Breed

Breed History, Choosing Your Puppy, General Appearace, Temperament..

THE BREED'S HISTORY

For over 100.000 years, dog and men have enjoyed a very wonderful relationship.. There are plenty theories of how this partnership began, one of them tells the story of the first wolves approaching human campsites and enjoying the warmth of their fire.
As time went by, this bond with wolves became deeper, way beyond their mutual need for awareness of their surroundings and protection, and they began to hunt together. This relationship evolved, and so did wolves..

Approximately 10.000 years, and this is also a theory, today's dog (canis familiaris) appearing from their ancestor, the wolf (canis lupus).


This natural evolution for environmental reasons made men know how to select which dogs to breed to get certain qualities thinking in a specific animal that met their requirements. Today, all you have to do is look around any street to see all the different breeds created to cover a specific need for human beings.


For example: The great Newfoundland was created to help pulling fishnets, the daschund was created to dig and hunt little animals. Poodles were created originally as a water dog used to retrieve water birds. Even small pet dogs have been raised to warm budist monks while they prayed.  


These developments of breeds continue now a day. The Labradoodle, the dogs that were once labeled as "designer dogs", was created by the late 80s to fill the void between human and guide dog, a dog that is "ALLERGY FRIENDLY GUIDE DOG".


The labradoodle is a unique dog, a breed with a fascinating history that begins in Australia.


The Australian Labradoodles was created originally for the Royal Guide Dogs in Australia.

 

The dog that started this was called Sultan, and he was meant to become a Hawaiian Woman's Guide Dog whose husband was allergic to animal hairs.  The objective was to create a breed that was asthma-allergy friendly with a service dog character.

It started with a Standard Poodle and a Labrador Retriever, thinking the match would be perfect for the combination of their coats and personalities that a service dog needed.

The men working at Tegan Park  and Rutland Manor continued with the development and selection of this breed created by Wally Conrad.

Australian Labradoodles are not just about the simple cross between a Poodle and a Labrador, they also have a selection process behind where other breeds were used, such as English and American Cocker Spaniel, Spanish Water Dog, who put their special qualities in this mix to create this unique breed with its own gifts that make them ideal.

Taking all this into consideration, it is clear that these dogs were created with purpose. Their appearance was not for the need of a "Designer Dog" but to be designed as a specialized service dog that up until then did not exist.

CHOOSING THE DOODLE PUP. IS IT ALL THE SAME?

Out there we can find Australian Labradoodles, Goldendoodles and Labradoodles. Similar but not the same.. in some aspects of their personalities and health, controlled by a Club with their respective health tests and breeding papers. There have been no additions to this breed for at least 4 generations, which means that they are not mixed or crossed with dogs that are not Australian Labradoodles and with "open" bloodlines.

The Labradoodles or American Labradoodles come from a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle and we can find F1 (first generation), F1B ("cross back", they are crossed again with a Poodle). The Goldendoodle is the cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. In these two cases not always they look alike, being also marked differences as far as shedding goes and also their ability to be compatible with a person with allergies. Health tests are not so usual and they do not follow rules or regulations for the protection of their breeds. They are lines that do not have their own traits fixed.

Our proposal is choosing an Australian Labradoodle like those original raised in Australia, with the objective of creating purebred dogs.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

There are three sizes

- Miniature, Medium and Standard.

Height may vary between 35 and 65cm, weighting around 10 to 35kgs.

Coat Types:

- Vellon Type: Falls in loose or spiral waves. Generally non-shedding, "allergy friendly". They need grooming once a week and haircuts 2 or 3 times a year.

- Curly type: Denser with defined curls. If left with long coat their maintenance is more complex, with the need of brushing once or twice a week. This coat type is ideal for a family/person that suffers allergy or asthma problems related to dog hairs.

- Wavy type: Hair with very soft waves. Requires brushing every 15 days and some occasional haircut on their faces.

Coat Colors:

Chalk, Gold, Chocolate Red, Cream, Cafe, Lavender, Party, Phantom, Black..

TEMPERAMENT

Australian Labradoodles are loving with kids and easy to train.  They do well with other animals.  They're also extremely smart, outgoing and happy.  Friendly, non-aggressive, easygoing, energetic, intuitive, loyal, and very empathic with people and companions.

Eager to learn new trick and special tasks. Comical from time to time, obedient, they love practicing agility, following trails, search and rescue, and have also proved to be excellent service dogs.

ALL OUR DOGS WORK IN ANIMAL ASSISTED INTERVENTIONS IN BIG TEAM ARGENTINA.

Some puppies given are excellent pets or are currently working on special activities with those who need it, others are in an Assisted Education program in Medellin, Colombia,  became a medical alert dog in Zaragoza, Spain, or became an assisted therapy dog in Albuquerque, USA.

Despite not being recognized as a breed by the Federation Cynologique International, this breed became an acknowledged and appreciated by dog lovers, because of their natural disposition they rank high as sporting, family, assistance or therapy dogs.

 

 

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