The Australian Labradoodles
What We Breed
After our search for a dog with allergy-friendly properties, we came into contact with the breed. Once you come to the doodle you never want to go back. They are eager to learn, very intelligent and have a child-friendly nature, ideal for us as a family.Through years of loving and working with animals, we started breeding our favorite dog breed; the Labradoodle .
It takes many generations of careful selection to arrive at the coat, conformation and disposition of the multi-generation Australian Labradoodle. These labradoodles are as low shed as a dog can be and are allergy friendly.
This is the labradoodle we choose to breed.
The breeding of an ALD is never done, however. We believe in genetic diversity because it brings vigor, good health, to the breed. We constantly bring in new blood lines to ensure genetic vigor in our lines.
Australian Labradoodles are friendly, happy, loyal, playful , affectionate, intuitive and intelligent.
They should be happy and energetic when free, then gentle and quiet when handled or resting. They are easy to train.
Orginally bred as an allergy friendly service dog, labradoodles make excellent companion dogs and are used as therapy dogs. Our dogs bring calm and peace to many. Besides greeting famlilies with a wagging tail after a tough day, they calm austistic children, visit the sick and lonely, cuddle with a child learning to read, and many other heroic tasks.
To ensure tangle free hair, all labradoodles should be brushed 20 minutes per week. Initially, use a slicker brush, one layer at a time, and then a detangler comb. Shorter coats require less grooming. A full groom every 2 months.
Clean the ears weekly with a good ear cleaner that includes a drying agent. Squirt the cleaner in the ear and wipe with a cotton ball. This helps prevent ear infections. Also clean the ears after bathing or swimming.
The Labradoodle will require daily exercise as well as play time in order to be happy and healthy. With their love of people, the labradoodle does best living inside as a part of the family.
Labradoodles come in three different sizes. Measuring should take place from the floor to the top of the shoulder. Because the labradoodle can be naturally thin or stocky, the weights can vary.
22 to 24 inches
17 to 20 inches
13 to 16 inches
Extensive genetic testing is conducted on each Coastal Labradoodle breeding dog. Hip and elbow x-rays are screened by the OFA for hip displasia. Eyes are examined by a verinary opthamologist. Patellas and heart are checked. The dogs DNA is also tested for inherited disease common in the labradoodles.
Only the dogs that pass our rigorous testing standards, which includes good temperatment, coat and conformation, are bred. are
Each puppy is vet checked and given first round of core vaccines.
To the right is a chart showing how a healthy dog should be more square in structure. Ethical labradoodle breeder keep this healthy struction in mind when breeding. However, since genetic diversity and introducing new blood lines is also important, it is not possible to have both all the time.
Below are two Coastal Labradoodle puppies with ideal conformation.
Labradoodle allergy friendly coats are lush and low to non-shedding. They can be free flowing or curly.
They can be fleece or wool in texture.
The Fleece coat texture is light and silky, similar to an Angora goat. This coat can range from loosely waved to a more curly wave.
Wool coats are more dense to the touch and feel like a sheep's wool. Curls are springy. To keep the wool coat long and flowing requires more maintenance. The wool coat looks beautiful cut shorter and is easier to maintain.
Parti with wool coat
Parti is over 50% white with another color. The second color here is caramel, seen in the ears.
Solid Caramels with white markings
Puppy on left is dark caramel
Puppy on right is caramel cream
Caramels have brown to rose noses.
Coat: wavy fleece
White pattern marks can appear on chest, paws, head, neck, tip of tail and chest.
Chocolate with full Tuxedo Pattern
Chocolates have brown to rose noses.
Wavy fleece Coat
Solid Caramel with white markings
If this dog had black pigment, seen in nose, paw pads and gums, she would be called apricot, or light red.
Reds have black pigment seen in their nose, paw pads and gums.
This dog has wavy fleece.
This red dog has curly fleece.
Some blacks have a blue tint where the fleece meets the skin. In certain light these dogs have a slight blue shade.
Blacks can fade to a beautiful silver
Solid Black with White Markings
Cream fleece with black nose.
Chocolates can fade to a beautiful cafe or mocha color
Chocolates can have an undertone of lavender.
It is the same gene that can give a black labradoodle coat a blue tint.
Dog on right is a standard
She is also a phantom.
Phantoms have white on legs, chest, muzzle, tip of tail and face.
Dog on left is a mini.
Caramel Parti with
Roan is when the darker color grows under the white fleece of a parti patterned dog
Chocolate Parti with
Roan is when the darker color grows under the white fleece in a parti patterned dog.
Caramel Parti with
The phantom pattern is most dramatic on dark colored fleece such as black or dark chocolate.
Simply put, tri color is a phantom with white markings.
This dog began as a black phantom. His coat faded to a beautiful reddish tone.
Note the white on tail, legs, muzzle, chest and top of head.
This dog started out black and slowly turned a beautiful fawn over most of her fleece
This is called sable pattern.
She also has white markings.
Snow came to us from another breeder many years ago. One of first breeding dogs with wonderful new American lines mixed in with the old Australian lines.
She was so sweet and gentle, like a cuddly teddy bear.
This is what curly fleece looks like brushed out
We lived on a ranch and one day she wandered off...
We even searched in town
From a distance, we thought we'd found her...
On a closer look....
It was a goat!
Snow was waiting for us our front porch when we arrived home.
We hugged and kissed her moppy fleeced self!
She told us her adventure
The thougsand burrs told us she had wandered far....
Two emptied water bowls told us she had wandered long.....
We began to brush her, but she told us no!
So we got out the clippers and shaved her down.
After a shave and bath
This is how curly fleeced looks shaved short.