FOR JOB WELL DONE!
The American Kennel Club awards five levels of Therapy Dog titles for dogs visiting schools, hospitals, nursing homes, retirement communities, hospice, libraries or private homes. The first level, THERAPY DOG NOVICE (ThDN) requires TEN documented therapeutic visits. The second, THERAPY DOG (ThD) requires fifty. At the level of THERAPY DOG ADVANCED (ThDA), one hundred visits are required. To earn the Therapy Dog Excellent award (ThDX) the dog and handler team must make two hundred visits. At the fifth and highest level, DISTINGUISHED THERAPY DOG (ThDD), the AKC demands four hundred documented visits. The dogs earning these titles must be members of an accredited Therapy Dog organization and the person nominating them must provide documentation of their dogs' work.
Whispering Winds JIGI (VCD1, RA, NJP. RATCHX, THDD, CGC) and his twin brother Whispering Winds Zuzu (BN, RN, TD, NA, NAJ, RATCHX2, THDX, CGC) have both been awarded the THERAPY DOG DISTINGUISHED title. They have each visited St. Joseph's Medical Center, the Cancer Center, Whatcom County schools, Whatcom County Libraries, Adult Day Health, Mt. Baker Care and various other institutions for a combined total of nine hundred certified visits. Their owner and handler, Bonnie Bird, is delighted with this honor. Her dogs work hard and play hard and are wonderful companion animals. They have brought solace or joy to many, many members of the community, which is the highest form of service.
We at Whispering Winds Australian Labradoodles are very proud of Bonnie, Jigi, and Zuzu for the service they have provided to the community.
Breeding the original Australian Labradoodle since 2002
Whispering Winds Australian Labradoodles is dedicated to the development of the Australian Labradoodle, breeding Miniatures and small Mediums.
Our goal is to produce the highest quality pets by carefully researching and selecting only the finest dogs for our Australian Labradoodle breeding program, producing an Australian Labradoodle true to type, with predictable size, temperament and coat.
Many of our puppies have completed their Service Dog Training Program, Delta Society's Pet Partners program, Reading With Rover, and Therapy Dog programs
Australian Labradoodles, dogs of distinction
As a result of the dedication of the Australian Labradoodle breeders and research centers in Australia to the development of the Australian Labradoodle, we now have the breed that is know and loved by so many. A dog purposed from the beginning to meet the demanding quality obtained only through careful and selective breeding. The Australian Labradoodle breed was bred to be allergy friendly, non-shedding, lacking doggy odor, having high intelligence, easily trained, with a sweet disposition and willingness to please.
Australian Labradoodle Club of America