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What is a “Doodle?”

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Types of Doodles

Australian Labradoodle (Our favorite doodle, of course!)

The breeders of the Australian Labradoodle chose the name because it was first bred in Australia. This doodle is a mix of more than a poodle and the Labrador Retriever as people may think.  Breeders found the perfect mixture and no longer use the five original breeds. So since the 1980s, all Australian Labradoodles rate as multi-generational. There is no need to wonder about a rating scale as used with other Labradoodles and Goldendoodles. When you purchase an Australian Labradoodle from a registered breeder with the Australian Labradoodle Club of America, you know what you will be getting with a pedigree to prove it.


The term Labradoodle means that a poodle breeds with a Labrador Retriever. These doodles are bred in much the same way as a Goldendoodle which is discussed next.


People desiring Goldendoodles often love the personalities of the Golden Retriever but would rather not have the shedding. They were bred in the 1990s when the popularity of the Labradoodle had begun to grow (according to The Goldendoodle Association website). However, depending on the rating of the Goldendoodle, there could be some amount of shedding even if mild. Thus, this breed is regularly bred back to full-blooded poodles to control shedding. Goldendoodles rank by a generational grading system.

  1. F1 = Golden Retriever + Poodle.
  2. F1B = F1 Goldendoodle + Poodle.
  3. F2 = F1 Goldendoodle + F1 Goldendoodle.
  4. Multi-generational = Two F2 Goldendoodle Parents or one F2 Goldendoodle parent and a Poodle

People often ask about Australian Labradoodles and then what the pup is rated or if they can purchase an F1B. Pet owners adopting Australian Labradoodles do not need the rating system because all of these dogs are multi-generational.


We include Aussiedoodles here because people can become confused between this doodle breed, an Australian Shepherd bred with a poodle and the Australian Labradoodle. Except for there being a poodle in the mix making them both doodles, there are no other similarities.

Choosing Your Doodle

While all of these breeds are worthwhile and can offer happiness and friendship as only a dog can, the Australian Labradoodle is always a multi-generational doodle holding the high qualities sought by pet owners. Once you decide on this breed, your love affair will begin with the best doodle around.

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