The Australian Labradoodle breed began in the 1980s by Wally Conran for the Royal Guide Dogs in Victoria, Australia. The goal was to create a breed that was allergy and asthma friendly with the temperament of a service dog. He started with a poodle and a labrador retriever as he felt this mix would be excellent for the attributes of temperament and coat that would be needed for a guide dog. Tegan Park and Rutland Manor continued the development and selective breeding started by Wally Conran.
The Australian Labradoodle breed is not just a cross between a lab and a poodle. English and American Cocker Spaniels and Irish Water Spaniels were also brought into the mix to bring in qualities that Tegan Park and Rutland Manor felt were needed to create a breed that would have the characteristics of allergy and asthma friendliness, low to no shedding, and a service dog quality temperament for family companions.
Why An Australian Labradoodle
With the continued development of the Australian Labradoodle breed by the two research and development centers in Australia, Tegan Park and Rutland Manor, the Australian Labradoodle has become a desired breed for many reasons. The characteristics that Tegan Park and Rutland Manor have been selectively breeding and developing for years, combined with a program of stringent health guidelines and standards produced what we now call the Multi-Generational Australian Labradoodles
To qualify as a purebred multi-generational Australian Labradoodle (Multi-gen) or Purebred Australian Labradoodle: The offspring of 5 or more consecutive breedings of a multi-gen Australian Labradoodle (or Purebred Australian Labradoodle) to a multi-gen Australian Labradoodle (or Purebred Australian Labradoodle).
Having owned many dogs over the years including wonderful Labrador Retreivers we have found that the multi-generational Australian Labradoodle is by far the most wonderful multipurpose breed out there today. We choice to breed the multigenerational labradoodle due to its exceptional temperament, ease to train, gentleness not to mention multiple sizes and coats and colors to choose from, as well as non-shedding and allergy friendly.