I obviously love animals, and I'm always talking about dogs
Ellensburg, WA (PRWEB) June 26, 2008
Washington Labradoodle breeders Cascade Mountain Labradoodles are celebrating their first year of online business, with July marking the anniversary of the site's grand opening. With their first successful year behind them, Cascade Mountain Labradoodles looks ahead to the next year of pairing loving families with wonderful curly-coated puppies while reflecting back on the road that got them this far.
"My interest was first caught while watching a television program," says Kristy Magdlin, owner and operator of http://www.CascadeMountainLabradoodles.com, when talking about how she first learned about the Labrador Retriever/Standard Poodle mixed breed in 2005. "They had done this really nice show about a family that was raising Labradoodles, and that was when my interest was first piqued. I did a lot of research over a 12 month period, and after that I purchased my first dog from one of the originators of the breed in Australia."
As an avid pet lover, the idea of starting a breeding program was a natural fit for Kristy. "Even though there are animals involved, the business is really about your heart first," she explains. "What I'm trying to market is a pet that will be a family member for somebody. I want to know that every animal I bring into the world is going to be a pet for a loving family. That is my main goal; I want to make sure that when someone buys a dog from me, they can see that what I'm selling is something that's going to be a member of their family."
Like all breeders, the health and soundness of the animal comes first with Kristy, who takes her role as a breeder very seriously. "I am not a puppy mill," she says adamantly. "Each of my dogs comes with a 2-year health guarantee that covers any hereditary illness that may come to light and affect the animal's quality of life. I will refund and replace any puppy that an owner has a problem with." She is also serious about maintaining that health, and being a source of information for her customers for life. "It's lifetime care; I'm going to be here for people to ask questions if they're working out an issue with their dog. If they're at the point in their life where the worst happens and they have to re-home their animal, I'm always a resource to do that."
To facilitate that level of lifelong care and information, Kristy has opened a blog at http://www.AboutLabradoodles.com, allowing past and future customers to learn more about Labradoodles and have easy access to her as a resource. "I obviously love animals, and I'm always talking about dogs," Kristy admits with good humor. "This will give me another audience to talk about what I love. My biggest thing is that my animals come first -- the puppies come first. I exhaust myself, and it's a lot of work to get them started with potty training and care. Every puppy that I sell, I want to know that it's going to a forever home where it will be the member of a family, and that the people there are ready to have it for the next 14 years and love it as much as I have from the day it was born. I figure that if I'm not upset and sad to see a puppy go, then I'm not doing my job. With my blog, I have the chance to check up on them and their families, and help potential families learn about this wonderful breed."
Kristy is currently working on plans to start a line of Parti Labradoodles, which are a different color than the standard Chocolate Labradoodles.