BACKGROUND OF THE BREED?
The Australian Labradoodle is different from other Labradoodles. In the early days, the Australian Labradoodle was simply a cross between and Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle. Dogs from this cross typically were bred to each other over future generations, whereby the Australian dogs are also known as "Multi-generational" Labradoodles.
Then, in the late 1980's Tegan Park and Rutland Manor, the two founders of the Australian Labradoodle, as we know it today, began carefully infusing several other breeds into early generations of the Lab/Poodle crosses, to improve coat, conformation, and size. The infused breeds include the Irish Water Spaniel as well as the American and English Cocker Spaniel. The resulting labradoodles subsequently have been bred to each other, continuing the multi-generational tradition
Today, Australian Labradoodles are wonderful, intelligent dogs with lush coats that are more reliably low to non-shedding and allergy friendly than other types of Labradoodles such as first generation crosses, or first general crosses bred back to a poodle.
To qualify as a purebred multi-generational Australian Labradoodle (Multi-gen) or Purebred Australian Labradoodle: The offspring of 5 or more consecutive breedings of a multi-gen Australian Labradoodle (or Purebred Australian Labradoodle) to a multi-gen Australian Labradoodle (or Purebred Australian Labradoodle).
Having owned many dogs over the years including wonderful Labrador Retreivers we have found that the multi-generational Australian Labradoodle is by far the most wonderful multipurpose breed out there today. We chose to breed the multigenerational labradoodle due to its exceptional temperament, ease to train, gentleness not to mention multiple sizes and coats and colors to choose from, as well as non-shedding and allergy friendly.