The Australian Labradoodle was originally created as a guide dog for allergy sufferers – check out the history of the breed!
The story of the Australian Labradoodle originated in Australia in the late 1980s. The local guide dog association was asked about a breed that would not only be suitable as a guide dog in nature but also allergy friendly. Because the Labrador Retriever has a long history as a guide dog, a new dog breed began to be developed by crossing the Labrador Retriever with a big poodle. The poodle was chosen for the purpose because of the fur to be trimmed, as it produces less allergenic dandruff than usual.
The history of the breed began in Australia
Already at the first crossbreed, it was found that some of the puppies did not cause symptoms in asthmatics and allergy sufferers. After a successful start, Tegan Parks and Rutland Manors took more breeds into the breed. The choices were made carefully to confirm the good qualities of the first litter. These included the dog’s good health and physique, pleasant temperament and allergy friendliness. In addition to the Labrador Retriever and Poodle, the Irish Water Spaniel, American Cocker Spaniel and English Cocker Spaniel were included in the breed.
The new breed was named the Australian Service Dog (ASD Australian Labradoodle). The amalgamation of many races sought to refine the problem areas typical of some races. At the same time, the aim was to expand the breed’s gene bank and prevent excessive inbreeding. The breed was introduced in the United States in the 1990s and immediately became very popular in the United States and Australia, among others.
Australian Labradoodle Finland – how the breed came to us
The first Australian Labradoodle came to Finland at the turn of the millennium and home to Paula and Stefan Eriksson from Hanko in 2004. They had almost given up their dog dream until they got to know the Australian Labradoodle. The end is history!
We were already giving up our hope, but we decided to look at another dog breed. Stefan dragged me with him. He pet the dog for a long time, which did not give him any symptoms, says Paula Eriksson about the first meeting with the new dog friend.
The founders of the Australian Labradoodle have been able to develop a family-friendly and intelligent dog breed that is also well suited for an allergic home.
Erikssons became the first registered breeders of Australian labradoodle dogs in Finland. Sessan’s ald, a company founded by the Eriksson since 2009, has been working resolutely on this wonderful breed. The breeding work of the Australian Labradoodle is defined by the breed standard and the rules of the breed organizations. The individuals used for breeding are health tested and the organizations closely monitor the breeding work.
The founders of the Australian Labradoodle have been able to develop a family-friendly and intelligent dog breed that is also well suited for an allergic home. Maintaining these qualities is important to us, as it has allowed us to keep dogs in our home as well.