The Authentic Australian Labradoodle Low to Non-Shedding Dogs That Are Allergy Friendly
The Australian Labradoodle is different from all other Labradoodles.
Improved Temperament, Coat, Confirmation, and Size
In the late 1970s, 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, confirmation, and size. The infused breeds include Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Irish Water Spaniel as well as the American and English Cocker Spaniel. The resulting Australian Labradoodles subsequently have been bred to each other, and are considered multi-gen Australian Labradoodles, (The diversity of these bloodlines have the potential to safeguard the breed from genetic health problems of inbreeding).
Australian Labradoodle is very different from the American Labradoodle
The American Labradoodle is a cross between a Poodle and a Labrador Retriever and bred back to Poodle. The Australian Labradoodle is from the country of Australia and consists of a cross between a Lab, Poodle, Irish Water Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel, American Cocker Spaniel and some generations have added the Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier (to improve ear issues).
More Reliably Low to Non-Shedding Dogs and Allergy Friendly
Today, Australian Labradoodles are wonderful, intelligent dogs with lush coats and are more reliably low to non-shedding dogs 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.
Crossing these breeds together compliments the Australian Labradoodle, giving these wonderful dogs a hybrid vigor and a variety of coat types:
- The Woolly Coat: Poodle like which requires regular grooming is non-shedding, allergy, and asthma friendly.
- The Fleece Coat: The ultimate coat that is easily maintained, non-shedding, allergy, and asthma friendly. This coat is similar to that of an Angora Goat.
- The Hair Coat: Anything from smooth flat coat and straight to curly down the back and possibly wavy with minimal to normal shedding, that is less likely to be allergy and asthma friendly. Most common in the first and second-generation (F1 and F1b) American bred Labradoodles. This can also occur with Australian Labradoodles if both parents have IC (improper coat furnishing).
Overall the Authentic Australian Labradoodle is a fun-loving, quiet, calm, yet comical and loving companion for families as well as a fantastic service and therapy companions. This breed is easily trainable, loyal, and intelligent. The loveable LAP-A-DOODLE!
Please note, no dog is truly hypoallergenic, some breeds are better for people with allergies and some are not. First, you must determine if you or a family member are in fact allergic to dogs (hair, saliva and dander) and that is best determined by a doctor. You may be allergic to what a dog naturally brings in from the outside, grass, dust, and pollen on their coat versus the dog itself. In that case, all dogs will increase your allergy symptoms. If you believe you are allergic to dogs the best way to determine if you are allergic to Australian Labradoodles is to be around one for at least 24 hours or more. We do not offer any trial period for our young puppies, so it’s best to know if you are allergic prior to adopting.
The newly formed Worldwide Australian Labradoodle Association (WALA), Authentic Australian Labradoodle Association (ALCA) and Continental Kennel Club (CKC) registries have been formed to provide a registry to record the Labradoodle, they strive to maintain the soundness and integrity of the breed.