Labradoodle, Australian Labradoodle, Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle - Whats the difference?
A Labradoodle is a Poodle x Labrador.
An Australian Labradoodle is a Labrador x Poodle with Spaniel (English or American) in their bloodline. It's also possible for an Australian Labradoodle to have Curly Coat Retriever and Irish Water Spaniel in their history.
Labradoodles and Australian Labradoodles are graded on generations to indicate how far away they are from the original pairing. This can be a first generation, a poodle x labrador - (L01) - through to a full Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle - (AL) and anything in between. With a first generation, a pups coat and appearance and temperament is unpredictable. The pup could have a Labrador coat or a Poodle coat, which means it could have straight shedding hair or curly non-shedding hair.
A Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle is an Australian Labradoodle bred from Australian Labradoodle parents and grandparents. Because they are mulitgenerational, their coats, temperament and appearance are predictable.
A reputable breeder will have their breeding dogs health tested and only breed from quality dogs. Health testing should include, Hip and Elbow scores as well as Genetic Testing. Both Labradors and Poodles are susceptible to genetic diseases, such as PRA. PRA is a disease that has no cure and causes a dog to go blind.
A reputable breeder will be happy to answer any questions you have about the health tests and the results as well as give a health guarantee with your pup. A reputable breeder will know their dogs lines, meaning they know the dogs family tree. This is important to ensure dogs that are related are not bred together and the health history of parents and grandparents is also known.
The Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle has a beautiful wool or fleece, non-shedding coat that requires regular brushing. At least 3 times per week. Without brushing, the coat will become matted, which can be painful for the dog. Once a coat is severely matted it will need to be shaved, to fix the issue as it would be too painful to brush out. Shaving is very unpleasant for a dog.
Depending on the length you like the coat, your dog will need to be groomed, possibly as often as every 4 weeks. This can be expensive and it's worth researching groomers that are able to style cut the Australian Labradoodle and get an idea on the cost before purchasing a pup.
You can look NSW Breeders up by their Breeder Identification Number on
This will list the microchip numbers linked to this breeder to ensure you are receiving the correct dog.
A reputable breeder will not sell their pups on internet selling sites.
A reputable breeder will not sell their pups to Pet Shops.
You won't save money by purchasing a pup from a Pet Shop or off an internet selling site.
All photos on this web site are of Multigenerational Australian Labradoodles.
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