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Australian Labradoodle

What is an Australian Labradoodle?

Australian Labradoodles have six parent breeds:

  • Labrador

  • Poodle

  • English Cocker Spaniel

  • American Cocker Spaniel

  • Curly Coat Retriever

  • Irish Water Spaniel

 

  • We categorize Australian Labradoodles by generation the same way we do with other Labradoodles,

  • but as opposed to the F1, F2, F3… terminology, we use ALF1, ALF2, ALF3…

  • ALF stands for ‘Australian Labradoodle Foundation’.

However, since most Australian Labradoodles are now a very high generation (they’ve been bred for over 35 years), we usually just refer to them as multi-generation Australian Labradoodles since there is so little difference.

Temperament

The Australian Labradoodle is

 

Living Conditions

The Australian Labradoodle will do okay in an apartment if it gets enough exercise.

They are moderately active indoors and will do best with at least an average-sized yard.

Life Expectancy
  • About 13-15 years

Grooming

Curly coats need regular grooming with a slicker brush at least every two weeks

a trim, scissoring or clipping 3 times a year to keep tidy

or every 6 to 8 weeks to if you want the longer teddy bear look to not get matted

 

Australian Labradoodles shed little to no hair and are known to be hypo-allergenic.

 

Australian Labradoodle Sizes

 

Australian labradoodles are bred in three sizes, depending on the size of the poodle used for first-generation breeding.

  • Standard 

  • Medium

  • Miniature

 

What is a miniature australian labradoodle?

  • 14 to 16 inches tall at the shoulder

  • 15 to 25 pounds

  • males are usually larger but not always

 

What is a medium australian labradoodle?

  • 18 to 20 inches tall at the shoulder

  •  30 to 45 lbs

  • males are usually larger but not always

 

What is a standard australian labradoodle?

  • 22 to 24 inches in height 

  • Females: 44-60 lbs

  • Males: 55-77 lbs

 

The History of the Australian Labradoodle

 

 

About Australian Labradoodles

 

This classic example of logical and planned crossbreeding was created in the country of Australia in the 1980s. The goal of the Australian clubs is 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, but as yet the non-shedding characteristic of the Standard Poodle has not become a fixed a tribute. 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 

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