HISTORY OF THE LABRADOODLE

STANDARDS, COAT TYPES, ALLERGIES

In 1989, The Guide Dog Association in Australia began a breeding and research program to produce a dog that was highly intelligent, with a wonderful disposition, that would not shed and therefore be allergy friendly.

The Association carefully selected a female Labrador, and a male Poodle of superior quality to breed.

A man by the name of John Gosling, who was the Guide Dog Services Manager in Australia, was the first to actually breed the Labrador to a Standard Poodle. He did this because of a lady by the name of Pat Blum who lived in Hawaii and had lived with a vision impairment, but hesitated to apply for a Guide Dog because of her husband Rich’s allergy to dogs. John Gosling agreed to breed the first litter of Labradoodles in an attempt to lessen the likelihood of allergic reactions.

Pat Blum was overjoyed with the outcome and was able to finally get her much needed Guide Dog that she named Sultan.

Being such a desirable dog, the Labradoodle is still being bred by many people today.  Labradoodles are  highly intelligent, making them very easy to train with ‘very little’ to ‘NO’ shedding.  They are gentle, sweet and loving.  These traits make them an ideal family dog that is much sought after in the general public.

First Generation Labradoodles are produced by crossing a Labrador to a Poodle and the results of that is 'hybrid vigor' , which means that the dog is genetically more sound and strong in mind and body.

To improve on the coat of the Labradoodle, people have bred the first generation Labradoodle, back to a Poodle, and then select the best of the litter, and breed that Labradoodle, to other selected Labradoodles, this produces coats that are highly desirable and very allergy friendly.

Because of their unique coat, Labradoodles usually have 'NO' body odor, therefore minimal bathing and brushing is required, and it is rare for them to have fleas.

The Labradoodle, is a very versatile, fun loving dog, loving water sports, or quite content laying at your side.

With these great qualities, the Labradoodle has become an ideal dog for anyone to be a proud and happy owner of!!

Labradoodle Standards

Size:
HEIGHT (IN.)        WEIGHT (LBS.)
Standard 22-25        50-85
Medium 18-21          35-50
Miniature 12-17       25-35

Color: Chalk (milky white), Cream, Apricot, Gold, Black, Chocolate, Café au lait, Red, Carmel and Silver.

Coat Types

Wool Coat:  NON shedding, allergy and asthma friendly, loose to tighter curl. Requires regular maintenance.

Fleece Coat:  NON shedding, allergy and asthma friendly,!  A  soft, loose, silky curl.  Easy maintenance!

Hair Coat:  Will have some shedding, determined by the amount of wave or curl to the coat.  Not highly rated as allergy or asthma friendly.  But Low maintenance!

DETERMINE WHICH COAT TYPE THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO ENJOY YOUR PUPPY TO THE FULLEST.

A GOOD BREEDER SHOULD BE ABLE TO HELP YOU TO DECIDE, AND

THIS IS DONE BY KNOWING THE COAT TYPE OF EACH  PUPPY IN A LITTER.

There is always just the right puppy for each individual or family, but you’ll need to be patient and wait for that perfect puppy for you.

IT IS OUR GOAL @ FOREST PARK LABRADOODLES TO FIND YOU THAT ‘PERFECT PUPPY’,  SO THAT OUR PUPPIES LIVE WITH YOU, ‘HAPPILY EVER AFTER’ !!!!!!!!!!