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This breed of dog is only 17 years old since the very first breeding took place at the end of 1988 and the puppies were on the ground in 1989 there is still a great deal of differing opinions.

The best thing for you to do is visit with the breeder you choose and experience her puppies personally. A great place to start your search is the Premium Breeder's site at and choose someone whom has proven their integrity as a breeder to the world through very extensive testing. There are even catagories on that site for those that have intentions of complying some day and those that are in compliance. I would recommend going with one of the ones in full compliance and have completed the testing on their dogs with puppies. There are those in compliance in many states and Canada--I didn't notice where you were.

In my litters of puppies we have experienced very little shedding, but the one that did was very curly as an adult. For example,
many multi-gens look more labby and have straighter coats than some F1's, F1b's... Each litter in these founding years will continue to be a surprise coat-wise until we have a deeply established multi-genertational breeding stock which may not be likely to occur in our lifetime. It takes many generations to establish the desired standard in a new breed of dog.

Someone wanted to know the ILA/LAA approved breeds (although they must be preapproved through application including extensive testing results) include: 1) Labrador Retriever, 2) Poodle--all sizes, 3) English Cocker, 4) American Cocker, and 5) Curly-Coated Retriever.

Good luck in your search for a wonderful companion dog! Labradoodles are at the top of the chart as far as I am concerned.
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