Labradoodles

ABOUT THE BREED: HISTORY OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLE

The true Australian Labradoodle is a cross between the Labrador Retriever and the Standard Poodle. In 1989 the GDAV Guide Dog Services in Australia bred the first intentional litter of Labradoodles, by breeding a Labrador to a Poodle, for a woman in need of an allergy friendly guide dog. Reputable breeders in Australia bred dogs from the Australian cross to each other for several generations, to create what is also known as “multi-generation” Labradoodles.The result is the affectionate and intelligent, allergy friendly multi-generation Labradoodle.samitulipgrass2

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.

What is allergy friendly? Allergy friendly means that 99.9% of people with asthma and/or allergies will not have reactions to the dander or the coat of the Australian Labradoodle. The small populations of people that have allergies to Australian Labradoodles are most likely allergic to dog saliva, and will generally react to any breed of dog, shedding or not.

Coat type: The Labradoodle dog is perfect for people who suffer from asthma (nearly 100% success) and allergies (nearly 95% success), and for people just wanting less mess in their homes. There are 3 coat types:

  • Wool Coat – does not shed, the most allergy friendly, feels similar to that of a purebred poodle and is usually tightly curled.
  • Fleece Coat – minimal shedding, also allergy friendly, feels wonderfully soft and fleecy, and has loose curls.
  • Hair – light shedding, less allergy friendly, coarser texture, can be curly, short or long

Colour: Colour varies from white, cream, café, apricot, caramel, gold, red, chocolate, black, and silver.

Sizes:

  • Standard: 53 – 63 cm (21 – 24 inches), weighs 23 to 30 kg (50-65 lbs)
  • Medium: 43 – 52 cm (17 – 20) inches), weighs 13 to 20 kg (30-45 lbs)
  • Miniature: 35 – 42 cm (14 – 16) inches), weighs 7 to 12 kg (15-25 lbs)

 

Below you will find a basic grooming demo video for your Australian Labradoodle!

 

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