The Labradoodle is a crossbreed or hybrid breed dog; a cross between the Labrador and the standard Poodle. Size and appearance can vary, but generally the breed is a medium-sized dog with a cheerful, good-natured temperament and equipped with a thick, wavy or tightly curled coat of hair.
Labradoodles were first developed in Australia and are a real Australian success story, having been adopted with enthusiasm by the United States and many other countries around the world. The cross breed was developed solely for the purposes of producing a companion animal; a hypoallergenic breed that would shed less hair.
It was in 1989 that the first attempts to formally breed a Labrador Poodle mix took place.
While the Labradoodle is a crossbreed and is not recognised by any of the major kennel clubs, the breed has been described as one of the best companion types available. Highly affectionate and loyal to their owners, Labradoodles are extensively used as therapy work.
Labradoodles and Australian Labradoodles are graded on generations to indicate how far away they are from the original pairing. This can be a first generation, a poodle x labrador - (L01) - through to a full Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle - (AL) and anything in between. With a first generation, a puppies coat, appearance and temperament are all unknown commodities. The puppy could have a Labrador coat or a Poodle coat, which means it could have straight shedding hair or curly non-shedding hair. With a Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle is an Australian Labradoodle bred from Australian Labradoodle parents and grandparents. Because they are multigenerational, their coats, temperament and appearance are more predictable.
Labradoodles are known for their easy going and gentle nature, paired with a high level of intelligence and awareness. They are energetic animals and are exceedingly patient with children, making them ideal companion animals for either the elderly, the handicapped or young families. The breed is very responsive to good, clear and constant training and will require a great deal of exercise to remain mentally and physically stimulated.
Because the Labradoodle is still a young cross breed, size and weight vary, sometimes wildly. Standard Labradoodles tend to grow to about 50cm or more. The average standard Labradoodle should weigh in the vicinity of 23 to 45kgs. Labradoodles will generally live to the age of 12 to 14 years.
Kari Labradoodles is responsive to the current COVID climate that all businesses are operating under presently. Accordingly, we are monitoring all state border restrictions and will adjust our operating business plan to reflect border closures and restrictions that make transporting puppies interstate difficult.
***We are currently sending our puppies interstate ***