About the Breeds
A Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Standard Poodle. The two breeds were chosen carefully to compliment one another. The Poodle was chosen for its curly, hypoallergenic coat and the Golden Retriever for its pleasant disposition and strong sense of loyalty. Both are highly intelligent breeds, ranking in the top 5 of the most intelligent dogs. To help understand the generations of the Goldendoodle, I have broken it down for you.
First generation (F1): Golden Retriever + Poodle. This generation will have loose, wavy coats and vary widely for shedding and allergy friendliness.
First Generation Backcross (F1b): Golden Doodle F1 + Poodle. This Generation will have wavier to curly coats and are more consistently low shedding and allergy friendly.
Multi-Generational: Goldendoodle + Goldendoodle (greater than 3 generations). Multigens have wavy to curly coats and are usually non-shedding and hypoallergenic.
The Australian Labradoodle (ALD) began in Australia almost 40 years ago by the collaboration of two research and breeding facilities; Tegan Park and Rutland Manor. The breed was created by request to develop an intelligent, friendly, service dog breed for owners and their families with allergies to dogs. Several purebred lines were used in the development of this breed; the Labrador Retriever, German Poodle, English and American Cocker Spaniels, Portuguese Water Dog and Curly Coated Retriever.
*Note – the Australian Shepard – which actually originated from New Zealand- is not a part of the ALD; there are no herding dogs in the line up.
The ALD is now a multi generational breed – meaning we have been breeding Australian Labradoodles to Australian Labradoodles for many generations. This produces consistency. The ALD is a non-shedding, odorless and allergy friendly dog with high intelligence, graceful athleticism, rare intuition and easy trainability. They are allergy friendly and people focused companions!