Australian Labradoodle in an Australian hybrid of Labrador Retriever and Poodle firstly originated in 1988. Today, an Australian Labradoodle is multi-generation dog recognized by the Labradoodle Association of Australia and the International Australian Labradoodle Association, Inc.
Appearance and Life Expectancy
Actually, Australian Labradoodles don’t differ much from American Labradoodles. They come in 2 sizes:
- Standard: 55-60 cm at the shoulder, 27-35 kilos.
- Miniature: 44-56 cm at the shoulder, 14-25 kilos.
Australian Labradoodles are available in 3 coat types: fleece (like an Angora goat), wool (like lamb wool in texture) and hair (more similar to Labrador’s coat type but longer). Also, there is a great variety of coat colors: tan, gold, red, black, brown or brindle. Most Labradoodles have odorless, low to non-shedding coats.
Average life expectancy of an Australian Labradoodle is about 13-15 years.
From a Labrador side, Standard Labradoodles tend to be very active and energetic dogs who needs at least 2 hours of physical exercises a day.
Miniature-sized Labradoodles are less active, but nevertheless they need regular walks with some physical attention. These Labradoodles are the best for apartment settings and small houses.
Also, Australian Labradoodles are perfect swimmers, so usual trips to waters should be a must.
Perfect Companion and Loyal Friend
Australian Labradoodles are very affectionate and friendly dogs who show great love towards all people. These dogs are for people who are able to stay at home most of the day.
Australian Labradoodles possess cheerful and lively nature, at the same time being careful and amiable. This feature makes Australian Labradoodle perfect dogs for families with small children.
Australian Labradoodles are smart and intelligent; they are ideal dog for training. That means, that this breed is good for first-time dog owners.
Some Health Issues
Australian Labradoodles are prone to:
- food allergies;
- ears infections;
- hip and elbow dysplasia;
- eye disease called progressive retinal atrophy;
- von Willebrand’s disease;
- bleeding disorder.
Australian Labradoodle is really a great pet in every respect: it is friendly, loyal, affectionate, smart and energetic. Australian Labradoodle is all-in-one dog for every family.