Labradoodles are an intentional cross between a Labrador and a Poodle. The breed originated in Australia in the 1970’s when Wally Cochran was prompted to breed a dog for a blind woman who suffered from allergies. The result was somewhat of a success as some of the puppies inherited the genes from the poodle which provided the curly non-shedding coats combined with the trainable loving nature of the Labrador. Most of the Labradoodles bred as a result of this fusion became guide dogs. This was the beginning of the type of dog we know today as the Labradoodle. Labradoodles are now widely bred in Australia, America and in the U.K. The aim of the breed is to produce a puppy with either a curly or wavy, low or ideally non-shedding coat. Although no one can guarantee this with English Labradoodles, it would be fair to say that many are light shedding and some are non shedding while others do shed - a lot! The Australian Labradoodles have a wool or fleece coat and they are non shedding. The English Labradoodles may have hair coats which can shed in varying degrees. Some puppies in a litter will be more smooth coated but they will still have the delightful Labradoodle personality! Labradoodles are loyal, loving companions who prove to be good guard dogs in the home. They enjoy the company of people and other dogs and their temperament makes them an ideal choice for families with children. They are usually very energetic and agile and enjoy dog agility. Labradoodles are very intelligent and trainable. They are often used as working dogs and perform a variety of roles which is why they are a popular choice with the charities Canine Partners for Independence and Guide Dogs for the Blind. They can be taught many commands and can transform the lives of people with disabilities. It is essential that the parents to have the relevant health tests. See our Health Testings Page for information relating to the Health Tests carried out by Breeders who are Members of the UK Doodle Club.
50 50 or 50% (Half English Half Australian)
75% (Three Quarters Australian)
Some breeders of Labradoodles are crossing the Australian Labradoodle with the English Origin. These puppies have LOW shedding coats and are LOW odour too, which makes them immensely popular and highly sought after. Their superior genes and high trainability, as well as slightly lower cost that a 100% Pure Australian make them a very happy and intelligent mix - suitable for families and individuals who want a fun-loving and sociable dog, happy to tag along and be part of the family, but with the added bonus of a quality coat. As with ALL Labradoodles, they are companion dogs, and therefore respond well to lots of attention, consistent training and positive discipline.