Australian Labradoodle Breed Summary
Loyal, Curious, Intelligent and Happy
The Australian Labradoodle is a designer dog breed from Australia that breeders started developing in the 1980s in the hopes of creating a new canine breed. While the Australian Labradoodle began as a mix between the Standard or Miniature Poodle and the Labrador Retriever, this multi-generation breed now consists of several different breeds that include the English Cocker Spaniel, the American Cocker Spaniel, the Curly Coated Retriever, and the Irish Water Spaniel. This breed is known for being easy to train, so your dog will pick up on tricks and rules in a short amount of time. Just beware that these canines can develop a rude attitude if they're not properly socialised and trained from puppyhood, so start training your pooch as soon as possible.
Fun Fact: No matter what colouring an Australian Labradoodle sports as a puppy, they are likely to change over time.
|Lifespan||13 - 15 years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males 56cm - 61cm, Females 53.5cm - 58.5cm|
|Weight||Males 27kg - 29.5kg, Females 20.5kg - 22.5kg|
|Coat||Curly or Wavy Fleece Coat with Minimal Shedding|
|Colour||Chalk, Caramel, Black, Brown, Cream, Blue|
|Eye colour||Dark brown, Hazel, Blue and Green|
|Common health issues||Patellar luxation, Hip and elbow dysplasia, Von Willebrand’s disease and Progressive retinal atrophy|
This happy chappy can be described as loyal, non-aggressive, joyful, social, curious, and clever. You can also expect that your pooch will be amusing and active. When properly socialised and trained, these pooches are friendly and they get along well with children and other pets, including other canines. They're not afraid to show affection and they will form a tight bond with their family. They even make great therapy dogs and guide dogs.
The Australian Labradoodle will do okay in an apartment if they get enough exercise. They are moderately active indoors and will do best with at least an average-sized garden.
The first litter of Australian Labradoodle puppies was bred in Australia in 1989 by a man named Wally Conron, who was the breeding manager for the Guide Dog Services in Australia. A vision-impaired woman with a husband who was allergic to dogs had contacted Wally to see if he could fulfil her request for a 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 to add other desirable traits. While originally developed in Australia, responsible American breeders are dedicated to the continued development of this wonderful and unique breed.