What is an Australian Labradoodle?

  • Posted: June 14, 2012 
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There is a lot of questions about Australian Labradoodles and the difference between Labradoodles and Australian Labradoodles. Here are some questions and answers to many of the questions I am asked regularly

Ashford Manor is also a member of the Australian Labradoodle Association of America also known as the ALAAfor the ILA. They keep records of all our testing, pedigrees, and litters. We register each of our puppies with the Australian Labradoodle Association of America. We send each puppy family this information as well.

We are also members of the Premium Breeder Liat. This organization also makes sure we have all things up-to-date. Membership in these organizations is just one more thing thatHobbes our puppy families peace of mind.

Is an Australian Labradoodle a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle?

No, a Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. An Australian Labradoodle has a type of Spaniel in its blood lines, this is what makes it an Australian Labradoodle.  The accepted Spaniel breeds are: Cocker Spaniel both English and American, and an Irish Water Spaniel.

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Is the  Australian Labradoodle a new breed?

The Australian Labradoodle started being bred in the 1970’s as a guide dog for a blind woman in Hawaii who wanted a dog that her husband would not be allergic to.

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Why is there such a wide price range of Australian Labradoodles?

The Australian Labradoodle has gained in popularity since President Obama made a decision on what dog to bring in the White House. Because of this the Australian Labradoodle began gaining attention in the media and has become more of a common name.

Apricot on black close-up

Unfortunately, with its poptularity comes many back yard breeders. These are people who know very little about breeding. This causes problems when they are sold because there is not enough health testing performed, there is not enough knowledge on what goes on in the breeding world, and how much work they should put into their puppies each and every day!

There are also puppy mills that have bumped up the production of Australian Labradoodles. Yes, I said the production because in essence that is what it is! The dogs from puppy mills have little to no socialization, all they know is a kennel life. This leads to many behavior and training problems not to mention all the health problems associated with puppy mills.

How is Ashford Manor Labradoodles different?

Ashford Manor Labradoodles is not a kennel, nor a puppy mill! We generally breed only one dog at a time and give utmost attention and love to each and every dog and puppy in our home. We have 5 children who have been trained in raising puppies and have learned how to properly care for them each day.

Birthday Party for an Australian Labradoodle

We continue to train our adult dogs through obedience, agility and showmanship. We brush our dogs teeth daily. Our labradoodles hair is brushed 3 – 5 times per week helping to eliminate any mats which may form. Someone in our home takes our dogs on daily walks. Ashford Manor feeds only premium quality dog food. Our dogs even go to school with us, in our homeschool classroom. This is just the beginning of our canines lives!

Every puppy is worked with from the day they are born until the day they go to their forever homes. We love on and teach our puppies daily from the day they are able to learn things like: potty training, leash training, crate training, and more!

What size Australian Labradoodles are available?

Ashford Manor Labradoodles specializes in mini and medium size doodles. Australian Labradoodles also are available in standard sizes. See our size chart for more information on sizes and weights.

What colors of Australian Labradoodles are available?

The colors of the Australian Labradoodle are many! Below are the 13 recognized colors of the multi-generational Australian Labradoodle.

  • Apricot
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Cafe
  • Caramel
  • Chalk
  • Chocolate
  • Cream
  • Gold
  • Lavender
  • Parchment
  • Red
  • Silver

This is a great link to see more detailed information about colors and pictures.

What types of coats do the Australian Labradoodles have?

Hair – In a multi-generational Australian Labradoodle, it is a rare thing to see a hair coat. This coat has the typical doggy odor and does shed. This is not a good choice for allergy sufferers.

Wavy Fleece – This is the easiest coat to manage and maintain with a twice a week brushing, it has a soft curl. This coat is low to non-shedding. It is very soft almost like rubbing your hand in cotton. This coat has low to no odor. Generally it is a good choice for allergy and asthma sufferers.

Curly Fleece – This is a tight curl, with low to no odor. This coat takes a little more care than the wavy fleece and will require daily or every other day brushing. This is a good choice for allergy and asthma sufferers as it is a low to non-shedding coat.

Wool – This is similar to a lamb’s wool. It is very soft and not coarse.  This coat can be loose to curly waves, there is no set way it has to be. It has virtually no odor. The wool coat is said to be best for allergy and asthma sufferers because it is non-shedding.

What sets an Australian Labradoodle apart from other dogs?

Definately the temperament, personality, and the ability to train them easily! The multi-gen has a sweet disposition that is happy-go lucky. There will not be a day that goes by that your Doodle won’t make you laugh. They are extremely intelligent dogs who have an amazing intuition. If you are down they will try to cheer you up, if you are hurt they will lay beside you.

Australian Labradoodles are people friendly dogs! If you are looking for a long time companion who will look to you for his/her next move, following you around, and always be ready to play … then you have found what you were searching for! The Australian Labradoodle is a people pleasing dog who wants to obey your commands.

Ashford Manor Labradoodles is Indiana’s responsible breeder of the Labradoodle. We breed both mini and medium multi-generational Australian Labradoodles. We do temperament testing on each puppy to help find the best possible home for him/her. Our attention is devoted to every canine companion in our home both puppies and adults.

Cheryl Sabens

Australian Labradoodle Breeder

765-714-1436


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