Hi, We are Ross & Shannon, owners and creators of Willows Australian Labradoodles. We have both been animal lovers since we were children. There is no animal we don't love. All life, whatever you are, is precious! We both were brought up spending school holidays volunteering with our mums at a pony rescue and cats protection league. Animal Welfare is extremely important to both of us and we raise every puppy with the love and care they deserve.
We have a very traditional love story and have been together since we were 16 years old. We are very lucky to have 3, soon to be 4, healthy children that also play a huge part in raising our dogs and puppies. You will see our children regularly on the puppy cam, playing and even cleaning out the puppies. Alex is chief puppy cleaner and gets very upset if anyone tries to help him as he likes the puppy area to be just perfect.
Teaching children compassion and love is very important and we do feel very lucky that we can do that for our children with the love and care we put into our puppies.
Being around animals and being able to work with them everyday is not only a passion but a childhood dream. We have worked with dogs for the last 16 years and have a very successful doodle dog grooming salon. This is where our love for Australian labradoodles was born. Out of all the dogs we groom, pedigree and cross breeds in our busy salon, we have never come across a breed of dog that is as wonderful as an Australian labradoodle. Australian labradoodles are born to be a companion, and a dog the whole family can enjoy. Having been brought up in a family that had rescue dogs, rescue cats and rescue chickens, its very important to us that our puppies and dogs are raised to the highest welfare standards, and we will campaign and help other breeders willing to work to the same high standards we have here at Willows Australian Labradoodles.
Not every Australian Labradoodle is created equally, so we can't stress enough the importance of buying from a breeder that is doing all the health testing (not just one test and then claiming that they are health tested) and raised the puppies in a family home.
We wouldn’t be the breeders we are without other important members of our team. As each person and family plays such an important part of having the highest welfare and the best quality dogs possible.
Willows Australian labradoodles
East Sussex - Fully License Breeder 051352
The proof is in the Puppies
A good way of explaining how a good breeder feels is to compare ourselves to a baker. We are making the best possible cake we can! We grow our own organic ingredients, weigh out each ingredient, perfect the perfect mix and put it all together from our years of experience. Then we lovingly place it into the oven and set a timer. It’s your job to get the cake out and make sure it doesn’t burn. Then you must ice the cake using the guidance we have provided (which we all know is the hardest part), but it’s even harder if you go a breeder that is new, has no experience and is not breeding from their own health tested line.
Willows Australian labradoodles have always been proud to be different. We strive for animal welfare and we will only work with other breeders that have the same ethics and take care of their puppies the same as we do! Unfortunately, that really is not many but we hope that one day, every dog will get to live its life without pain or fear in a loving caring environment and we will always help and guide you with the knowledge and experience we have. We lead by example which is why a Willows puppy is so highly regarded.
All our dogs are raised in loving family homes
A dog is for life not just for Breeding
All our puppies are raised inside our home, never in outbuildings or kennels
After months of worrying experiences with so-called ALD breeders, it was a relief to find Shannon/Willows.
Care is taken with puppy welfare before and after birth.
Having young grandchildren our priority was temperament. We have always had dogs but with our last dog being uncomfortable with young children we realised how important it was to find a good breed and breeder.
Shannon cares about the health and temperament of her puppies as well as the selection of puppy parents.
Brodie is now 3 but Shannon has always been available and happy to help with even minor queries. He has been everything we hoped for, he loves everyone, playful, comical but calm when needed.