The Australian Labradoodle vs The Labradoodle

There is a difference.

The different names of all of the types of doodles can be confusing and overwhelming to even the most experienced doodle person.   We hope to help clear up some confusion and help you to understand which type of doodle would best suit your family.  Below are some common breedings. 



*Retriever + Poodle = F1 Doodle

*F1 Doodle + Poodle = F1b Doodle

*F1b Doodle + Poodle = F1bb Doodle

*F1 Doodle + F1 Doodle = F2 Doodle

*F1 Doodle + F1b Doodle = F2b Doodle

*F1b or later + F1b or later=multigenerational doodle


The standard labradoodle fits lots of these names.  These dogs simply refer to dogs whose parents were  a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle.  

These dogs can be often called American Labradoodles, British Labradoodles, Early Generation Labradoodles or just plain labradoodles.   These dogs are first-generation Labradoodles, which can be bred to create the second and third generation dogs.  It’s important to know that all of these dogs come from a lineage solely made up of poodles and Labrador retrievers. It is also very important to remember that these dogs all vary in looks and that labs are very heavy shedding dogs. These dogs are usually not allergy friendly and low shedding like many of them claim to be.   

Australian Labradoodles have been bred for decades.  Their lienage is complex which makes them way more dependable in looks, temperament and shedding qualities.  Australian Labradoodles are a mix between several different parent breeds which could be Labradoodles, Poodles, English Cocker Spaniels, American Cocker Spaniels, Curly Coat Retrievers, and Irish Water Spaniels.


Consistency is an issue with early generation breedings.  This is why we love our Multi-generational Australian Labradoodles.  They are consistent in looks, temperament, allergy and asthma friendliness and low to no shedding qualities.