Australian Labradoodles were first created in Australia in the early 1980’s and were purposefully bred to be Service and Therapy Dogs for people with dog allergies. The original breeds introduced were the Labrador, Standard Poodle, Irish Water Dog and English Cocker Spaniel.
Shadow Mountain is proud members of the Australian Labradoodle Association of America.
Our dogs are decedents of the original Australian lines that were purposefully bred for Service and Therapy work. They are not the American Labrador x Poodle crosses.
Shadow Mountain only raises Multigeneration Australian Labradoodles.
Australian Labradoodle Sizes
There are 3 recognized sizes of Australian Labradoodles; Miniature, Medium and Standard.
- Miniatures are under 30 pounds
- Mediums are 30-45 pounds
- Standards are over 46 pounds.
Shadow Mountain rarely has Miniatures under 20 pounds and Standards over 55 pounds.
Shadow Mountain is only able to give an estimated adult size. You will notice that that available puppies are listed with an “Expected Size” range. For Example, 30-40 lbs. Since we do not breed parents that are exactly the same size, the offspring can be a range.
Shadow Mountain primarily raises Chocolate, Parchment, Café, Lavender, Red, Apricot, Caramel, Caramel Cream and Cream puppies.
Australian Labradoodles have hair, not fur. Like human hair, their coat color can change as they get older. Most puppies who are born chocolate, will get highlights as they age and they will turn Cafe, Lavender, or Parchment. This change can happen at 8 weeks of age, or at 8 years of age. Sometimes their entire coat color changes, or they will just get a highlight spot on their tale or back. If you have any questions about coat colors, please let us know!
Examples of each color are listed below into what we call the “Chocolate Group” and the “Red Group”.
We occasionally have puppies available with Parti, or Raven coats.