ALD - Australian Labradoodle
Over 30 years for this wonderful breed...
This breed was created as a solution to a problem faced by a blind woman in Hawaii who was looking for a guide dog that wouldn't trigger her husband's allergies.
The woman approached Wally Conron, a breeding specialist with the Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia, and asked if he could breed a dog that would be both hypoallergenic and able to guide the blind.
A Labradoodle was first bred in Australia in the 1980s. This was a cross between a Labrador Retriever and Standard Poodle. In 1990s other dog breeds (Irish Water Spaniel, Curly Coat Retriever, American Cocker Spaniel and the English Cocker Spaniel) were bred in Labradoodle lines to get a better conformation, temperament and coat. From that moment we got long-standing multigenerational breed - Australian Labradoodles.
The Australian Labradoodles become a popular guide dogs due to the allergy friendly and low to no shed coats with en easy going, friendly disposition.
More about their look...
The Australian Labradoodle comes in three sizes:
mini (Height: 14 to 16 inches (not over 17) 35cm to 43cm),
medium (Height: 17 to 20 inches (not over 21) 43cm to 53cm) and
standard (Height: 21 to 24 inches (53cm to 63cm).
There are tree coat types but only two are allergy friendly: fleece and wool, the other one is called hair.
The four basic colors of black, yellow, caramel, and chocolate appear in a variety of different shades and patterns.