Character/Temperament: The Labradoodle is very easy to train, being very
intelligent. The Labradoodle makes a very good companion dog and does well as a
service animal. This dog is becoming very popular in the average home environment.
The Labradoodle is extremely intelligent, taking on both characteristics from the Lab
and the Poodle. The Labradoodle is friendly, loyal, and a very loving dog. They make great
watchdogs as well. Labradoodle's are great with children, elderly adults or people with special needs.
Care: Care of the labradoodle coat is very easy. All that is needed is a regular brushing of the coat, if you choose to keep the coat long. Sheering or shaving is not necessary, but some families prefer the ease of it, as no brushing is required. Multi-gens (see below for definition) have superior coats over lower generations. Lower generation coats can be prone to shedding or may not be allergy-friendly.
Training/Housebreaking: The Labradoodle is a very intelligent dog combining the extreme trainability of both the Poodle and the Lab. They do well in agility sports or as aid or therapy dogs. The Labradoodle is very easy to housebreak because of their extreme intelligence, typically housetraining with little to no effort.
Activity: The labradoodle loves long walks with his owner and loves a nice jog. This dog makes an excellent companion for an owner who loves the outdoors and does well on hikes, outdoor trips or camping. Labradoodles love water! Able to be a homebody as well, they are also content to stay in and warm your toes by the fire! Seriously, they love companionship and are always happy to do whatever their owners are interested in, just so they can be with them.
We are currently breeding only Australian Multi-Generational Doodles, because of their superior coats. We do not breed lower generation doodles.
F1 Labradoodles (for informational purposes only, we do not breed this generation)
F1 puppies are a first cross Labradoodle. They are half Standard Poodle, and half Labrador Retriever. They can have short to long hair, that is straight or wavy, seldom curly, and most do have mild shedding, nothing like a Labrador Retriever though. F1 puppies tend to have a shaggy "Benji" look to them, some with a bit more curls and waves.
F1B Labradoodles (for informational purposes only, we do not breed this generation)
F1B puppies are a cross between a Labradoodle and a Poodle, making them 75% poodle and 25% Lab. They are a very hearty, intelligent cross, with few health problems. They have wavy to curly coats, and most are very low to non-shedding. My F1B's tend to be smaller and weigh less than the F1 puppies, and have a fleece or wool coat. A better choice for a family with allergies to dander than an F1, but not every pup in an F1B litter will have a non-shedding, allergy-free coat, typically and because of the still relative nearness of the generation of the 100% lab to this generation, you may see some pups traits tracking back to the original cross generation and/or the F1 generation.
F2 Labradoodles (for informational purposes only, we do not breed this generation)
F2 Labradoodles are accomplished with an F1 Labradoodle and F1 Labradoodle cross. This combination will provide the same percentage of Lab-Poodle mix as you would in an F1 Labradoodle. In essence, you are breeding a first generation to another first generation, instead of breeding back to a poodle (as designated by F1B). Coat results will be the same as F1 generation coat results.
F3 Labradoodles (for informational purposes only, we do not breed this generation)
F3 Labradoodles are accomplished with an F2 Labradoodle and F2 Labradoodle cross. Note: F3s also fall into the MultiGen category. Because of the low percentage of poodle in both the F2 and F3 generations, coat quality can not be insured in this generation.
Multi-generation Labradoodles are accomplished with an F3 or higher generation Labradoodle and F3 or higher generation Labradoodle cross. Multi-gens have a superior coat over all other generations.
NOTE: When breeding a lower generation to a higher generation, the resulting puppy will be one generation above the lower parent.