Temperament

Extremely clever, sociable, comical, joyful, energetic when free and soft and quiet when handled. They should approach people in a happy friendly manner and are keen and easy to train. They should display an intuition about their family members current emotional state or needs. This ability to “know” is what has made the Australian Labradoodle an excellent dog for individuals with special needs.

Coats

There are two types of coats that are considered allergy friendly, these are the fleece and wool coats. Fleece coats have a soft texture fleecy feeling which can have a straight wavy look or a soft curly look. Wool coats are like lambs wool in texture with a looser spiralling look. The last coat type is the hair coat which will shed to varying degrees and can have an odour. These coats are more common in early generation labradoodles.

Colours

Labradoodles come in a rainbow of colours, ranging from chalk to black and everything in between.

Chalk

Should be a white colour but when compared to white is rather a chalky-white in colour. Nose pigment to be black or rose. Chalk dogs with brown/rose noses are sometimes referred to as Caramel Ice.

Cream

 

Should be a creamy colouring sometimes with apricot/gold tinting, all shades of cream are acceptable. Nose pigment to be black or rose. Cream dogs with brown/rose noses are sometimes referred to as Caramel Cream.

Gold

 

Has also been referred to, as “apricot”, should be the colour of the inside of a ripe apricot to varying shades of rich Gold in colour. A true Gold should not have a lighter root than the outer coat and preferable have an even colouration over the entire body. This colour may fade as the dog grows older. Nose pigment to be black in colour.

Caramel

 

Ranges from a rich gold through to a deep red the preferred colour is very much the same colour as its namesake 'caramel' with even colouration over the entire body. Nose pigment to be rose in colour.

Red 

 

Should be a solid even rich red in colour. A true red should not be lighter at the root than the outer coat. Reds can fade as the dog grows older. Nose pigment to be black. This is a rare colour group.

Black 

 

Should be a solid with no sprinkling of any other colour through the coat. Nose pigment to be black.

Chocolate 

 

Should be dark and rich in colour. True chocolates are born almost black in colour and maintain the rich dark colour throughout their lifetime. Colour should be even. Nose pigment to be rose in colour (matching the coat colour).

Café 

 

Ranges from a milk chocolate to silver-beige in colour and will develop over time (1-3yrs). Nose pigment to be rose in colour (matching the coat colour).

Partis    

 

Are at least fifty percent white, with spots or patches of any other above solid colour. The head can be of a solid colour but white muzzle, blaze, or white muzzle/blaze combination (preferably symmetrical) are equally acceptable. Full or partial saddles are acceptable, as long as they do not exceed the colour proportion, but are not preferred. Ticking in the white of the coat is acceptable but not preferred. Nose pigment to match the solid colour requirements as listed above.

Phantoms 

 

Have a solid base colour with sharply defined markings of a second colour appearing above each eye, on the sides of the muzzle, on the throat and forechest, or in a chin and forechest bowtie pattern as well as on all four legs and feet, and below the tail. A phantom without clearly defined face markings or one that presents with its whole face coloured in the second colour is acceptable, as long as it maintains all the other specified body markings. Any combination of acceptable colours is allowed. Nose pigment should follow requirements listed above based on the solid base colour. Less than fifty percent white, with the remaining percent any other acceptable solid colour.

Sizes

Standard

  • Height at wither: 53cm to 63cm 

  • Weight: 23kg to 30kg

 

Medium

  • Height at wither: 43cm to 52cm

  • Weight: 13kg to 20kg

 

Miniature

  • Height at wither: 35cm to 42cm

  • Weight: 7kg to 13kg