MELORICH AUSTRALIAN MULTIGENERATIONAL LABRADOODLES

 

 

1. Common genetic issues that do not affect a Labradoodle’s health include bite issues, such as the juvenile underbite

The Australian Labradoodle does have one known genetic issue
cropping up occasionally around the globe,
many breeders have yet to be able to stop it because
it does involve 8 genes, any two randomly matching can cause it
and just about fifty percent of Australian Labradoodles
seem to be carriers of one of the 8,
so which random breeding partners express it
in a few of their offspring is always a surprise.
What is this issue, the underbite.
 
The underbite is far from a serious concern,
however it does happen and it is visible.
 
We, as breeders, are trying to breed away from it,
however this may be a long road since the underbite
is a genetic issue of 8 genes
requiring just one to be passed by both the mother and the father.
 
A slight underbite in a puppy is what makes
an Australian Labradoodle a pet quality puppy,
and underbites are typically gone by the time the adult teeth come in, though not always.
 
We do not discount an underbite as this is a very minor issue.

2. Hip Dysplasia

Breeders are in all likelihood testing their breeding dogs and have for multiple generations so know that although there is never a zero percent chance of non-dysplastic hips there is little likelihood.  Just to clarify, a great breeder with generations of dypslasia free dogs can still have a pup with dysplasia.  It does not by default mean they are a bad breeder.  The true test is how they deal with the issue.What not so reputable breeders will have is a clause that says things like "we will not knowingly sell a dog with any genetic disorders", and so many folks don't really read the true meaning of that sentence and just think they have a health guarantee. If a Melorich Dog is diagnosed by OFA before the age of three as having severe dsyplasia then we will refund 50% of the purchase price