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     Lincoln Manor Labradoodles named the North American Retriever as they were the first breeder to produce offspring from a Goldendoodle and a Labradoodle cross.

     The Goldendoodle and Labradoodle get their name from their mixed heritage - Golden Retriever/Labrador and Poodle.  Doodles are a hybrid dog, a first generation cross, and as such they exhibit “hybrid vigor”.  This is a phenomenon in animal breeding referring to the fact that the first cross between two unrelated purebred lines is healthier and grows better than either parent line.  The puppies take on the best traits of both breeds.

     In the late 1980's an Australian breeder was asked to create an allergy-friendly guide dog for a blind woman living in HawaiiThe woman's husband was allergic to dogs, thus ruling out the standard Lab or German Shepherd as an option.  What this woman needed was a hybrid of a trainable, easy-tempered dog and a dog that was shed-free.

     Doodles were first deliberately bred in North America as a larger version of the popular Cockapoo around the mid 1990s.  Their non/light shedding coats and ability to live with families with allergies has made them very popular companions.

     The hybrid cross between these parent breeds are terrific family dogs, friendly, intelligent, affectionate and easy to train.

Reasons for considering a Doodle:

     Labradors, Goldens and Standard Poodles are known for their wonderful temperament and ability to be trusted with children. 

     Doodles are great with children and are easily trainable.  If properly socialized, they get along exceptionally well with other dogs.  Due to their Labrador/Golden nature, they have the ability to learn special tasks and can be of assistance to persons with disabilities. Doodles are not aggressive by nature and develop special loving bonds with their family members.

     Doodles LOVE water!  They are amazing swimmers and make great retrievers.  A tennis ball, a good throwing arm, and a body of water is all you need for hours of fun.  Doodles make great hunting dogs and will go the extra mile to make sure that whatever it is they are supposed to fetch arrives in your hand as soon as "caninely" possible.



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