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    Labradoodle Breed Information

    At RedLetter Doodles we breed Australian Labradoodles.

    Generations and Types of Labradoodles 

    First Generation labradoodle are called F1: The result of the breeding of a Labrador retriever to a poodle.  These are 50% Poodle and 50% Labrador. These are more prone to shedding. 

    RedLetter Doodles does not breed F1 Labradoodles.  

    F1b Labradoodle is the result of the purposeful crossing back of the F1 dog to a poodle. an F1b is eproximaltly  25% Labradoodle, 75% Poodle and are more likely suited for allergy sufferers and will be low to non-shedding.

    The Multi-Generational Labradoodle is typically non-shedding or very low shedding. It is the crossing of F1B to F1B or Multi-Gen to F1B, or Multi-Gen to Multi-Gen. It is the result of careful planning for temperament and conformance to the breed for several generations.

    Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle

    Australian Multi-Generational Labradoodles are the result of crossing an Australain Multi-Gen Australian labradoodle to another Australian Multi-Gen labradoodle. The Foundation dogs developed at the research centers in Australia have infusions of the following breeds listed below. They are very allergy friendly and have the no to low shedding coats.  They have the attributes and characteristics infused for. Australian Labradoodles generally have great temperaments. They have consistent quality of coats, conformation and wonderful temperaments!  RedLetter Doodles Labradoodles breeds multigenerational Australian Labradoodles and well as Goldendoodles.

    1) Poodle
    2) Labrador Retriever
    3) Irish Water Spaniel
    4) Curly Coat Retriever
    5) American or English Cocker Spaniel

    Australian Labradoodle Colors

    There are a variety of colors available Labradoodle colors vary widely and include solid and “parti-colors”.  The color names most commonly used are: Chalk, White, Cream, Gold, Apricot, Red, Chocolate and Black.  Other colors you may hear are generally just variations of the colors listed.

    It is important to note that slight variations in color will occur and a pup may not retain his original puppy color.  At times, a puppy’s coat will lighten with age can also darken. There is not  an exact science or any guarantees as to what exact color your puppy will eventually become.  The color of your dog will range in shade and can change with age.

    White: White is not always a true white. Shades can range between white and cream.

    Cream: This color has light brown tones to different shades cream tones.

    Apricot – Apricot is a light yellowish-orangish color that is similar to the color of apricots.

    Red: Red can very from light to dark, from highlights of red and a strong red tone.  Some red dogs will fade to an apricot like color.

    Chocolate: This color can range from a “dark chocolate” to a “milk chocolate.”  The chocolate color may stay a rich chocolate or fade over time.

    Black: True black colors retain their color. There are often small patches or blended colors like red, tan and white in some black dogs. 

    Parti: Is the mixture of two different colors: Examples are Black & White, Brown & White, Cream and White. One color can be dominate or there can be a even blend or the two colors.  

    Australian Labradoodle Sizes

    Australian Labradoodle are the same in reference to size and structure for the Miniature Labradoodle, Medium Labradoodle and Standard Labradoodle. Size is determined by measuring from the floor to the top of the shoulder.

    Miniatures:        14–16 inches in height and 15-30 lbs in weight.

    Mediums:           17–20 inches in height and 30-45 lbs in weight.

    Standards:         21–24 inches in height and 45 to over 65 lbs in weight.

    Australian Labradoodle Coat

    Labradoodles are bred to have either the truly Fleece coat or the Wool Curly coat. Both coat types are non-shedding and allergy friendly. The Fleece coat has a distinctly soft fleecy feel unlike any other dog coat. It hangs in loose loopy spirals like that of the Angora goat. The Wool Curly coat resembles that of a poodle and feels like a soft woolly sweater.

    Australian Labradoodle Life Expectancy

    As with most breeds of dogs, Labradoodles will usually live for about 13 – 15 years, with exceptions in both directions.