Hi Everyone, my name is Julie
from Manorborn and for my introduction I think the best place to start is at the
I was born in Herefordshire into a large farming family, quite a few years ago now but I won't say how many!
My love of animals and desire to work on the family farm enticed me to leave my all-girls private school at fifteen to work fulltime at home, so there was no college or uni for me.
As a young bride I came to live with my new husband in our present location in Herefordshire and we have remained here for the last 36 years with our three beautiful and talented children - all grown up now! (Where does the time go?)
25 years ago farming took a down turn with costs going up and profits going down, so we decided it was time to diversify. Never having done any property development before, we decided to give it a go and it was then that we decided to convert an Elizabethan barn here into two beautifully restored holiday cottages.along with two more cottages over the past few years. I also enjoyed resourcing artifacts and antiques and upholstering restored pieces of furniture to complete the properties. Despite being hard work, we did not stop there! We enjoyed it so much we restored our own large Farm House and also made a third holiday cottage. This was when our love for property development started. We have continued this trend in the subsequent years - property being our main enterprise and in addition we now own several City houses that we have developed and are successfully now on the rental market.
As well as a stay at home mum and housewife, I have always enjoyed being outdoors whether it be for work or pleasure and loved being surrounded by dogs, horses and animals in general.
17 years ago my daughter fell in love with the Lassie films and just had to have one of her own. To cut a long story short this was the beginning of our love of owning dogs. We acquired our first Labradors 16 years ago and started showing but gave that up after 3 years to concentrate on the breeding side. We have been breeding quality Labradors ever since. We've supplied the Police, Guide Dogs for the Blind, plus some celebrities with beautiful dogs.
I fell in love with Labradoodles after looking at the Australian websites but never thought I would ever own one! We started breeding English Miniature Labradoodles, but my dream has come true as I am now the very proud owner of the Authentic ASD Australian Labradoodles having imported my foundation stock from Tegan Park and Sunsethills Having been breeding and caring for dogs for many years I can truly say I have never left one of our dogs alone during the birth process and have been known to make a bed up by the side for 2/3 nights running to ensure that both mother and babies have everything they need.
Yes it is hard work, and sadly I still don't know it all! I have lots still to learn, but my aim and passion and desire is to breed healthy happy sociable puppies with wonderful temperaments. Labradoodles cost a lot of money so I believe it is our duty as a Labraoodle breeder to ensure that our puppies' owners are 100% satisfied with us and our breeding practices. I am a founder member of the ukdoodleclub & UK Australian Labradoodle Club, where our sole aim is to promote breeding from only health tested stock, but we do not stop there, temperament is vital. and strive with this Aim into the future. I am also very proud to be a AALB ( Australian Accredited Labradoodle Breeder )
We are very proud to say that one of our
Labradoodles has passed to be a Hearing dog, Well done Cloey, also one of my Asd
Puppies had gone to train to be a service dog for a lady in the UK
I would like to say a big thankyou to my daughther Rai from Raisdoodles who is a Labrador kennel club Accredited breeder, who also shares my love for the English and Australian Labradoodles, I want to also thank my beautiful daughter in Law, Sarah from doodledoos for her loyalty and support, and her words of Wisdom
best wishes Julie x ( Manorborn ASD )