History of Labradoodles
“Where best friends are born”
The Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. In the late 1980’s the Guide Dog Association of Australia set out to produce a non-shedding dog suitable for service training. Mr. Wally Conren was the driving force behind this program, and the goal was to produce a non-shedding guide dog by using a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle.
The result of this cross produced intelligent, easily trainable puppies that were the beginning of the Labradoodle as we now know it. Crossing these two breeds also gave the Labradoodle a hybrid vigor and a variety of coat types:
Over the years both American Cocker Spaniel and English Cocker Spaniel as well as Irish Water Spaniel have been added to the equation, this has resulted in the Australian Labradoodle that we know and love today.
Temperament: The Labradoodle is very intelligent, bright and bubbly. They have a great desire to be part of the family making them very easy to train. Labradoodles are great watchdogs but are void of aggression. They are sociable with other animals and are very patient with children of all ages.
Overall, the Labradoodle is a fun loving, quiet, calm yet comical, loving companion for families as well as a fantastic service animal, being easily trainable, loyal and intelligent.