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 1989 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. The co-founder, Beverly Manor of Rutland Manor has started the ALFA
which is an association to keep the gene pool authentic and of true pure breed lines.
The doggie in the picture below was sold as a multigenerational non shedding fleece coat! This is an example of what is being sold by unreputable breeders
making false claims. This is a hair coat and will shed.
Picture - courtesy of Rutland Manor
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.
This is 'Del' or Rutlands Deliliah who is an Aunthentic Australian Labradoodle with true fleece coat. She came up from Rutland Manor in Australia and is the dam of our mommy, 'Tiffany Diamond' of Green Gables Labradoodles.
Some information above is courtesy of Green Gables Labradoodles or Rutland Manor.
You can reach us at:
24/7 voicemail/phone 909-762-6621
Information about the Authentic Australian Labradoodle:
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 two 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 mommy, Green Gables Tiffany Diamond of Hudson Midas ("Tiffany" for short), is a beautiful Parchment color, having come to us from Green Gables Labradoodles- South Carolina - in May 2007. Her first litter was born in July 2008 and was sired by Hershey Bar Kid, AKA, Rigby, a fleece coated Chocolate and Cream. He lives at Green Gables - Labradoodles in South Carolina. Our July '09 litter was sired by
Sam I Am of Cherry Valley Australian Labradoodles in Southern California. Our latest litter was born in January of 2010 was
sired by Debonaire from Shadow Mountain Labradoodles in Southern California. All of the sires pictures are on the