The Australian Labradoodle is different from all other labradoodles.
In the early days, the Australian Labradoodle was simply a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle. Dogs from this cross typically were bred to each other over future generations, whereby the Australian dogs are also know as "Multi-generational" Labradoodles.
Then, in the late 1980's, Tegan Park and Rutland Manor, the two founders of the Australian Labradoodle as we know it today, began carefully infusing several other breeds into early generations of their Lab/Poodle crosses, to improve temperament, coat, conformation, and size. The infused breeds include Irish Water Spaniel as well as the American and English Cocker Spaniel. The resulting labradoodles subsequently have been bred to each other, continuing the multi-generational tradition.
Today, Australian Labradoodles are wonderful, intelligent dogs with lush coats that are more reliably low to non-shedding and allergy friendly than other types of Labradoodles such as first generation Lab/Poodle crosses, or first generation crosses bred back to Poodles. Even when the other types of Labradoodles are bred on for generations, the result is not an Australian Labradoodle, as the attributes of the infused breeds were not included in their ancestry.
People seek Australian Labradoodles as they are known to have endearing personalities, highly social with their humans, not prone to shedding with allergy friendly coats. Social, smart and affectionate, the breed is sought after as a pet as well as a therapy and service dog and is also known to be easy to train, intuitive and loyal. Moderately active and athletic, your labradoodle may well love to hike, swim and play fetch and enjoys daily mental stimulation. Besides being a wonderful family companion, service roles labradoodles are used for seizure alert, diabetic alert, service, and therapy work. The labradoodle is also a desirable dog for sporting and agility competitions. They also love children making them a great choice for families.
In the stressful times we live in Australian labradoodles are just what the Doctor ordered a therapy dog. Yes they are the best friend and ultimate companion you could ever have. An upbeat dog who is full of energy to run and play outside and knows how to be quiet inside; a dog in tune with people’s feelings, who enjoys being trained, who wants to please. Sociable, huggable, intelligent, funny, and intuitive.
Australian Labradoodles our simply the best. Our entire family absolutely loves them. They are very gentle with our children. They are sociable, smart, and affectionate, the breed is sought after as a pet as well as a therapy and service dog and are known for being easy to train, intuitive and loyal. Moderately active and athletic, your labradoodle may well love to hike, swim and play fetch and enjoys daily mental stimulation. Besides being a wonderful allergy friendly family companion, service roles labradoodles are used for include seizure alert, diabetic alert, service, and therapy work. The labradoodle is also a desirable dog for sporting and agility competitions.
3 Sizes of Australian Labradoodles
Australian Labradoodles come in three different sizes that can range between 14 and 24 inches tall and 15 to 65 lbs in weight. Here are more details on the Miniature, Medium and Standard sizes:
Height: 14 to 16 inches (35cm to 42cm) at wither.
Weight: 15 to 25lbs (7kg to 13kg).
Height: 17 to 20 inches (43cm to 52cm) at wither. The ideal size for the female is 17 to 19 inches and the male is 18 to 20 inches.
Weight: 30 to 45 lbs (13kg to 20kg).
Height: 21 to 24 inches (53cm to 63cm) at wither. The ideal size for the female is 21 to 23 inches and the male is 22 to 24 inches.
Weight: 50 to 65lbs (23kg to 30kg)
Australian Labradoodles come in a variety of coat colors and patterns. The four basic colors of black, chocolate, caramel, and apricot appear in a variety of different shades and patterns.