About Australian Labradoodles
The labradoodle origin (poodle x labrador) was devised in the 1980’s when Wally Conran brought the two breeds together to try and create a guide dog for a blind woman with allergies. The litters he produced were varied in size, temperament and coat, the inconsistency of the crosses were not ideal.
Eventually two Australian based breeders, Tegan Park and Rutland Manor took the concept of what Conran was trying to achieve and infused into the breeding line of labradoodles one out of a further four breeds to gain a more standard type in terms of coat, weight, temperament and size.
These specifically chosen infused breeds are the English Cocker Spaniel, American Cocker Spaniel, Irish Water Spaniel or Curly Coat Retriever (there is no deviation from this breed list). These infused breed lines became what we now call the Australian Labradoodle (ALD) or as Rutland Manor/Tegan Park named them the ASD (Australian Service Dog).