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What are Australian Labradoodles?

The Authentic Australian Labradoodle

Low to Non Shedding Dogs That Are Allergy Friendly

The Australian Labradoodle is different from all other Labradoodles.

In the beginning , the Labradoodle was simply a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle. These early Labradoodles typically were bred to each other over future generations and are sometimes called Multi-generational Labradoodles.

Improved Temperament,
Coat, Confirmation and Size

In the late 1970’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, confirmation, and size. The infused breeds include curly coated retriever, Irish Water Spaniel as well as the American and English Cocker Spaniel. The resulting Australian Labradoodles subsequently have been bred to each other, and are considered multi-gen Australian Labradoodles, (The diversity of these blood lines have the potential to safeguard the breed from genetic health problems of inbreeding).

Authentic Australian Labradoodle
is now the Australian Cobbadog

The Authentic Australian Labradoodle has had a name change and is now known as the Australian Cobbadog.  The breed consists of a cross between a Labrador Retriever, Poodle, Irish Water Spaniel, IRISH Soft Coated Wheaten and English and American Cocker Spaniel. The diversity of these blood lines have the potential to safeguard the breed from genetic health problems and inbreeding.

More Reliably Low to Non-Shedding Dogs and Allergy Friendly

Today, Australian Labradoodles are wonderful, intelligent dogs with lush coats and are more reliably low to non-shedding dogs and allergy friendly than other types of Labradoodles such as first generation Lab/Poodle crosses, or first generation crosses bred back to Poodles. Even when the other types of Labradoodles are bred on for generations, the result is not an Australian Labradoodle.

Golden Xpress Labradoodles– mini Labradoodles are under 25 lbs with a strong durable conformation and our mediums are between 30 to 40 lbs.

For more information on the Australian Labradoodle and there sizes visit the Australian Labradoodle Association of America.


Crossing these breeds together compliments the Authentic Australian Labradoodle, giving these wonderful dogs a hybrid vigor and a variety of coat types:

  • The Woolly Coat:  Poodle like which requires regular grooming is non-shedding, allergy and asthma friendly.
  • The Fleece Coat: The ultimate coat that is easily maintained, non-shedding, allergy and asthma friendly.  This coat is simular to that of an Angora Goat.
  • The Hair Coat: Anything from flat and straight to curly down the back and possibly wavy with minimal to normal shedding, that is less likely to be allergy and asthma friendly.  You will usually see this coat in first and second generation (F1 and F1b) American bred Labradoodles, early generations.

Overall the Authentic Australian Labradoodle is a fun loving, quiet, calm,  yet comical and loving companion for families as well as a fantastic service dog.  This breed is easily trainable, loyal and intelligent.

Please note, no dog is truly hypoallergenic, some breeds are better for people with allergies and some are not. First, you must determine if you or a family member are in fact allergic to dogs (hair and dander) and that is best determined by a doctor. You may be allergic to what a dog naturally brings in from the outside, grass, dust and pollen on their coat versus the dog itself. In that case, all dogs will increase your allergy symptoms. If you believe you are allergic to dogs the best way to determine if you are allergic to labradoodles is to be around one for at least 24 hours or more. Remember there are Labradoodles (flat coated, fleece coated, wool coated) and Australian Labradoodles (fleece coated and wool coated).  No refunds due to allergies.

The newly formed Australian Cobber Dog (also known as the Australian Labradoodle) registry of Master Dog Breeders and Associates (MDBA), and Authentic Australian Labradoodle Association (ALCA) have been formed to provide a registry to record the Labradoodle, they strive to maintain the soundness and integrity of the breed.

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