Labradoodle Characteristics


The Australian Labradoodle puppies were originally bred for the sole purpose of filling the need for a hypoallergenic service dog. In addition to being remarkably intelligent and very friendly, the Australian Labradoodle was bred to have a low or no-shed coat, limiting the amount of dander. 

Australian Labradoodle Breeders belonging to ALCA/ALAA must meet the stringent requirements of the Clubs for health and genetic testing as well as pedigrees of their puppy to ensure that their Australian Labradoodle puppies for sale are authentic multigenerational Australian Labradoodles.


Labradoodle and Australian Labradoodles


According to ALCA, not every Labradoodle is the same and NOT all are eligible to be Registered with the ALCA (please visit The following are not eligible for registration with ALCA:

  • First or Second Generation, also known as F1, F2, or F2B

  • Merle-coated Labradoodles

  • A Labradoodle with a new infusion of ANY breed

  • Wheaton Infusions, or "Cobberdogs"


F1:  First generation; 50% standard Poodle to 50% purebred Labrador Retriever

Coat: sparse hair, wiry fleece fur (sheds and typically not hypoallergenic)

F1B: F1 Labradoodle bred to a standard Poodle

Coat: hair, fleece or wool blend (some shedding and typically not hypoallergenic)

F2: F1 Labradoodle bred with another F1 Labradoodle

Coat: hair, fleece or wool (moderate shedding and typically not hypoallergenic)

Labradoodle: Only has Labrador Retriever and standard Poodle genetics or multiple generations of Labradoodle to Labradoodle breedings

Multigenerational Labradoodle: Australian Labradoodle bred only to other Australian Labradoodle

Coat: fleece or wool; non-shedding and hypoallergenic

Australian Labradoodle: DNA of Labrador, Poodle and several other breed infusions in its history

Coat: hair or fleece; non-shedding coat if both parents are non-shedding

Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle:

Australian Labradoodle bred only to other Australian Labradoodle 

Coat: hair or fleece; non-shedding or least shedding coat and allergy-friendly


Other Variations of the Labradoodle:

Other variations of the Labradoodle, include the Golden Labradoodle/Goldendoodle (a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Standard Poodle), Sheepadoodle (Old English Sheepdog  and a Standard poodle), Bernedoodle (Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle), Bassetdoodle (Basset Hound and a Poodle), etc. 

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Australian Labradoodle Sizes

Per ALCA standards: 

Miniature: 14 - 16 inches in height at wither (16-25 lbs) 

Medium:  17 - 20 inches  in height at wither (30-40 lbs)

Standard: 21 - 24 inches in height at wither (50-65 lbs)


Fleece: Coat is soft in texture, as in the Angora goat. Can have either a straight, wavy look or a soft, spiraling, curly look.

Wool: Texture is similar to a lamb’s wool in texture. Should have the appearance of looser, spiraling wool, which parts easily to the skin. Should not appear too dense or too tightly curled. 

For information on Breed Coat colors and patterns please see ALAA standards. 



Chocolate: Rich chocolate brown color. All chocolates lighten up to a variety of chocolate shades which may lighten over time. Pigment is rose or chocolate with honey, amber or brown eyes.

Cafe: Puppies are born chocolate but lighten over time.  Pigment is rose or chocolate with hazel, honey, or brown eyes.

Parchment: Puppies are born milk chocolate and turn a smoky cream resembling milk with a touch of coffee.

Caramel: The color of a caramel candy. Some may fade over time. Pigment is rose with honey, hazel or amber eyes.

Apricot: The color of the inside of an apricot, even all over the body. The pigment on apricot is black (this is how you can tell a caramel from an apricot.

Apricot Cream: The ears are apricot, but the body is lighter, usually a warm cream.

Red: The color is similar to caramel but the pigment is black.

Cream: A warm creamy color.  Pigment can be black or rose.

Raven Black: Black coat with black pigment. Some puppies may turn silver over time.

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