There are two sisters behind My Companion ALD, Anna and Hanne. We have completely lost our hearts to Australian Labradoodles. We have previous experience of other breeds and breeding, but the development of ALD is a true passion for us. The first Australian Labradoodle came to us in 2012 and after that our "doggy family" has grown by at least one snout a year. At present, we have combined pack of five furry friends living in our homes and many more in guardian homes. After a careful background work and consideration, our breeding girls and boys have been acquired from Holland, Great Britain and Norway. Also in our first litters we wanted to use carefully selected males from abroad in order to create our own strong lines.
My Companion puppies are born in our homes in Southwestern Finland. All of our dogs are equally ferocious and accustomed to each other. We want to invest heavily in the beginning of the puppy's life, and therefore one of us is always full-time with puppies as they grow. In the first weeks of their lives puppies will have peace and love from their mother and also for early neurological stimulation, designed to strengthen the developing puppy's nervous system. We also spend a lot of time on socializing with the Puppy Culture method. We like to keep in close contact with our families and we help & support them throughout the life of the dog.
We are particularly interested in the use of dogs as part of pedagogical, psychological or social work and we hope that some of our puppies will end up working in these fields.
As breeders, we aim to develop and maintain the Australian Labradoodle breed type. We strive for a balanced, stable and friendly character in our own breeding program as well as good structure and health. All our breeding girls and boys are tested in the manner required by the
breed organization - at present the testing includes at least hips (OFAs), elbows
(OFAs), knees, back, and DNA tests for ICs, DMs, EICs, PRAs / PRCDs, vWDs and official eye testing (ECVO). Health - both of body and of mind - are our priority. Beauty often follows these features but no esthetical detail (colour, curl etc.) superceeds our priority which is to raise strong, healthy dogs with sound temperament.