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About the breed

 

The first labradoodle was bred by Wally Conrad who was the manager of a puppy program for the blind.  He received a letter from a woman who was blind and in need of a dog, but her husband had many allergies including dogs.  In her letter, the woman stated she was also interested in a dog that did not shed.  Mr. Wally Conrad bred a labrador and a poodle calling it a labradoodle.  The Gate City Labradoodles are from Swinging Gate Labradoodles.  The Swinging Gate Labradoodles are from the blood line  perfected by the owners of Tegan Park and Rutland Manor based in Australia.

The temperament of the Gate City  Labradoodle parents is social and affectionate. We love having them among us.  They are very easy to train. They have adapted to our schedule very easily.

 

They are very gentle with children and older adults. We do recommend training if you have small children, special needs children, or older adults.   They are funny, clever, and at times very precocious.  I believe they understand much more then we realize.

The size of our Gate City Labradoodles ranges from 13 to 17 inches  in height and between 15 to  38 lbs. in weight. Their coat colors may be black, white, cream, chocolate, apricot, or red.  They may also have any variation of the above colors which, we call parti or parti factor.  Their coat textures can be wool which is thick, coarse, but soft; fleece, which is soft but silkier;  or straight which may be coarser in texture. The coats can be curly, wavy, straight, or any combination thereof.