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Service and Therapy selected GorgeousDoodles

The purpose bred Australian Multi-Generational Labradoodle was originated to produce a very smart, focused, confident and most intuitive therapy and service dog.  It is important also that it is hypo-allergenic and from the the healthiest possible bred dogs to ensure a very long lifespan so the dog can continue serving in the community for many years!

GorgeousDoodles is working hard to continue breeding and selecting the most ideal Australian Labradoodles for this very noble and exciting purpose!

We are very proud of our working doodles and we work hard to help identify the most qualified puppies to train for therapist offices, rehab centers, schools and one on one therapy/service dogs.

Nellie proudly serves in Denver at a high school.

Our doodles enjoying working and earning “good citizen awards” as the first step toward being certified with new families.  Our Australian Labradoodles come from the original rigorously selected lines which were bred for the ideal service and therapy doodle temperament and also to be hypo-allergenic in order to be able to work in most all public environments.

We love that our Australian Labradoodle want to serve people as they are extremely praise driven and eager to please their humans! They are great listeners and process and retain information well. (this is what we are looking for in our therapy quality temperaments)

How do we select the service and emotional support qualified dogs?

It takes time, energy and lots of interacting!  We spend time with the puppies and are with them everyday, all day and they are the center of the home!  When the litter is 7 weeks of age we start a daily testing & evaluation process on the puppies that are ideal for moving forward as a working doodle!

We have worked with several professional trainers and therapy dog trainers to make sure we have the proper tests to assess each puppy for confidence, attention span, focus, startle reflex and overall train-ability and drive.  The matrix of scores over a period of days helps us to allocate the best suited puppy to advance as a “working doodle”!  The service quality doodle puppies love it (puppy class) !

The ALAA has developed a list of valuable resources and the Good Citizen test information, manuals and resources for people with disabilities, and links to Therapy Dogs International.  For additional resources on the service dog community check out the ALAA service doodles resource page


Our service and therapy doodles love doing their work and are naturally suited to be good at caring, paying close attention and helping us!

Making the correct allocations is extremely important and we take this responsibility very serious. Our clients put their trust in us to make this important decision and so we always will base it on careful and proven techniques.