Oodles and oodles of labradoodles? These popular pooches come under fire by an unlikely candidate — their creator. Before you argue that surely a poodle and lab got together to have some babies on accident, the man credited with pioneering the breed matchup did so with very good intentions. You see in 1988, Willy Conron received a letter from a woman who needed a seeing-eye dog that wouldn't shed, because her husband was highly allergic and so the successful service Labrador Retriever was bred with the allergy-friendly Standard Poodle.
Now over 20 years later, the service-dog trainer tells Paw Nation:
I regret all the people who got on the bandwagon willy-nilly. People who are breeding poodle crosses for the money, who have no concern for parentage.
For all the critics out there, does his statement — and the mixed breed's positive beginnings — change your opinion of these pups?