A Labradoodle is a crossbred (hybrid) dog crossing the Labrador Retriever and a Standard or Miniature Poodle. The beauty of this breed is the combination of the low-shedding coat of the Poodle with the gentleness and trainability of the Labrador.
Labradoodles are friendly and good with families and children. Like their parent breeds, both of which are amongst the world’s most intelligent dog breeds, Labradoodles are very intelligent and quite trainable, often seeking commands and finding pleasure in learning.
The first known use of the term “Labradoodle” was by Sir Donald Campbell to describe his Labrador/Poodle cross dog in his 1955 book, “Into the Water Barrier”. However, the Labradoodle became better known in 1988, when Australian breeder Wally Conron crossed the Labrador Retriever and Standard Poodle at Guide Dogs Victoria [source: wikipedia]
Here are Ashford Manor Podcasts to learn more about the Australian Labradoodle and what is happening here.
An Australian Labradoodle is a crossbred (hybrid) dog crossing the Labrador Retriever, Poodle, and a type of Spaniel. The beauty of this breed is the combination of the low-shedding coat of the Poodle with the gentleness and trainability of the Labrador, plus the sweetness of the Spaniel. Australian Labradoodles are friendly and good with families and children of all ages. Like their parent breeds, they are amongst the world’s most intelligent dog breeds, Australian Labradoodles are very intelligent and quite trainable, often seeking commands and finding pleasure in learning.
Australian Labradoodle Chart & Info
An F1B with an Approved Parent Breed (see list below) or F1B to an Australian Labradoodle (any generation)
Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle:
The Australian Labradoodle offspring and a Austalian Labradoodle offspring (Australian, Multigen or Purebred)
Approved Parent Breeds
-American Cocker Spaniel
-English Cocker Spaniel
Australian Labradoodle Coats
(Australian Labradoodles come in two types of coats, wool or fleece, and earlier generation labradoodles can exhibit the third type of labradoodle coat which is called a hair coat.)
Like the texture of lamb’s wool, the coat is soft, not harsh or coarse, and curly to loose waves. This coat is reliably non shedding. This is a low to no odor coat.
A soft textured coat that can range from straight to wavy to spiral curls. It should not feel harsh or coarse; it should feel soft and silky. This coat is also reliably non shedding in the Australian lines and is generally a fine choice for those with allergies or asthma. This is a low to no odor coat. (This is what we breed at Ashford Manor Labradoodles.)
This coat is common in the early generations and is a straight, shaggy and shedding coat. This coat has the typical doggy odor.
Australian Labradoodle Hair Waviness
The strands loop over themselves in a curl about 1 inch in diameter
The strands have a loose curlWavy:
The strand waves and wiggles back and forth not looping over
This can be long to about 5 inches or a short 2 inches in length
Australian Labradoodle Coat Colors
The Australian Labradoodle in a number of different and beautiful colours. We have had Red, Chocolate, Lavender, Black, Parchment, Caramel and Apricot. Our specialty at Ashford Manor Labradoodles is the apricot and rare red colors of Australian Labradoodles.
For a Complete listing of Australian Labradoodle Colors, visit the ALAA.
Australian Labradoodle Sizes
Height: 10 to 14 inches, not over 15″ from wither to ground
Weight: 8 – 15 pounds at maturityMini:
Height: 14 to 16 inches, not over 17″ from wither to ground
Weight: 15 – 25 pounds at maturity
Height: 17 to 20 inches, not over 21″ from wither to ground
Weight: 30 – 45 pounds at maturity.
Height: 21 to 24 inches, not over 25″ from wither to ground
Weight: 50 – 65 pounds at maturity.
Australian Labradoodle Temperament
The Australian Labradoodle has a delightful and friendly character. They are non-aggressive dogs with a gentle temperament, as well as designer dogs with a captivating personality.
Because of their keen intelligence, they are very eager and easy to train even when they are puppies. They are joyful, energetic and playful when free; yet soft, quiet and loving when handled. The Australian Labradoodle is athletic and graceful even while remaining compact in stature.
Because of their cleverness they are fantastic with children, as therapy dogs and for people with special needs. They are affectionate, sociable dogs who, when properly trained ~ rarely bark.
This breed was originally bred for therapy and service work to keep this up we are working with a top trainer to provide therapy and service dog training to our clients. To find out more, Click Here.
Australian Labradoodle Grooming
This is a good grooming video of the Australian Labradoodle.