The pedigree for your dog contains the lineage of ancestry information specific to your dog. This historical information tells a breeder about the very valuable heritage of the dog including size, colors, health information, and its origin. In sum, a dog’s pedigree is its identity and should be protected. The ALAA verifies every pedigree when submitted into its extensive database. The ALAA database is the original and largest database for the Australian Labradoodle and is exclusively proprietary. The ALAA works diligently to ensure the authenticity of dogs and puppies registered with its database. The information from each pedigree entered into the database is verified for accuracy and correctness and research is conducted when necessary.
Why is this so important? In an age with advanced technology and means of sharing, it has become easier for falsifications, forgeries, and identity theft to take place. This highly sought after breed has created opportunities for unscrupulous, untrained, and dishonest breeders to copy a pedigree and represent it as their own. Purchasing a puppy from an ALAA breeder offers families the peace of mind that comes with a verified pedigree.
An ALAA Verified Pedigree provides accuracy, protection, and peace of mind and should be the starting point of your search for a puppy.
F1: The “F” stands for “filial generation”. “F1” means “first generation” and is a common scientific term. This, in the Labradoodle breed, is the coding for first-cross, purebred Poodle to purebred Labrador Retriever. The results are mixed, as this is not the breeding of two “like” dogs, or dogs that resemble each other. F1 Labradoodles typically are moderate- to low- shedding and have a sparse-hair to fleece coat.
F1B: The additional “B” refers to backcross — an F1 Labradoodle, as defined above, bred (or backcrossed) to a purebred Poodle. Again, the results are mixed, as this is not the breeding of two “like” dogs. F1B Labradoodles typically are low- to non-shedding if both parents non-shedding (or as much as any dog can be non-shedding) and often have a hair or fleece coat.
Australian Labradoodle: The Australian Labradoodle carries the DNA of the Labrador, Poodle and Cocker Spaniel (American or English). The resulting offspring share characteristics, though some pairings of parent dogs will produce a more mixed litter. An Australian Labradoodle can be created by crossing a Poodle to another Australian Labradoodle, a Cockapoo to a Labradoodle, a Labradoodle to a Cocker Spaniel and the like, resulting in the three-breed combination. Australian Labradoodles and Multigen Australian Labradoodles typically have a non-shedding coat (again, as much as any dog can be non-shedding) if both parents are non-shedding.
Multigen Australian Labradoodle (Multigenerational): A Multigen Australian Labradoodle comes about from the breeding of one Australian Labradoodle to another. Multigen Australian Labradoodles typically have a non-shedding coat (as much as a dog can be non-shedding) if both parents are also non-shedding.
Purebred Australian Labradoodle: The Merriam-Webster Dictionary first defined “purebred” in 1852 as “bred from members of a recognized breed, strain, or kind without admixture of other blood over many generations.” The AKC, meanwhile, requires four generations of like-to-like matings in their foundation service.
The ALAA uses these two references in its definition of a Purebred Australian Labradoodle. Once an Australian Labradoodle has been bred to another Australian Labradoodle in four consecutive matings, it will be considered purebred.
To learn about the ALAA full Breed Standard, click here.
- The Australian Labradoodle is a breed that has been carefully developed since the 1980s, bred over generations with focus on temperament, coat quality and soundness through diligent health testing and planned matings.
- Australian Labradoodles are multigenerational, meaning both parents of the dog were Australian Labradoodles.
- No other “doodle” breed has been developed over generations like the Australian Labradoodle.
- Australian Labradoodles have a consistent appearance and temperament throughout the breed.
- Australian Labradoodles are people-focused dogs with exceptional eye contact and a desire to please.
The carefully bred, low- to no-shedding coat of an Australian Labradoodle makes them an allergy-friendly dog, but no dog is truly hypoallergenic. Australian Labradoodles are not the same as other “doodles.”
Currently there are 3 size ranges of the breeds, defined by measuring from the ground to the wither, the highest point on the dog’s shoulder blades.
- Miniature: Between 14 and 16 inches (35 to 42 centimeters).
- Medium range: Between 17 and 20 inches (43 to 52 centimeters).
- Standard range: Between 21 and 24 inches (53 to 63 centimeters).
- A Labradoodle is a cross between the Labrador Retriever and Poodle.
- Australian Labradoodle is a cross between the Poodle, Cocker Spaniel and the Labrador Retriever, Poodle and Cocker Spaniel.
Australian Labradoodles are fun and active dogs that require daily exercise. This can be anything from simple morning and evening walks or a creative obstacle course, as Australian Labradoodles excel at agility training.
Australian Labradoodles need to be groomed regularly, to prevent its coat from becoming tangled and matted. They are low odor and should be low- to no-shedding.
- The breed was originally created by a Royal Guide Dogs Association trainer in the 1980’s who wanted to create an allergy-friendly guide dog. When carefully bred for temperament, the Australian Labradoodle can make an ideal therapy dog as they are intuitive, intelligent, and love people.
- Service Dog: The American with Disabilities act (ADA) defines a service animal as any dog specifically trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability in completing tasks of daily living. Service animals perform some of the functions and tasks that the individual with a disability cannot perform for him/herself.
- Emotional Support Animal (ESA): The primary function of an ESA is to provide emotional support for an individual through companionship. Many state and local governments have laws that allow people to bring emotional support animals into public places that are not covered under the ADA.
- Therapy Dog: The primary function of a therapy dog is to provide emotional support, comfort, companionship, or promote emotional well-being to many people in a therapeutic setting.
The Australian Labradoodles can have either a fleece or wool coat type. Fleece coats may be wavy or curly while wool coats are curly.
They come in a variety of colors and patterns:
Black pigmented dogs are:
Brown pigmented dogs are:
- Caramel Ice
- Caramel Cream
- Caramel Red
The patterns are:
Note: Merle is not acceptable in the breed standard and is considered a fault. Merle is listed for registration purpose only and all Merle pattern dogs must be registered as limited registration and not be bred