There is a lot of confusion about Labradoodles. Because Australian Labradoodles are very different from Labradoodles in size and coats, this complicates things even more. I will attempt to clarify some of these questions and what is an allergy friendly dog.
Australian Labradoodles have three different coats. The multi-gens have two coats. They are wool and fleece. Both of these coats are very low to non shedding coats. This helps eliminate any dander, making them allergy friendly. Dander is what most people are allergic to. The fleece coat comes in both wavy and curly fleece.
This brings us to the temperament of the Australian Labradoodle. They were originally bred to be service and companion dogs which did not shed. Wally Conron is the one who originally bred the Australian Labradoodle, read more about this by clicking here. He bred these dogs to have a wonderful disposition which is phenomenal for families as well as therapy and service work.
The Australian Labradoodle has a uniform size. If a mini is bred with a mini, we will have mini Australian Labradoodle BrandyAustralian Labradoodles. This, unfortunately, is not the case for the Labradoodle. I have known miniature Labradoodles to be bred and have standard puppies! Yikes! Talk about a big surprise for the families! So much for a 25 pound dog … instead they have a dog close to 100 pounds, not exactly what they were hoping for.
The last thing about the Australian Labradoodle is that they are a mix of 3 different types of dogs. As you can guess, the Labrador and the Poodle make up the Labradoodle. The third type of dog in this breed is the Cocker Spaniel. By bringing in this breed it has brought uniformity and consistency to the Australian Labradoodles. They all have a similar look, character, and we know what we can expect.
The Labradoodle is a wonderful breed. If it is not in your finances and you would not like to become a Guardian for an Australian Labradoodle breeder near you, it is possible you can find what you are looking for in a Labradoodle. Make sure you are finding a reputable breeder who is a member of one of the Australian Labradoodle associations and they are not a puppy mill or backyard breeder.
Do your homework, this is a companion which will be with you for many years to come!