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Breed info

 

History of Labradoodles

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A Labradoodle is a crossbreed created by crossing the Labrador Retriever and the Standard or Miniature Poodle. 

The first Labradoodle was bred in Australia in 1989 by Wally Conron, who first crossed the Labrador Retriever and Standard Poodle at Guide Dogs Victoria. His aim was to breed a guide dog for blind people who suffered from allergies to fur and dander by combining the low-shedding coat of the Poodle with the gentleness and trainability of the Labrador.

Labradoodles, as well as being used around the world as guide and therapy dogs, are extremely popular family dogs.  They combine the intelligence of the Poodle with the trainability and good nature of the Labrador making them suitable dogs for families.  They are fun-loving dogs who enjoy play and exercise.

F1 Labradoodles

These are first generation puppies bred from a Labrador and a Poodle.  Our bitches, Ruby and Millie, are F1 Labradoodles.

F1B Labradoodles

These are back-crossed from a  first generation Labradoodle to a pure-bred (usually) Poodle.  Our puppies are F1B Labradoodles.  F1B Labradoodles are more likely to have non-shedding coats than F1 Labradoodles.

Multi-generational

These are the puppies from Labradoodles bred to another Labradoodle producing multi-generational Labradoodles.

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