About Australian Labradoodles
Australian Labradoodles originated in Australian in the 1980's. They were originally a cross between a Poodle, Labrador, and Cocker Spaniel. The intent of the cross was to create a non shedding, allergy friendly alternative for people in need of a service dog.
At Heroes Australian Labradoodles, our puppies go back to the original founding lines created in Australia. Our goal is the same: To produce healthy, intelligent, allergy friendly companions and service dogs.
For more information about the breed's history, please visit the Australian Labradoodle Association of America's website.
Australian Labradoodle Sizes
There are 3 recognized sizes of Australian Labradoodles; Miniature, Medium and Standard.
Miniatures are under 30 pounds
Mediums are 30-45 pounds
Standards are over 46 pounds.
Heroes Australian Labradoodles rarely has Miniatures under 20 pounds and Standards over 55 pounds.
Heroes Australian Labradoodles is only able to give an estimated adult size. You will notice that that available puppies are listed with an "Expected Size" range. For Example, 30-40 lbs. Since we do not breed parents that are exactly the same size, the offspring can be a range.
Australian Labradoodle Colors
Heroes Australian Labradoodles primarily raises Chocolate, Parchment, Café, Lavender, Red, Apricot, Caramel, Caramel Cream and Cream puppies.
Australian Labradoodles have hair, not fur. Like human hair, their coat color can change as they get older. Most puppies who are born chocolate, will get highlights as they age and they will turn Cafe, Lavender, or Parchment. (Sometimes even a mix!) This change can happen at 8 weeks of age, or at 8 years of age. Sometimes their entire coat color changes, or they will just get a highlight spot on their tail or back. If you have any questions about coat colors, please let us know!
Examples of coat colors can be found on the Australian Labradoodle Association of America's website.
Australian Labradoodle Coat
Australian Labradoodles have hair, not fur. Their coat is generally non shedding and comes in a variety of textures.
Please keep in mind that minimal hair loss is expected when brushing. We do not guarantee a non shedding coat.
Our most common texture is fleece. Fleece coats have a wonderfully soft feel. They can be strait, wavy, loose curly or curly. Fleece coats can change as they age. For example, a wavy coat can become curly.
When puppies are 6-12 months of age their coat will transition from a thinner puppy coat to a thicker adult coat.