Why Choose an Australian Labradoodle?

Whether its playing at the playground, hikes on trails, or swims in the pool, an Australian Labradoodle will be ready to join you on your adventure. Australian Labradoodles want to do what you do.  If you've had a long day, and you want to snuggle on the couch, your Australian Labradoodle will be the first to join you. Multi-Gen Australian Labradoodles come from a long line of dogs bred for specific traits, originating in Australia.  These dogs have historically been emotional support, therapy and service dogs for those who suffer from allergies. They are bred specifically for tempermant, coat, and confirmation.

History of the Breed

Labradoodles are not simply a cross between a poodle and a Labrador Retreiver. Australian Labradoodles have some cockapoo or cocker spaniel in their linage. The Labradors, cocker spaniels and poodles are chosen for temperament, coat and confirmation.  After several generations of select breeding, the  multi generation "Australian Labradoodle"  is created.

Australian Labradoodles are friendly, happy, loyal, playful , affectionate, intuitive and intelligent Their coats are lush and low to non-shedding and allergy friendly. Just breeding a lab and poodle, even for generations, does not result in a quality  Australian Labradoodle. Breeding stock need to be carefully selected for coat, temperament and intelligence. In addition, extensive genetic testing is conducted on each breeding dog, including hips, eyes, heart and DNA screening for certain disease.


Labradoodle Temperament

The Australian Labradoodle should be athletic and graceful, yet compact with medium bone structure. Happy and energetic when free, then gentle and quiet when handled or resting. They should approach people in a friendly manner. They love to learn and are easy to train.  However, like all dogs, time must be spent in training and handlers should have a loving, gentle, patient approach for ideal development. 


Labradoodle Coat

Australian Labradoodles offer a wide variety of colors and include various shading such as solid, mismatched, and parti (two colors). Puppies might fade or darken as they mature and since labradoodles love the outdoors, sun kissed coats are expected. Colors include black, chocolates (which come in many shades and are not totally predictable), caramels, reds, and  apricots to name some.

Coat types are not totally predictable and many dogs can have variations within their coat. All coats should be brushed out weekly and groomed every 3 months, if brushing in between. The Australian Labradoodle has a single coat. Coat types are as follows:




The Fleece coat texture should be light and silky, similar to an Angora goat. This coat can range from loosely waved to a more curly wave. Fleece coats shed very little, if any.  The  At about one year, all labradoodles will lose their puppy coat and an identical coat will grow in. You may want to have your puppy shaved at this point as matting can easily occur.




These wool coats are more dense to the touch and feel like a sheep's wool. Curls are springy. It is rare for a wool coat to shed. To keep the wool coat long and flowing will require more maintenance. The wool coat looks beautiful cut shorter and is very easy to maintain this way.


Multi-Generational Australian Labradoodles are created after at least 6 generations.


To qualify as a purebred Multi-Generational Australian Labradoodle (Multi-gen) or Purebred Australian Labradoodle: The offspring of 5 or more consecutive breedings of a Multi-gen Australian Labradoodle (or Purebred Australian Labradoodle) to a Multi-gen Australian Labradoodle.

Multi-Generational Australian Labradoodle offers the most consistent coat and appearance, is the least likely to shed, and offers the most dependable sizing.


F1 (first generation): 50% Poodle and 50% Labrador

This type of Labradoodle does not have a consistent coat. They are most likely to shed and are usually standard in size.


F1B (first generation Labradoodle bred to a poodle): Because this cross results in a dog that is 75% poodle, the dog may look more like a Poodle. The coat type of this type of dog varies.  This Labradoodle type may still shed and have size restrictions.


F2 (parents for this dog are BOTH F1’s): Pups from the same litter have inconsistent characteristics.  Some may appear to be more “Poodle-looking” while others may look more similar to Labradors. The dogs’ coats may be more hair-like (Labrador), or Poodle like, depending on the puppy.

Foundation Australian Labradoodle - Breeding F2 x F2

Australian Labradoodle is the result of breeding a Foundation ALD to another Foundation ALD. During this development, knowledgeable breeders to refine the personality, physical attributes, and coat types. The Multigeneration Labradoodles are allergy friendly and have a more desirable coat in texture and quality.



Labradoodle Sizes

Labradoodles  come in three different sizes.  Measuring should take place from the floor to the top of the shoulder, not to the top of the head.

Standard 22 to 24 (not over 25) inches from the wither to ground measurement. Weight range tends toward  50-65 lbs. 

Medium 17 to 20 (not over 21) inches from the wither to ground measurement. The ideal size for the female is 17-19 inches and the male is 18-20 inches. Weight range tends toward  30-50lbs.

Miniature 13 to 16 (not over 17) inches  from the wither to ground measurement. Weight range tends toward t 15-26 lbs.


Labradoodle Life Expectancy


When provided with regular checkups, proper care and a healthy diet,  average life expectancy is between 12 and 15 years.