Today is Matilda's 9th birthday. I got her at 4 1/2 months at the beginning of August. I had had to put down my 14 year old Akita, Tsuki, at the beginning of June. I knew I wanted another dog and since I worked long days as a teacher, summer was the time to do it. The summer before dinahprincedaly had been researching Australian Labradoodles since she thought she was allergic to dogs and suggested that might be a good dog for me, too, since I have asthma. So I looked for California Australian Labradoodle breeders. I talked with one breeder. She had a new litter of puppies. I went with some friends just to have a look. When I got there, the breeder said she also had two older puppies available. One of these older puppies would be perfect to start school with.
I decided to think about it, but I decided on the way home. I went back the next day to get Matilda.