Q & A
1. What's the difference between a Multigen Australian labradoodle and a labradoodle? Is an ALD a pure breed?

Standard Labradoodles tend to be more inconsistent than Australian Labradoodles. Because they are of the first or second generation, their physical attributes and appearance are more predictable and consistent. Each Australian Labradoodle will have similar physical features and appearance.

A standard Labradoodle puppy, on the other hand, is not consistent. Poodles crossbred with Labradors generally have different coat types, sizes, and temperaments. The variation increases and becomes more complicated as you move to the second or third generation.

For an ALD to qualify as a “purebred” Multigen, they have to be bred to another ALD in 4 consecutive matings (taken from ALAA/ALCA clubs). The Multigen Australian Labradoodle was carefully and specifically developed to keep and maintain the fundamental characteristics and specific genes of MALD (multigen Australian Labradoodle), as dictated and regulated by ALCA, ALAA, and WALA associations.

2. What is the story behind the ALD?

Labradoodles were initially favored because of their low-shedding coats, but their wonderful disposition and kind nature won over more and more people. Since these dogs became so versatile, their intelligence and tenacity began to attract trainers and people looking for sports and assistance dogs. Today, you will find the Australian Labradoodle worldwide as an allergy-friendly soul mate and family companion. In addition, you will see them used as seizure alert dogs and of assistance for the physically and mentally challenged individual. They will serve as guide dogs and show dogs in the future.

ALD as we know it today was founded by Tegan Park research center and Rutland Manor. It began in 1980 by carefully infusing several other breeds into the early generations of Lab/poodle crosses to improve temperament, coat, conformation, and size.

Breeds infused include Iris water spaniels, American and English cocker spaniels, and some lines of wheaten terriers. Carefully developed over generations, focused on temperament coat quality and soundness through diligent health testing and planned mating.

  • ALD is multigen, meaning both dog parents are ALD and have been breed x 5 generations.
  • No other doodle breed has been developed over generations like ALD.
  • ALD has a consistent appearance and temperament throughout the breed.
  • Australian Labradoodles are people-focused dogs with exceptional eye contact and a desire to please.

(Info from ALCA)

3. I have severe allergies/asthma. Is this breed suitable for me?

Yes. When you get an ALD from HighStar Labradoodle, we carefully breed low to no shedding coats, making them allergy-friendly dogs. When you get a dog from a responsible ALCA/WALA/ALAA breeder, you can be sure the dog is allergy-friendly. Keeping in mind that everyone reacts to allergies differently, some people can be allergic not to the hair/coat, instead, be allergic to the dog saliva or dandle. The  Multigen ALD is not like other doodles.

4 . What sizes does ALD come in?
  • Small/miniature -14-16 inch / up to 30lbs
  • Medium- 17-20 inch/ 31-40lbs
  • Standard- 21-24 inch/ over 41 pounds.
5. What colors and coat types are available in ALD?

The ALD can have a fleece or wool coat. The fleece coat can be wavy or curly, while the wool coat is curly as with poodles (sheep).

Colors and Patterns:

Black pigmented dog (nose and mouth are black)

  • chalk
  • cream
  • apricot
  • gold
  • red
  • black
  • blue
  • silver

Brown pigmented dog (nose and mouth are liver – pink/brown)

  • caramel
  • caramel cream
  • caramel red
  • chocolate
  • lavender
  • café
  • parchment

Patterns

  • parti
  • tuxedo
  • phantom
  • tri phantom

WALA BREED COLOR Labradoodle Coat Colors | WALA

ALAA BREED COLOR about the Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA)  

6. What is the process for adoption?

Due to our Australian Labradoodles been in high demand for their exceptional temperament; most of the time the reservation list tends to fill up a year in advance.  After completing our application form. A $400 reservation fee is required once the application form is approved. 

The reason for the questionnaire is that we want to know your family’s dynamics and make sure that our beloved puppy will go into good hands. We love all our dogs and puppies, and they are part of our family. We take very seriously where our dogs will grow and develop as the extraordinary dogs they are.   

The puppy choosing process will be done in the order the reservation fee is placed. We will do temperament testing to our puppies around seven weeks and will recommend the puppy suitable to your family dynamics.

7. I want a puppy from the current litter. What do I do next?

To get a puppy from the current litter, you must fill application and  a non refundable reservation fee of $400 has to be in place.

If puppies are ready to go home, fill application form, when approved we will need a $400 dollars, non refundable, reservation fee.  We will try our best to match you with your puppy preference , as long as it fits with temperament testing done at  7 weeks.