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Australian Labradoodle:

some words about breed

Sociable, intelligent and loving, the Australian Labradoodle is instantly recognizable by its big round eyes and friendly expression.
Australian Labradoodles were first bred as companions for people who suffer from allergies. Although not (yet) recognized as an official breed, the name “Australian Labradoodle” is already known for several years. “Australian Labradoodle” means a cheerful curly dog, created from a beautiful amalgamation of the various parent breeds (Labrador Retriever, Poodle, English and American Cocker Spaniel, Irish Water Spaniel and Curly Coated Retriever). There are three leading breeding associations: Australian Labradoodle Association America (ALAA), Australian Labradoodle Association (ALA) and Australian Labradoodle Association Europe (ALAEU), who use the name Australian Labradoodle with pride. 
As mating is strictly regulated to protect the bloodline, we also follow the Rules of ALAEU , our dogs are health-tested. 

Labradoodle (not Australian labradoodle) is any dog which has come from Labrador and Poodle lines only.

For some time, the name Cobberdog has been introduced as an alternative for Australian Labradoodle.This is quite confusing for new dog owners and potential new dog owners.

 

The main difference between the Cobberdog and the Australian Labradoodle is a Wheaten Terrier, which is allowed in the pedigree of a Cobberdog. The ALAA, ALAEU and ALA don’t allow a Wheaten Terrier in the pedigree of an Australian Labradoodle,because they believe the character of the Wheaten Terrier isn’t positive addition to the Australian Labradoodle. Without a Wheaten Terrier anywhere in the pedigree of a Cobberdog (in all generations as far as we can find) the Cobberdog and the Australian Labradoodle are the same.

What is temperament of Australian Labradoodle?

Australian Labradoodles are cheerful, energetic dogs. They are relatively easy to train and training is highly recommended. They are good natured and gentle with children and animals of other species. Pleasant to keep inside the house. The Australian Labradoodle has a friendly and sociable nature and, on top of that, a non shedding allergy friendly coat.

In short, the Australian Labradoodle is the perfect family companion for those with (but ofcourse also for those without) allergies to other breeds of dogs.

The Australian Labradoodle is an athletic, graceful dog with a compact build, and has a well developed motor system.
The Labradoodle loves company, but can also on their own for several hours. The Australian Labradoodle not suitable for living outside the house. 

Health of Australian Labradoodle 

We select only the healthiest of labradoodle parents, grand parents and great grand parents for your labradoodle puppy. We have completed all the canine expert suggested health testing on all the generations of your labradoodle puppy to ensure a lifetime of health.

These are all screen include hip/elbow dysplasia, Patella's, eye issues and genetic diseases. Screening parents will negate, or reduce (non genetic tests) these health issues in offspring. The inbreeding value is also counted for every breeding pair.

 "The Labradoodle was bred very carefully over several generations to be a low allergy guide dog"

W. Jean Dodds, DVM

Australian Labradoodle and Allergy

Since Australian Labradoodles are non-shedding, the dander is very much reduced and this has allowed many families who could not previously have owned a dog due to allergies, to welcome an Australian Labradoodle into their family.

Sometimes, people can be allergic to dogs’ saliva rather than the dander, and obviously this is a completely different situation and unfortunately, no dog will be suitable. This does however, appear to be much rarer than the dander-induced type and we have had an excellent success rate of 98% when placing our puppies with allergy sufferers.

Our Australian Labradoodles do appear to be allergy friendly to many people, but this does not mean that everyone will be able to live with them. If in doubt, we suggest that you come to us for a visit to meet and interact with some of our dogs before welcoming a puppy into your home.

From Australian Labradoodle Breed Standard 

The overall appearance and purpose of the labradoodle
The Australian labradoodle is a well balanced, intelligent dog with a cheerful, friendly disposition. It is often used to assist people with allergies, asthma. The labradoodle is not loosing fur. It also serves people with disabilities as a guide dog. Must appear athletic and graceful with a compact body displaying substance with medium boning. Should not appear cloddy or heavy nor overly fine. A distinctive feature of this breed is their coat, which is non-shedding and easy to manage.

Dimensions and the body build of the labradoodle
Specific dimensions are not as important as the proportions of the dog: The dog’s height to length ratio should be no more than ten to twelve.
There are three basic sizes of the Australian labradoodle

  • Standard (more than 51cm)

  • Medium (from 43cm to 50cm)

  • Miniature (less than 43cm)

„The female” labradoodles are usually somewhat smaller than the male ones. The Australian labradoodle should not be too chubby, nor too thin. It should be muscular without being able to feel the ribs and spine. The dog ought to be able to perform its basic duties without much effort.

 

The coat

There are basically two coat types: curly coat (wool) and fleece coat. 
Although they don't have a typical undercoat little wool hairs have to be brushed out regularly in order to prevent matting. Both coat types don't spread a typical dog smell.
The hairs on the head have to be trimmed in such a way that the eyes are kept free. The hair of the feet have to be cut short in order to prevent that the dog slips and slides.

 

Coat-colour

The following colours exist: black, silver, cream variants, wheaten coloured, caramel / or apricot, red (rare), chocolate, café au lait, parchment-coloured, blue-black and lavender. 
Multi-coloured dogs (called parti-colour) can be seen in some breeding lines.

Temperament

Extremely clever, sociable, comical, joyful, energetic when free and soft and quiet when handled. They should approach people in a happy friendly manner, keen and easy to train. They should display an intuition about their 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.