Cass, Sadie, Rosie and Daisy our Labradoodles
Many people think labradoodles are just the latest fashion in designer dogs, that they are a simple cross between labrador retriever and a standard poodle - but they're not. Labradoodle breeding began in 1989 in Australia when a labradoodle was deliberately bred as a guide dog, that would not affect the owner's allergies. A labradoodle is a crossbred from two intelligent dogs, the labrador 7th most intelligent dog in the world, that's used world wide as a working gun and assistance dog and the poodle is the 2nd most intelligent with the non-shedding fur. Twenty nine of the first thirty one Labradoodles became guide dogs and since those early days they have been bred in many countries including Australia.
Labradoodles Coat Types
There are three different coat types...
This usually is tight curls all over the body, and feels similar to that of a pure bred poodle.
Loose wavey curls all over the body, the fleece coats feels very soft.
This can vary in thickness and lenght and can have a coarse texture.
Not all labradoodles are allergy friendly, a labradoodle may not shed much, or they may shed a great deal. Due to the variations in the coat of the labradoodle, it is very hard to predict what sort of coat a puppy will eventually end up with. People with allergies, who are thinking about getting a labradoodle must spend time with adult doodles, ideally the parents of the puppy you are thinking about buying. Most people may not react to a puppies coat, it is when the adult coat starts to come through that the reaction can occur. This can happen from anytime around 9 months onwards.
Labradoodles come in three different sizes...
Standard 22-26 inches approx
Medium 18-21 inches approx
Miniature 14-17 inches approx
Cass is a F2 standard size labradoodle, with a soft fleece non shedding coat
Generations - F1, F2 What they mean...
An F1 Labradoodle is a mating between a labrador and a Poodle (1st Generation )
An F2 Labradoodle is a mating with both parents being labradoodles (2nd Generation )
An F3 Labradoodle is a mating between two F2's or higher generation (3rd Generation )
The generations are worked out by always adding one up from the lowest number parent.
Example F2 x F5 would produce F3 puppies
When it comes to puppies that are F1B, F2B and so on, this means that they have been bred back to one of the parent breeds. The B stands for backcross, this is usually a backcross to a Poodle to achieve more curly coats.