In 1989, a woman was in need of an allergy friendly service dog. She reached out to Wally Conron of the Royal Guide Dog Association of Australia and explained her husbands allergies, and her need for a service dog. Conron started out crossing a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle, which is known as the Labradoodle.
Saliva samples from three of the puppies from the Poodle and Labrador Retriever cross were sent to the couple, and one of the three was allergy friendly. This puppy, named Sultan, was trained and became a beloved family companion for the couple as well as an excellent service dog.
Today, the Australian Labradoodle consists of the Poodle, Labrador Retriever, Irish Water dog, and Cocker Spaniel. These four breeds were found to produce a consistent temperament, conformation or build, and allergy friendly coat.
The Australian Labradoodle puppies that we match with forever families are multigenerational. Their parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and great great grandparents, were chosen to be parents for their excellent conformation, and temperament.
Clever, sociable, energetic when free and soft and quiet when handled. Very eager to please which makes them easy to train. They are extremely intuitive about their owners needs which creates a strong bond.
Sizes range from miniature to standard. Miniature is 20-30 lbs. Medium is 30-40 lbs. Standard is 45+ lbs. These three are medium and we focus on medium sizes.
Coat colors come in a wide variety and is determined by the parents of the puppies. Some of the colors include lavender, chocolate, cream, apricot, caramel, and red. Coat types are described below.
The Fleece textured coat is a soft texture that is easy to manage. It can either have a straight wavy look or a soft spiraling curl. Nova and Lexi both have this coat type.
The Wool coat similar to the coat of a Poodle and is the most allergy-friendly. It should have the appearance of looser spiraling wool. Tessa has this coat type.