Extremely clever, sociable, comical, joyful, energetic when free; soft, quiet and responsive when handled. They should approach people in a happy friendly manner, keen and easy to train. They should display an intuition about their family members or handler’s current emotional state or needs. This ability to “know” is what has made the Australian Labradoodle an excellent dog for individuals with special needs.
The Australian Labradoodle is adaptable and remarkably unstressed. They get on well with children and their calm, loving temperament makes them a great choice for older owners so long as they get regular exercise
What size do ALD's come in?
Labradoodles are come in 3 different sizes, all three sizes have the same characteristics, appearance, temperament and conformation.
Miniature range: 14" - 16 " at the shoulder
Medium range: 17 "and 20" at the shoulder
Standard range: 21" and 24" at the shoulder
:Labradoodle coats are divided into three categories
WOOL: Curly, lambs wool like texture but looser spiralling wool
FLEECE: Wavy and soft in texture with straight wavy look or soft curls
HAIR: - a hair coat will shed to varying degrees and can have an odour, these coats are more common in early generation labradoodles.
The Australian Labradoodle breed first dates back to the 1980's and was initiated by Wally Conran of Royal Guide Dogs located in Victoria Australia.
His intent was to create a breed that was allergy and asthma friendly with the temperament of a service dog. Breeders in Australia began breeding Labradoodles to continue his efforts, they were determined to produce litters with consistent conformation, coat type, and temperament. And in 1997 the very first Australian Labradoodle breed standard was written.
Although the labradoodle was originally a cross between a poodle and a Labrador, today more parent breeds have been infused to enhance colours, sizing, retriever qualities and boning structure without effecting the allergy friendly coats. These parent breeds include - Poodle (standard, miniature, toy), Labrador Retriever, Irish Water Spaniel, Curly Coat Retriever, American Cocker Spaniel and English Cocker Spaniel.