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What is an Australian Labradoodle?

 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.  The breed was first developed in Australia in the 1970’s when the Royal Guide Dog Association of Australia was working to create an allergy friendly guide dog and has since become a popular pet due to the allergy friendly and low to no shed coat coupled with an easy going, friendly disposition.

Word spread on the assets of this new breed, and breeders in Australia started to work with the idea of improving and refining the breed. Soon breeders from around the globe joined in to develop the Australian Labradoodle we all know and love today.

Do Australian Labradoodles make good family pets?

Absolutely! Australian Labradoodles make exceptional family pets! They are loyal, friendly, eager to please, even-tempered, gentle and kind. They are also very intelligent and easy to train. This combination of traits makes them outstanding service and therapy dogs, as well as terrific family companions.

How big will my puppy get when full grown?

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:

Miniature range:
Height: 14 to 16 inches (35cm to 42cm) at wither.
Weight: 15 to 25lbs (7kg to 13kg).

Medium range:
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).

Standard range:
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)

What colors do Australian Labradoodles come in?

Australian Labradoodles come in a variety of coat colors and patterns. However, the variations in coat color usually fall into four basic color categories: black, chocolate, caramel (yellow with chocolate pigment) and apricot/cream/red (yellow with black pigment). For a detailed description and illustration of the various coat colors and patterns, click here to go the Worldwide Australian Labradoodle Association's website.

What type of health testing does SOUTHERN MEADOWS do on their dogs?

All of our breeding dogs are fully health tested. We perform genetic health testing through Paw Print Genetics to reduce the incidence of inherited diseases. We also have their hips and elbows x-rayed and certified through the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). In addition, we have verterinary opthalmologists perform OFA eye certification examinations to screen for inherited eye disease. The eye exams results are also submitted to and certified by OFA.

All of the health testing results for our dogs can be found on the "Our Dogs" page of our website.

How much does a SOUTHERN MEADOWS Australian Labradoodle cost?

Our puppies are $3,000 (total) on a spay/neuter/non breeding (a vasectomy or ovary sparing spay are acceptable and encouraged) agreement. Our reservation fee is a non-refundable $500 and that will hold a spot on the litter of your choice. We accept 5-6 deposits on each litter prior to being born and will start a waiting list (I do not hold deposits for waiting list spots) for any additional puppies after they're born. Full payment is due by 6 weeks of age. Reservation lists fill fast and are normally booked months in advance, our spaces cannot be reserved until the fee has been received by us, since we receive so many inquires, we cannot hold spaces without a deposit.