested, and come with a tracible registered pedigree.
We chose the standard Australian Labradoodle because of their excellent health, their ability to help the physical (Mobility Dogs) and mental (Therapy Dogs) challenges some of our disabled population encounter, as well as be wonderful, playful, family members.
The Standard Australian Labradoodle meets the minimum size requirements for our military, making them very useful for the disabled and our veterans. The reasoning is larger dogs are better for their sturdiness. This way, the disabled may use them for a brace. Bracing is when a person doesn't put all their weight on the dogs, but just enough to assist them in getting to an upright position.
We also chose the Australian Labradoodle to help families who have allergies. With their negligible shedding, hopefully, those allergic will now be able to have a dog and know the love this all-around fun, attentive,
family-companion dog can provide.
For the first 8 to 9 weeks of our puppies’ lives, we give neonatal stimulation, scent exposure, crate training, potty training (doggy door), lots of love, cuddle time, playtime, outdoor activities, as well as socialization. Once they are 8 to 9 weeks old, they get to move to their forever homes where now, their ‘forever parents’, can pick up where we left off.
We are so proud we have met our goals! We will continue to make every humanly possible effort to breed dogs who want to be with their family, give their love unconditionally, are playful, who will make excellent service, therapy, and family dogs and/or who would excel in obedience and a conformation arena.
40 Plus Years
Judy and Gail met some 40+ years ago when we were both breeding and showing Chinese Shar-Pei. Our families became great friends and we recently found out, via Ancestry, that we were 3rd, or is it 4th, cousins. We are both still involved with Chinese Shar-Pei Clubs both locally and nationally, while we no longer breed Shar-Pei.
Judy Dorough is an AKC Judge as well as the Committee Chair of the Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America Standard Committee and is a registered Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America Judges’ Mentor.
Judy and her hubby Buddy live in Yucaipa, CA.
Gail Tighe is a current Worldwide Australian Labradoodle Association board member. She is on the club’s Heath Committee, and puts out the club’s Pet Society WOOF (newsletter). She, too, is a member of the Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America Standard Committee and a registered Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America Judges Mentor.
Gail and her daughter, Tiffany, and grandson Zachary, share their home in Riverside, CA.
About the Australian Labradoodle
Standard Australian Labradoodle are 50-55+ pounds with a wavy fleece or wool coat . They have well balanced temperaments, are active when their people are, and mellow and chill when their people are relaxing.
What is a multigenerational Australian Labradoodle?
A multigenerational Australian Labradoodle is a puppy whose parents are both Australian Labradoodles. These puppies are products of generations of breeding time and investment. Multigenerational Australian Labradoodles are low to no-shedding and allergy-friendly.
What is the difference between a Labradoodle (aka American Labradoodle) and Australian Labradoodle?
When you glance at them, Labradoodles and Australian Labradoodles look similar. However, as a multigenerational dog, Australian Labradoodles tend to have a more consistent conformation, coat type, and personality. As mentioned above, Australian Labradoodles are predominantly non-shedding and hypoallergenic.
What are the most common Labradoodle colors?
The most common colors are black, gold, chocolate, red, and cream.
Why are Labradoodles registered?
Our Labradoodles are registered through ALAA, WALA and AKC Canine Partners. These registrations verify each pedigree along with the authenticity of the breed. All breeders must fulfill extensive health testing requirements.