What is an Australian Labradoodle?
Here are a few reason why we are so obsessed with them:
- Low to non shedding coats and low dander which makes for a more allergy friendly dog
- Low odor
- Intelligent & easy to train
- Gorgeous, they are truly show (car) stoppers!
- Family Friendly
Labradoodles became better known back in the late 1980’s when an Australian Breeder, Wally Conron, crossed the Labrador Retreiver with the Standard Poodle. He did this for a blind woman from Hawaii who had written asking if it they could provide a guide dog that would not shed hair, because her husband was allergic to it. And it all started there.
Since then, Australian Labradoodle Breeders such as Tegan Park and Rutland Manor from Australia have continued to develop top quality Australian Labradoodle lines and have also pioneered mandatory health testings. They have also included other breed infusions into their lines such as the English and American Cocker Spaniels and the Irish Water Spaniel to improve temperament, coat, confirmation, and size.
Australian Labradoodles are used worldwide as guide, assistance, therapy dogs, and are popular family pets.
There are several generations of Labradoodles such as:
- F1 = Cross between a Standard Poodle and Labrador Retreivers (50% Poodle and 50% Labrador), most likely to shed
- F1B = Cross between a 1 generation Labradoodle bred with a poodle (75% Poodle, and 25% Labrador), most likely to not shed
- F2 = Cross between F1 Labradoodle and F1 Labradoodle, most likely to shed
- F3 = Cross between a F2 Labradoodle and F2 Labradoodle
- Multigenerational = Cross between an F3 or higher generation to an F3 or higher generation Labradoodle, typically known as an American Labradoodle.
- Australian Labradoodle = Labradoodles that originate from Tegan Park or Rutland Manor breeding stock or their offspring
There are several different coat types that Australian Labradoodles can have:
- Wool Coat: Very curly with tight curls and rough texture
- Curly Fleece: Loose spiral curls and soft texture
- Wavy Fleece: Very wavy and soft texture, sometimes almost velvety or the texture of silk
An example of a non shedding, Curly Fleece Puppy
More pictures to come!