The Australian Labradoodle
An Australian Labradoodle is a breed that has been developed via a mix of Labradors, Poodles, and other Spaniels and Retrievers. In short, a Labradoodle is a cross that involves no more than the Poodle and Labrador Retriever, regardless of generation; it has nothing other than those two breeds involved. In comparison, the Australian Labradoodle is a tailored mix consisting of more than two breeds with emphasis on structure, coat quality, and temperament.
There are multiple worldwide breed registries for logging pedigrees, providing incentives for health testing all breeding dogs, and codes of ethics in place for Australian Labradoodles.
Australian Labradoodle Facts
Their natural coat is four to six inches long, although it is generally groomed to one to three inches, depending on the wishes of the owner. There are three different types of coats, with our most common being “wavy fleece”. This coat is very soft with light waves falling throughout.
Australian Labradoodles come in three approximate sizes:
Standard: 21-24″ tall and 45-70 lbs
Medium: 18-20″ tall and 25-45 lbs
Miniature: 12-17″ tall and 15-25 lbs
These heights and weights are according to breed standard. As with any breed, deviations from the breed standard can occur, but are the exception rather than the rule.
The Australian Labradoodle comes in many colours. Our dogs are generally black, caramel, chocolate, white, or red. All these colours come in solids or in patterns, which include parti (the dog is white with coloured spots or areas), phantoms (black and tan or chocolate and cream; the pattern is the same as a doberman or rottweiler), and sables (similar to a wheaten terrier). There are also tri coloured dogs, which are a mixture of parti and phantom.
Australian Labradoodles tend to be extremely clever and thrive in the presence of humans, making them sociable, comical, and joyful companions. They are not considered high drive dogs, so while they are energetic while free, they are soft and quiet when handled and love to take a nap in the house. They are a biddable breed that is eager to learn and highly responsive to training.