History of the Labradoodle
The first recognized Labradoodle was bred in 1988
by Wally Conron when he crossed the Labrador Retriever
and Standard Poodle at the Royal Guide Dogs Associations
of Australia. The purpose was to obtain the non-shedding
coat of the Poodle with the trainability of the Labrador,
and to provide a guide dog suitable for people with allergies.
A dog from this first litter worked successfully as a service
dog for a woman in Hawaii for ten years. Ever since, the
Labradoodle has taken the canine world by storm.
Labradoodles are now wildly popular family dogs in addition
to being used around the world as service animals.
Because the Labradoodle is a hybrid, puppies may
have varying appearance. Labradoodles' hair can be anywhere
from wiry to soft, and may be straight, wavy, or curly.
Straight-coated Labradoodles are said to have "hair" coats, wavy-coated dogs have "fleece" coats, and curly-coated dogs have "wool" coats. Hair coated Labradoodles do shed, although the coat usually sheds less and has less dog odor than that of a Lab. But perhaps more importantly, these parent breeds are both amongst the world's most intelligent and best loved loyal family dog breeds. Labradoodles are friendly, energetic and good with families and children.
What is a Multi Gen?
F1 Cross - Poodle cross with Labrador Retriever. This is a first generation cross or early generation. Predictability in hair quality and size are less predictable.
F1B - This is a cross between an F1 and a Poodle.
F2 - This cross is referred to as a second generation, but it in fact is a third generation or more. You can also have an F2B if you breed an F2 with a Poodle.
Multi Gen - Anything beyond the above crossings becomes multigenerational. All Australians are Multi Gen. As such it would be likely that you have a 5, 7, or even a 10th generation behind your new Australian Puppy. This is true even if you have a recent Poodle or Cockapoo infusion. Because the line is unique and goes back to the originating kennels and infusions are used by responsible breeders only to encourage a particular trait that may have been bred out and could use strength in the line. Good Australian breeders know how to infuse successfully to ensure the line is preserved intact.
It is important to note that there is a difference between Australian Labradoodles and other (sometimes referred to as American) Labradoodles. Australian Labradoodles are originated in Australia and come from either one of two or both of the Rutland Manor or Tegan Park Kennels. They have a unique combination of Poodle, Labrador Retriever, Cocker Spaniel, Irish Water Spaniel, and the Soft-Coated Wheaton Terrier. If you have been sold an Australian Labradoodle, ask for the pedigree to demonstrate the line goes back to one of these two kennels. If it does not, then you are not buying an Australian. They are rather different from their cousins the American Labradoodle and you will likely pay a bit more for the luxury. The reason is the scarcity of the pedigree. These animals are tightly controlled by a handful of clubs and associations which require spaying and neutering of every pet before they go home to their adoptive families. And rightly so, they are protecting the integrity of the line. Not every Australian Labradoodle Breeder belongs to these clubs, but nearly all abide by the code of ethics prescribed by these associations.
Coat Types & Dog Sizes
Labradoodle coats are divided into three categories: wool - tight curls, and similar in appearance to that of a Poodle, but with a softer texture; fleece - soft and free-flowing, with a kinked or wavy appearance; or hair - which can be curly, straight or wavy, but is more similar in texture to a Labrador's coat. Labradoodles coat colors include chocolate, cafe, parchment, cream, gold, apricot, red, black, silver, chalk, or parti colors.
Labradoodles can be different sizes, depending on the size of poodle used - generally miniature - 20 to 30+ pounds, 30 to 40 are mediums and over 40 pounds are standard sized.
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