Australian (mini) Labradoodle
The Australian Labradoodle originated in the 1970s/80s as an assistance dog for people with allergies. It is a cross of several breeds that have become an allergy friendly dog. It is a breed that has been around for over 25 years and is still too young for FCI recognition, but has its own World Wide Australian Labradoodle Association (WALA) and pedigree.
The Labradoodle has a friendly, sociable character and an allergy-friendly coat. Australian Labradoodles have a wavy or curly coat and do not emit body or coat odor. All this makes the Australian Labradoodle an ideal family dog. The coat of an Australian Labradoodle is special because in practice it appears that many people who have an allergic reaction to dogs do respond well to an Australian Labradoodle. Unfortunately, this does not apply to all allergic people, so it is important that you always get tested first.
Sizes of a Labradoodle
Australian Labradoodles come in 3 sizes:
• Mini labradoodle 35-42cm weight 7-13 kilos
• Medium labradoodle 43-52cm weight 14-20 kilos
• Standard labradoodle 53-63cm weight 21-30 kilos
The colors of a Labradoodle
You have Australian Labradoodles in almost all colors, solid, but you also have the two-colored doodles:
White, cream, apricot cream, apricot, red, silver, gold, blue, black, chocolate, cafe, parchment and phantum.
There are two different coats, the wool coat and the fleece coat. Both coats do not have a moulting period, but just like humans, the dogs always lose some hair.
The coat of the Australian Labradoodle also requires a lot of maintenance. The owner must be willing to invest in this. Regular brushing and an average of once every 8 to 12 weeks to the groomer. To maintain the coat and well-being of the dog.
Furthermore: is it THE dog that will complete your family!