Doodles have been gaining popularity in recent years as a new type of designer dog breed. These dogs, which are a cross between a Poodle and other breeds, have been selectively bred for their unique traits and characteristics. While some newer doodles, such as the Bernedoodle and the Cavapoo, can be considered designer breeds, others, such as the Goldendoodle, and especially the OG Doodle, the Australian Labradoodle, have established themselves as their own distinct breeds. These breeds have their own established pedigree databases and breed standards, which are recognized by organizations such as the ALAA, GANA, and WALA. This distinction sets them apart from designer breeds and highlights their unique characteristics and qualities.

One reason why Australian Labradoodles are their own breed is their unique genetic makeup. Doodles are created by breeding a Poodle with another breed, such as a Golden Retriever or a Labrador Retriever. The result is a puppy that inherits the best traits of both breeds, creating a unique combination of characteristics. Among the different types of doodles, the Australian Labradoodle is the oldest, most established, and consistent in terms of temperament and suitability as a service dog. They were first bred in Australia in the 1980s with the purpose of creating a hypoallergenic guide dog for people with allergies. The Australian Labradoodle has a unique genetic makeup that makes it highly trainable, social, and adaptable to different living environments.

Another reason why doodles are their own breed is their suitability as a companion animal. Doodles are known for their friendly and outgoing personalities, making them perfect companions for families with children or elderly individuals. However, Australian Labradoodles are particularly known for their intelligence, trainability, and ability to form strong bonds with their owners. They make excellent therapy dogs and service dogs due to their trainability and social nature.

Finally, Australian Labradoodles are their own breed because of their low-shedding coat. Doodles are often bred with Poodles for their hypoallergenic coat, which makes them a great option for individuals with allergies or sensitivities to dog hair. The Australian Labradoodle coat can vary in texture, including curly, fleece, wavy fleece, and straight. While the coat may require regular grooming, it should not affect shedding and can be a good option for busy individuals.

Just like a tech startup, the Australian Labradoodle breed was created by bringing together the best traits from different breeds to create something new and innovative. And just like a tech startup, the Australian Labradoodle breed is constantly evolving with responsible breeders always in the process of ongoing parent breed infusion to improve the breed’s temperament and genetics health. This is the key to success and to ensure that each generation of Australian Labradoodles has improvements in health, trainability, and temperament.

Responsible breeders, such as Doodle Roots, are always in the process of on-going parent breed infusion in the Australian Labradoodle breed for the purpose of temperament as well as to improve genetic health by limiting diseases. This ensures that each generation of Australian Labradoodles is healthier, more trainable, and has a better temperament. With the right training and care, Australian Labradoodles can make loving and loyal companions for many years, while being a joy to be around.

Doodle Roots is a Kentucky-based ethical and responsible breeding program dedicated to the health and well-being of the Australian Labradoodle breed. Our program is built on a foundation of ethical breeding practices and a commitment to genetic diversity.