In the 1980’s, breeders in Australia began attentively infusing several breeds of dogs. During the course of that time it was discovered that by adding the English and American Cocker Spaniel along with the Irish Water Spaniel to the Curly Coat Labrador Retriever/Poodle cross this improved the dogs confirmation and coats. In the same manner, these infusions were incorporated to bring the sought after characteristics of allergy and asthma friendly, low to non-shedding coats and service dog natures for their temperament in order to meet the needs for family companions. Following several generations of quality breeding's, the multi generational Australian Labradoodle was born. Australian Labradoodles have many attributes they are beautiful, loving, friendly, happy, loyal, playful, intuitive and intelligent dogs. Australian Labradoodle breeding dogs are thoroughly selected for coat, temperament and intelligence with bloodlines charting back to Teagan Park and Rutland Manor in Australia where the desired traits of the Australian Labradoodles were carried out.
F1 (first generation): 50% purebred Poodle and 50% purebred Labrador Retriever.
F1B (First generation Labradoodle (F1) bred to a purebred Poodle): The puppies are more likely to look like a Poodle because they are 75% Poodle. The coat of this type dog varies and may still shed and the dog may have size restrictions.
F2 (parents for this puppy are both F1’s): Puppies from the same litter may have inconsistent characteristics. Some may be more Poodle looking while others may look more like a Labrador Retriever. The dogs coats may be more hair like a Lab or like a Poodle depending on the puppy.
F3 (parents for this puppy are both F2 Labradoodles): F3 or above is considered “Multi-generational”. When a Labradoodle is 3 or more generations into the breed, they are considered Multi-Generational Labradoodles. This allows knowledgeable breeders to refine the physical traits, coat types and personality of this breed. The Multi-Generational Labradoodle is allergy friendly and has a much more desirable coat in quality and texture.
Australian Labradoodles come in three different sizes: standard, medium and miniature. The size of your puppy will depend on the size of his/her parents and grandparents.
Standard: 21” to 24” at the shoulder. Weight typically 50 to 65 pounds.
Medium: 17” to 20” at the shoulder. Weight typically 30 to 45 pounds.
Miniature: 14” to 16” at the shoulder. Not more than 17”. Weight is typically 15 to 30 pounds.
There are two types of coats that the Australian Labradoodles may have.
Wool - curlier like a Poodle, generally non-shedding, usually the best for those with allergies. Requires some maintenance daily if kept long, to prevent matting.
Fleece - curly or wavy longer fur that is soft to the touch. Low to non-shedding. Tends to be allergy-friendly. Requires weekly maintenance during puppy to adult transition time and regular grooming as an adult.
Your Australian Labradoodle Puppy and Adult Australian Labradoodles require grooming. A good grooming routine begins when you bring your new puppy home. It is important to brush your puppy 2 to 3 times a week. It is best that you brush and comb your puppy to keep the coat free of mats (tangles). Providing that you are using a gentle and tearless dog shampoo, your Labradoodle can be bathed every other week or when needed. Having said that, it is worth mentioning again that your dog has been thoroughly brushed and is free of mats before bathing. Ask your veterinarian when you can start taking your Labradoodle puppy to the groomer. It is also necessary to maintain ear health. Terrific Ear Powder (TEP) is specifically made to keep ears dry. Nail trimming is important, whether it's once or twice a month, or depending on their lifestyle and activity level. But, don't forget their dewclaws on the inner side of their front paws. Your professional groomer and veterinarian can trim their nails too. To keep your Labradoodles eyes clean you can use eye wash or eye pads that is made to wipe away the gook. Check with your dogs veterinarian if you notice anything unusual with their eyes or anything else that's not normal. Be sure to take care of their teeth, they require good dental care. By brushing your dogs teeth regularly this can help prevent oral disease. Your veterinarian will show and tell you how to clean your dogs teeth. When your puppy is around 6 to 12 months old, the adult coat coming in will be noticeable. This is the time to do extra brushing. Your Labradoodle is very likely to get mats and you may want to take into consideration that dog groomers are essential. If you don't know of a reputable groomer in your area ask family members, friends or your veterinarian. Grooming an Australian Labradoodle takes good communication with your groomer to get the ideal look for your dog. It is recommended to take pictures with you to help you get the desired results you are looking for.
Ask your family members and friends if they know of any reputable Veterinarians in your area before you bring your new puppy home. You will need to schedule their first appointment within the 72 hours from the day you pick up your new puppy.
Ask your family members, friends, veterinarian and groomer if they know of any Certified Dog Trainers in your area. Meet with a reputable trainer and discuss what and how they will train your Labradoodle. Be sure to let the trainer know as well what your goals are for your Labradoodle and yourself.
We keep clean food and water bowls. We feed our dogs and puppies Merrick Grain Free Food. We keep water available at all times.
Puppy Precautions Inside and Outside their New Home
Be mindful to keep your puppy safe inside and outside. Australian Labradoodles are exceptionally smart, they want to check things out and using their senses of smell, hearing, sight, touch and taste.
These are some items to keep out of their reach so they don't chew on or ingest them:
(There are so many more items than these).
Pony tail holders
Hair ties/ Barrettes
Paper/ plastic/ cardboard
Plastic bottles/ caps/ lids
Small/ medium toys or pieces of toys (they only need dog toys)
Cords of any kind (please, don't leave cords plugged in to the electrical outlets)
Rocks/ wood (all kinds)
Golf balls etc.
Pens/ pencils/ crayolas
Cat food/ cat poop
Foods that are toxic to dogs
Dog treats they could get choked on (or worse)
Just be mindful to keep your dogs safe inside and outside. Keep harmful items out of their reach.
LABRADOODLE LIFE EXPECTANCY
When provided with regular veterinarian checkups, proper daily care, a healthy diet and daily exercise the average life expectancy is usually between 12-15 years.