History of the Australian Labradoodle!

The first litter of Australian Labradoodles was bred by a man named Wally Conron in 1989, who at the time was a breeding manager for the guide dog service in Australia.

 A vision impaired woman with a husband that was allergic to dogs contacted him to see if he could fill the request of a service dog, so he began the breeding between poodles and the Labrador retriever.  After many breedings he produced a allergy friendly coat, this was the official beginning of the Labradoodle breed.   

      The public became interested in this smart and easy to train dog because of their non-shedding, allergy friendly coat, which has played a enormous role in their success and popularity.  

      The Australian Labradoodle breed has been further improved by blending the desirable traits of the English, American Cocker Spaniel and the Irish Water Spaniel into the line as well as the curly coat retriever. 

Although this wonderful breed was originally developed in Australia, responsible Canadian breeders are dedicated to the continued development of this fabulous, fun loving, unique breed.

Designer Dogs

Mixed breed dogs are every bit as appealing as a purebred dog, and some say they are healthier, mentally and physically.  By matching completely different breeds, it is thought that the healthier traits will be dominant, because of more trait options it is believed that the genetic make up is better.

The first designer dog was the Australian Labradoodle.

  When buying a puppy, be sure to do your research and find a reputable breeder that adheres to breed standards.  Beware of buying a puppy at a cheaper price or from sellers that don’t have a health guarantee.  


A Explanation of Generations of the Labradoodle. 

F1 or first cross- is a puppy from a Poodle/Labrador retriever parent. Because this puppy is a breeding between two dogs that do not resemble each other these puppies have a various coats from flat hair to wooly poodle coats that can vary in length, thickness and texture and can range from non-shedding to shedding.  My Dream Doodles does not breed F1 puppies due to the inconsistencies within the breed. 

F1B or Backcross

Is a puppy that is bred from a F1 or first cross or a multigen parent and a poodle parent.  Puppies coats may be perfected due to the poodle parent, however there are mixed results because this isn’t a pairing between two identical dogs.  My Dream Doodles do not breed these puppies.  

Mutigenerational Labradoodles

Are puppies from two multi-generational Labradoodles.  A multi-generational puppy is one with two Australian , multi-generational parents. These puppies are the result of generations of breeding, time and investment.  They are non-shedding and allergy friendly,  My Dream Doodles breeds only Multi-generation Australian Labradoodles because of the consistent coat quality, appearance and temperament.

Australian Labradoodle Characteristics


Miniatures  are 14″ to 17″ tall and weigh 15 to 25 lbs.

Mediums are 17″ to 21″ and weigh 30 to 45 lbs.

Standards are 21″ to 24″ and weigh 45 to 65 lbs.

Coat types

Fleece or wool textured 

Fleece is a soft texture that can have a wavy look or spiraling curl. It is an easily managed coat.

Wool coat is like a lamb’s wool coat.  It has a appearance of looser spiraling wool that opens easily to skin.

Australian Labradoodle Colors

Labradoodle coats come in many different colors. There are solid colors, and pattern colors, such as parti, merle, phantom , white, chalk, cream, gold, apricot, caramel, parchment, red, cafe, chocolate, lavender, pewter, black, blue, and silver. Some colors might fade as they get older.

Life Expectancy

13 to 15 yrs.


The Australian Labradoodle Is:

Allergy friendly
Low odor
Easily trainable
Eager to please
Even tempered
Gentle and Kind

A Therapy Dog

The Australian labradoodle has proven to be a great therapy dog.  Their easy and effortless bonding with both long-term and short-term patients makes them a great companion for someone needing a heartfelt connection or a good laugh.  Their joyous manner makes them the ideal dog for families and for those with special needs.  

The  Australian Labradoodle is a great fit for a full time guide dog as well, while many Australian Labradoodles have jobs with hospitals, assisted living and mental health facilities, trained Australian Labradoodles have also proven to be a significant, therapeutic dog for the autistic as well, often the autistic child is very high functioning and can understand intricate subjects but struggle with social interaction and have severe emotional outburst.  The Australian Labradoodles calm demeanor is a social and emotional anchor in times of high anxiety settings.  Although autism is a very differerent role than for the deaf, blind or mentally challenged, they are suitable for this job as well because of their calm demeanor.  

Training abilities

Australian Labradoodles are easy to train, have quick learning abilities, and their amazing intellect make the more complicated commands a breeze.  They love a challenge and playing games.  Other great qualities of the Australian labradoodle is they are very intuitive and empathetic and can sense what a person needs, which is instinctive in the breed, something that can’t be taught, but definitely a desirable quality.