The original Australian Labradoodle was bred in the 1980's by crossing a Labrador Retriever with a Standard Poodle. The purpose was to develop a service dog, highly intelligent and trainable, that was non-shedding, allergy and asthma friendly, tractable, lovable, obedient. Over a 30 year period other breeds and bloodlines were selectively introduced to refine and standardize the sought after qualities and desired characteristics. The authentic, multi generational Australian Labradoodles today embody all of these qualities and maintain a standard of acceptable traits and characteristics.
I am sure if you have gotten this far in your research of the breed, I do not have to reiterate that today's breeders of Labrador Retrievers to Standard Poodles are a long way from achieving the authenticity of a true Australian Labradoodle.
While the gene pool at present is very small, there are responsible breeders striving to maintain and perpetuate what was begun in Australia, and we are one of those small breeders. We do not breed F1's, F2's, or any out crosses to them. We are only interested in producing the real deal. Too many of the "new" doodles do not have the desired traits, and end up
at the dog pound, unloved and unwanted. We do not want that to happen to any of our dogs!! When searching for a stud dog to breed to, it took a lot of sifting through pedigrees to find the real deal, with no F1 and such crosses, no health problems, and responsible breeder who was not a "puppy mill" only interested in their stud fee! It truly is a labor of love and dedication to bring you a happy, healthy, authentic Australian Labradoodle that will be a beloved member of your family for years to come!
We have numerous links on our last page to the breed registries, where more detailed history and other links can be found. Please keep researching and learning. And please feel free to contact us for any clarification you may need.
I also want to provide you with a link to the site of the original breeders and founders of the Australian Labradoodles.
Now called Rutlands Australian Cobberdogs it is packed with history, information, and my inspiration! Please check
it out here.