Why a Labradoodles

Why a genuine multi-Gen Australian Labradoodle


A multi-gen Australian Labradoodle is not just a breed cross between a Labrador retriever and a Poodle. It is a designed dog, here is the story. 


In 1988, M. Wally Conran, proposed to “Royal Guide Dogs of Australia” from Melbourne a breed cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Doodle to help blind peoples with allergies. Unfortunately, the results were inaccurate from generation to generation. Despite the efforts to create a hypoallergenic breed having the Labrador retriever temperament, the results were inconsistent. The results could vary from dogs having the Labrador hairs and sometime some having the Doodle hairs, sometime some dogs having the Doodle temperament and sometime having the Labrador temperament. It was so unpredictable. (To read his story: http://www.readersdigest.com.au/my-story-i-designed-a-dog


Then, in the late 1980's, two Australians breeders, 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.


Be carefull when you buy a dog, ask for the pedigree and valid this with a well known association.