Australian Labradoodle Facts

 
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sizing & Colors

Labradoodles come in 3 sizes and 3 coat types (all of which are hypo-allergenic), and a variety of colors and patterns. 

  • Miniatures: 14-16" tall, 15-25 pounds

  • Mediums: 17-20" tall, 25-45 pounds

  • Standards: 21-24" tall, 45-65 pounds

 Coats: Wool, Curly Fleece, Wavy Fleece

 Colors: Cream, Caramel, Apricot, Red, Cafe, Chocolate, Parti, Phantom, and Black.

 

temperament

(From the ALAA-Labradoodles Website)

Extremely clever, sociable, comical and joyful. Energetic when free and quiet when handled. Approach people in a happy, friendly manner. Keen and easy to train. Displays an intuition about emotional state of family members or handler’s current emotional state or needs. This ability to “know” is what has made the Australian Labradoodle an excellent dog for individuals with special needs.

For more information go to: https://alaa-labradoodles.com/breed-standard.html

 
 

Breed background

(From the ALAA-Labradoodles Website)

The Australian Labradoodle breed dates back to the 1980’s and was initiated by Wally Conran of Royal Guide Dogs located in Victoria Australia. The intent was to create a breed that was allergy and asthma friendly with the temperament of a service dog. This journey was inspired by a visually impaired woman in Hawaii needed a Guide Dog which wouldn’t aggravate her husband’s allergies. Of the 31 Labradoodles bred at Royal Guide Dogs, a staggering 29 made it through as Guide Dogs… an accolade of unparalleled proportion for this “new breed’ of Guide Dog.

To continue the efforts of Wally Conron, breeders in Australia began breeding Labradoodles determined to produce litters with consistent conformation, coat type, and temperament. Currently the Australian Labradoodle is considered to be a cross between the Poodle, Cocker Spaniel and Labrador Retriever.

Organizations have been formed to protect the continued development of the Australian Labradoodle lines, and guidelines for the continued introduction of English and American Cocker Spaniel are followed carefully.

For more information go to: https://alaa-labradoodles.com/about-alaa.html