Journey to Doodles
became fascinated with Labradoodles
when researching a new family dog. Wow –
lots of information out there – Multi-generation,
F1, Back-crosses…!!! It was difficult to
make sense out of all of the information,
and I truly wasn’t sure what the deal was
with these guys from Down Under. Lab x Poodle
equals Doodle, right? I found that in some
respects yes, that’s true, and in others,
no it isn’t. The origins of all Labradoodles
is, of course with the Lab and the Poodle.
They all bring a terrific combination of
and the hope of an allergy friendly/non-shedding
coat to the table in varying degrees.
having been said, I can tell you first hand
that there is a huge difference between
my F1 (first generation) Labradoodle and
my Australian Labradoodle. Now, don’t take
that the wrong way, Dooley is adored just
like Polly. He is a fantastic pet, just
like she is. However, their look and structure,
along with their coats and temperament,
are very different. Dooley does shed quite
a bit – Polly not at all.
course, even Australian Labradoodles can
shed. They are not guaranteed to be allergy
friendly for everyone, and there certainly
are several sizes, colors and coat types.
It is important to note that they are a
developing breed, however, there is a fair
amount of consistency and predictability.
It seems that after the many years of carefully
selected breeding and research of Labradoodles
in Australia, a wonderful breed has emerged.
A phenomenal family pet - with a pretty
cool look to boot!
For those of you new to this, an F1 is a
puppy from a Lab bred to a Poodle, a multi-gen
is the result of years of research and select
breeding in Australia where Labradoodles
have been bred to Labradoodles.
some Doodle Wisdom, check out things we
can learn from a dog below:
pass up the opportunity to go for a
loved ones come home, always run to
it’s in your best interest, practice
the experience of fresh air and the
wind in you face to be pure ecstasy.
others know when they’ve invaded your
naps and stretch before rising.
romp and play daily.
with gusto and enthusiasm.
pretend to be something you’re not.
what you want lies buried, dig for it.
someone is having a bad day, be silent,
sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
on attention and let people hug you.
biting when a simple growl will do.
hot days drink lots of water and lay
under a shady tree.
matter how often you're scolded don’t
buy into the guilt thing and pout, run
right back and make friends.
in the simple joy of a long walk.
out Snug Harbor's Polly & her 15 minutes