About the Australian Labradoodle

The Breed

The Australian Labradoodle breed originated in Australia, but there are no Australian breeds of dog in the mix. 

To ensure a consistent non-shedding coat, the genetics of the following breeds have been carefully added together through selective breeding; Labrador, Poodle, English Cocker Spaniel, American Cocker Spaniel and Irish Water Spaniel.

History

The first litter of Australian Labradoodle puppies were bred in Australia in 1989 by a man named Wally Conron, who was the breeding manager for the Guide Dog Services in Australia.  A visually impaired family, who were allergic to dogs had contacted Wally to see if he could provide them with a hypoallergenic service dog.  After numerous breedings between Poodles and Labrador Retrievers, Wally produced a puppy with an allergy friendly coat.  This litter was the official beginning of the Labradoodle breed.  

The general public became interested in these smart and easy to train dogs and their non-shedding, allergy friendly coats have played a huge part in their current success and popularity.  The Australian Labradoodle breed was further developed with the infusion of other breeds into the line such as the American and English Cocker Spaniel, Irish Water Spaniel and Wheaten Terrier to add other desirable traits.  

Coat Types

The Fleece textured coat is a soft texture. It can be straight or wavy look or even a soft spiraling curl look. 

The Wool textured coat is like  wool in texture and is usually curly.


Australian Labradoodles are classed as being Hypoallergenic, which, translates to Low allergen, although often there is no allergic response to Australian Labradoodles, no dog is completely allergy free.