Labradoodle vs Australian Labradoodle
Many people who love doodles are confused about the terminology. There are several varieties of Labradoodle, and the differences aren’t always easy to understand.
Let us explain the difference between “standard” Labradoodles and Australian Labradoodles in case you are in the market for a new best friend.
First of all, the“standard” Labradoodle has quite a few names, which can all be used interchangeably — they simply refer to dogs whose parents were a poodle and Labradoodle retriever. Known as American Labradoodles, British Labradoodles, Early Generation Labradoodles, and Labradoodle Origin. These dogs are first-generation Labradoodles, which can be bred to create the second and third generation. It’s important to know that all of these dogs come from a lineage solely made up of poodles and Labrador retrievers.
Because Australian Labradoodles have been bred for decades, their lineage is more complex which make these dogs totally different. Australian Labradoodles are a cross between six different parent breeds: Labradoodles, Poodles, English Cocker Spaniels, American Cocker Spaniels, Curly Coat Retrievers, and Irish Water Spaniels. Quite the breeding right?
Australian Labradoodles Versus Labradoodles:
Consistency can be an issue with early-generation Labradoodles. As litters head into second and third generations, genetic variance continues, which can amplify negative, undesirable traits. Although many Labradoodles are hypoallergenic, some of these dogs still shed. This can be caused by over-expression of Labrador traits — and remember, labs shed!
Another issue with variance in early-generation Labradoodles is their temperament. Labradoodles tend to be hyperactive, which is simply too much for a lot of families. Hyperactive dogs require almost constant attention and exercise. Which makes for a lot of fun and energy around the house if that is what you’re looking for.
On the flip-side, Australian Labradoodles are much calmer. They aren’t lazy dogs by any means. It just means they won’t tear up your house when they get bored. Australian Labradoodles are incredibly sharp, super easy to train, and they are the best jogging buddy you could ever ask for. Not to mention that they usually do NOT shed, and are the perfect choice for dog-lovers with allergies. These dogs have been bred for many generations so their physical and personality traits become predictable.
Which best fits your family?
We know tons of families with awesome Labradoodles, but we value the consistency and stability of Australian Labradoodles. If you want to know a little more, head over to our site and meet some our furry friends.