About The Breed

Coat Type

Australian Labradoodles have three broad coat types, namely, wool, fleece and hair. Each looks and feels very different, so it is important to understand the differences between them.

Australian Labradoodles are known for being non-shedding and whilst most of them are due to their wool and fleece coats, the hair-coated dogs do shed to varying degrees, just like Early Generation Labradoodles. The good news is that any experienced breeder worth their salt will be able to tell you nice and early on if any of the litter have hair coats - it is usually pretty obvious by 4 weeks old. It is also worth noting here that we do not make any guarantee that any puppy will be non-shedding. We do our best to produce non-shedding dogs and we give our honest advice and opinion on our puppies coats, but we do not have a crystal ball and nature can do funny things. No breeder can genuinely guarantee that any dog will be non-shedding.

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more about each coat type.
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more about each coat type.
Hover over each image below to find out more about each coat type.

Wool Coat

The wool coat is coarse in texture and very curly. It is sprung and therefore sits up off the dogs back giving the illusion the dog is bigger. This coat is very like that of the Poodle. It is non-shedding and is generally very compatible with allergy and asthma sufferers.

Curly Fleece Coat

The curly fleece is soft in texture with loose curls. It is not sprung, so it tends to straighten out a little when it grows longer. This coat type is what most people think of as the typical Australian Labradoodle look. It is non-shedding and is generally very compatible with allergy and asthma sufferers.

Loose/Wavy Fleece Coat

The loose or wavy fleece coat is very soft in texture with a slight wave to it. It blows in the wind or when the dog runs! This coat type is what most people think of as the typical Australian Labradoodle look. It is non-shedding and is generally very compatible with allergy and asthma sufferers.

Hair Coat

The hair coat is quite coarse in texture and feels like typical dog hair. It is usually short and flat and will not ever grow particularly long. It does shed to varying degrees and therefore is generally not compatible with allergy and asthma sufferers,

Wool Coat

The wool coat is coarse in texture and very curly. It is sprung and therefore sits up off the dogs back giving the illusion the dog is bigger. This coat is very like that of the Poodle. It is non-shedding and is generally very compatible with allergy and asthma sufferers.

Curly Fleece Coat

The curly fleece coat is soft in texture with loose curls. It is not sprung, so it tends to straighten out a little when it grows longer. This coat type is what most people think of as the typical Australian Labradoodle look. It is non-shedding and is generally very compatible with allergy and asthma sufferers.

Loose/Wavy Fleece Coat

The loose or wavy fleece coat is very soft in texture with a slight wave to it. It blows in the wind or when the dog runs! This coat type is what most people think of as the typical Australian Labradoodle look. It is non-shedding and is generally very compatible with allergy and asthma sufferers.

Hair Coat

The hair is quite coarse in texture and feels like typical dog hair. It is usually short and flat and will not ever grow particularly long. It does shed to varying degrees and therefore is generally not compatible with allergy and asthma sufferers.