The dam and sire breeding pair determines the resulting classification, coat type, coat color, size, and other characteristics of the Australian Labradoodle.
|F1||In the Labradoodle breed, this is the coding for first-cross - First generation||Purebred Poodle to purebred Labrador Retriever||Mixed, as this is not the breeding of two "like" dogs, or dogs that resemble each other||Sparse hair to fleece||Moderate to low shedding||F1 means "first generation" and is a common scientific term|
|F1B||Additional "B" refers to backcross||F1 Labradoodle to a Purebred Poodle||Mixed results, as this is not the breeding of two "like" dogs, or dogs that resemble each other||Hair or fleece||Low to non-shedding if both parents are non-shedding|
|Australian Labradoodle||Offspring share characteristics, though some pairings of parent dogs will produce a more mixed litter||Hair or fleece||Non-shedding coat as much as any dog can be non-shedding, if both parents are non-shedding||Carries the DNA of the Labrador, Poodle and Cocker Spaniel (American or English)|
|Multigen Australian Labradoodle||Multigen refers to Multigenerational||Breeding of one Australian Labradoodle to another||Hair or fleece||Non-shedding coat, as much as a dog can be non shedding, if both parents are also non-shedding||Once an Australian Labradoodle has been bred to another Australian Labradoodle in four consecutive matings, it will be considered purebred by the ALAA.|
|Purebred Australian Labradoodle||Requires four generations of like-to-like matings in their foundation service||Purebred Australian Labradoodle to Purebred Australian Labradoodle||Hair or fleece||Non-shedding coat, as much as a dog can be non shedding, if both parents are also non-shedding||Purebred: "Bred from members of a recognized breed, strain, or kind without mixture of other blood over many generations." Merriam-Webster Dictionary|
Between 14 and 24 inches (35 to 63 centimeters) in height at wither but not more than 25 inches. Weighs between 15 and 65 pounds (7 to 30 kilograms).
At this stage in the breed"s development, the Australian Labradoodle comes in three size ranges. Inter-size breeding is acceptable and expected at the moment.
|Minimum Height at Wither||Maximum Height at Wither||Approximate Weight|
|Miniature Range||14-16 inches (35-42 cm)||17 inches||16-28 lbs|
|Medium Range||17-20 inches (43-52 cm)||21 inches||28-45 lbs|
|Standard Range||21-24 inches (53-63 cm)||25 inches||45-65 lbs|