Lakeshore Labradoodles is proud to be a Gold Paw member of the the Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA). We adhere to very strict standards set for ethical breeding, to make sure we are doing all we can to raise the best puppies possible.
We believe that professional, home-raised puppies will make the best pets because we have seen first-hand what happens to dogs who are not properly socialized–those raised in large kennels with only other dogs for company. It is important to have puppies in a home environment right from the start, so they get accustomed to the sounds of the vacuum, the TV, and the dishes getting washed. They need to be comfortable with the comings and goings of a household, the doorbell ringing or a teenager running in and then back out of the house quickly shouting, “I forgot my keys!”
Our girls have had all the testing done to qualify for “Gold Paw” status with ALAA, but because they haven’t had any pups yet, ALAA will not provide that designation yet. Once the litter is born, we will register the litter and then our designation will change back to Gold…it’s just a weird quirk with ALAA policies….but one we abide by. You can ask ALAA for more information about that.
We believe that dogs simply make life better, richer, and more fun, and it is our mission to prepare puppies and dogs to bless other families, to facilitate bringing that richness to someone else’s life. Multi-generational Australian Labradoodles in particular are AMAZING dogs that can be the perfect addition to any family–super smart, super cuddly, and very playful. We know that people get a dog for many reasons–maybe to enlarge their sense of family, to teach children responsibility, or to bring companionship to a new empty nester or widow. People find room in their hearts for a dog at different times in their lives, and it is our job to help them find just the right pup for their life.
Ours is not a large kennel pumping out hundreds of puppies per year; we are purposefully small so that we can devote the necessary time and proper attention to your puppy. We raise these puppies in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire where we live, in the quaint little town of Wolfeboro. Wolfeboro sits on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and is a VERY dog-friendly town. There are plenty of trails to take the dogs hiking; it is a GREAT place to raise puppies.
Rahna does most of the training of our pups and as such, spends a great deal of time with them. You can ask her about the personalities of any of our puppies and she’ll be able to tell you the idiosyncracies of each one. She can also attest to how smart Australian Labradoodles are and what great companions they make for your family. She has loved many breeds of dogs, including an English Mastiff, an Irish Wolfhound, a black Labrador Retriever and a mixed breed shelter rescue, so she has many experiences to be able to compare.
As a child, John bred Old English Sheepdogs and has had more dogs in his life than he can count. He’ll tell you, though, what a sweet temperament the Australian Labradoodles have and why every family should have at least one (okay, maybe more than one)!
Cricket has been breeding professionally home-raised Australian Labradoodles for over 10 years, so she brings a lot of experience to the team. Over that time, she has brought over 100 puppies into the world, lovingly caring for each one in her home until it was time for them to go to their forever families.
Charl has over 20 years of experience with Australian Labradoodles and acts as mentor to our whole breeding program. Lakeshore Labradoodles is proudly participating in the Raising the Breeder Bar program, which aims to maintain the positive aspects of home breeding, such as one-on-one attention and socialization, while using education, experience and multiple trade resources to create a professional program that ensures excellent care, buyer education and support with a commitment to set both the puppies and the families up for success.