Midwest Labradoodle Australian Multi Gen Labradoodles Are Not A Poodle-Lab Mix!
Many people think of Labradoodles as a cross between a Labrador and a Poodle but the Australian Labradoodle is far more complex than a Labrador – Poodle mix and has a far richer history.
First bred in the 1970’s, a breeder crossed a Labrador and a Poodle to fulfill the request of a blind woman who needed a service dog and whose husband suffered from allergies to dog dander.
While the breeding was successful, the breeder abandoned the project due to his inability to produce consistent results. Australian Breeders became fascinated with the idea of a mixed breed given the name “labradoodle”.
The Australian breeders continued to develop the breed with success. Life long breeders have now revealed their “secret recipe” and identified other breeds used in foundation stock to produce this wonderful companion dog that we know today as the Australian Labradoodle.
Australian Breeders had mixed results with temperament and coats with early crosses. Various breeds were brought in to specifically correct certain aspects. As with most breeds, it takes far more parent breeds than two to create desirable and consistent results.
The Australian Labradoodle has been bred by careful selection and researched for health, coat and temperament for more than 15 years now!
An Excellent Family Companion.
The Australian Labradoodle is bred to be an excellent family companion and or a guide/therapy dog. Australian breeders have carefully avoided guarding, hunting, and herding lines. The result is a very, very intelligent, easily trained, and low to non-shedding dog.
This is a dog that may go to a hospital, psychiatric unit, nursing home or a children’s unit and not leave their coat behind and will behave like a well-bred Labrador! A well-bred Australian Labradoodle should be quite athletic when out and about and settle well when in the home.
Multi Gen Australian Labradoodles thrive on companionship, but do not always demand attention. They love intellectual stimulation, but are not hard driven for action. They are amazingly easy to train and people will comment on your well behaved Australian Labradoodle.
The Australian Labradoodle is the dog that we absolutely fell in love with! We want to protect and develop this wonderful breed that is famous for its intelligence, sense of humor, easy to train attitude, and loving and joyous nature.
We hope to protect and care for this breed for many generations to enjoy. We hope to forever separate the Australian Labradoodle from the Labrador-Poodle mix, which has gained popularity and is often confused with the Australian Labradoodle.
Midwest Labradoodle Multi Gen Australian Labradoodle Sizes and Coat Types
There are three different sizes of the Australian Labradoodle. All sizes are measured from shoulder to ground. Weights vary and sometimes the actual size of the dog is better understood in terms of pounds vs. inches.
- Miniature: 14 inches to 16 inches (15-25 pounds)
- Medium: 17 to 20 inches (30-45 pounds) *Very favorable size!
- Standard: 21 to 24 inches (50-65 pounds)
There are three coat types:
- Wool coat: Non-shedding, coarse, yet different from a poodle-wool. A single coat and curly or spiraling. A definite course texture which may be felt. Desirable for breeding and allergies/asthma. Easily maintained by 3 to 4 puppy clippings per year.
- Fleece coat: Low to non-shedding, very silky in texture and easy to maintain, especially if wavy or lighter in curl.
- Combo: A combination of wool and fleece.