The following breed standard was established by the Worldwide Australian Labradoodles Association.

General Appearance and Temperament

The Australian Labradoodle moves with agility and grace when active yet is compact with substance and medium boning. Brimming with joy and energy when free, they become relaxed and quiet when handled. Australian Labradoodles have a free flowing wavy or curly coat that is low to non-shedding. 

Size. The multi-generational Australian Labradoodle comes in three basic sizes. There should be no appreciable difference in the general appearance of the Standard, Medium, or Miniature sizes except in the actual size difference. An accurate prediction of size even by an experienced breeder is not always 100% perfect.  The three basic sizes are:

Miniature

14 to 16 inches tall at the shoulder & weighs between 15 and 30 pounds when an adult.

Medium

17 to 20 inches tall and weighs between 31 and 45 pounds as an adult.

Standard

21 to 24 inches tall and weighs between 46 and 65 pounds as an adult.

Coat

One of the benefits of buying a multi-generational Australian Labradoodle is that you will know with a high degree of certainty what the coat type will be when your puppy becomes an adult.  

Australian Labradoodles have a single coat ranging from straight to loose curls or wool. Ideally, the curls should not be tight and the coat should not be too thick or fluffy. They can be allergy friendly to many people who have dog related allergies. The coat is as non-shedding as any dog can be. However, in some of the early generations, F1, F2 and F1b, more shedding can occur, but shedding is rarely seen in the multi generation Labradoodle. The coat types are as follows:

Fleece

The Fleece coat texture should be light and silky, often described as feeling like Angora. The fleece coat can be from loosely waved giving an almost straight appearance to deeply waved with soft curls.  The fleece coat has been found to be allergy friendly and is low to non-shedding.

Wool

The wool coat is denser to the feel like a sheep's wool. It is extremely rare for a wool coat to shed, and is the preferred coat type for families with severe allergies.

The Australian Labradoodle has a single coat.  Both the Fleece and the Wool coat should be of a soft texture.

Color

The multi-generational Australian Labradoodle comes in a variety of many beautiful colors and patterns. Lighting can change the colors, with summer sun often causing the outer coat to highlight in lighter shades. Silvering or graying may give the coat a distinctive look. Coats often have a slight to dramatic amount of softening of color over the years. Each combination is beautiful in its unique expression. 

Despite all the stunning colors, there are four basic colorations: black, chocolate, caramel (yellow with chocolate pigment) and cream/red (yellow with black pigment). See examples of each color below.

Black Pigment Colors:

All dogs in this category have dark brown eyes, black noses, gums and paw pads. Black and cream/red are the colors in this category and appear with a variety of beautifully individual shades and highlights. The descriptions may range in name from black, blue, or silver to cream, apricot, gold or red.

 

     

Chocolate Pigment Colors:

All dogs in this category have brown noses and lighter, usually hazel, eyes and brown paw pads. Chocolate and caramel are the two basic colors in this category.  Intensity of the hue in chocolate and caramel can range from a dark to light. Puppies coats may start out darker in tone, then soften in time with hues of cream. Color names for chocolate range from cafe, milk chocolate, and latte to lavender and parchment. The caramel coloration ranges from light to a dark rich shading of the yellow gene.

     

Patterns

Australian Labradoodles can be solid as well as have different patterns. These are the five patterns currently accepted in the breed standard.
 
                                                                   Solid                                                     White Markings                                                      Parti                                                               
    
 
                                                                                                           Sable                                                        Phantom

   

 

Descriptions and Examples of Individual Coat Colors

Caramel

Caramel

A rich cream color.  Has dark amber to pale hazel-green eyes; liver/brown nose, eye rims and lips; and self-colored to dark nails.

Chalk

Chalk

As close to pure white as an Australian labradoodle can get. Has dark brown eyes; black nose, eye rims and lips; and black or self-colored nails.

Cream

Cream

Cream is an off white color that can vary from a little darker than chalk to a deep creamy color.  Often the ears are darker.  Has dark brown eyes; black nose, eye rims and lips; and black or self-colored nails.

Apricot

Apricot

The color of a ripe apricot on the inside. It can come in varying shades. Has dark brown eyes; black nose, eye rims and lips; and black or self-colored nails.

Gold

Gold

Very similar to the apricot color but usually has a darker gold on ears. Has dark brown eyes; black nose, eye rims and lips; and black or self-colored nails.

Red

Red

A solid, even, rich red color which should have no sprinkling of other colored fibers throughout the coat.  A true Red must not be lighter at the roots than at the tips of the coat.   Has dark brown eyes; black nose, eye rims and lips; and black or self-colored nails.

Black

Black

A beautiful ebony throughout it's fleece. Some blacks can have a bluish hue to their coat that is seen in certain lights and apparent close to the skin. Silvering can appear as the dog ages (see silver below), ranging from highlights of silver to a solid silver or charcoal.Has dark brown eyes; black nose, eye rims and lips; and black or self-colored nails.

Blue

Blue

A dark to medium smoky blue.  Blue dogs are born Black but will have blue skin at a young age.  Has dark brown eyes; black nose, eye rims and lips; and black or self-colored nails. 

Silver

Rare silver Australian Labradoodle from JoaLins

Born black but will have more of a grey skin and will develop individual silver fibers at a young age. Silver dogs can take up to 3 years to color out and become a beautiful smoky grey through to a light iridescent platinum and varying shades in between at adulthood.  Uneven layering of color in the silver is normal. Has dark brown eyes; black nose, eye rims and lips; and black or self-colored nails.

Chocolate

Chocolate

Dark and rich, born almost black, some maintain a dark chocolate throughout their lifetime while others change to lighter colors like Cafe or Lavender (see descriptions to the right).  Has dark amber to pale hazel-green eyes; liver/brown nose, eye rims and lips; and self-colored to dark nails.

Cafe

Cafe

Born chocolate, often taking up to 3 years to fully color out to multi shades of chocolate.  When given plenty of time in the sunshine, they develop stunning highlights.  Has dark amber to pale hazel-green eyes; liver/brown nose, eye rims and lips; and self-colored to dark nails. Is born looking chocolate and the coat changes color over the next several months.

Lavender

Lavender

A definite, even smoky lavender chocolate, giving almost pink/lilac appearance.  Lavender dogs are born chocolate and can be difficult to distinguish at a young age.  Has dark amber to pale hazel-green eyes; liver/brown nose, eye rims and lips; and self-colored to dark nails. 

Parchment

Parchment

Born chocolate, will pale to a smoky creamy beige.  Paling usually starts from an early age often as early as 6 weeks.  As adults, they can be mistaken for dark smoky cream from a distance. Has dark amber to pale hazel-green eyes; liver/brown nose, eye rims and lips; and self-colored to dark nails.

We are so excited to meet you and match you with an exceptional Australian Labradoodle puppy from JoaLins. Just remember, these litters sell out early, so reserve your spot today!