Labradoodle? Is there a difference? What is an F1,
and an F1B?
The authentic Australian Labradoodle was the dog which first captured the hearts of people all over the world. As they became extremely popular, literally hundreds of new breeders surfaced practically overnight, to cash in on the name. But most of them have decided to create their own new breed whilst at the same time parading it under the Labradoodle or Australian Labradoodle name.
F1 – This is the first generation cross of a Standard Poodle bred to a Labrador Retriever. Most have hair coats and shed, and many are hyperactive in their temperament.
F1B - Is the progeny of this first cross being bred back to a Poodle as a shortcut to producing the non shedding allergy friendly coat which is present in 99% of the Authentic Australian Labradoodles. But with the predominance of Poodle in these puppies, the temperament, so carefully developed over many years by the Founders of the Australian Labradoodle breed is often sacrificed. We are not against F1’s or F1B’s because we love all dogs. But it is important to realize that they are a completely different dog to the authentic Australian Labradoodle as developed since the 1980's by the breed Founders in Australia.
The Founders, Tegan Park and Rutland Manor recognized the dangers in continuing to breed Labrador/Poodle mixes. Both breeds share an alarming number of serious hereditary diseases.
Many of these illnesses skip many generations, so health testing of both parents will not in itself guarantee that affected offspring will not result.
The Founders of the Australian Labradoodle met this challenge by carefully infusing other breeds at specific intervals. This not only kept the gene pool wide, but also lessened the probabilities of shared diseases surfacing.
Some will tell you that American Labradors brought into their breeding programs will breed up to the Australian Labradoodle. We believe this is misguided information as the "recipe" cannot be replicated easily.
Our research led us to conclude that the Authentic Australian Labradoodle is a dog without peer. It is the very dog the world has fallen in love with which we are commited to keep the gene pool authentic and of true pure breed lines. We are devoted to the years of work which the Beverly Manor has poured into her mission to develop the greatest dog ever known.
Hope - an Authentic Australian Labradoodle with a true fleece coat
(cut in a summer cut or sport cut for quick drying!)
We have the real thing. Our Authentic Australian Labradoodle came to us from Green Gables Labradoodles in South Carolina, who got her mommy from Rutland Manor, in Australia, one of the founders of this breed. Our pups are non shedding and allergy-friendly.
Some information above is courtesy of Green Gables Labradoodles or Rutland Manor.
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Authentic Australian Labradoodles are favored for their non-shedding and allergy friendly coats, temperament, loyalty and intelligence.
You may have seen a National Geographics program featuring Beverley Manners of Rutland Manor. She is the co-founder of this breed. This breed was developed in Australia over the past three decades. Some of the reasons it is one of the fastest growing breeds are listed below:
-Coats should be non shedding and allergy friendly.
-Intelligence that makes training easier.
-Loyalty that leads to attentiveness, a desired trait in family and helper dogs.
-With fleece coats there is little maintenance. Wool coats have a bit more maintenance. Hair coats practically no maintanance but will shed.
-They tend to be odor free.
Our Authentic Australian Labradoodle great-grand dame,
Green Gables Tiffany Diamond of Hudson Midas
("Tiffany" for short), is a beautiful Parchment curly fleece coat.