Willows Australian Labradoodles
One thing that has contributed to the Australian Labradoodle success over the years, is that as far as breeds of dogs go, they genetically are more healthy than other breeds, and that is down to the strict breeding from reputable breeders. Not all Australian Labradoodles are created equally but we take Health testing of our breeding dogs very seriously and we even offer you a two year genetic health warranty, with your puppy.
You will not find that with any other breed of dogs for-sale !
Physical Test - Taken by a Veterinary Specialist
DNA Diseases - Each of these diseases can show up in our breed, so it's very important we screen for them. We swab each dogs mouth and send it off to be screened. Our Dogs may be clear by parentage.
DNA Coat & Colour - Here at Willows Australian Labradoodles we also take coat and colour very seriously and use the latest scientific screening available by checking our dogs DNA to find out exactly what coat and colours our puppies will have. This is how we can guarantee we breed hypoallergenic coats in Fleece, Curly Fleece and Wool, that will not shed - After all, DNA doesn’t lie!
We X-ray all our breeding dogs for hip scoring and X-rays are sent to BVA or equivalent for scoring. We will not breed from any dog that does not have a good hip score.
We X-ray all our breeding dogs for Elbow scoring and X-rays are sent to BVA or equivalent for scoring. The grading is 0-3, zero being the best. We will not breed from any dog that does has a score of 3.
We screen all our dogs eyes as part of BVA Eye Scheme which was established in 1966 as a means of identifying inherited and non-inherited eye conditions in dogs. We would not breed from any dog that has failed an eye screening. Eye Screening is a clinical eye examination carried out by expert veterinary surgeons only.
Progressive retinal Atrophy is an inherited eye disease. PRA-prcd is a late onset, inherited eye disease resulting in degeneration of both rod and cone type photoreceptor cells of the retina. To be affected dogs must inherit a copy of the mutated gene from both parents.
Exercise-induced collapse is an inherited neuromuscular disorder affecting several breeds of dog. Genetic testing can determine if a dog is a carrier of EIC. For a dog to be affected they must receive two copies of the mutated gene (one from each parent). We will never breed from a puppy that is affected by EIC.
Degenerative myelopathy is an inerited neurologic disorder. This mutation is found in many breeds of dogs. DM is inherited in an Autosomal Recessive manner which means that they must receive two copies of the mutated gene (one from each parent).
Von Eillebrand Disease VWD is an inherited bleeding disorder affecting many breeds of dogs. Dogs affected may bruise easily and have frequent nosebleeds and experience prolonged bleeding after surgery. Affected dogs may not be identified until a surgery is performed or they have a trauma. Most dogs will have a normal lifespan despite increased blood clotting times. To be affected dogs must receive one copy of this mutated gene from both parents.
Hereditary nasal parakeratosis is an inherited disease affecting the nose of dogs. Beginning around 6-12 months the affected dog develops dry, rough crusts and sometimes painful cracks on the tip of the nose. Dogs must inherit two copies (one from each parent) to be affected with this gene mutation.
As we are professional breeders and we do the very best we can to make sure you are happy and get the dog you have always dreamed of, if you have a coat type in mind for your Australian Labradoodle puppy, we can guide you to the correct litter based on the parents DNA results.
Willows Australian Labradoodles breed Australian Labradoodles in all different colours using the latest scientific testing available.
Every dog has a genetic code that dictates what colour they will be and every dog gets one code from mum and one from dad, then depending on that dogs individual sequence, determines their colour, when they are born.
The improper coat/furnishings (IC) Locus determines if a dog will have longer hair around the muzzle, eyebrows and body. We check each of our breeding dogs to make sure we don’t put any IC carriers together, this is how we know our dogs won’t shed hair.
This is just a small glimpse into our world as breeders and we spent a lot of time, money and dedication to do it properly.