The Amazing Australian Labradoodle
The Australian Labradoodle breed dates back to the 1980's and was initiated by Wally Conran of Royal Guide Dogs located in Victoria Australia. The intent was to create a breed that was allergy and asthma friendly with the temperament of a service dog. This journey was inspired by a vision impaired woman in Hawaii who needed a Guide Dog that wouldn't aggravate her husband's allergies. To continue the efforts of Wally Conron, breeders in Australia began breeding Labradoodles determined to produce litters with consistent conformation, coat type, and temperament. During the 90's, a number of other dog breeds were bred into the Labradoodle lines to assist in this effort. Most often the English Cocker Spaniel and American Cocker Spaniel were the breeds used. The further the dog is developed the desired characteristics of the breed become more consistent, non shedding coat types, allergy friendly, loving calm temperaments, highly intelligent & very intuitive, & easy to train. (parts of this history taken from the ALAA website)
· At this stage in the breed’s development, the Australian Labradoodle comes in three size ranges. Inter-size breeding is acceptable and expected at the moment. (sizes taken from ALAA website)
· Miniature range: Between 14 and 16 inches (35 to 42 centimeters) in height at wither, but not more than 17 inches. weight: 15-25lbs
· Medium range: Between 17 and 20 inches (43 to 52 centimeters) in height at wither, but not more than 21. Ideal size for a female is 17 to19 inches; for a male, 18 to 20 inches. weight 30-45lbs
· Standard range: Between 21 and 24 inches (53 to 63 centimeters) in height at wither, but not more than 25 inches. weight 50-65lbs
The general appearance of the Australian Labradoodle is an athletic and graceful dog with a compact, medium-boned body. The coat is non-shedding and easy to manage.
Temperament is extremely clever, sociable, comical and joyful. Energetic when free and and quiet when handled. They approach people in a happy, friendly manner. They are very intelligent and easy to train and display an intuition about the current emotional state or needs of family members or handler. This ability to “know” is what has made the Australian Labradoodle an excellent dog for individuals with special needs.
The Australian Labradoodle coat should be non-shedding and easily maintained. Any length is acceptable. It can appear wavy or straight or form spirals. The fleece-textured coat is soft in texture, as in the Angora Goat and can have either a straight, wavy look or a soft, spiraling, curly look. The wool coat is similar to a lamb’s wool in texture.
Why Monarch Labradoodles?
Our Australian Labradoodles are bred to the standards set by the Australian Labradoodle Association of America. We breed miniature and medium sized Labradoodles. Our Labradoodles are bred first and foremost for temperament and health as well as that amazing allergy-friendly coat. My history as a biology major, as well as being a physician who has delivered babies, makes breeding the Australian Labradoodle a perfect fit for me. We genetically test all of our breeding labradoodles to make sure they are the best of the best to continue the Australian Labradoodle's tradition of greatness. We believe in raising and socializing our puppies as our own. They are delivered and raised in our home, we also expose them to early neurologic stimulation. Studies have been done which have shown that puppies exposed to early Bio Sensory stimulation (3-16 days of life) have improved cardiovascular performance, stronger heart beats, stronger adrenal glands, more tolerance to stress and a greater resistance to disease. Socialization is also very important. Our puppies are loved and cared for by our entire family. They will be well socialized to children and other dogs as well as household noises like vacuums and doorbells. You will be getting a wonderful companion for life.