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The Australian Labradoodle

Caralee Australian Labradoodles are proud to be a member of the Australian Labradoodle Association (ALA) . As a member of this association I am bound by their Code of Ethics, Rules and Regulations and the Breed Standard set out by the association. The Australian Labradoodle Association (ALA) website provides a lot of information about the Australian Labradoodle and I highly recommend that you visit this site as part of your research into this highly intelligent loving breed.

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Breed Standard

Compact with medium boning

Athletic and graceful

Easy to manage and non-shedding coat

Temperament

Extremely clever, sociable, joyful and happy

Energetic but quiet when handled

Keen to be challenged and easy to train

Intuitive (knowing) about their family members or handler’s current emotional state

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Coat

Non-shedding and easily maintained

Any length is acceptable but preferable no longer than 4 inches

Should be even over the entire body

Can be straight, wavy or forming spirals

Should not be too thick or dense, nor should it be fluffy or fuzzy

Should be a single coat without any undercoat

Maybe fleece or wool in texture

 Hair coat is not desirable

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Sizes

Miniatures are up to 42cms and 15kgs in weight

Mediums are up to 52cms at the wither and 20kgs in weight

Standards are up to 63cms at the wither and 30kgs in weight

 
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Colours

Cafe’ and Chocolate

dark amber eyes,

liver noses, eye rims and lips

dark nails

Colours of Caramel

dark amber to pale hazel-green eyes

liver noses, eye rims and lips

self-coloured to dark nails

Colours of Gold, Red, Black, Blue and Silver

very dark eyes

black noses, eye rims and lips

black or self-coloured nails

Colours of Chalk and Cream

either pigmentation of dark amber to pale hazel-green

eyes liver noses, eye rims and lips

self-coloured to dark nails

                   OR

 very dark eyes

black noses, eye rims and lips

black or self-coloured nails

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HISTORY

The history of the breed dates back the 1980’s where there were some litters of Poodles x Labradors bred for the Guide dog association to try to develop a breed that did not cause sensitivity to people with allergies.

The development of the labradoodle continued with infusions of other breeds and what evolved was the Labradoodle as we see it today being governed by the Australian Labradoodle Association (ALA) . This association brings together breeders from around the world to unite their breeding programs, to breed for the same goals: “An all-round great dog that is non-shedding and allergy friendly.”