Kennel Club Assured Labradoodle Breeders (no joke !)
Last year I joked on the Champdogs Forum that The Kennel Club would soon to be registering Labradoodles on their breed register and allowing Labradoodle breeders to enter their Assured Breeders Scheme. As you can see from the reponses to the forum post my April Fool's joke was not swallowed by many. Probably as it was a little bit too implausible to be true, or was it ... ?
We have recently been contacted by a Labrador breeder who wanted us to add the Labradoodle to the breed listings on Champdogs because they had been approached by the Kennel Club to become, in her words, "The 2nd KC breeder for their first cross-breed (Labradoodle)".
The breeder in question, who has only so far bred KC registered Labradors went on to explain, during a visit in January, she had been encouraged by a Kennel Club representative to start breeding Labradoodles.
The representative explained to the breeder :
"There was a huge demand for Labradoodles and currently only one UK KC breeder".
"The Labradoodle is the first cross-breed the KC are supporting in order to prevent the high demand being produced outside of KC regulations. The Kennel Club want it done decently and correctly because they appreciate that there is a demand for certain cross breeds and that the breeders need to be monitored and supported."
As Champdogs only lists KC and FCI recognised breeds we have not added the breed to our lists but will certainly watch developments with interest.