ALD vs Labradoodle
An early gen Labradoodle is the first pairing of a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. These dogs generally tend to vary a great deal in terms of their appearance, temperament and coat. Shedding will occur with these early gen doods. Pricing for an early gen should reflect the fact that the dog will not fall within the breed standard (click here for the labradoodle breed standards) and will shed. Early gen dogs are essential to maintaining a sufficient gene pool and often work well for someone without children or allergy/asthma issues and who want a larger dog.
A Labradoodle only has the two breeds in its pedigree – Labrador and Poodle. In our opinion, these dogs are not as desirable as the multigeneration Australian Labradoodle as the gene pool is limited by only having the two breeds in the pedigree.
A multigeneration Australian Labradoodle for us is perfection! These dogs have a variety of breeds in their background (primarily Labrador, Poodle, and Spaniel breeds to name a few- all of which are purebred dogs registered with CKC or AKC) allowing for a broader gene pool and the ability to create a purebred breed of dog. If multigeneration Australian Labradoodles were accepted by CKC, all our dogs would be considered to be purebred Labradoodles. All Teddybear Labradoodles have multigeneration Australian Labradoodles in their pedigrees for multiple generations without infusions of other breeds. All of our parent “pairings” are “trial-mated” using a database that assesses genetic diversity. This produces a coefficient of inbreeding, where we ensure it is sufficiently low to limit the risk of two unknown recessive genes being inherited.