ALAA Breed Coat Colors and Patterns

Coat patterns in the Australian Labradoodle come in the following colors, and these colors can come in the following patterns listed below:

Note: please read the entire page and all the descriptions to help aid in the proper registration process


Colors:

Caramel Ice, Caramel Cream, Caramel, and Caramel Red, Red, Gold, Apricot, Cream, Chalk, Chocolate, Café, Lavender, Parchment, Black, Blue, and Silver


Patterns:


Solid, Solid with white markings, Abstract, Parti, Phantom, Sable, Brindle, and Merle

Note: Merle is not acceptable in the bred standard and is considered a fault. Merle is listed for registration purposes only and all Merle pattern dogs must be registered as limited registration and not be bred. 





  

Colors


These patterns may appear in any of the following colors: These need to read the same as the Labradoodle.



Black Pigment Colors



 

Chalk:

Must have dark brown eyes; black noses, eye rims and lips; and black or self-colored nails.
 

Cream:

Must have dark brown eyes; black noses, eye rims and lips; and black or self-colored nails.
 

Apricot:

Must have dark brown eyes; black noses, eye rims and lips; and black or self-colored nails.
 

Gold:

Must have dark brown eyes; black noses, eye rims and lips; and black or self-colored nails.

 

Red:

Must have dark brown eyes; black noses, eye rims and lips; and black or self-colored nails.

 

Black:

Must have dark brown eyes; black noses, eye rims and lips; and black or self-colored nails.
 

Blue:

Must have dark brown eyes; black noses, eye rims and lips; and black or self-colored nails.
  
 

Silver:

Must have dark brown eyes; black noses, eye rims and lips; and black or self-colored nails.                                                               




Liver Pigment Colors



 

Caramel Ice:

May have dark amber to pale hazel-green eyes; liver noses, eye rims and lips; and self-colored to dark nails.
 

Caramel Cream:

May have dark amber to pale hazel-green eyes; liver noses, eye rims and lips; and self-colored to dark nails.
 

Caramel:

May have dark amber to pale hazel-green eyes; liver noses, eye rims and lips; and self-colored to dark nails.
 

Caramel Red:

May have dark amber to pale hazel-green eyes; liver noses, eye rims and lips; and self-colored to dark nails.

 

Chocolate:

May have dark amber to pale hazel-green eyes; liver noses, eye rims and lips; and dark nails.

 

Lavender:

May have dark amber to pale hazel-green eyes; liver noses, eye rims and lips; and dark nails.
 

Cafe:

May have dark amber to pale hazel-green eyes; liver noses, eye rims and lips; and dark nails.
  
 

Parchment:

May have dark amber to pale hazel-green eyes; liver noses, eye rims and lips; and dark nails.                                                            








Patterns


These colors may appear in any of the following Patterns: These need to read the same as the Labradoodle.





 

Solid:

Color is solid and preferably even with no white markings. A small white flash no larger than 2.5 centimeters in diameter is permissible and can appear on the chest, feet or tail. Even colors are preferred, but natural coloration of the coat is not considered a fault.
 

Solid with white markings:

Color is solid with small white spots or patches typically seen on the chest, toes, or tip of the tail.
 

Abstract:

Any solid color with the second color being white. Must be less than fifty percent white.
 

Parti:

Color is fifty percent white, with spots/patches of any other solid color. No set pattern is required but symmetrical markings on the head are preferred. Freckling of the solid color in the white of the coat is acceptable but not encouraged.
 

Phantom:

The body color must be solid, with defined markings of a second color as follows: above each eye, on the sides of the muzzle, on the cheek, on the underside of the ears, on the throat to forechest, or in a chin and forechest pattern, with minimum second coloring on the feet preferably up the legs and below the tail. Second color in the inside of the leg and flank is acceptable as well and should not be penalized. Markings are preferred to be clear and defined. Face markings of the second color with the entire face colored is acceptable (though not preferred) if the other required body markings are present. Any of the solid colors in combination is acceptable.
 

Sable:

Black-tipped hairs on any solid color - preferably even, but an uneven ticking pattern will not be penalized.
 

Brindle

Brindle: Should have an even and equal distribution of colors, with layering of black hairs in regions of lighter colors (usually chalk/cream/gold/red, cafe/lavender/parchment, or silver), producing a tiger-striped pattern.  
 

Multi:

Multi: Multiple colors or patterns, as in a phantom with large white abstract markings, or a parti pattern with sable ticking, etc.


Note: It is normal for all colors to show bleaching and discoloration over the top coat. This is referred to as sunning and is quite expected and acceptable, the Australian Labradoodle is an active dog and often a service dog that enjoys the outdoors. Sunning or weather bleaching must not be penalized.

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