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Australian Labradoodle - Information on the Dog Breed, Breeders, Puppies, Temperament, Lifespan and Grooming


The Australian labradoodle is a relatively new canine breed and is considered to be a success because it absorbs and even enjoys training, is even tempered, and likes children.  It also gets along with other dogs.



Sociable, quick to learn special tasks and with a propensity to take advantage if discipline is not enforced you will need to keep this breed in check with daily mental and physical exercise.  This breed is an example of cross – breeding and was created in Australia in the 1980s. The aim was to create a new “breed” with the best attributes of the original breed.



Labradoodle guide dogs have been successfully trained and tested, but the efforts are still inconclusive.

The Australian Labradoodle Origin & History


The Australian Labradoodle first was a cross between a miniature or a standard poodle and the Labrador retriever to arrive at the attributes of the poodle and the Labrador.



The Australian Labradoodle is not the same as the American Labradoodle dog breed  The breeders had used parent breed inputs to create the Australian labradoodle and also checked for certain traits that they desired  in the target breed from a list of acceptable parent breed of poodles, retrievers and spaniels. The Australian Labradoodle looks graceful and sporty with good muscles.  Their eyes with well defined eyebrows are expressive, and the ears are cropped close.  

Australian Laberadoodle Temperament


The Australian Labradoodle is smart and easy to train. They get on well with other canines and exude friendliness.  If these dogs are not trained properly they get restless and look for an outlet for their restlessness in mischief or stubborn and willful conduct.  

The Australian Labradoodle Health Problems


The Australian Labradoodle often suffers from dysplasia of the hip and advancing atrophy of the retina. They also have suffered from elbow and knee displacements.  This is because they have weak joints in their limbs and require regular light exercise to keep these joints in good working order. Keeping these dogs in less spacious premises is possible if they have regular and sufficient exercise.  If the dog is taken out in the open public spaces, they should be no problem in getting it to run around at play so that it does not feel cramped up indoors.

Grooming an Australian Labradoodle


Since they have curly coats they need to be groomed regularly. Their coats might need to be trimmed at least three times yearly. They are ideal pets for someone who is suffering from allergies since their shedding is minimal.
 
Prior to purchase of an Australian Labradoodle puppy, you need to be equipped with the necessary information regarding its origin, temperament, health issues, and required dog grooming. Since the life span of these dogs is generally thirteen to fifteen years you would be making a long commitment to its upbringing.
 
  Submitted on September 23, 2011