How many kinds of Labradoodles are there?
Here at Cream Puff Labradoodles we breed Australian Labradoodles combined from the Grand Old Australian lines with exciting new American lines.
Australian Labradoodles have the tendency to be the most allergy friendly and the most consistent in conformation. Please read the following information to understand the difference in an early generation Labradoodle (F1) compared to a Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle. You cannot create an Australian Labradoodle with just a Poodle and a Labrador. Australian Labradoodles are so much more than that. The temperament, structure, size and exquisiteness that you are looking for in your family pet you will find in our Australian Labradoodle puppies.
American Labradoodles are a Lab/Poodle Cross and back cross and when the lines are carefully chosen their temperament can be just as wonderful as an Australian Labradoodle. Occasionally the coats are not as consistent in an American Labradoodle as they are with the Australian Labradoodles, but they are still very often VERY low to no shedding and an excellent option for someone who does not have an allergy or low shedding issue.
You’ll find you can go to many places and get a puppy that may look like our Labradoodles as puppies & get them much cheaper, but there is generally a reason for this. Just like all cheese is not the same ie American processed “cheese food” vs a nice aged real old world cheddar, not all dogs are created equal, nor are all Labradoodles. All Labradoodles are NOT non-shedding or hypo-allergenic. It is very important that you do your homework and know what it is you are looking for and what you are getting. You don’t want to make a 14 year commitment to a dear family pet on purchase price alone. Ask about the parents testing, their pedigree, their temperaments, just to name a few. As a breeder, it takes a great deal of time, patience and money to raise healthy, happy Labradoodles with wonderful temperaments which is then passed down to the puppies that will go on to be your much loved family pet. Keep all of this in mind, as the price of your puppy will reflect in all that goes into your new family member.
Definitions of Labradoodles:
Labradoodle Origin (LO) Generations - A dog with pedigree that includes only LabradorRetriever and Poodle ancestry.
LO-F1 - First Generation of 50% Labrador Retriever and 50% Poodle ancestry.
LO-F1b - Second Generation of 25% Labrador Retriever and 75% Poodle ancestry
LO-F1bb - Third Generation: One parent is a LO-F1b and one parent is a Poodle.
LO-F2 - Second Generation: The parents are any combination of the two following generations - LO-F1, LO-F1b, LO-F1bb or LO-F2 (other than two LO-F2 parents - see LO-Multi-gen).
LO-Multi-gen - LO-F2 X LO-F2 or higher = Multigenerational. The parents are any combination of the following generations - LO-F2 and/or LO-Multi-gen.
Australian Labradoodle (ALD) Generations - Any dog with ancestry containing three of the historically approved foundation Parent Breeds.
Foundation Australian Labradoodle - (Foundation ALD) - A generation where the parents are any combination of the following:
CP, C or SL Infusion x LO (any generation)
CP, C or SL Infusion x ALD (any generation)
Parent Infusion (Lab, Poodle) x ALD (any generation)
LO Infusion x ALD (any generation)
CP x Labrador Retriever
Australian Labradoodle - (ALD) - A generation where the parents are a combination as follows:
Foundation ALD x Foundation ALD,
Foundation ALD x ALD
Foundation ALD x Multi-gen ALD
Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle - (Multi-gen ALD) - A generation where the parents are a combination as follows:
ALD X ALD
ALD X Multi-gen ALD
Multi-gen ALD X Multi-gen ALD
NOTE: A pedigree containing more than two CP or SL Infusions OR more than one C infusion in a 6- generation pedigree reverts to the Foundation ALD generation.
General Appearance: The Australian Labradoodle moves with agility and grace when active yet is compact with substance and medium boning. Brimming with joy and energy when free, they become relaxed and quiet when handled. Australian Labradoodles have a free flowing wavy or curly coat that is low to non-shedding. Early generation Labradoodles used for infusion have greater variability in coat.
Temperament: The Australian Labradoodle is naturally social and bonds well with their human companions. Overflowing with joy and fun, they bring endless amusement and happiness to those around them. The Labradoodle is intuitive and intelligent, showing exceptional love and loyalty to those with special needs. Easily trained, the Labradoodle is an ideal companion for families of all kinds.
Movement: Trotting gait is effortless, smooth, powerful and coordinated in mature dogs. Should have a good reach in front and drive from behind for flowing, well-balanced forward motion. When trotting or galloping, they should appear to float almost above the ground. Light and airy, free moving with no apparent effort.
The ideal in the Australian Labradoodle is a low to non-shedding coat; however, because the breed is still evolving, it is common to see more than one coat type in the breed.
Australian Labradoodles have a single coat ranging from straight to loose curls or wool. Ideally, the curls should not be tight and the coat should not be too thick or fluffy. They can be allergy friendly to many people who have dog related allergies. The coat is as non-shedding as any dog can be. However, in some of the early generations, F1, F2 and F1b, more shedding can occur, but shedding is rarely seen in the multi generation Labradoodle.
Texture—there are three types of texture:
The hair coat sheds a light to moderate amount. This coat is seen in early generations.
The wool coat is dense and similar in feel to a lamb's wool. Wool coats hang in tight or loose spiraling curls and will open up to show the skin. It is low to no shed.
The fleece coat has a silky texture often described as an Angora goat texture. This coat ranges from straight to wavy or falling in soft curls. It is low to no shed.
This information was taken from WALA's Breed Standards, for more information please visit their website.