Since the development of the Labradoodle dog in the 1980s by Wally Conron as a non-allergenic guide dog for visually impaired people who suffered from allergies, this “dog breed has branched off in a multitude of directions.
The Australian Labradoodle is officially recognized as having been developed from the following 6 different dog breeds:
- Poodle (Standard & Miniature)
- Labrador Retriever
- Irish Water Spaniel
- Curly Coat Retriever
- English Cocker Spaniel
- American Cocker Spaniel;
According to the Labradoodle Association of Australia, certain characteristics of the Labradoodle dog breed are of paramount importance notably that the dog should have a balanced and even temperament.
Labradoodles are a cross-breed between Labrador Retrievers and Poodles. Over time, Australian breeders have carefully experimented with breeding to produce healthy, intelligent, hardy dogs with ideal coat quality. When a Labradoodle breeder states that they offer Australian Labradoodles, that means their original stock was an Australian Labradoodle – a dog that is multi-generational Labradoodle with careful breeding to ensure strong, healthy dogs.