SOUTH FLORIDA AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLES
STANDARD: 21" TO 24" The "Ideal" size for a standard female is 21 to 23 inches and for a male 22 to 24 inches. Weight range tends to be 50 to 65 pounds.
MEDIUM: 17" TO 20" The "Ideal" size for a medium female is 17 to 19 inches and for a male 19 to 20 inches. Weight range tends to be 30 to 40 pounds.
MINIATURE: 14"TO 16" The "Ideal" size for a miniature is 14 to 16 inches with no correlation between height and sex of the miniature Australian Labradoodle. Weight range tends to be 16 to 25 pounds.
One of the many wonderful things about Australian Labradoodles are the wide variety of coat colors. Labradoodles come in many colors to suit everyone's taste. There are solid colors, mismatched colors, parti-colors (two colors), and phantoms just to name a few. New colors are being identified all the time as slight variations in colors come about. And just to keep us guessing, puppies might fade or darken as they mature.
WHAT IS AN AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLE?
The Australian Labradoodle is different from any other labradoodle.
In the early days, the Australian Labradoodle was simply a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. Dogs from this cross typically were bred to each other over future generations, where as the Australian Labradoodles are also know as "Multi-generational" Labradoodles.
Then, in the late 1980's, Tegan Park and Rutland Manor, the two founders of the Australian Labradoodle as we know it today, began carefully infusing several other breeds into early generations of their Lab/Poodle crosses, to improve temperament, coat, conformation, and size. The infused breeds include Irish Water Spaniel as well as the American and English Cocker Spaniel. The resulting labradoodles subsequently have been bred to each other, continuing the multi-generational tradition.
Today, Australian Labradoodles are wonderful, intelligent dogs with lush coats that are more reliably low to non-shedding and allergy friendly than any other type of Labradoodles such as first generation Lab/Poodle crosses, or F2 Labradoodles. Even when the other types of Labradoodles are bred on for generations, the result is not an Australian Labradoodle, as the attributes of the infused breeds were not included in their ancestry 30 plus years ago. After breeding these dogs for so many generations, they’ve become more like a standard breed than a novelty hybrid.
PUPPY SELECTION PROCESS
South Florida Labradoodles reserves the right to select “first picks” any puppies to advance the betterment of our Breeding Program , prior to companion pet designation of a litter, which begins at four weeks of age. We base the selection process on priority of reservation, special needs, color and personality match. We take great care to match our puppies to the right families by closely watching and continually interacting with our puppies through their early development stage. Should your selected litter not have a puppy that fits your needs, we will move your reservation to another litter. All of our puppies will have amazing soft wavy fleece coats, wonderful temperaments and eager to learn. Unexpected non-pregnancies along with gender, size and coat color of puppies we have no control over.