About the Breed
I decided I wanted a "labradoodle" after my beloved chocolate lab passed away, and I wanted another dog with a similar personality, but something that didn't shed! I researched labradoodles, and came across the Australian Labradoodle, and fell in love! Not only were they absolutely adorable, but they were responsibly bred, to create the multi-generational australian labradoodles.
With amazing temperments, health guarantees, and of course, how cute they are! It was an easy decision to make.
This description of the breed is taken off of the offical Australian Labradoodle Club of the US' website.
"The Australian Labradoodle is different from all other labradoodles.
In the early days, the Australian Labradoodle was simply a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle. Dogs from this cross typically were bred to each other over future generations, whereby the Australian dogs are also know as "Multi-generational" Labradoodles.
Then, in the late 1980's, Tegan Park and Rutland Manor, the two founders of the Australian Labradoodle as we know it today, began carefully infusing several other breeds into early generations of their Lab/Poodle crosses, to improve temperament, coat, conformation, and size. The infused breeds include Irish Water Spaniel as well as the American and English Cocker Spaniel. The resulting labradoodles subsequently have been bred to each other, continuing the multi-generational tradition.
Today, Australian Labradoodles are wonderful, intelligent dogs with lush coats that are more reliably low to non-shedding and allergy friendly than other types of Labradoodles such as first generation Lab/Poodle crosses, or first generation crosses bred back to Poodles. Even when the other types of Labradoodles are bred on for generations, the result is not an Australian Labradoodle, as the attributes of the infused breeds were not included in their ancestry"
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Australian Labradoodles do require ongoing grooming. We found it difficult to find a groomer that knew how to groom our dogs correct and found that asking our groomer to watch this video on a 'correct cut' was extremely helpful. The grooming cards are awesome as well.