About Doodles

Welcome to Hale’s Australian Labradoodles. Here you will find general information on the Australian Labradoodle breed including size, coat, and coat types.

Australian 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 makes them perfect for therapy work or a perfect family pet.

The Australian Labradoodle breed dates back to the 1980s 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 Australian Labradoodles Come in?

  • The “Standard” Australian Labradoodle: over 22″ at the highest point of the shoulders
  • The “Medium” Australian Labradoodle: 17″ to 21″ to the shoulder
  • The “Miniature”/”Mini” Australian Labradoodle: 14″ to 16″ at the shoulder

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

What About the Australian Labradoodle coat type?

  • Australian Labradoodle 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.

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

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 Australian 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.

Check out our photo album to see some of our fabulous pooches with that show-stopping Hales Stamp! You can also check out our pupster development page to learn more about the development of the first 8 weeks of thier life.

For more information on breed standards please visit the ALAA For more information on the health testing we do visit OFA