The Australian Labradoodle breed dates back to the 1980s 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 vision-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 paralleled proportion for this “new breed’ of Guide Dog.
Australian Labradoodle coats: Woolly, Curly, Curly Fleece, and Fleece. These are non-shedding and allergy-friendly.
F1B coats: Woolly, Curly, Fleece, Wavy, Borderline wavy and hair. These can either be shedding or non-shedding.
F1 coats: Wavy, Borderline Wavy and Straight. All these coat types vary in shedding from a light/moderate to heavy shedding.
All three Labradoodle sizes should be of equal appearance, temperament, and conformation.
Australian Labradoodles are energetic, playful, and full of love for everyone. They are great around kids as well as other dogs, and are remarkable problem-solvers. They've even been known to outsmart their owners on occasion, so prepare for a constant, pleasant surprise.
The Australian Labradoodle is allergy friendly, with a nearly odor free non-shedding coat, making this breed a popular choice for those that are allergic to dogs. The non-shed coat means that you will not have dog hair on your furniture, carpeting and clothes.
Protecting Australian Labradoodle Lines
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. Infusion committees also discuss the merits of other possible dog breeds being allowed careful introduction into select lines. It is an exciting time to be involved in the development of this breed.