When Willy Conran was asked for a hypoallergenic breed of dog, he didn’t know how far the search was going to take him and how good his ideas for solving this problem were going to be. He embarked on the journey of creating this super-effective service dog after a visually impaired Hawain woman had requested a service dog that wouldn’t trigger her husband’s allergies.
After sampling this woman’s husband with different poodle hair for allergy triggers, Wally decided to cross-breed a standard poodle with a Labrador Retriever. The result was the first set of Labradoodles.
Although asides from the first pup which was given to the woman who requested a hypoallergenic pet, getting the other pups a home became difficult after a TV interview, the demand for Labradoodles skyrocketed and the rest is history.
Australia’s Tegan Park and Rutland Manor continued the work started by Wally to create a breed of dogs whose coat type is consistent, has a favorable temperament and is in conformation to standards. Australian Labradoodles are fast becoming one of the most popular dogs in the world today even though they are not officially recognized by the American Kennel Club yet. In general, Australian Labradoodles are considered mostly hypoallergenic and nonshedding.
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Australian Labradoodles are a breed of Labradoodles that are gotten through breeding multiple generations of Labradoodles. Unlike the Labradoodles which come from breeding a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle, they come from breeding Labradoodles with other breeds of dogs over many generations. For an Australian Labradoodle to be classified as such, it must either have been;
- A descendant of a labradoodle that has reached its 5th generation through continuous breeding or
- The dog’s lineage consists of the Labrador Retriever, Poodle, and the American Cocker Spaniel.
In essence, an Australian Labradoodle is made up of three or more breeds of dog or continuous breeding of labra’s till the 5th generation. Continuous breeding equals crossbreeding two Labradoodles whose parents were Labradoodles.
Then, once the kids are grown, crossbreed them with Labradoodles from purebred labradoodle dogs to produce labradoodle kids and so on. Where the process is repeated up to five times (5 generations), the result is the Australian Labradoodle, a multigenerational crossbreed.
In the second instance, to further generate and develop more positive traits in the outcome of the Australian labradoodle, other breeds of dogs with positive attributes and traits were carefully introduced into the mix and they are;
- Labrador retriever
- Irish Water Spaniel
- Curly Coat Retriever
- English Cocker Spaniel and
- The American Cocker Spaniel.
Are Australian Labradoodles Hypoallergenic?
Thanks to the multigenerational breeding involved in the breeding of Australian Labradoodles, breeders are able to choose breeds with traits that are positive and good for pet owners. For instance, by breeding two Labradoodles that don’t shed, a breeder can safely assure you of the non-shed nature of a dog.
Hence, a breeder can control the coat of a Labradoodle. As the number of generations increases, the less likely the dog will have a similar coat to any of the breeds involved in the crossbreeding, which can cause allergy problems.
Unlike the Labradoodles which are not all hypoallergenic as against popular belief, Australian Labradoodles are HYPOALLERGENIC thanks to their coat types. The coat types are;
- Hair: Australian Labra’s with this kind of coat tends to shed and might not be as hypoallergenic as others. Australian Labradoodles with this coat look shaggy as a result of their coat.
- Fleece: this kind of coat is soft and can either be straight, wavy, or even spiral. Dogs with this kind of coat shed less and can be easily managed no matter how dense their coat is.
- Wool: this kind of coat feel like wool. Australian Labradoodles that have this kind of coat can pass off as teddy bears. Australian Labra’s with this kind of coat is the most hypoallergenic and they shed less than the others. however, due to the texture of the coat, frequent grooming and weekly tendering are required.
What Makes Australian Labradoodles Hypoallergenic?
When breeders crossbreed dog breeds, they do so to achieve some particular positive traits that would distinguish the dog breed from others. For the Australian Labra’s it is their coat that makes them stand out and special as a hypoallergenic breed. Some of the attributes in the coat that makes them hypoallergenic are;
- Non-shedding: for persons allergic to dog fur, this attribute in the Australian labradoodle is alluring. Non-shed doesn’t mean No-shed at all, rather it means because these dogs barely shed, the dander that sticks to their fur which causes allergies to humans doesn’t get released into the air or onto the floor as much as it would with a shedding dog.
- Coats: the coat also determines their hypoallergenic as Australian labradoodle dogs with wool coats are similar to the Poodle, and won’t shed their wooly fur. Also, Australian labradoodle dogs with fleece coats barely shed even though it is not as curly as a wool coat.
Conclusion for Hypoallergenic Australian Labradoodle
The Australian Labradoodle is a good pet for people suffering from allergies and its sociable nature and intelligence (already discussed in earlier posts) make for a good companion. Since they are bred with several different dog breeds over multiple generations, they typically don’t shed any hair and are considered highly hypoallergenic. For people that hate vacuuming and want a nonshedding dog, you should consider getting an Australian Labradoodle.
In general, we recommend Australian Labradoodles over Goldendoodles and Labradoodles because they have breed bred over several generations. Typically, if you’re buying an F1 Goldendoodle or F1 Labradoodle, there is a high chance that these dogs will shed. With Australian Labradoodles, they typically don’t shed and are hypoallergenic.
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