Labradoodle creator says he regrets ‘Frankenstein’s monster

Says the breed is his life’s regret’



By Emily S. Rueb and Niraj Chokshi

  • Sept. 25, 2019

The inventor of the labradoodle, the ubiquitous, mopheaded designer dog, said that creating the mixed breed was one of his life’s regrets.

“I opened a Pandora box and released a Frankenstein monster,” the creator, Wally Conron, said on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s podcast “Sum of All Parts” last week.

Mr. Conron, who has been credited with sparking a crossbreeding frenzy resulting in shih poos, puggles and more, said the labradoodle was originally intended as a guide dog, not a fashion accessory.

“I bred the labradoodle for a blind lady whose husband was allergic to dog hair,” Mr. Conron said, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

“I’ve done a lot of damage,” Mr. Conron told The Associated Press in 2014. “I’ve created a lot of problems.”

He said that unscrupulous people setting up “horrific” puppy mills, and backyard breeders who were breeding for bucks, were to blame for producing a glut of unstable dogs that would eventually be euthanized.

In an interview with Psychology Today that same year, Mr. Conron acknowledged that the “doodle” name was “a gimmick” that went global.

“People ask me, ‘Aren’t you proud of yourself?’ I tell them: ‘No! Not in the slightest.’ I’ve done so much harm to pure breeding and made many charlatans quite rich,” he said. “I wonder, in my retirement, whether we bred a designer dog — or a disaster!”

.“I find that the biggest majority are either crazy or have a hereditary problem,” he said. “I do see some damn nice labradoodles but they’re few and far between.”

I, being a professional Poodle breeder am in complete agreement with Mr. Wally Conron.

One thing all poos and doodles, mutts have in common is that they are part Poodle.

Well bred Poodles are at the top of the list of trainability of all canines.

I have seen alot of people walking proudly with their doodle mutts.  Most all of which I have seen are poor specimens.  Unfortunately most people who breed doodles have no idea how to breed a healthy dog with an excellent temperament and is also beautiful.  Doodles have become a fad.   They are a mutt, and unscrupulous people are cashing in.

Is it true that mixed breeds are healthier dogs?  NO it is not true.   Nearly all dogs will only be as good as their parents.  Unless both parent’s have been completely tested for all genetic faults present in that breed and they have tested clear  of genetic disorders, and have excellent temperaments can you hope to breed a puppy that will be without disorders, and have a good temperament.   We are advocates of dogs, and unfortunately too many people are scamming people into buying “designer dogs” which are actually mutts.    Through no fault of their own, these poor dogs because of unresponsible breeding practices and selling them to homes who are not suitable for a dog, end up in shelters, and many will be euthanized.


Linda DeBlauw, breeder

Scarlet’s Fancy Poodles




Humans have bred dogs selectively for generations upon generations to produce dogs to assist people in tasks to make those tasks easier for people.   Humans through many years of selective breeding have basically mentally and physically “hardwired” them.    The dogs will be strongly predisposed to behaving in the way they have been bred for.  The main categories are below.

Work – Huskies, Shepherds,

Herding dogs – Border Collies, Queensland heelers,

Guard dogs – Dobermans, German Shepherds, Rottweilers,

Hunting dogs – Hounds, Terriers

Companion dogs – Poodles



Poodles are the most highly trainable of all canines according to the American Kennel Club.  Below are some of the mutts that unscrupulous people are cashing in on.


Affenpoo – (Affenpinscher / Poodle mix)

Airedoodle – (Airedale Terrier / Poodle mix)

Aki-Poo – (Akita / Poodle mix)

Aussiedoodle (Australian Shepherd / Poodle mix)

Bassetoodle (Basset Hound / Poodle mix)

Bernedoodle – (Bernese Mountain Dog / Poodle mix)

Bich-poo – (Bichon Frise / Poodle mix)

Bolonoodle (Bolognese / Poodle mix)

Bordoodle – (Border Collie / Poodle mix)

Bossi-Poo (Boston Terrier / Poodle mix)

Boxerdoodle – (Boxer / Poodle mix)

Broodle Griffon – (Brussels Griffon / Poodle)

Cadoodle  – (Collie x Poodle mix)

Cairnoodle – (Cairn Terrier / Poodle mix)

Cavapoo – (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel / Poodle mix)

Chi-Poo – (Chihuahua / Poodle mix)

Chinese Crestepoo – (Chinese Crested / Poodle mix)

Cockapoo – (Cocker Spaniel / Poodle mix)

Corgipoo – (Corgi / Poodle mix)

Daisy Dog – (Bichon / Poodle / Shih Tzu mix)

Dalmadoodle – (Dalmatian / Poodle mix)

Doodleman Pinscher – (Doberman / Standard Poodle mix)

Double Doodle – (Goldendoodle / Labradoodle mix)

Doxiepoo – (Dachshund / Poodle mix)

Eskapoo  (American Eskimo Dog / Poodle mix)

English Boodle – (English Bulldog / Poodle mix)

Flandoodle – (Bouvier des Flandres / Poodle mix)

Foodle – (Poodle / Toy Fox Terrier mix)

Foxhoodle –  (Fox Hound / Poodle mix)

Giant Schnoodle – (Giant Schnauzer / Standard Poodle mix)

Goldendoodle – (Golden Retriever / Poodle mix)

Great Danoodle – (Great Dane / Poodle mix)

Irish Doodle  (Irish Setter / Poodle mix)

Irish Troodle (Irish Terrier / Poodle mix)

Jack-A-Poo – (Jack Russell Terrier / Poodle mix)

Labradoodle – (Labrador Retriever / Poodle mix)

Lacasapoo (Cock-A-Poo x Lhasa Apso mix)

Lhasapoo – (Lhasa Apso / Poodle mix)

Malti-Poo – (Maltese / Poodle mix)

Mastidoodle = (Mastiff / Poodle mix)

Miniature Aussiedoodle – (Miniature Australian Shepherd  / Miniature Poodle mix)

Miniature Goldendoodle – (Golden Retriever / Toy or Miniature Poodle mix)

Miniature Labradoodle – (Labrador Retriever / Toy or Miniature Poodle mix)

Newfypoo – (Newfoundland / Poodle mix)

Papi-poo – (Papillon / Poodle mix)

Pekepoo – (Pekingese / Poodle mix)

Petite Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever / Cocker Spaniel / Poodle mix)

Petite Labradoodle (Labrador Retriever / Cocker Spaniel / Poodle mix)

Pinny-Poo (Miniature Pinscher / Poodle mix)

Pomapoo – (Pomeranian / Poodle mix)

Poo-Shi – (Poodle / Shiba Inu mix)

Poo-Ton –  (Coton de Tulear / Poodle mix)

Poochin – (Japanese Chin / Poodle mix)

Poogle –  (Beagle / Poodle mix)

Poolky – (Poodle / Silky Terrier mix)

Pootalian – (Italian Greyhound / Poodle mix)

Poovanese (Havanese / Poodle mix)

Pugapoo – (Pug / Poodle mix)

Pyredoodle – (Great Pyrenees / Poodle mix)

Rattle – (American Rat Terrier / Poodle mix)

Rottle – (Rottweiler / Standard Poodle mix)

Saint Berdoodle – (Saint Bernard / Poodle mix)

Schipper-Poo (Poodle / Schipperke mix)

Schnoodle – (Schnauzer / Poodle mix)

Scoodle – (Scottish Terrier / Poodle mix)

Shar-Poo – (Shar-Pei / Poodle mix)

Sheltidoodle – (Sheltie / Poodle mix)

Sheepadoodle – (Old English Sheepdog / Standard Poodle mix)

Shepadoodle – (German Shepherd / Standard Poodle mix)

Shih-Poo – (Shih Tzu / Poodle mix)

Siberpoo – (Siberian Husky / Poodle mix)

Skypoo – (Poodle / Skye Terrier mix)

Springerdoodle (English Springer Spaniel / Poodle mix)

Standard Schnoodle (Poodle / Standard Schnauzer mix)

Terri-Poo – (Australian Terrier / Poodle mix)

Ttoodle – (Poodle / Tibetan Terrier mix)

Weimardoodle – (Weimaraner / Poodle mix)

Westiepoo – (Westie / Poodle mix)

Whoodle (Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier / Poodle mix)

Wire-Poo – (Wirehaired Fox Terrier x Poodle mix)

Woodle – (Welsh Terrier / Poodle mix)

Yorkipoo – (Yorkie / Poodle mix)



1.  How tall is a Toy Poodle?

A – A Toy Poodle is no more than 10″ tall.  Measure by putting a tape measure next to the dog.  Put tape measure on the ground next to the front leg and measure to the top of its shoulder.  You can also go to the “Toy or Miniature” page of this website for more information.


2.  How tall is a Over size Toy Poodle?

A –  A Oversize Poodle is between 10″ and 11″ tall.  Put a tape measure on the ground next to the front leg and measure to the top of the shoulder.  You can also go to the “Toy or Miniature” page of this website for more information.


3.  How tall is a Miniature Poodle?

A – According to the American Kennel Club Miniature Poodles are taller than 10″ but no taller than 15″.


4.  How much do your puppies cost?

A – Toys $2000.   Miniatures  $1500.  Moyen $2500.  We occasionally have Tiny Toys (teacup) they cost $2500 – $3000


5.  Can we come to see your puppies and their parents?

A –  Yes, you are welcome to come to visit our puppies and their parents by appointment.  Please ask for an appointment at least a few days ahead of time so that we can put it on our calendar.


6.  Can you give us the telephone number of someone who has bought one of your puppies?

A – Go to the Testimonials page of the website.  There are a few letters of the many of people who have written us to let us know how much they love their Scarlet’s Fancy Poodle.


We prefer not to give out anyone’s personal information.
We are happy to give you the telephone numbers of our:

a.  Veteranarians

b.  Animal Regulation, the agency that regularly inspects our facility

c.  The American Kennel Club

d.  The United Kennel Club



7.  What do you feed the puppies?

A –  When you reserve your puppy we will email you our Care Sheet.  It will give detailed information about proper feeding of your puppy.


8.  I have never owned a puppy before, what supplies will I need when I bring my puppy home?

A – Upon your receipt of your Reservation Deposit, we will email you the Care Sheet that gives you instructions how to keep your puppy healthy and happy from the day you bring your puppy home, Puppy Training links, size of crate you will need, and a list of all the supplies you will need to be ready for your new family member.  A puppy has very similiar needs of a human child, only it is much easier to bring up a Poodle puppy.


9.  Will my puppy be crate trained?  What size crate should I buy?

A – Yes, all puppies are crate trained.  If your puppy will be under 10 lbs – size 1000


10.  Do you sell dogs for breeding?  No, we strictly sell to pet homes.

A – All registration papers will be marked limited (intended as a pet).
under  25 lbs – size 2000


10.  Are you puppies potty trained?

A – All puppies are started.  You as owner will have the responsibility of training.  Potty training is 95% the human being consistent  in the training and 5% the dog.




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