About the Breed

 

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!

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