In this article, Happy Time Doodles—conveniently based out of Richmond, Kentucky—are here to provide you with some information on Australian vs traditional Labradoodles breeds. If you would like more information, or would like to adopt an Australian Labradoodle yourself, contact us today!
While Labradoodles and Australian Labradoodles may sound similar, they are completely separate breeds with significant differences. Australian Labradoodles have been bred for multiple generations, and this practice has allowed the personality traits and the physical appearance of the dogs to be standardized. This has caused the breed to be less like a hybrid and more like a separate breed. These selective, strict breeding programs have led to the enrichment of the positive genetic attributes of the breed. The color, coats, and other qualities are all dependable and can be reliably predicted. However, consistency is an issue with traditional Labradoodles. Puppies have variations in coat types, temperaments, and sizes. As the second and third generations have been born, it is apparent that the genetic deviations have continued. This can unfortunately intensify negative and unwanted characteristics. It is harder to know just what kind of dog you are getting with traditional Labradoodles.
Labradoodles are simply a combination of Labrador Retrievers and Poodles. Regular Labradoodles have a few terms to differentiate them, but since they have the same parent breeds, the names can be used interchangeably. Australian Labradoodles have a complex lineage. A mix of six parent breeds has been used to create them. They are a cross between Curly Coat Retrievers, English Cocker Spaniels, American Cocker Spaniels, Labradors, Poodles, and Irish Water Spaniels. Currently, however, only a blend of Poodle, Labrador Retriever, and Cocker Spaniel is used when breeding Australian Labradoodles.
One of the most glaring differences between the breeds is shedding. Some Labradoodles do having shedding problems, while Australian Labradoodles typically do not have this issue. Because of this, they are hypoallergenic and a safe choice for those suffering with allergies. The rigorous breeding methods have allowed this trait to remain consistent for the breed.
Temperament is another matter that puts distance between the two breeds as well. Labradoodles tend to be hyperactive, which causes them to require near constant attention and lots of exercise. The energetic nature of the dogs can be more demanding than what many families can handle. Australian Labradoodles on the other hand have a much calmer disposition. They are certainly not lazy, and do enjoy activity, but they will not destroy the home when they become bored, making them more low-maintenance than traditional Labradoodles.
At Happy Time Doodles, we are breeders of Australian Labradoodles. We provide attentive and nurturing care to all our dogs as the facility is located at our home. The amount of love we provide is evident in the quality of dogs we have to offer. All of our puppies are tested for medical issues to ensure you are getting a healthy, happy dog. You can rest assured that your new puppy comes from the founding bloodlines as we have top quality ALAA certified pedigree. We are located in Richmond, KY and provide service to the entire United States. Call us today to find your family’s newest addition!