How the Australian Labradoodle is Different From the Labradoodle

While Labradoodles are a cross between a purebred Labrador Retriever and a purebred Poodle, most people don't realize the Australian Labradoodle has a lineage of several purebred breeds including the Labrador Retriever, the Poodle, Irish Water Spaniel and the English or American Cocker Spaniel.  To be classified as an Australian Labradoodle the dog's pedigree must include a combination of these breeds with lineage that can be traced back to the kennels in Australia where the breed first originated.