Clancy Aussie Doodles

We are a Family Breeder of Multi-Generation Authentic Australian Labradoodles

Labradoodle Breed Standard

on September 27, 2011

Grading Scheme (voted in by membership March 2008)

The Labradoodle, offspring of a poodle and Labrador mating, or  the offspring of a Labradoodle (F1) bred to a Labradoodle (F1, F1b, Multi-gen) provides the foundation stone for building the Australian Labradoodle Breed.  Labradoodles promote the vigor and longevity of the breed.  The IALA is currently writing Labradoodle Standards and Guidelines to help pet buyers select their puppies, and breeders select quality foundation stock to expand and strengthen their kennels. What Type of Labradoodle do I have? Typically, breeders and owners will refer to their Labradoodles as Hair Coated, Fleece Coated or Wool Coated Labradoodles. These pertain to physical coat properties described in the Labradoodle Breed Standard.

In addition, a breeder or owner may use a pedigree to describe the dog with the following grading scheme descriptors: First Generation Labradoodle (Labrador Retriever bred to Poodle), Second Generation Labradoodle (First Generation bred to Poodle) or Third Generation Labradoodle (Second Generation to Second Generation) and so on.

Temperament and Soundness are the two KEY elements in a good family companion; they must not be sacrificed for any reason.

Although the Hair Coated Labradoodle, Fleece Coated Labradoodle or Wool Coated Labradoodle breed Standard is under revision at this time, the following attributes are consistent with the Australian Labradoodle Breed Standard

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Currently there are three sizes of Australian Labradoodles during this stage of continued development, it is acceptable and expected to see inter size breeding at this time.

Sizes: Height: 14 to 24 (not over 25) inches (35cm to 63cm) at wither. Weight: 7kg to 30kg (15-65lbs).

Miniature range: Height: 14 to16 (not over 17) inches (35cm to 42cm) at wither.

Medium range: Height: 17 to 20 (not over 21) inches (43cm to 52cm) at wither. The ideal size for the female is 17 to19 inches and the male is 18 to 20 inches.

Standard range: Height: 21 to 24 (not over 25) inches (53cm to 63cm) at wither.  The ideal size for the female is 21 to 23 inches and the male is 22 to 24 inches.

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Colours: To see pictures of the Labradoodle Colours click here

Colour: Coat patterns in Australian Labradoodle include the following: All solid colours. Colours of Parchment, Lavender, Cafe’ and Chocolate may have dark amber eyes; liver noses, eye rims and lips; and dark nails. Colours of Caramel may have dark amber to pale hazel-green eyes; liver noses, eye rims and lips; and self coloured to dark nails. Colours of Gold, Red, Black, Blue and Silver must have very dark eyes; black noses, eye rims and lips; and black or self-coloured nails. Colours of Chalk and Cream may have either pigmentation of dark amber to pale hazel-green eyes; liver noses, eye rims and lips; and self coloured to dark nails or very dark eyes; black noses, eye rims and lips; and black or self-coloured nails. These colours may appear in one of the following patterns:

  • Solid. Colour is solid and preferably even, preferably with no white markings.   A small white flash no larger than 2.5cm in diameter can appear on the chest, feet or tail and is permissible. Even colours are preferred but natural colouration of the coat is not considered a fault.
  • Parti: Colour is fifty percent white, with spots/patches of any other solid colour. No set pattern is required but symmetrical markings on the head are preferred. Freckling of the solid colour in the white of the coat is acceptable but not encouraged.
  • Phantom: The body colour must be a solid colour with defined markings of a second colour as follows: above each eye, on the sides of the muzzle, on the cheek, on the underside of the ears, on the throat to forchest, or in a chin and forechest pattern, with a minimum second colouring on the feet preferably up the legs, and below the tail. Second colour in the inside of the leg and flank is also acceptable and should not be penalized. Markings are preferred to be clear and defined.  Face markings of the second colour with the entire face coloured is acceptable, though not preferred, if the other required body markings are present. Any of the solid colours combination is acceptable.
  • Abstract: Any solid colour with the second colour being white, must have less than fifty percent white.
  • Sable: Black-tipped hairs on any solid colour, preferable even but no penalty for uneven pattern of ticking.
  • Brindle: Should have an even and equal distribution of the colours with layering of black hairs in regions of lighter colours (usually, chalk/cream/gold/red, cafe/lavender/parchment, or silver) producing a tiger-striped pattern.
  • Multi:Multiple colours or patterns, as in a phantom with large white Abstract markings, or a Parti pattern with Sable ticking etc…NOTE: It is normal that all colours may show bleaching and discolouration over the top coat, referred to as sunning, this is quite expected and acceptable. The Australian Labradoodle is an active dog and often a service dog that enjoys the outdoors. Sunning or weather bleaching MUST NOT be penalized.
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