The History of the Australian Labradoodles

       the story of wally conron

       the story of wally conron

The Labradoodle was originally developed in Australia to be a hypoallergenic guide dog. In 1989, Wally Conron, who was in charge of the breeding program for the Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia, conducted the first purposeful crossbreeding between a Standard Poodle and Labrador Retriever.

Like the Labrador Retriever parent, the Labradoodle quickly rose in popularity and has become one of the most sought-after "Doodle breeds." These dogs are often produced by crossing a Labrador Retriever with a Poodle, but multigenerational breeding has begun in an attempt to produce a viable and recognizable breed.

Both the Australian Labradoodle Association and the International Australian Labradoodle Association are taking steps in this direction (there are no Labradoodle breed clubs in North America), and they hope to move this designer breed into registered breed status in the next few years. These groups have made great efforts to bring breeders together so that they're working to achieve the same standards through multigenerational breeding. Source Credit.

What makes an australian labradoodle?

The Australian Labradoodle carries the DNA of the Labrador, Poodle, and Cocker Spaniel (American or English). The resulting offspring share characteristics, though some pairings of parent dogs will produce a more mixed litter. An Australian Labradoodle can be created by crossing a Poodle to another Australian Labradoodle, a Cockapoo to a Labradoodle, a Labradoodle to a Cocker Spaniel and the like, resulting in the three-breed combination. Australian Labradoodles typically have a non-shedding coat (again, as much as any dog can be non-shedding) if both parents are non-shedding. Source Credit.

Tegan Park and Rutland Manor introduced other breed infusions into Labradoodles and went on to further develop, promote and market the non-shedding Multi-Generation Labradoodle, selling many breeding labradoodles worldwide. Kate Schoeffel a veterinarian of Condobolin, NSW; was the first to introduce and breed miniature labradoodles in 1994. Source Credit.

Our miss molly in her gentlest mode

Our miss molly in her gentlest mode

How's their temperament?

The Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle is a dog that is generally good with children and is easy to train. They usually gets along well with other dogs. It is a very clever, sociable, and joyful dog, and quick to learn unusual or special tasks. Active, a little comical at times, it can attempt to outsmart its owner if undisciplined It is very important that you are this dog’s firm but calm, consistent leader, and provide him with daily mental and physical to avoid creating any behavioural issues. Friendly, though obviously loyal to its own family, this dog is generally non-aggressive.

We do believe in nature, but ultimately the early training you put into your puppy is what will give you an excellent dog. A puppy with no boundaries, consistency, and little exercise can result in a dog with behavioural issues.

Australian Labradoodles are a relatively long lived as a breed and an average life expectancy is between 12 and 15 years. In general, smaller dogs live longer than larger dogs, and there are many factors that affect lifespan, such as diet, exercise, genetics, accidents and injury. We do our best to provide the healthiest dogs possible to ensure the

Even More About the Labradoodles


Vander Doodles plans to work mainly with a fleece and curly fleece, as we are currently working with the Multigenerational Labradoodles and lines with those coats.

These photos are a few excellent examples of the differences in the three main coat types and each have their "look". It is important remember that there are variations still found within the coat types themselves. Not all breeders are experienced in selecting coat types, so make sure that you find a breeder who not only knows the look but also the correct texture of the coat type you are looking for.

Vander Doodles has mentored with a few local reputable breeders to stay educated on how to breed based on genetic dna carriers, like dogs with improper coats, etc. Source Credit.


Australian Labradoodles have many different colours and in our local breeding programs we more commonly see apricots, cafe's, creams, caramels, reds, chocolates, blacks, and parti's. To learn more about those colours, please click here. 

Vander Doodles is just beginning to breed our gorgeous girls this year, so in the beginning, our expected colours will range from chocolates, cafes, apricots, caramels, and partis. Some of those solid's could have white markings. We hope to eventually branch our to a more wide range of colour in our Labradoodles!

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The Australian Labradoodle comes in three size variations, depending on the size of the Poodle used for the first-generation breeding. The three sizes are Standard, Medium, and Miniature.

The Standard Labradoodle should be 22 to 24 inches in height for a male and 21 to 23 inches in height for a female, while both can range in weight from 50 to 65 pounds.

The Medium Labradoodle should be 18 to 20 inches high for a male and 17 to 19 inches high for a female, with both weighing from 30 to 45 pounds.

The average size for a Miniature Labradoodle is between 14 to 16 inches and 15 to 25 pounds. Source Credit


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