There’s really no dog quite like a multi-generational Australian Labradoodle. In all our years as dog lovers and dog breeders, no breed has captured our hearts like Labradoodles. Bright, loyal, friendly, playful, hypoallergenic, kind, full of energy…there’s no lack of praise for these incredible dogs.
There’s a reason Labradoodles and other similar hybrids have become so popular in recent years—Labradoodles are one of the best dogs out there for just about any family.
Standard Labradoodles are anything but “standard”
Standard Australian Labradoodles trace their lineage back to dogs from six separate breeds:
- Poodle (standard)
- Labrador Retriever
- Irish Water Spaniel
- Curly Coated Retriever
- American Cocker Spaniel
- English Cocker Spaniel
Each genetic line serves a purpose in our modern iteration of the standard Labradoodle, from the hypoallergenic coat of the Irish Water Spaniel to the strengthened retriever traits brought by Curly Coated Retrievers and the improved temperament of the Cocker Spaniels.
How big are Standard Labradoodles?
The only thing standard about these dogs is their size, which depends in a big way on their poodle parentage.
Standard Australian Labradoodles should NOT differ in any way from medium Labradoodles, mini Labradoodles or micro Labradoodles other than their size. Temperament and coat should be consistent across all breed sizes if you are buying from a reputable breeder!
The ideal size for standard Labradoodles is between 21 and 24 inches at the wither and adult standard Labradoodle weight should fall between 45 and 75 pounds.
Should I buy a standard Labradoodle?
Whenever people ask which size Labradoodle to buy, the biggest question to ask yourself is how much space and physical activity you can provide the dog.
As the biggest type of multigenerational Australian Labradoodle, standard Labradoodles need ample opportunities to exercise.
These dogs love to run and play just as much as they love cuddling up on the couch. But even though Labradoodles have an incredible personality, ALL dogs will start to get restless and may exhibit unwanted behaviors when they don’t get enough exercise.
When we match standard Labradoodles with a new family, we’re usually trying to find a home lots of space, a big yard, and people who are physically active.
Runners, joggers, cyclists and hikers make some of the best partners for standard Labradoodles, but that doesn’t mean you have to be training for a triathlon to own a Labradoodle! As long as your new pup has room to play and grow, they’ll be as happy and healthy as can be.
Choosing the right Labradoodle
Labradoodles come in all shapes and sizes, so odds are there’s a perfect combination out there waiting for you.
If you’re ready to welcome a new furry friend into your home—but you’re not quite set on a size yet—get in touch with us ASAP and we’ll help you figure out the perfect new best friend for your home and your life.