Texas Labradoodles’ History
Texas Labradoodles purchased our first three Labradoodles in 2006 from Butch Charleton in North Carolina. Butch agreed to be our breeder mentor through the ALAA. He has proven to be a great friend and a wonderful mentor. Thanks to Butch, we were able to start with the very best bloodlines . The decision to raise these amazing dogs has proven to be one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives . Dogs make people better and these dogs are sincerely the most exceptional of souls. There was a lot to learn about breeding Australian Labradoodles back then. Over the years, the breed has become more difficult for the buyer to understand. There are many variations of “doodles” as the breeding of Labradoodles has become more popular. Understand that all Labradoodles are not the same. Many are not low-shedding (quite the opposite) and many are not hypo-allergenic.
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Differences in Breeding
Labradoodles come in different variations according to how they’ve been bred. These variations of breeding affect coat, temperament and trainability. This means some breeders take a Poodle and breed it to a Lab, thereby creating a first generation line. These dogs are referred to as F1 or F1B (a lab/poodle mix bred back to a Poodle). A F1 is a 50% Lab and 50% Poodle, while an F1B is generally more Poodle, 75% Poodle and 25% Lab, helping with the shedding and allergy issues.
Texas Labradoodles only breeds multi-generational Australian Labradoodles. Our dogs have several generations of Australian bred Labradoodles in their bloodlines. As much as we love all dogs, especially labs and poodles, we feel it is important to stay true to the original breeding of these dogs because that it is what everyone wants in a Labradoodle and what they think they are getting when buying a Labradoodle. Rutland Manor and Tegan Park in Australia went to great lengths to create this incredible breed and we resepct that expertise. This is why it is so important to us to always breed only the Australian bloodlines and stay true to what we know, good, solid multi-generational Australian Labradoodles that have the best coats, the best tempraments and are the most trainable.
Questions about Texas Labradoodles size, coats and color
What sizes are available in Labradoodles?
Texas Labradoodles breeds mini, medium and standard Labradoodles. Our minis are anywhere from 18-30 lbs and 14-17 inches at the shoulder. Mediums are typically 35-45 lbs and 18-20 inches at the shoulder. Standards can be as small as 50 lbs and as large as 75-80 lbs and 20-24 inches at the shoulder. We base our sizing information to our families based on the size of the parents, but we have seen our puppies be smaller or larger than our estimation and we attribute this to the genes of grandparents or even great-grandparents. We can tell a lot about the future size of our puppies based on birth weight and the rate at which they grow over the first 8 weeks.
What colours are available in Labradoodles?
Labradoodles come in an amazing array of colours. The most common colours are chocolate, cream, apricot and black. We have produced some white Labradoodles, too. The more unusual colours are dark red, caramel, lavender and grey. Labradoodles can come in any variation of these colours, as well. Some unusual markings that Labradoodles can have are phantom, sable and parti (at least 50% white). We often have puppies that have very cute white mismarks, but these are not partis and the white markings often fade into the coat as the dog gets older. Chocolates often fade to silver or grey or what we refer to as Latte (milk poured into chocolate).
What are the types of coats that Australian Labradoodles have?
There are three types of coats that a multi-generational Australian Labradoodle can have. The original coat was the wool curly coat, we see less and less of this as our families seem to prefer a looser coat to be sure their dog is not “poodlily” looking. The wavy fleece coat is now the most common coat, which is a soft, wavy coat with minimal curls. There is also the spiral fleece coat, which is curly and can be “poodlily” but it is very silky and easy to maintain. All three coats require brushing. The wavy fleece coat is the least dense coat and can be easier to groom when the coat is grown out.
Is the curly coat more hypo-allergenic and less shedding?
I am very allergic to dogs and I do not react to either coat, so I find all three coats to be equally hypo-allergenic. I do think that I have seen a very minimal amount of more shedding in a wavy fleece coat, but again, it is so minimal compared to a shedding dog that it is negligible.
Email us today so we can match you to your perfect new family member. Part of our puppy selection process is helping our families to make sure they get the coat, color, size and most importantly, the temprament that will best fit their family and their lifestyle. This is what we feel we are best at and we’ve been so blessed to have so many wonderful families for our precious dogs over the past 14 years.