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The Australian Labradoodle breed was a planned crossbreeding. created in Australia in the 1980s. The goal of the Australian clubs was to create a new "breed" with the best attributes of the original breeds. Wally Conron's objective was to produce assistance dogs that do not shed hair (for people with allergies). Australian Labradoodle guide dogs have been successfully trained and placed in Australia and Hawaii. They are low to non-shedding and mostly hypo-allergenic. The Australian Labradoodle started out as a simple cross between the Labrador Retriever and Standard Poodle or Miniature Poodle and is still widely the case in North America. Australians, on the other hand, have taken the Labradoodle a few steps further. In mid-2004 it was announced that the Australian Labradoodle was not just a Labrador x Poodle cross but was a breed in its own right developed over many years with particular goals in mind. To accomplish these goals, further development was done with parent breed infusions added to the already blooming Labrador x Poodle cross lines. The developers of the breed sought out the best way in which to compliment the Australian Labradoodle breed, and to develop the qualities that they find and love in these dogs. In 1997 the very first Australian Labradoodle Breed Standard was written which reflected these goals. The Australian Labradoodle currently consists of 6 different breeds in its origin. The confirmed and approved parent breeds of the Australian Labradoodle are the Poodle (Standard, Miniature, Toy, Labrador Retriever, Irish Water Spaniel, Curly Coat Retriever, American Cocker Spaniel and English Cocker Spaniel.
Australian Labradoodles are sought out for their soft fleecy coats, friendly demeanor. They are different from other labradoodles due to them being "multi-generational." This means the initial Labrador Retriever-Poodle cross is quite a few generations in the past. By breeding multi-generational sires and dams to each other, together with holding these breeding dogs to the highest health and temperament standards, Australian Labradoodle breeders continue to further the solid genetic lines of this breed.
Australian Labradoodles are intelligent, loving dogs with coats that do not disappoint. They're more reliably low- to no-shedding and hypoallergenic than other labradoodles and goldendoodles. They're generally easy to train and sociable and more and more people are turning toward them for service and therapy dog needs. Many families report their pet seems to just know when they need a little extra emotional support, even without any extra training!
The Australian Labradoodle (ALD) is being developed under the close supervision of several breed clubs around the world. Within these clubs, databases are being built and maintained, but, most importantly, health qualifications are required of the member breeders. Because the Australian Labradoodle is a developing breed, new bloodlines are formed with select infusions of Labrador Retrievers, Poodles, and Cocker Spaniels, as excellent breeders worldwide carefully create new lines to breed with the original lines developed in Australia. This intentional process will increase the gene pool over a lengthy period of time. Those in the front lines of developing the Australian Labradoodle believe the breed will be healthier and of better disposition in the long run due to a slow, careful, and prolonged guided development. The Australian Labradoodle is being bred to be a desirable pet, therapy dog, or service dog. For this reason, disposition must be a careful priority and focus. Well-informed ALD breeders understand that while excellence in conformation and coat are important, disposition is also a top priority. The delicate balance of developing a breed of desirable disposition, coat, and conformation, as well as health and genetic diversity is being taken up by breeders across the globe.