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​Welcome to Hale's Australian Labradoodles. Here you will general information on the Australian Labradoodle breed including: size, coat and coat types and breed history.


Labradoodles are very loving, social, highly trainable and excellent companion dogs with majestic beauty that compares to no other. Their eagerness to please and smart, soulful nature make them perfect for therapy work or a perfect family pet.


The Australian Labradoodle breed dates back to the 1980's and was initiated by Wally Conran of Royal Guide Dogs located in Victoria Australia. The intent was to create a breed that was allergy and asthma friendly with the temperament of a service dog. This journey was inspired by a vision impaired woman in Hawaii needed a Guide Dog which wouldn't aggravate her husband's allergies. Of the 31 Labradoodles bred at Royal Guide Dogs, a staggering 29 made it through as Guide Dogs... an accolade of paralleled proportion for this "new breed' of Guide Dog. 


What sizes do Labradoodles come in?

  • The "Standard" Labradoodle: over 22" at the highest point of the shoulders

  • The "Medium" Labradoodle: 17" to 21" to the shoulder
  • The "Miniature"/"Mini" Labradoodle: 14" to 16" at the shoulder

All three Labradoodle sizes should be of equal appearance, temperament and confirmation.


What about the Labradoodle generation? 
Here is a list of generations and their definitions. Each Labradoodle generation has their own unique coat qualities and appearance.

  • Australian Labradoodle or multi-generational American Labradoodle = F1B Labradoodle bred to an F1B or higher Labradoodle or an Australian Labradoodle (65% to 85% Poodle) which is non-shedding. Looks like a Teddy Bear or a fluffy silky soft mop.
  • F1B =F1 Labradoodle to Standard Poodle (75% poodle to 25% lab) most are low-shedding to none shedding. 
  • F1 = Labrador retriever to Standard Poodle (50% - 50%) cross which can range widely on shedding and appearance. The “Benji” Look.

It has been my experience that the Australian Labradoodle combination produces the majestic beauty and regal nature, with the most consistent size and non-shedding hypoallergenic coat qualities you would want in a Labradoodle.


What about Labradoodle coat type? 

  • Australian and American Multi Generation coats: Woolly, Curly, Curly Fleece, and Fleece. These are non-shedding and allergy friendly.
  • F1B coats: Woolly, Curly, Fleece, Wavy, Borderline wavy and hair. These can either be shedding or non-shedding.
  • F1 coats: Wavy, Borderline Wavy and Straight. All these coat types vary in shedding from a light/moderate to heavy shedding.

It takes more than a Lab and a Poodle to create a Labradoodle with the temperament, health, beauty and fantastic disposition that you would want in a family dog. Adding a dog to the family is adding a new family member. Don't be taken by the "too good to be true" deals that seem to be out there. Dogs that are cheap are cheap for a reason. All Labradoodles are not created equal. Not all Labradoodles are non-shedding and Hypo-Allergenic. Not all Labradoodles that are bred to a Mini will be a Mini. It is important to do your homework and make sure that you are getting what you think you are getting and what you paid for. It takes a great deal of time and money to raise healthy, happy Labradoodles. That will reflect in the price of your new Labradoodle family member.