The Standard Size Labradoodle is 21" or over at the highest point of the shoulder.
The Medium Size Labradoodle is 17" to 20" at the highest point of the shoulder.
The Miniature Size Labradoodle is 14" to 16" at the highest point of the shoulder.
*All three Labradoodle Sizes should be of equal appearance, temperament and confirmation.
F1 Labradoodle *
Product of a Standard Poodle and a Labrador Retriever
50% Labrador Retriever and 50% Standard Poodle
F1b Labradoodle *
Product of a F1 Labradoodle and a Standard Poodle
25% Labrador Retriever and 75% Standard Poodle
Australian Multigenerational Labradoodle *
Product of two Labradoodles (F1b or greater generation) with selective and limited infusion of breeds.
The ideal temperament, coat, and conformation is accomplished with crossing an
Australian Multi-Gen Labradoodle with another Australian Mult-Gen Labdradoodle
LABRADOODLE COAT TYPES:
Coat types can be categorized into three key types: wool, fleece and hair. Wool and fleece coats tend to be low to non-shedding while hair coats will have slight shedding tendencies. To select the best coat for you, the degree of allergies in your home must be assessed and coat match can be made.
*Fleece coat: This is the coat that most people associate with a Multi-Gen Australian Labradoodle. The feel should be silky and soft. It can range from being almost straight, (straight/open fleece) or with just a few waves in it (wavy fleece) or a slightly tighter curl (curly fleece). Regardless, of the wave or curl this coat must be groomed in order to be mat free. This coat is low to non-shedding, however, it is typical to find the occasional "dust bunny" around the house. This coat is frequently acceptable for people with allergies.
*Wool coat: This is very dense and curly like a poodle. A wool coat typically has more cotton-like feel. It can be kept long but requires more grooming in this style. If it is kept short this coat is easy to maintain and usually non-shedding and allergy friendly.
*Hair coat: This coat is usually seen in early generation dogs. Tends to be straighter or slightly wavy and texture can be course to the feel. this coat has varying degrees of shedding. Typically this is a lower maintenance coat with less grooming required. This coat type is a good choice for hunting or gaming dogs.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AUSTRALIAN AND AMERICAN LABRADOODLES:
The Australian Labradoodle originated in Australia and infuses other breeds into the bloodline, in addition to the Labrador and Poodle. The Irish Water Spaniel and English Cocker Spaniel breeds in the pedigree were incorporated for the purpose of enhancing the soft, fleece coat without compromising the structure and conformation of the Labradoodle. The Australian Labradoodle can have softer, easier to manage fleece coats due to the presence of the Cocker Spaniel in their ancestry. The American Multigen Labradoodle is a combination of a Labrador and a Poodle bred for several generations to achieve the Multigen status. Brickhaven Labradoodles breeds Multi-Generational Australian Labradoodles.
Each Labradoodle Generation has their own unique coat qualities and appearance.