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  • What is an Original Australian Multi-Generational Labradoodle?
  • Who is Utah Yankee Doodles?
  • What is the difference between the Authentic Multi-generational Australian Labradoodle and a regular Labradoodle?
  • Are labradoodles hypoallergenic? & Do they shed?
  • Do you health test your parent dogs?
  • What sizes do the Australian Labradoodles come in?
  • Is there a difference in the coat of the Australian Labradoodles?
  • What colors do the Australian Labradoodles come in?
  • Will my Australian Labradoodle need to be groomed or can I do it myself?
  • What is an F1 Labradoodle?
  • Will my Australian Labradoodle puppy be registered?
  • What does an Australian Labradoodles puppy cost?
  • Will you ship my puppy?
Q:What is an Original Australian Multi-Generational Labradoodle?
          A: The Australian Labradoodle is different from all other labradoodles.​​
The Australian Labradoodle’s story began in Austra­lia and as necessity is the mother of all invention, A woman in Hawaii, whose eyesi­ght had dete­rio­ra­ted, began seeking an assi­stance dog. Howe­ver, her assistance dog needed to be one that did not cause aller­gic reac­tions of her hus­band.
In response to the woman’s requ­est, aro­und thirty sam­ples of poodle’s hair and saliva were sent to a labo­ra­tory in Hawaii. Those sam­ples were exa­mi­ned to check for the con­tents of aller­gens. Unfor­tu­na­tely, none of them suc­cess­fully pas­sed the test, and would cause her husband’s severe allergies to flare up. 

          After some time, a man by the name of Wally Con­ron sug­ge­sted the mana­ge­ment of an Austra­lian Asso­cia­tion of Wor­king Dog, to cross Labra­dor with Poodle. This is how the first lit­ter was born. The lit­ter con­si­sted of three pup­pies and Wally cal­led them “Labra­do­odle.” Again, the sam­ples of hair and saliva were sent to the labo­ra­tory. One of the pup­pies pas­sed the tests suc­cess­fully. The dog named Sul­tan went to Hawaii to spend the rest of his life along­side his mistress, as a wor­king dog. After this suc­cess W. Con­ron cros­sed Labra­do­odle with Labra­do­odle and named its offspring “Double Doodles.” Then he cros­sed the “double Doodle” with “double Doodle,” and named their offspring “Tri Doodles.” These in turn were the pre­cur­sors of today’s multi-generational Austra­lian Labra­do­odles.
          Then, in the late 1980's, Tegan Park and Rutland Manor, the two founders of the Australian Labradoodle as we know it today, began carefully infusing several other breeds into early generations of their Lab/Poodle crosses, to improve temperament, coat, conformation, and size. They tre­ated the mat­ter of health testing with great cau­tion, using for repro­duc­tion only dogs that have pas­sed tests to detect gene­tic diseases. The infused breeds include Irish Water Spaniel as well as the American and English Cocker Spaniel.  The resulting labradoodles subsequently have been bred to each other, continuing the multi-generational tradition. 
         Today, Australian Labradoodles are wonderful, intelligent dogs with lush coats that are more reliably low to non-shedding and allergy friendly than other types of Labradoodles such as first-generation Lab/Poodle crosses, or first-generation crosses bred back to Poodles.  Even when the other types of Labradoodles are bred on for generations, the result is not an Australian Labradoodle, as the attributes of the infused breeds were not included in their ancestry.

Q: Who is Utah Yankee Doodles?
          A:Utah Yankee Doodles is located in the Salt Lake Valley of Utah, surrounded by the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. We have always been an animal-loving family and have always had at least one furry, four-legged family member. We LOVE our dogs! ​​
          We have some minor allergy sufferers in our family and as we searched for the perfect dog to bring into our home, we were led to the Australian Labradoodle breed. We were intrigued to say the least!  We were further impressed by the breed registries.  The fact that the Australian Labradoodle breeding community had come together to develop a set of mandated requirements regarding health testing is rare in the dog world. The largest kennel registries in the world (AKC, CKC, and UKC) encourage their registered breeders to perform health testing on their breeding dogs but they are not mandated to do so. Breeders can maintain their breeder’s registration without performing any health tests on their breeding dogs whatsoever. A puppy born to untested parents can be registered and sold with papers.  So, to be involved with registries who had developed a set of mandated standards by which all registered breeders must adhere to increased our desire to be involved. The Australian Labradoodle breeders are pioneers in such an endeavor!
          Through our research in the Australian Multi-Generational Labradoodle and after talking to several breeders, breeder clubs and associations (ALCA  &  ALAA), our interest in the difference of the refined breeding of the Australian Multi-Generational Labradoodle continued. We found that the breed was an excellent choice for those seeking comfort and reducing symptoms of anxiety disorders, the ultimate Assistance, Therapy, and Medical Alert Dog. After our decision to aquire an Australian Labradoodle to bring into our home and our search for a dog with an excellent breeding foundation with offspring stock from the original Tegan Park and Rutland Manor bloodlines led us to Jubilee Labradoodles. It was here that Rick and Carla Walker introduced us to Gracie May, our newest family member, 4-1/2 lb. of pure joy and happiness.

          We have dedicated ourselves to foster and protect the original Australian Multi-Generational Labradoodle that have come directly from Tegan Park and Rutland Manor breeding stock, or their offspring. We are honored to play a small role in the stewardship of this incredible breed. Our mission is to maintain and improve the quality and soundness of the Australian Labradoodles, and to carefully monitor the further development of the breed.  We carefully breed to the highest standards to maintain the quality, health, coat, and temperament of our animals to produce a beautiful, healthy, desirable companion for your family.
​          The health of our Australian Labradoodles is taken very seriously, through regular veterinary care, and proper genetic testing. Our labradoodles live with us in our home where we monitor and maintain them through regular daily, weekly and monthly care (ears, nails, bathing, grooming, etc.). Our dog’s diets consist of the best foods available, for optimum health and development.
​All of our puppies are born and live with us in our home where the first 4 weeks of their lives are spent in a safe whelping area with plenty of socialization and close monitoring of their health. For the next four to six weeks they spend much of their days outdoors where they are free to romp and play with our other animals. Because they live in our home they are exposed to and are familiar with the normal sights, sounds and smells of a normal household. They are exposed to our children, grandchildren and many of our neighbors, friends and family, basically anyone who loves puppies are welcome to come and enjoy some puppy time. They are well on their way to becoming “potty trained” as they are trained to use the outdoors to relieve themselves as soon as they stir in the morning and throughout the day. Our dogs look to us as their pack leaders where they receive a stable environment, conducive to happy healthy well-balanced dogs with plenty of individual attention and praise.


Q: What is the difference between the Authentic Multi-generational Australian Labradoodle and a regular Labradoodle?​
                    A: The authentic Australian Labradoodle is comprised of the Labrador retriever, poodle and spaniels. The coats of the Australian Labradoodle have been fine-tuned, so to speak, to be far better tolerated by individuals with allergies. The shedding component of the AL is low to virtually non-existent (*see “shedding” question below).  The Labradoodle is a pure cross between a lab and poodle. These dogs can make wonderful pets but the coats are not as reliable in regard to allergy tolerance and shedding.  Many individuals who breed the Labradoodle do not health test. If you choose to purchase a Labradoodle as opposed to a True Multi-Generational Australian Labradoodle, please protect yourself and encourage responsible breeding simultaneously by purchasing only pups that are from health tested parents.  In addition, while the Labradoodle can make a wonderful pet, it often fails to exhibit the temperament of the Australian Labradoodle due to the ALs’ purpose driven breeding to serve as service/therapy dogs.  As always, ensure that your puppy is the product of careful breeding from health tested parents.

Q: Are labradoodles hypoallergenic? - Do they shed?
           A:
Labradoodle First Generation (Lab bred to Poodle) Within the Labradoodle First Generation population there are primarily two different coat textures, flat coated which has a wiry feel and fleece coated with its harsh but slightly softer feel. Studies are being conducted to identify if this texture of the coat is an indication of adult coat shedding and a predictor of causing an increase in allergies. There does not seem to be a connection between Labradoodle First Generation coat length or wave and allergies, so identifying which puppy will and will not increase allergy symptoms as an adult is an educated guess at best. First Generation Labradoodles are wonderful dogs but NOT a good choice for the family with dog allergies.
Labradoodle Second Generation (F1B), First Generation Labradoodle bred to Poodle If your family wants a non-shed dog a Second-Generation Labradoodle of about 75% poodle with a fleece or wool coat is a better choice but NO sure bet. Make sure you are not purchasing a dog that is sometimes called a Second Generation (a first generation bred to a first generation). Remember, the odds that a F1B will not shed or be allergy friendly* is still only about 50% depending on the first-generation Labradoodle and the Poodle coats.
Labradoodle Third Generation or higher (Second Generation: F1B to Second Generation: F1B or Poodle...) If your family wants a non-shed dog, allergy friendly pet both parents AND grandparents need to also be allergy friendly and non-shedding for this to be the BEST choice. If you are looking at a third or fourth generation Labradoodle, and both parents and grandparents of a Labradoodle puppy do not shed your puppy should not. Selective breeding for the coat trait should result in a non-shedding coat. It takes at least three generations to consistently produce non-shedding results and even then a breeder can occasionally find a slightly shedding dog due to recessive genetics.
If your family wants a non-shed dog, allergy friendly pet an Australian Labradoodle with a fleece or wool coat is one of the BEST choices. If both parents and grandparents of a Australian Labradoodle puppy do not shed your puppy should not. Selective breeding for the coat trait should result in a non-shedding coat. It takes at least three generations to consistently produce non-shedding results and even then a breeder can occasionally find a slightly shedding dog due to recessive genetics. Allergies and health related issues are serious and not to be taken lightly.  My experience leads me to expect the pups to be well tolerated by the average allergen sufferer. I would insist on a meet and greet if you have not yet exposed yourself to the non-shedding breeds to investigate whether you will react poorly.


Q: Do you health test your parent dogs?
          A: Absolutely!! We perform Hip & Elbow testing through the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) and prcd/PRA Eye testing through Optigen and a thorough cardiac/respitory check through our certified veteranarian. If the young potential breeder does not pass each test, we do not use them in our breeding program. We are diligent in this practice.

Q: What sizes do the Australian Labradoodles come in?
          A: Australian Labradoodles come in three (approximate) sizes:
Standard: 21-24 inches tall and approximately 50-70 pounds
Medium: 18-20 inches tall and approximately 25-45 pounds
Small: 14-18 inches tall and approximately 15-25 pounds

Currently we specialize in and are only breeding for Mini - Small Medium size dogs.

Q: Is there a difference in the coat of the Australian Labradoodles?
          A: Yes. The coats can be wool (poodle like), curly (open loop), wavy or straight fleece (like human hair in manageability).  All are considered ‘non-shedding’ in the AL lines.

Q: What colors do the Australian Labradoodles come in?
          A: There are literally too many to name. The most common are white, cream, apricot of varying degrees of tone, every possible shade of chocolate, black, reds, and caramels. Some more unusual colors are phantoms, parties, tuxedos, lavender and parchment….the list goes on and on.

Q: Will my Australian Labradoodle need to be groomed or can I do it myself?
         A: Yes, and yes!  If you wish to research, purchase professional equipment and have the time and patience to develop the skill to groom your own AL, of course that is an option to anyone with an interest in doing so.  But whether you decide to venture into that task yourself, your AL will require regularly scheduled visits to your groomer.  How often depends on the coat type of your dog and the style in which you choose to keep him.  The most important thing about grooming is maintenance.  Nothing in life is free and the benefit of a dog that sheds virtually not at all is the absolute necessity for proper grooming. This is not an issue to take lightly.  Poor grooming can lead to painful mats and subsequent health problems.  On a positive note, I have yet to meet an AL that does not thoroughly relish being brushed and many of my puppy owners brush their dogs in the evening before bed as it is relaxing for both dog and human.  If you are not prepared for the cost and time requirements of proper grooming, a “non-shedding” breed is not a good choice for your lifestyle.

Q: What is an F1 Labradoodle?
          A: An F1 Labradoodle is the label given to a puppy/dog with a lab as one parent and a poodle as the other. The F1 dog is 50% lab and 50% poodle.  An F1b is a puppy with an F1 as one parent and a poodle as the other parent. It is a result of an F1 being ‘bred back’ to a poodle.  F2 is a puppy from parents who are both F1.  An F2b is a pup/dog that is the result of breeding one F2 dog to a poodle.  This can be very confusing but is basic genetics. This is how the Australian Labradoodle began but the spaniels were infused along the line.  New lines are always being developed to provide a wide and varied genetic pool.  All new lines begin this way.  The most important thing is that they are health tested stock and of stellar mental abilities.  The line is not considered multi-generational (multi-gen) until the line has bred several generations of Labradoodles to Labradoodles with no new infusions.  New genetic lines are generally developed by individuals already breeding authentic ALs and are monitored closely to ensure proper health and type.

Q: Will my Australian Labradoodle puppy be registered?
          A: Yes. Each litter is registered with the A.L.C.A. (Australian Labradoodle Club of America). The AKC, UKC, CKC does not recognize the AL as a breed at this time.  This is not a concern to those of us breeding the AL as breed recognition is a long and arduous process. Take, for example, the Leonberger.  This breed began as a cross between the Landseer Newfoundlander and St. Bernard.  The cross was then infused with Great Pyrenees, then infused again to the St. Bernard.  So, genetically speaking, the Leonberger is 50% St. Bernard, 25% Newfoundlander and 25% Great Pyrenees.  The breed was satisfactorily developed and breeding “true” by the mid-1800s.  HOWEVER… the breed was not recognized by the CKC until the year 1992.  It took 142 years for this breed to gain official recognition.  It would appear that the AL has obvious potential to follow suite but the breed is relatively new in its development and these things take time.  The focus of reputable AL breeders in on the health and quality of the breed not on popularity and validation. Recognition will come when in due time. In the meantime ALCA and ALAA breeders continue to be good stewards of the breed by health testing breeding stock and selecting only the best representatives of the breed to further the lines.

Q: What does an Australian Labradoodles puppy cost?
          A: All authentic Australian Labradoodle puppies cost $2,500.00.   Some breeders charge more for rare colors while others do not. The minimum cost is $2,500.00.
Reservation Fee: $500.00 due upon approval of application, holds your place on our reserve list for your puppy.
Balance Due: $2,000.00 when puppies are old enough to leave their Mama. (8-12 weeks of age).
Payments can be sent via Pay Pal, Cashiers Check, Money Transfer/wire as direct deposit if purchaser is outside the USA.  All monies must be sent in American funds.

Q: Will you ship my puppy?
          A: Yes.  Depending on the individual development of the puppy and flight schedules available, we will ship when the pup is between 10 – 12 wks of age. On occasion, the flights do not serve all airports so it may be necessary for the purchaser to travel to the airport where the pup has been shipped. We can ship anywhere within North America with moderate to little expected inconveniences.


The Confirmed Parent Breeds of the Australian Labradoodle were:​​​​

Poodle (Standard, Miniature, Toy)
Labrador Retriever.
Irish Water Spaniel.
Curly Coat Retriever.
American Cocker Spaniel.
English Cocker Spaniel.
The fact that the Australian Labradoodle breeding community has come together to develop a set of mandated requirements regarding health testing is very rare in the dog world.​​​​
The refined breeding of the Australian Multi-Generational Labradoodle has produced the ultimate Assistance, Therapy, and Medical Alert Dog. 
Australian Labradoodles from Mountain Valley do not shed and are very allergy friendly. 
Allergies-​​​​​​
If your family wants a non shed dog, allergy friendly pet an Australian Labradoodle with a fleece or wool coat is one of the BEST choices.