Willows Australian Labradoodles
About Australian & English Labradoodles
Australian Labradoodles are very loving, social, highly trainable and excellent companion dogs with majestic beauty that compares to no other. Their eagerness to please combined with smart, soulful nature make them perfect for therapy work or a perfect family pet. I have worked with dogs for over 14 year and I'm yet to find any breed that compares to an Australian Labradoodle.
The kennel club has no minimum statutory requirement for any health testing before a dog is bred. This is not the way that I conduct my business. With Willows Australian Labradoodles, every generation has been health checked and passed and has been registered. If an Australian labradoodle fails its health testing it will be neutered or spayed and no puppies will be produced.
The English Labradoodle breed dates back to the 1970'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 needed a Guide Dog which wouldn't aggravate her husband's allergies. Of the 31 Labradoodles bred at Royal Guide Dogs, a staggering 29 made it through as Guide Dogs... an accolade of paralleled proportion for this "new breed' of Guide Dog.
An English labradoodle is a cross between a purebred Labrador and purebred poodle, either standard or miniature poodle. This cross was first developed in Australia in the 1970’s as we have mentioned above. An Australian labradoodle is completely different from the first generation cross first bred in Australia in 1970.
Word spread on the assets of this new breed, and breeders in Australia started to work with the idea of improving and refining a new type of labradoodle. Soon breeders from around the world joined in to develop the Australian Labradoodle we all know and love today.
Australian labradoodles are multigenerational, we breed fully registered authentic Australian labradoodle to another fully registered authentic Australian labradoodle.
I use the word authentic because we have had our pedigrees independently verified and graded as Australian labradoodles. Which is why its very important to by from a WALA registered breeder.
What is multigenerational Australian labradoodle? Although different breeds were used in the initial fine tuning of the Australian labradoodle breed, today around the world three breeds are now used to make the Australian Labradoodle: Labrador Retriever, pedigree Poodle and pedigree Cocker Spaniel (English or American type). At this point in time these are the only three breeds which may still be infused into an Authentic registered Australian Labradoodle, only with and in according to WALA Rules and Regulations. Which includes only one of these infusions in a 5 generation pedigree.
I have found a breeder ? Mum is a Labradoodle, Dad is Australian Labradoodle, so will the puppies be Australian Labradoodle?
The answer to this question is NO. With a Labradoodle mum and Australian Labradoodle Dad, puppies would not be classed as a genuine authentic Australian Labradoodle. Unless the breeder are a member of an official breed club which has checked authentic parentage for mum and for dad they would not be classed as an authentic multigenerational Australian labradoodle.
We would call that 50/50 Australian Labradoodle. (If and only if the Australian Labradoodle is already 4 generations minimum certified ).
When you buy an Authentic Australian Labradoodle from a registered WALA breeder you are not just paying for the health testing of the parents but you are paying for the health testing that has been passed for every generation.
Every generation on an authentic registered Australian labradoodle pedigree would have been subject to health testing and pedigree names would appear on a Breed registry.
Here are some examples of other combinations we see advertised online as Australian Labradoodles, which are not the genuine authentic article as per breed club rules.
Labradoodle x Australian Labradoodle = 50/50 Australian Labradoodle - Not genuine
Poodle x Australian Labradoodle = Doodle Cross breed - Not an Australian Labradoodle
Labradoodle x Cockerpoo = Doodle Cross breed - Not an Australian Labradoodle
Australian Labradoodle x Cockerpoo = Doodle Cross breed - Not an Australian Labradoodle
F1b labradoodle x F2 Cockerpoo = Doodle Cross breed - Not an Australian Labradoodle
We are in a very sad world where people feel the need to lie and fraudulently pass their puppies off on other breeds good names. Doodle and Poodle crosses can be great family pets and there is demand for these crosses. The breeders that constantly lie, falsely advertise are purely doing it for financial gain.
What sizes do authentic Australian Labradoodles come in?
The "Standard" Labradoodle: over 22" at the highest point of the shoulders
The "Medium" Labradoodle: 17" to 21" to the shoulder
The "Miniature"/"Mini" Labradoodle: 14" to 16" at the shoulder
All three Australian Labradoodle sizes should be of equal appearance, temperament and conformation.
It has been my experience that the Australian Labradoodle combination produces the majestic beauty and regal nature, with the most consistent size and non-shedding hypoallergenic coat qualities you would want in a Labradoodle.
What about Australian Labradoodle coat type?
Australian labradoodles coat types : Woolly, Curly , Fleece. These are non-shedding and allergy friendly.
Australian labradoodle colours
Black Pigment Colors:
All dogs in this category have dark brown eyes, black noses, black gums and black paw pads. Black and cream/red are the colors in this category and appear with a variety of beautifully individual shades and highlights. The descriptions may range in name from black, blue, or silver to cream, apricot, gold or red.
Chocolate Pigment Colors:
All dogs in this category have brown noses and lighter, usually hazel eyes, brown lips and brown paw pads. Chocolate and caramel are the two basic colors in this category.
Intensity of the hue in chocolate and caramel can range from a dark to light. Puppies coats may start out darker in tone, then soften in time with hues of cream. Color names for chocolate range from cafe, milk chocolate, and latte to lavender and parchment. The caramel coloration ranges from light to a dark rich caramel shading of the yellow gene.
The price of genuine Authentic WALA registered Australian Labradoodles and English Labradoodles can vary greatly amongst breeders, generations and types of Labradoodles.
At Willows Australian Labradoodles we only breed genetically sound Authentic Australian Labradoodles. ALL our breeding dogs are Genetic tested and includes Hip, Elbow, DNA testing, Eye testing both clinical and DNA testing.
All our Puppies are £3000 + £350 non refundable deposit.
Our puppies are not sold with breeding Rights. Puppies remain as me as the legal owner until they have been spayed or neutered. This must be done before they reach 12 months old.