We are Tom and Robyn, owners of Mountain Creek Labradoodles. We are animal lovers, and have grown up with dogs. Robyn has raised and trained many Labrador Retrievers growing up and had always enjoyed that breed. Unfortunately when our son was born, he had severe allergies and mild asthma and we knew that the Lab just wasn't the breed for us anymore. After much research, we found Labradoodles. We spent a lot of time researching them and meeting as many as we could before adding our first Labradoodle to our family. Our first Labradoodle exceeded all of our expectations. She was very easy to train, super smart, sweet, loving and great with our kids. We lived in Florida at the time and we quickly found out that Labradoodles love water! We took daily trIps to the doggie beach so our doodle could swim, play fetch and frolick in the sand. When we moved to South Carolina, we spent a lot of time with our children and doodle hiking and finding every creek we could so our doodle could continue swimming. With each day we fell more in love with Labradoodles. When looking for our second Labradoodle, we found that there weren't any breeders in our area. We looked in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee and couldn't find what we were looking for. We felt called to take our knowledge and experience and share Labradoodles with other families that were looking for a family pet that was easy to train, friendly, good with kids, loving, loyal, non-shedding and allergy friendly. We decided to begin breeding Labradoodles and that is how Mountain Creek Labradoodles began.
We began breeding Labradoodle in 2005. We strive to have only the best breeding dogs in our program. We know that the quality of the parents directly affects the quality of the puppies. That is why we do health testing on all of our breeding dogs. We also pick our parents based on their temperament and coat quality. We thoroughly enjoy raising our puppies and getting to be a small part in many different families lives. We know that adding a puppy to the family is a big step and a big decision. We do our best to make sure that it is a wonderful experience. There is no feeling like the one you get when you see that little puppy light up the faces of it's new family!
We feel strongly about our breeding dogs and puppies being well loved family members. We have two breeding dogs that live with us and are our family pets and companions first and foremost. Having two dogs allows us to give them, and each one of our puppies all the love and attention they deserve. Our other breeding dogs live in Guardian homes, where they get to be pampered pups! They enjoy lots of love and
attention, walks around the neighborhood, a game of fetch in the yard and a warm place to snuggle at night.
We are Chuck and Ann Marie,
Both retired with many hobbies. Chuck enjoys woodworking and reading and anything else I volunteer him to take part in.. I have been painting for many years and participate in many local art and craft exhibits. Volunteering at church is another passion. Gardening is what we do together. I love to watch my garden grow and photograph the results. Later my flowers become the subject of my paintings.
Five years ago we began our search for a new family pet. Previously we have had mixed breeds. Each brought many years of happiness to our family. The last dog we adopted was a lab mix. He lived with us for 15 years. Although we loved him, shedding was a problem. About a year after he passed away I began my search for a puppy that was non-shedding, hypoallergenic. I wanted a poodle, for the obvious reasons,
no shedding. Chuck wanted a Lab, because he’s a guy. Viola! Enter the Labradoodle and Tom and Robyn.
I was so excited to find a puppy that would make us both happy. At first Chuck thought I made up the breed as a joke since he had never heard of a “Labradoodle”.
As I continued the online search it resulted in a wonderful surprise. A breeder lived not far from us. I immediately called to arrange a visit. A few days later we became owners of our very first doodle. It was love at first sight. Our lives were now set on a different Path. Her name is Gracie. Our relationship with Tom and Robyn grew via e-mail letters and pictures of our doodle as she grew. A year later I inquired about another Labradoodle as a companion to Gracie. Robyn responded and asked if we would be interested in providing a guardian home for one of their dogs. We accepted. As it turns out, they were from the same litter. Her name is Joey, short for Josephine. Now we are a 2-doodle family. Another year passes. Another coincidence? I wanted a chocolate doodle, maybe smaller that Gracie and Joey. Robyn called about another puppy and opportunity. Would we consider becoming guardians to Kiley (a medium chocolate doodle) and partner with them in their breeding program? “Why not”, I said! We have grown to love the breed; they are so smart and fun too. Being retired, we certainly have the time.
It is amazing as to where this road has taken us. Caring for newborn puppies in our home and watching them as they thrive and grow daily is awesome. They become a loving part of our family until the leave for their forever home. We are surrounded by family and several grandchildren who love to visit a spend playtime with the puppies. Most importantly is the joy these puppies bring to all that decide to adopt.