Australian Labradoodle Grading
Originally, Labradoodles were bred using only two breeds - Labrador Retriever and Poodle. This type of breeding is still being done today by many people.
many years ago, breeders in Australia, Tegan Park Breeding and Research Centre and Rutland Manor Breeding and Research Centre were trying to consistently produce allergy friendly dogs using this formula. They believed that working with only two breeds was too limiting and began infusing other breeds into the recipe. Slowly, through careful breeding and a keen eye for mutations of the genes that would produce the desired results, the centers began to have consistent success using up to six different breeds. Angela Cunningham of Tegan Park and Beverley Manors of Rutland Manor are the co-founders of the Australian Labradoodle. Together they have built a breed type that has taken the world by storm.
The name Labradoodle was retained because the foundation is and will always be the Labrador and Poodle. But, in order to differentiate between lab/poodle cross breeds and the dogs that were developed by the aforementioned breeding centers in Australia, the term Australian Labradoodle is now being used.
The Australian Labradoodle Club of America is dedicated to preserving and continuing the work that was done by the founders of the breed. We are focused on the development of the Australian Labradoodle and the careful infusion of new bloodlines to maintain the look, temperament and allergy friendly traits that make these dogs so special.
The following chart demonstrates the path to "Purebred Australian Labradoodle":