What is the difference between a Labradoodle, a Goldendoodle an a Multigen Australian Labradoodle?

What is a Labradoodle?

In the 1980’s and still today, Labrador Retrievers are crossed with theIDESIGNEDADOGBY-WALLYCONRON Standard Poodle to attempt at producing a more hypoallergenic dog. In genetics, anytime you create a first generation hybrid, of any type, it is called an F1. The success rate in this generation is just above zero. Just breeding a Poodle to a Labrador Retriever or Labradoodle to Labradoodle does not make a quality pet! With 50% Lab genes the dogs, though many shed lightly, are still shedders and not hypoallergenic at all. If a cross back in the next breeding is done with a Poodle, again, creating a dog with 75% Poodle genes and 25% Lab, many of these dogs are much better. They are referred to as F1B, again a genetic term for this type of breeding. In the beginning they were bred this way as well. Some were hypoallergenic to some degree and some were not. The coats were still inconsistent and the conformation was all over the place. Some were nicer, some looked like mutts, some like Labs and some like Poodles. Regardless of if it’s a 1st or 3rd generation, the inconsistent results of look, temperament, size, coat and health aren’t predictable, and is not a risk that most are willing to take, especially for those that need an allergy and asthma friendly dog. Most of these dogs are being bred without the diligence of health testing that is mandatory for producing healthy puppies.Please be carefull; many Labradoodles and Goldendoodles are sold on kijiji from puppy mills as their popularity grows as also the puppy mills in Quebec who sells also in Ontario and the States.



What is a Goldendoodle?

It is the same pattern as the Labradoodle except it is a Poodle with a Golden Retriever. The Golden Retriever is known to be a dog with a strong body odor and losing a lot of hair meaning dandruff too. So it is by far a good mix for people who suffers of allergies. And they have the same negative results as the Labradoodles….


What is the multigen Australian Labradoodle?

In 1997 the very first Australian Labradoodle Breed Standard was written which reflected these goals. The Australian Labradoodles originally consisted of 6 different breeds in its origin. However according to the ALAA most of these infusion breeds have been bred out of the ‘breed’ besides the Cocker Spaniel, Lab and Poodle. But it is Very hard to find any data or even a solid history written of how this was done. The breeds that were used originally are the Standard Poodle, the Labrador Retriever, the American Cocker Spaniel, the English Cocker Spaniel, the Irish Water Dog, the Curly Coated Retriever and maybe the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. Today the Australian Labradoodle is consistent with is exceptional temperament and appearance with allergy friendly coat.

It is important to remember that you are bringing home a family member. It is also extremely important to know what you are bringing home to your family. Not all Labradoodles are created equal! If you want a Labradoodle with good temperament, that has a beautiful and allergy friendly coat and doesn’t have genetic health issues an Australian Multigen Labradoodle is the good choice. Just remember you always get what you pay for, and there is no way to responsibly breed quality dogs with health tested parents and sell them cheaply.






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