Archive for the ‘Australian Labradoodles’ Category

7 Reasons Australian Labradoodles Are So Popular

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

SnowpupIn an ABC Eyewitness News story about the most popular dog breeds in America, Labradoodles made the top ten most-desired dog breeds in Houston, Boston, Seattle, and San Francisco. Not too shabby for a breed that, all things considered, is fairly new to the scene.

Here are seven reasons the breed has become so popular:

1. They’re perfect service and therapy dogs.

Introduced into hospitals and nursing homes, these dogs have done so much to assist in people’s rehabilitation. We, at Manor Lake Australian Labradoodles, regularly donate dogs as companions to wounded and traumatized veterans through the Wounded Warrior Project. The traits that make Labradoodles such stunning companions enable them to become remarkable service animals.

2. They’re virtually allergy free.

In fact, they were originally bred to operate as service dogs for people suffering from allergies and asthma. While no dog is completely allergen free, Australian Labradoodles are very low-dander dogs.

3. They hardly shed.

I’m surrounded by Labradoodles all day long, and seldom find hair on any of my clothing. Besides the loss of periodic “dead” hair, they rarely lose hair at all.

4. They’re incredibly easy to train:

Imagine the good-natured intelligence of a Lab combined with the alertness and attention of a poodle. These dogs are driven to learn and possess an innate desire to please their human companions.

5. They’re available in multiple sizes and colors:

One of the traits driving the Labradoodle’s popularity is the fact that anyone can find one that fits their vision of an ideal dog. You want a smaller lap dog? The Australian Labradoodle has you covered. You want a larger lab-sized companion? You can find that, too. Beyond size considerations, you can find them in multiple colors like cream, apricot, red, chocolate, etc.

6. They have the best personalities:

I’ve always been attracted to the sweet nature of Labs, but would find myself somewhat annoyed with the spastic energy of younger Labs. With an Australian Labradoodle, you have the gentle, easy-going, loving nature of a Labrador coupled with the sensitivity of a Poodle. It’s really a perfect mixture of the strengths of both breed’s personalities.

7. They have a wide appeal:

We have an international clientele that comes from a wide spectrum of lifestyles and income ranges. The Australian Labradoodle doesn’t just appeal to the Hollywood trendsetters or debutantes—everyone loves them. Manor Lake Australian Labradoodles provides dogs to young families, older couples, Fortune 500 CEOs, and A-list Hollywood stars. There seems to be no end to their popularity.

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The Puppy Perils of Fall! (Infographic)

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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Manor Lake Puppy Pack!

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Getting ready for your new puppy and want to get items that your puppy is already used to while saving the hassle of having to go to multiple stores to get everything you need for your puppy.


Manor Lake now offers puppy packs in three different sizes:

Small:  24″L x 17″W x 20″H

Medium: 30″L x 19″W x 22″H

Medium/Large: 36”L x 22 ½”W x 25”H

There are also two options, one with a collapsible wire crate, and one without.

This puppy pack includes a long list of items that we use here at Manor Lake and recommend to our families with their new puppy. It includes just about everything you need to welcome a new family member into your home. It includes items such as treats, a crate, toys, water dishes, puppy pads, and much more!  It not only saves you money on buying these items as a pack, but it also saves you time that it would take to gather all of these items at separate stores!

For more information on items included and prices, e-mail us at

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Halloween is Coming!

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Fall is here and we are so excited to welcome in the new season with preparations for Halloween coming up quite soon!  Are you going to get festive with your Australian Labradoodle?


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Seeking Guardian Homes in Our Area!

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

We are looking for guardian family homes here at Manor Lake. This is an awesome opportunity for you and your family to have an amazing Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle dog or puppy in your home.

We currently have a few dogs in particular we are interested in placing in Guardian Homes! If you take a look at Our Girls, and Our Boys, we would love a loving and qualified home interested in caring for Manor Lake Artimus, Manor Lake Vienna’s Symphony, and Manor Lake Chick Flick.

What is a guardian family home exactly? A Guardian Family Home is a place where one of our Australian Labradoodle dogs or puppies chosen specially for Manor Lake’s breeding program lives as a wonderful family dog. Manor Lake retains all breeding rights for all males and females, and guardian family gets a pet for free. The dog or puppy will live with you and come to Manor Lake only when required testing needs to be done, when it is time to be bred or when she is ready to have her puppies – health testing and any reproductive costs are that of Manor Lakes’.

We select our guardian families very carefully – and our first qualification is to live within a 100 mile radius of Bellingham, WA. We do also have other requirements click here and please contact Manor Lake if you feel you or your family would be a good match!

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Photo-shoot time!

Friday, August 29th, 2014

We have to stop and take lots of pictures around here, as you can only imagine! Today we were getting some pictures of a gorgeous chocolate girl and her little puppy friends decided they had gone long enough without being the center of attention!  Too cute!


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Checking in with Manor Lake Chief Brody

Monday, August 25th, 2014

We heard from Lisa and her family in regards to her lovely Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle and we just had to share! We’re so excited to hear from our families and to hear such wonderful things about our dogs. I tell many people, you just have to have one to understand. But, Lisa does a pretty good job summing it up! Thank you so much Lisa and all your family for making Brody a part of your lovely family.

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Hi Kim-


Hope all is well.


It’s been over 2 months now since Brody joined our family and we can’t tell you how much we love him. He’s the best dog ever!!


He is now 5 months old and about 30 pounds. He was groomed for the first time 2 weeks ago and is absolutely gorgeous. Wherever we go we are asked what kind of dog is he and then told he is SO cute. And SO calm, especially for a puppy. His color is beautiful. Shall I go on?! If I had a dollar for each time I heard these things I’d be a billionaire!


And boy is he smart! He knows his basic commands…sit, stay, down, come, no, heel, leave it, and we’re working on heel. He was completely house trained only 2 weeks after we got him, at only 14 weeks old. He absolutely hated the crate overnight so after about 3 weeks, we stopped using it because he was house trained anyway. He slept on our bed for about a week but then decided he was more comfortable on the floor so that’s where he chooses to sleep each night. During the day when left alone for a couple hours, he has been gated in the kitchen but jumped the gate earlier this week. Because he was a good boy and didn’t cause any harm, we decided to keep him loose in the house for the past few days and he’s been totally fine. We just can’t believe our 5 month old puppy is SO well-behaved!


We’ve been on vacation (here) for almost 2 weeks now. We are always outside here and Brody is with us almost always. We’ve taken him hiking several times this summer and after the first couple of times, we decided to try him off-leash, so he could have more freedom. As hoped, he stuck by our side the entire time, even when other dogs were encountered. He absolutely loves being outside, whether we’re hiking, biking, walking, kayaking or just hanging out in the backyard. He’s still timid when it comes to swimming but he’s warming up to it.


Brody is the perfect dog and we can’t thank you enough!! We love him SO much, especially our daughter Ella. She’s 5 years old so she and Brody are perfect companions, always running and playing together. They tire eachother out everyday!


Attached are some recent pics of Brody. We’ve recommended Manor Lake to so many people who’ve asked about him because we truly believe he’s the best dog, and exactly as you described him. We feel incredibly lucky! And did I mention Brody is my husband’s first dog ever?!


Thank you, thank you, thank you!



Lisa, Dave, Ella & Chief Brody

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Update on Manor Lake’s Avery

Monday, August 18th, 2014

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We thought you might like this picture of Avery. She has been such a wonderful addition to the family. I can’t imagine not ever having her. She’s been exactly the kind of dog we were looking for!  Everyone stops us no matter where we are wanting to pet her!  She was worth the wait for sure!


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Australian Labradoodle Sizes

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Santana.M.848.03.30.15-3Many people ask me questions about the size of our Australian Labradoodle dogs and puppies. Which size of Australian Labradoodle do I recommend? Which Australian Labradoodle sizes do I breed? What is the Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA) breed standard? How big will my Australian labradoodle puppy get?

At Manor Lake, we breed 3 sizes of Australian Labradoodles, miniature, medium and standard:

Miniature: 14″ to 16″ at the shoulders or “withers” and 16 to 30 pounds

Medium: 17″ to 20″ at the shoulders or “withers” and 30 to 45 pounds

Standard: 21″ to 24″ at the shoulders or “withers and 45 to 65 pounds

When someone asks for a “small medium” Australian Labradoodle – what does this mean? It simply means that within the “medium” category that this would be on the smaller end, around the 30 pound mark. I also get requests for the “large miniature” size – what size is this? The large miniature size would be 25 to 30 pounds and fall right in the middle of the ALAA’s designation of miniature and medium.

What is the best size for an Australian labradoodle dog? I get asked this question often. There is no “best” size of Australian Labradoodle. I advise my clients to adopt the size that they think will work best with their family. A few questions to consider:

  • Do you want the dog to easily be able to jump in and out of their car on their own, or do you want to lift it in and out?
  • Do you eventually plan to take their Australian Labradoodle dog running, hiking, etc? If so, how far?
  • What type of swimming, if any, do you plan to do with their Australian Labradoodle Dog?
  • What size of yard will you have?
  • Will your Australian Labradoodle dog travel with you?
  • Do they want to be able to pick up your Australian Labradoodle adult dog?

These are just a few of the questions I ask my clients if they are unsure about the size of Australian Labradoodle to purchase. If you’re still not quite sure what to expect in the different sizes I would recommend looking up the nearest Doodle Romp in your area to attend. Families go to socialize with their dogs and are usually quite happy to talk about their dog, including weight!

Please contact us at or call at 360-303-0497 if you have questions about the size of Australian Labradoodles.

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Manor Lake Gives Back to Wounded Warrior

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Manor Lake Australian Labradoodles Gives Back

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Here at Manor Lake Australian Labradoodles we love giving back to our community to help those around us as much as we can. We have  responsibly donated an Australian Labradoodle Puppy recently to a wounded veteran, James, who is heavily involved in the Wounded Warrior Project. James’ wife, Shannon, contacted us about his husband and how he suffers from PTSD and other issues. He was looking for a companion to help him deal with his condition.

Our dogs are perfect candidates for therapy work with their sweet dispositions, high intelligence, asthma and allergy friendliness, and no to low shedding, easy train ability, excellent and loyal family companions, and of course their eagerness to please.

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For more details about the puppy we donated to James, check out our recent blog post.

For more information on this amazing organization, click the link below:

We look forward to hearing about James and his progress with his new companion, Tango!

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