As members of the Australian Labradoodles Association of America, ALAA, we strive to better the breed with every litter. ALAA has set the standard for Australian Labradoodles and have created a detailed breed standard. Along with the temperament and size families should also be looking for dogs with solid structure. For detailed information about the structure of the Australian Labradoodles, ALD, I suggest following the link below to the ALAA website.
All information listed below comes directly from the ALAA website. Their pages are full of valuable information and we highly recommend you check it out and become a Pet Member!
Labradoodles have an extremely clever, sociable, comical and joyful temperament. Energetic when free and quiet when handled. The should approach people in a happy, friendly manner. Labradoodles are keen and easy to train. They should display an intuition.
They have an emotional understanding of family members or handler’s current state or needs. This ability to “know” is what has made the Australian Labradoodle an excellent dog for individuals with special needs.
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.
Miniature range: Between 14 and 16 inches (35 to 42 centimeters) in height at wither, but not more than 17 inches.
Medium range: Between 17 and 20 inches (43 to 52 centimeters) in height at wither, but not more than 21. Ideal size for a female is 17 to19 inches; for a male, 18 to 20 inches.
Standard range: Between 21 and 24 inches (53 to 63 centimeters) in height at wither, but not more than 25 inches.
Some breeders breed Standards that are larger then listed above. Just make sure to ask the breeder for the height and weight of the parents so you have the whole picture.