know of labradoodle breeders who ARE breeding CKC registered purebreds with health checks etc., so I don't see how that is irresponsible
Again, the CKC/AKC is merely a listing agent, and no guarantee of any quality. They will register even the crappiest backyard bred litter.
AND no one who has gone to the trouble, expense, and labour of raising a championed Lab or Poodle would ever consider using his/her dog to produce a litter of mutts.
At the moment there are 10,000
Labs and Lab mixes listed on Petfinder alone. Breeding more of them is highly irresponsible and just a money grab.
ETA: ooops - there are now 11,699
listed. Musta been a lot of dumping going on this week.