About Us

We have a vineyard at Glenburn in Victoria, Australia. Half of the property is virgin native bush….lots of fresh air and room to run free.  Our labradoodles thrive on fresh country air, swimming in the dam, running free through the vineyard, rolling in the grass and watching kangaroos and other wildlife.  They also love lounging on their ottomans in front of the fire.

We breed on a ’boutique’ scale and hope to maintain lasting relationships with any labradoodles we breed. Being born into the Rocky Creek Vineyard labradoodle family gives you a lifelong membership. Breeding responsibly and healthily are very important to us. We truly believe that dogs are man’s best friend and any labradoodles we own will live like kings and queens. We are a member of the Australian Labradoodle Association, and bound by their rules and regulations and code of ethics.

Our vineyard is a labour of love, tended by our own hands and hearts…and sometimes with our blood, sweat and tears.  Our labradoodles are raised with the same simple principles.

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Our first 2 pet labradoodles, Rutland’s Kizmet and Rutland’s Lil Moet, introduced us to, and got us caught up in the magic of this wonderful breed. Reader beware: they are truly addictive, it is very hard to stick to one!

We are privileged to have ‘Tegans Irish Crystal’ as our foundation breeding labradoodle. She is the creme de la creme of Rutland Manor and Tegan Park therapy labrdoodle dog lines. She is the sweetest of the sweet and carries in her blood lines the proud tradition and many generations of the original Australian labradoodles.

Our labradoodles are more than ‘just a dog’.  They thrive on being loved family members.

We put a lot of thought and planning into our breeding programme.  We take enormous care to select breeding dogs with superior health clearances to give the best foundation and start we can to our puppies lives.  Our Australian labradoodle puppies are bred with care and raised with love.  Each puppy is lovingly and individually hand raised in our home.  We stand behind our puppies and provide you with a health guarantee and lifetime support.

It’s  Just a Dog

From time to time people tell me, “Lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or, “That’s a lot of money for just a dog.” They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent or the costs involved for “just a dog.”

Some of my proudest moments have come about with “just a dog.”

Many hours have passed and my only company was “just a dog,” but I did not once feel slighted.

Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by “just a dog,” and, in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of “just a dog” gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you, too, think it’s “just a dog,” then you will probably understand phases like “just a friend,” “just a sunrise,” or “just a promise.”

“Just a dog” brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy.

“Just a dog” brings out the compassion and patience that makes me a better person.

Because of “just a dog” I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.

So for me, and folks like me, it’s not “just a dog” but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past and the pure joy of the moment.

“Just a dog” brings out what’s good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday they can understand that it’s not “just a dog” but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being “just a human.”

So the next time you hear the phrase “just a dog.” just smile….because they “just don’t understand.”

– Anonymous

So…..if you are not  ‘just a human’…..a Rocky Creek Vineyard Australian Labradoodle Puppy might be just the right dog for you!