Dogs are just great, as any fule kno. But some poor souls are allergic to them. What to do?
Well, an enterprising Australian called Wally Cochran came up with the idea of crossing poodles, which don't shed and therefore don't set off people's allergies, with labradors, which are cute and dopy and friendly and fun. The result is a breed of dog that makes the perfect family pet and is totally safe for asthmatics.
But none of that is what I'm blogging about. No, the important thing is that, being Australian, Wally named this new breed the labradoodle. Is that just the greatest word in the English language, or what?