The Australian Labradoodle is the careful work of selecting suitable breeds and individuals who together make up this breed. It is not just any hybrid.
The history of the Australian Labradoodle is not that long. In the late 1980s, purposeful hybrids of the Royal Poodle and Labrador first appeared in Australia to serve as assistance / guide dogs with non-lazy and hypoallergenic fur. Labrador Retriever, English and American Cocker Spaniel and Irish Water Spaniel. Today, an ALD is considered to be an individual who carries the poodle, LR and Spaniel genes.
The Australian Labradoodle must appear athletic and graceful with a compact body displaying substance with medium boning. The dog should not appear cloddy, heavy nor overly fine. They have a free flowing wavy or curly coat that does not shed and is allergy-friendly.
Its temperament is clever, friendly, sociable, comical, joyful, energetic when free. When handled the labradoodle should be soft and quiet. They should approach people in a happy friendly manner with eye to eye contact. They are very keen and easy to train. Labradoodle should display an intuition about their family members or handler’s current emotional state or needs. Some Australian Labradoodles can be trained to become a service dog based on their intuition .
The labradoodle can have three sizes, depending on the size of individuals parents.
For miniature range the height is 35cm to 43cm at wither with weight from 7 kg to 13 kg
The ideal size for the female is 35cm to 40cm and for the male is 37,5 cm to 43 cm.
For medium range:
Height is 43cm to 53cm at wither with weight from 13 kg to 20 kg.
The ideal size for the female is 43 cm to 47,5 cm and for the male is 45 cm to 53 cm.
For standard range the height is 53 cm to 63 cm at wither with weight from 20 kg to 28 kg.
The ideal size for the female is 53 cm to 57,5 cm and for the male is 55 cm to 63 cm .
Detailed breed description can be found on ALAEU websites.