If dog breeds developed over hundreds of years to fulfill a specific need---to hunt for pray, pick up birds, pull sledges, guard property, search and rescue, etc.---it makes sense that labradoodles are becoming increasingly popular in recent years. In the Age of Anxiety, Australian labradoodles are what we need: a therapy dog. An upbeat dog who is full of energy to run and play outside and knows how to be quiet inside; a dog in sync with people’s feelings, who enjoys being trained, who wants to please. Sociable, huggable, intelligent, funny, and intuitive: this is modern-day man's best friend.
We are located in Westport, Connecticut; our small program is a family business and we specialize on mini and small medium multi-generational Australian labradoodles.
A lot of thought and consideration goes into selecting our breeding dogs and planning our litters. We test our dogs for genetic diseases like hip and elbow dysplasia, vonWillenbrand’s disease, PRA, have their eyes examined every year, and do a lot of other tests that helps us evaluate what would be the best breeding pair combination for our program; our aim is to produce dogs who are healthy, a great example of the breed’s temperament and conformation, low to non-shedding and allergy friendly. We are members of the Australian Labradoodle Club of America (ALCA), the Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA), and the Worldwide Australian Labradoodle Association (WALA); we strictly follow their code of ethics.
We love what we do and we are passionate about our dogs and puppies! It gives us enormous satisfaction to know that a labradoodle will bring as much joy into your life as it did into ours. Thank you for visiting True North and please get in touch if you have any questions.
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The first 16 weeks of a puppy’s development sets the tone for his behavior as an adult dog. The more puppies are exposed to different sensory experiences and socialization, the better companion dogs they will become. Puppies who have a positive experience when they hear the noise of vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, and beeping cars for example, will not be afraid of these loud noises later on. Puppies who play with children and all kinds of different adults will be outgoing and friendly.
Our dogs live in our house or with carefully selected guardian families and during the 8 to 9 weeks that the puppies are here, we let them experience a variety of situations which will help them become trusting and confident adult dogs. We also familiarize our puppies with the crate and begin potty training.
Our puppies' health is our number one priority and unfortunately, as much as we would love to show off our dogs and puppies, we are not open to the general public.
True north differs from magnetic north, which varies from place to place and over time due to local magnetic anomalies. A magnetic compass almost never shows true north. In fact over millions of years, magnetic north wanders considerably and occasionally reverses so that the magnetic north pole has been near the geographic south pole at some periods in the earth's history. In the arctic region, a magnetic compass is not very useful.
Finding true north is essential for accurate navigation.
Hence the metaphor. In life's journey we are often uncertain where we stand, where we are going and what is the right path for us personally. Knowing our true north would enable us to follow the right path: as we go, we need to develop our own inner compass.