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|A First Generation Labradoodle (a Poodle bred to a Labrador = an F1 Labradoodle) didn't sound like the
dog for me. I felt there were too many inconsistencies in this cross, one puppy might look like more of poodle
another might look like a lab and there is still a relatively high probability of shedding. Now of course both
Poodles and Labs are great dogs so an F1 Labradoodle would still most likely be smart and athletic, but
what about shedding?
Okay so now on to the F1b Labradoodles (an F1 Labradoodle bred back to a Poodle = an F1b Labradoodle).
These Labradoodles should not shed as much as a first generation cross. Getting closer!
Well what about the Australian Multi-Generational Labradoodle? (An F1b or higher Labradoodle bred to
another F1b or higher Labradoodle = a Multi-Gen Labradoodle). This was more like it! These dogs if
properly maintained will be very low to non-shedding and they look like silky teddy bears. Also because they
had to be breed generation by generation there is a great deal more consistency in everything from
temperament, looks and the different sizes.
After all my research I realized there was much more thought and care put into this Australian Labradoodle
breed, it wasn’t just a Poodle and Lab Cross but much more! The Labradoodle breed originated in Australia
when Wally Conran the head breeder of the Australian Guide Dog Association initiated the first intentional
breeding of a Standard Poodle and Labrador Retriever which created an F1 Labradoodle. He did this
breeding because he met a visually impaired woman who could never apply for a guide dog due to her
Husband’s problem with allergies. Out of the Wally’s first Labradoodle breeding there was only one pup that
didn’t aggravate the husband’s allergy but that was a start! Later on a few Australian breeders started
breeding F1 Labradoodles to Poodles and then eventually Labradoodles to Labradoodles, they ultimately
produced the Australian Multi-Generation Labradoodle. Of course this was also eventually done in the U.S.
thus the difference between the Australian Multi-Gen Labradoodle and the American Multi-Gen Labradoodle.
The goal now is to uphold the high standard of the Australian Labradoodle! This includes the limitless health
testing for genetic diseases, Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, Eye diseases, and Heart problems. Any good
Australian Labradoodle breeder will complete all the necessary testing and should offer a minimum two year
Health Guarantee against genetic diseases. Please choose a reputable breeder, because by placing your trust
in a responsible breeder you maximize your chances of adopting a happy and healthy Australian
Labradoodle that will be a wonderful addition to your family!
|So I was on a quest to find the “Perfect Dog” that was low shedding, Allergy Friendly, Smart, Easy to train,
the Labradoodle. It sounded good but after more investigating I realized not all Labradoodles are created
equal. Let the research begin!