CreamofBritish ASD Australian Labradoodles UK
Sadly 2008 ~ 2009 would appear to be the demise of first Tegan Park and then Rutland Manor, or has it ?? I have remained exempt from public displays of deformation but in no way am I defending Beverley for the actions of which she's accused, I am defending no-one here except my dogs, who are my life and without them I have no life.
I find it so upsetting to learn that someone whom I have held in such high esteem has allegedly betrayed the trust of so many. I don't know quite what to think at the moment.
I have always believed that they have been breeding Australian Labradoodles for some 20+years but now Angela has said she only started to breed in 1994 and Angela started breeding Labradoodles before Beverley, who knows....... I certainly don't...............
These recent allegations clearly concern me but What I will say is I love my dogs no less for hearing this news, even I struggle to understand it all though. I will not be taking any of my dogs out of my breeding programme as all are fit and healthy with far more health tests than the majority of LO's. What I will be doing is improving on RM & TP in a transparent manner, I did buy from her thinking 'get the best from the best' but I feel I can do better than her and will strive to leave a legacy very different to her own.
Beverley & Angela recognized the dangers in continuing to breed Lab/Poodle mixes. Both breeds share an alarming number of serious hereditary diseases. Many of these illnesses skip many generations, so health testing of both parents will not in itself guarantee that affected offspring will not result. They met this challenge by carefully infusing other breeds at specific intervals. This not only kept the gene pool wide, but also lessened the probabilities of shared diseases surfacing.
Beverley and Angela believed that it was necessary to bring in fresh blood to dilute the genetic influence of the two foundation breeds of Lab and Poodle and this was done at strategic intervals after much research and gathering of breed data from the breeds infused.
Each time this was done, it was called an 'infusion' and had the effect of widening the gene pool of the new breed and also correcting faults, increasing health status, or otherwise introducing desirable traits which were thought to be missing. Some of our modern day 'pure' breeds have had up to four and even five additional breeds and breed blends infused over the course of their history.
The Irish Water Spaniel, American and English Cocker Spaniels and Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.
The Irish Water Spaniel was chosen as he is closely related to the Standard Poodle, he also gave the first Labradoodles in Chocolate, however he was only ever used once in any line in order to avoid thier characterisic tail and smooth muzzle.
The American & English Cocker Spaniel were introduced in the pursuit of a smaller size and the thinning of coat thus avoiding the too Poodly coat and also luxating patellas common in Toy and Miniature Poodles.
In 2002 Beverley decided that it was time to introduce another breed into the development of the Labradoodle. After exstensive research she decided to infuse the Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.
In 2004 frozen semen from pure Irish lines were artificially inseminated into two of the woolliest tightest curliest coated females. Misty, a Café Miniature and Bunnie a Standard Cream. Both girls had a history of producing mainly thick curly wool coats in their offspring regardless of the Labradoodle sire used.
In mid 2006, Angela and Beverley internationally trademarked the ASD Australian Service Dog for dogs who directly descend from Rutland Manor & Tegan Park, however other breeders have produced Australian Labradoodles of equal type and quality.