What distinguishes an Australian Labradoodle from an “American Labradoodle”?
Australian Labradoodles differ from other labradoodle varieties! Typically, labradoodles are hybrids between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle, or a mix of Labrador/Poodle and another Poodle. However, Australian Labradoodles, which initially were Labrador/Poodle mixes, saw the introduction of other breeds in the late 1980s by Tegan Park and Rutland Manor, the breed’s originators. This breeding strategy was aimed to enhance traits such as temperament, physical structure, coat uniformity, and size. Breeds like the Irish Water Spaniel and both American and English Cocker Spaniels were included in these breeding programs. The outcome of these deliberate breeding efforts is the breed known today as the Australian Labradoodle. Renowned for being suitable for many individuals with allergies, Australian Labradoodles are also known for their intuition and intelligence. They are frequently trained as service or therapy animals and are outstanding family pets!