I think you bring up a very good point about the standard. I read it; it's a little vague and needs some major stuff about fronts, rears, etc. but basically describes what should be a decently built dog. In fact, it echoes the poodle standard in many ways.
If you want to, take a look at some poodle breeder websites (from all over the world)http://www.kolumbus.fi/emberiza/http://www.kateishapoodles.com/http://www.tezer.bigpondhosting.com/
If you look around, something should strike you. Each of the dogs is pictured (maybe not exclusively, but somewhere in its page) in a particular position: head up, front feet straight, facing left, back feet placed well back and separated. That's what we call a "stack" and there is exactly one function for it--to place every dog in exactly the same position so each can be evaluated against the standard for the breed with no bias or fooling of the eye (or at least as little as possible). If I know the standard of a breed, I can look at three pictures--stacked, head-on stacked, and moving--and make a pretty decent determination of whether the dog meets the standard.
OK, now look at ALL of the pictures of Labradoodles you see anywhere--and this includes member pages of the club with the standard. The dogs are NOT stacked, and when I can find accidental pictures of them standing side-on to the camera many of them have incredibly bad toplines, straight rears, toe in or out, have steep croups, and so on.
I'm not saying that your dog doesn't meet the standard, but stack him by a mirror sometime. Is his topline PERFECTLY STRAIGHT and FLAT from shoulders to hips? Not even a tiny hint of a dip or roll? Is the line from his hips to the top of his tail only VERY slightly sloped down? Like no more than about 5 degrees? When you put his back legs in a position where his hocks are parallel to the ground, is there a big sweep of leg behind him or are his feet still under his body? How does he hold his tail when he gaits (trots)? Those (and about a zillion more) are the questions we ask when we legitimately evaluate a dog against a standard.
I also want you to take a look at one more thing (and here I'm going to use my breed, because I'm familiar with it):
is a Dane puppy ad. It's the only kind that we'd consider acceptable. The parent club does not allow ads on its website, but Dane World (the breed's magazine) does accept a limited number of ads.
Note that the PARENTS are on top, STACKED. Now the puppies, also stacked.
Here's another one http://www.daneworld.com/litterfb227.htm
from a really good breeder near me. Parents, stacked--and NO PUPPIES! They've been born, but Missy and Sharon know that what sells properly bred Dane puppies is not puppy pictures, but gorgeous, healthy parents (note that every single parent there has health clearances noted immediately) who meet the standard.
Now look at the page of the Australian Labradoodle Club of America: http://www.australianlabradoodleclub...ementPage.html
Tons of little gerbily puppies, way too young to evaluate against the standard, no parents, no stacking, no health clearances mentioned. What is mentioned? Color, color, color, coat, coat, coat, and what day they'll be ready to go.
Now what that tells me, and again I'd be joyful to be proven wrong, is that this is a group of breeders who knows that they need a standard to be respectable, but who shows NO signs of actually trying to conform to that standard. Where are the stacked pictures? A standard is a document for showing--where are the shows?
How come it seems that for every Labradoodle breeder one of their one or two or five males is just the perfect match for one of their three or ten or twelve females? Cause wow, breeding sure would be easy if I could just use my own dog for every litter--or, heck, even a dog within five or six hours would be OK. In reality, the likelihood that the dogs on your property are the best match for your females--and by best match I mean least likely to produce genetic faults, most likely to conform to the standard, most likely to genuinely improve the state of the breed--is INCREDIBLY small. If it seems to happen over and over and over again, well, that's not breeding to the standard. That's careless and lazy.
I have a puppy person coming tomorrow (that's another thing reputable breeders do--they don't sell puppies without an in-person interview, and nobody's allowed to take a puppy the first time they come. They have to go home and think about it and then come back), but I will call your breeder. I am not sure what you mean by list of questions, but if you mean the list of seven qualifications for a good breeder I'm happy to have her read them first. I really am interested to hear what she has to say--and I don't mean that sarcastically. The two breeds are SO different that having a breeder's perspective will be valuable. Like the rears--Labs are straight in the rear; poodles are extremely angulated. How on earth does she keep good toplines when you have a Lab's croup but a Poodle's legs? Does she have an increased incidence of ACL tears with that much stifle angulation on a heavy dog? and so on.