Australian Labradoodles are very real, with lots of ethical breeders. Tho they can't yet be found outside of Australia.I would still never think in a million years those were Labradoodles as I've only seen them in curly and wooly form. And Australian Labradoodle? Kind of sounds made up to me, no offense. Yours does look like the one in the "throwback coat" picture. But I thought they were supposed to be curly or wooly always. This is weird, but I guess if it says so, it is.
Thanks for sharing something new with me.
Just as an FYI - they changed the "breed" name, what used to be the "Australian Labradoodle" is now the "cobbadog". The ANKC will not let a new breed be registered if it's name is made up with the names of other breeds, it needs an original name.Australian Labradoodles are very real, with lots of ethical breeders. Tho they can't yet be found outside of Australia.
I actually have a friend in VA who has one, I think from a breeder in state somewhere. It did sound like a pretty ethical breeder (health testing and such), although he was neutered before she took him home at 8 weeks.Australian Labradoodles are very real, with lots of ethical breeders. Tho they can't yet be found outside of Australia.
So true. If one parent was a pure Lab an one parent was a pure Poodle then the puppies would have a much more predictable phenotype (appearance) than offspring of two Labradoodles. Its basic genetics. Your dog probably has inherited more of the Lab genes than the Poodle's.considering she is a mix, of a mix. genetics will play a big roll. they can and do look different alot. we have one that comes in the shop that looks like a borzoi.
when dealing with mixes, you never know what you will get.
Australian Labradoodles started out as poodle/lab crosses, but people have added other breeds as well to improve coat type and temperament, and they now breed true. There's a breed club for them (working towards official recognition, I believe) and their breeders are very concerned with health and genetics. The dogs are quite different from the lab/poodle crosses sold as Labradoodles elsewhere. From here:I would still never think in a million years those were Labradoodles as I've only seen them in curly and wooly form. And Australian Labradoodle? Kind of sounds made up to me, no offense. Yours does look like the one in the "throwback coat" picture. But I thought they were supposed to be curly or wooly always. This is weird, but I guess if it says so, it is.
Thanks for sharing something new with me.
With the normal (not Australian) labradoodles, you get interesting results when you breed two first-generation labradoodles together. From here: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, confirmation, 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.
A second generation Labradoodle is the result of a Labradoodle bred to a Labradoodle - and there are very few of these actually bred as the second generation hybrid is genetically the most varied generation possible. When breeding on, most Labradoodle breeders breed the second generation as a backcross instead.
Coat Maintenance: varies on the coat type
Coat Description: The coat can be a hair coat, wavy coat, or curly coat.
Shedding: varies greatly from shedders to nonshedders
Allergy Friendliness: not recommended for families with allergies, due to the varying coat types.