We are a small, family-run operation located in quintessential Northeast CT situated on just over an acre overlooking Quinebaug Lake. Our love for labradoodles began many years ago with the purchase of Jackson. Jackson is a service dog who was incredibly easy to train. His personality mimics that of a human; intuitive and easy to love. Jackson is always making eye contact with his person.
After years of research and hundreds of emails and phone conversations, Lakeridge Labradoodles began. Our goal is to strive to breed the highest quality Australian Labradoodles, with the health and temperament of our dogs being the utmost importance. Our focus will always be producing both therapy and service dog prospects from each litter. We want to pass on our passion and share our love for the breed with other families so they too can fall in love.
All of our breeding dogs are very carefully selected and extensively health tested to ensure we are offering the healthiest puppies for your family. Radiographs taken by our Reproduction Specialist are sent to OFA for hips, elbows and patellas. We also do a full genetic panel on each of our dogs to ensure they are not carriers for a wide range of diseases. We are proud members of WALA and exceed the expectations they set forth on breeding dogs. We have been awarded an Excellent Status by Good Dog due to our standard of testing and how we raise and prepare our litters. We believe in being extremely transparent.
Our dogs live with us and are part of our family forever, even once retired. We love to snuggle up with our dogs in our bed. They are allowed free reign of our home. We have a half acre fenced-in area where they enjoy a good game of fetch and can often be found romping through the snow in the winter months or basking in the sunshine during the summer months. We have implemented Guardian Families into our breeding program because we feel strongly that every dog deserves to live their best life. We socialize our dogs by taking them hiking, boating, swimming, walks alongside the Quinebaug River, and many times, to Lowe’s, the bank, and post office! Our dogs are very well known in town and loved by all!