the History


The Labradoodle breed was developed by Wally Conren of Australia, when a visually impaired woman in Hawaii contacted the Australian Guide Dog Association in search of an allergy friendly guide dog that wouldn’t irritate her husbands’ allergies.  Wally Conren recommended the first cross between the Labrador Retriever and the Standard Poodle.  It was with this first breeding that a puppy named Sultan met the saliva and hair tests of the allergic man.  There were other breeders that tried to carry on the tradition of the Labradoodle, one man in particular that bred for pet stores and wasn’t good at record keeping.  After a few years the Labradoodle breeding was having little success as they did not recognize the importance of the mutated gene which makes the Labradoodle allergy and asthma friendly.  

A few breeders saw the exceptional versatility of the Labradoodle; its hypoallergenic qualities (low to non-shedding coat), its lovely, compassionate, and intelligent disposition.  In a few years, several breeders set out with an intentional plan in mind and developed the Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle whom we have become so enamored with today.

The true Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle we know today has hit an all time high in popularity.  With the surge of interest amongst the unknowing pet seeker, there has been an insurgence of unscrupulous breeders.  Breeders began crossing the Labrador Retriever and Poodle without the proper genetic and health testing, resulting in undesirable physical and temperament characteristics.  

This popularity spurred the need to develop a standard for the breed, so in 1989, the Rutland Manor Labradoodle Breeding and Research Centre and the Tegan Park Breeding and Research Centre established organizations in Australia. The dams and sires were health tested Labrador Retrievers, Poodles and third generation Labradoodles.  The controlled breeding programs ensured that only the most healthy, genetically sound dogs were being used to develop the Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle.  With time and conscientious breeding the Multigenerational Australian Labradoodle has developed into a proven allergy/asthma friendly dog with the innate ability to want to please and love their owners.  Thank you to Rutland Manor and Tegan Park for their dedication to researching this spectacular breed and making it their mission to protect the Multigenerational Australian Labradoodles future.

If you have your heart set on a Labradoodle don’t settle for anything less than an AUSTRALIAN Labradoodle.  Coulee Doodles strive to breed beautiful, funny, intelligent, allergy friendly Australian Doodles for many to enjoy.   For more information on the recognized breeding styles check out the International Labradoodle Association (ILA) and the Australian Labradoodle Club of America.


Standard, 22 inches plus
Medium, 17 inches to 21 inches
Miniature, 14 inches to 16 inches


Chalk, Crème, Gold, Caramel, Red, Black, Blue, Silver, Chocolate, Café, Lavender, Parchment


There are three coat types, two which are considered allergy friendly.  The two allergy friendly coats are; Fleece coats, two varieties, one being a soft fleece feel and one that is a curly fleece coat.  The other is the Wool coat, which is a thicker dense feeling curly coat.


Clever, sociable, and joyful.  Easily trained.  Quick to learn unusual or special tasks.  Active, and comical at times.  Can attempt to outsmart their owners if undisciplined.  Friendly though obviously loyal to own family.  Non Aggressive.