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What is an EllsWORTH Labradoodle?

What is an EllsWORTH Labradoodle?

All of our dogs are multigeneration Australian Labradoodle, But what does that mean? For one thing they are NOT Aussie Doodles, they do NOT have any Australian shepherd, or any shepherd in any of their lines(ancestors). The breed originated in Australia, hence the name with Australian in it.(At the bottom of this blog post is a copy of the answer the ALAA has on their website of what the differences of the different kind of labradoodles)

 In 2009 we started breeding our first doodle Saddie, She was an F1B, which meant her mom was a poodle, and her dad was a cross between a Labrador and a poodle, Saddie had a curly wool coat like a poodle. We bred her only to registered Australian Labradoodles and then we picked the best of the best litters to carry on this line. Ecco for example is one of our dogs living in a guardian family a few minutes from our home, she is having her first litter the end of February 2024.  Her mother’s line (this is just for an example)  goes from Ecco,to her mom-Flora-from Penny-from Tilly -from Maple -From Abby from Saddie. That is 6 generations back the only f1b the rest are all Australian labradoodles, In all of Ecco’s lineage back 3 generations all of those 14 dogs are Australian labradoodles. If you go back another 3 generations there are just a few cockapoos mixed into all those Australian labradoodles. This is very typical of all of our dogs. All dogs were only bred to health tested parents that were a member of the ALAA or WALA and had pedigrees of good health.  Even the cockapoos had to have health testing, and parents had to be in AKC with proven pedigree or already member of the ALAA.

The coats of an EllsWORTH Labradoodle rarely shed,  they are mostly wavy fleece coats, although l occasionally we will get a curly fleece coat. Nano is one of our girls in the guardian program we hope she will have puppies in 2024 and she has a curly fleece coat, so some of her puppies will probably also be curly. Here is Ecco, puppies coming the end of February 2024

From the ALAA website:


F1: The “F” stands for “filial generation”. “F1” means “first generation” and is a common scientific term. This, in the Labradoodle breed, is the coding for first-cross, purebred Poodle to purebred Labrador Retriever. The results are mixed, as this is not the breeding of two “like” dogs, or dogs that resemble each other. F1 Labradoodles typically are moderate- to low- shedding and have a sparse-hair to fleece coat.

F1B: The additional “B” refers to backcross — an F1 Labradoodle, as defined above, bred (or backcrossed) to a purebred Poodle. Again, the results are mixed, as this is not the breeding of two “like” dogs. F1B Labradoodles typically are low- to non-shedding if both parents non-shedding (or as much as any dog can be non-shedding) and often have a hair or fleece coat.

Australian Labradoodle: The Australian Labradoodle carries the DNA of the Labrador, Poodle and Cocker Spaniel (American or English). The resulting offspring share characteristics, though some pairings of parent dogs will produce a more mixed litter. An Australian Labradoodle can be created by crossing a Poodle to another Australian Labradoodle, a Cockapoo to a Labradoodle, a Labradoodle to a Cocker Spaniel and the like, resulting in the three-breed combination. Australian Labradoodles and Multigen Australian Labradoodles typically have a non-shedding coat (again, as much as any dog can be non-shedding) if both parents are non-shedding.

Multigen Australian Labradoodle (Multigenerational): A Multigen Australian Labradoodle comes about from the breeding of one Australian Labradoodle to another. Multigen Australian Labradoodles typically have a non-shedding coat (as much as a dog can be non-shedding) if both parents are also non-shedding.

Purebred Australian Labradoodle: The Merriam-Webster Dictionary first defined “purebred” in 1852 as “bred from members of a recognized breed, strain, or kind without admixture of other blood over many generations.” The AKC, meanwhile, requires four generations of like-to-like matings in their foundation service.


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