About The Breed

" The Australian Labradoodle is different from all other labradoodles.
In the early days, the Australian Labradoodle was simply a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle. Dogs from this cross typically were bred to each other over future generations, whereby the Australian dogs are also know as "Multi-generational" Labradoodles. Then, in the late 1980's, Tegan Park and Rutland Manor, the two founders of the Australian Labradoodle as we know it today, began carefully infusing several other breeds into early generations of their Lab/Poodle crosses, to improve temperament, coat, conformation, and size. The infused breeds include Irish Water Spaniel as well as the American and English Cocker Spaniel. The resulting labradoodles subsequently have been bred to each other, continuing the multi-generational tradition.

Australian Labradoodle Club of America

F1 means first generation and is a common scientific term. This, in the Labradoodle breed, is the coding for first-cross, purebred poodle to purebred Labrador Retriever. The results are mixed, as this is not the breeding of two “like” dogs, or dogs that resemble each other. F1 Labradoodles typically are moderate- to low-shedding and have a sparse-hair to fleece coat.

Australian Labradoodle Association of America

The Australian Labradoodle was recognized as a pure breed in development in January 2012 and renamed the Cobberdog. Most still refer to them as an Australian Labradoodle.
They are bred for soundness, temperament and coat. Starting with a lab/poodle mix, then adding the Irish Water Spaniel, miniature Poodle, pure bred English Cocker Spaniel, and finally the Soft Coated Wheaten from Champion lines, were all done over decades in Australia to pursue the ideal soundness, conformation, temperament and coat so sought after. These were not fly by night decisions made with the only thought of catering to the demands of a public that wanted a “cute” dog; but rather decisions made with the uppermost goal of perfecting the breed and maintaining breed integrity. They are commonly used as Service Animals or Therapy dogs.
What is an Australian Labradoodle?
How is the Australian Labradoodle,
different from other doodles?
Goldendoodle puppies look so much like Australian Labradoodles?
What's the difference?
Goldendoodles are beautiful dogs and their puppies look very much like teddy bears at first. However, a Goldendoodle is half Golden Retriever and half Poodle. A Golden is a HIGH shedding, high energy dog. Breeding it to a poodle will REDUCE the shedding, but results are unreliable and many owners experience frustration that they thought they were getting a hypo-allergenic pet. The Australian Labradoodle has been developed over decades for silky coats and temperament.
What's the difference between an F1, an F1B and an
Australian Labradoodle?
The additional “B” refers to backcross — an F1 Labradoodle, as defined above, bred (or backcrossed) to a purebred Poodle. Again, the results are mixed, as this is not the breeding of two “like” dogs. F1B Labradoodles typically are low shedding and often have a hair or fleece coat.
The Australian Labradoodle carries the DNA of the Labrador, Poodle, and Cocker Spaniel (American or English). An Australian Labradoodle can be created by crossing a Poodle to another Australian Labradoodle. Australian Labradoodles typically have a non-shedding coat. He’s smart and actually likes having a job to do. He’s a gifted retriever, an enthusiastic obedience dog, and a successful service dog. In fact, he was first developed as a guide dog for the blind. Australian Labradoodles can be standard, medium or miniature in size. All colors of the poodle can be found in the Australian Labradoodle. Coat types run from wavy-straight to a spiraling curl. Coat textures include wool, soft wool, silky fleece or a combination of the three."
Today, Australian Labradoodles are wonderful, intelligent dogs with lush coats that are more reliably low to non-shedding and allergy friendly than other types of Labradoodles..."
What's the difference between an Aussiedoodle and an Australian Labradoodle?
An Aussiedoodle is a cross between an Australian Shepherd and a Poodle. The results of this cross will also be unreliable as an Australian Shepherd is also a high energy, high shedding dog. Breeding it to a poodle can lead to an inconsistent coat with a wiry texture. This is very different from the highly developed Australian Labradoodle, which can be SO confusing!
No wonder they're trying to rename it the Cobberdog!
Does the AKC Register Australian Labradoodles?
Currently the Australian Labradoodle is considered a Breed In Development with the AKC. In order to be considered a purebred, they must have 50 generations of established breeding. We're almost there! In the meantime, the AKC registers them as a Breed In Development and issues them a registration number which reflects that. As soon as the breed has completed the establishment process, those that have registered previously as an Australian Labradoodle will be given a purebred registration status through the AKC.