ABOUT EAGLE RIDGE AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLES
Cyndi has been breeding goldendoodles in Idaho since 2007. Doodles are her love and she has more than 500 goldendoodles placed in homes throughtout the United States from Sophie's Goldendoodles. In 2017, she began to feel frustrated with the number of Goldendoodle breeders in Idaho that didn't know what they were doing. They would make claims that weren't true and let puppies go to their homes when they were too young, not checked by a vet, or sick.
Breeding wasn't restricted to a credible goldendoodle registry.
She started researching ways to make the breed better and ran across a miniature Australian Labradoodle at a park in Boise, Idaho. She was thrilled to see the requirements to register the Australian Labradoodle and the gentle nature of the breed.
The Australian Labradoodle breed dates back to the 1980's and was initiated by Wally Conran of Royal Guide Dogs located in Victoria Australia. The intent was to create a breed that was allergy and asthma friendly with the temperament of a service dog. The journey was inspired by a vision impaired woman in Hawaii who needed a Guide Dog which wouldn't aggravate her husband's allergies. Of the 31 Labradoodles bred at Royal Guide Dogs, 29 made it through as Guide Dogs...an accolade of unparalleled proportion for this "new breed" of Guide Dog.
It takes more than a lab and a poodle to create an Australian Labradoodle with the temperament, health, beauty, and fantastic disposition that you want in a family dog. For years, Cyndi has refused to breed labradoodles because the Lab is a working dog. The distinction is the Australian labradoodle has a service dog temperament which is fantastic for families.