History Of The Labradoodle

The labradoodle, a cross between a poodle and a labrador retreiver were initially bred for the Australian Guide Dog Association in attempt to develop a hypoallergetic & low shedding service dog. By combining the intelligence of the poodle and the temperment of the labrador retreiver, a new breed not only emerged for the purpose of assitance and therapy dogs, but great family dogs with friendly temperments who are easily trainable. Today there are numerous breeders worldwide who continue to breed Labradoodles. At times, labradoodles are bred back to poodles in order to bring back the colour, coat, hypoallergetic and nonshedding traits of the poodle. Other breeds which have also been infused into the labradoodle are the American & English Cocker Spaniels, the Irish Water Spaniel, and the Curly Coat Retreiver. Below is more details about labradoodles.

Facts About Labradoodles

Australian Labradoodle Generations

  • F1 Labradoodle (50% Labrador & 50% Poodle) Is a first generation labradoodle. Is a poodle bred to an australian labrador retreiver.
  • F1B Labradoodle (25% Labrador & 75% Poodle) Is a labradoodle bred back to a poodle.
  • Multigeneration Labradoodle Is a labradoodle where both parents are at least a F1/F1B or a Multigenerational labradoodle.


 

Labradoodle Sizes & Weight

  • Standard Labradoodles 21-24 inches and 50-65 lbs
  • Medium Labradoodles17-20 inches and 30-45 lbs
  • Miniature Labradoodles 14-16 inches and 15-25 lbs

The Labradoodle Coat

The Labradoodle has 3 Coat Types

  • Wool- Thick and dense tight curl, like a poodle. Non-shedding and best for allergy sufferers. Only needs grooming a couple times a year and occasional brushing.
  • Fleece- Two varieties; Wavy or Curly (Big to small spirals or crimped) soft fleece. Usually non-shedding and best for allergy sufferes. Most preferred coat and easy to maintain Needs grooming approx 6 times per year and brushing approx 2 – 3 times per weeks to avoid mats.
  • Hair- Straight or mildly wavy Hair, usually worn longer. Similar to a Labrador Retreiver and an F1 Generation Labradoodle. Light to heavy shedding and not as allergy friendly.

Labradoodles usually have no body odour, require minimal bathing and brushing and rarely attract fleas.

 

Labradoodle Colour Varieties

Chalk, Cream, Apricot, Gold, Red, Caramel,Chocolate, Café, Black, Silver, Blue, Parti, Merle, Phantom