So what is an Australian Labradoodle?
The Labradoodle, originated in Australia by The Guide Dog Association of Australia, when the association
received a enquiry from a blind lady in Hawaii requesting a guide dog that would not aggravate allergies
or asthma. Mr. Wally Conron was the driving force behind this program. After years of research, the
Australian lines from Tegan Park and Rutland Manor are brilliantly developed. They have developed Labradoodles
that are consistent in gentle temperaments, allergy/asthma friendly, non shedding coats and wonderful
intelligence. These are the qualities we want in our dogs. We have benefited from their incredible knowledge
and expertise, and are honored to continue this incredible line! The Australian Labradoodle is a fun loving,
quiet, calm yet comical, loving companion for families as well as a fantastic service animal, being easily
trainable, loyal and intelligent.
History and evolution of the Cobberdog
The Australian Cobberdog was developed by garnering proven bloodlines of the authentic Australian Labradoodle and
adding additional carefully selected Pure Breeds chosen for their ability to genetically strengthen unique traits
No Pure Breed registry in the world would accept any breed with the name 'Labradoodle' in it, because it had become
so confusing with other dogs the share the same name yet none of the characteristics that make this breed so special.
After collaboration with a handful of breeders dedicated to reviving the traits and characteristics, the new evolving breed
was named the Australian Cobberdog; a fitting link with the country of origin, as in Australia a 'cobber' is your best buddy
The Wiktionary definition of the word 'Cobber' in Australia is of a pal, buddy, mate, friend. So with its origin and roots
firmly planted in Australia, the Australian Cobberdog came into official being when its parent club - The Australian and International
Australian Cobberdog Club (AIACC) was established in 2012. In January 2012 global Pure Dog Breed Registry the MDBA, accepted a
submission to register the newly evolving breed as a Pure Breed in Development - but with a proviso that the words 'Labradoodle'
or 'Australian Labradoodle' not be used in its name due to the mayhem and widespread inconsistency and confusion surrounding the names.
The Australian Cobberdog continues to be carefully and selectively bred to be a non shedding, allergy friendly dog with the high
intelligence, rare intuition, sweet and gentle nature and easy trainability, to provide the ultimate Service Dog, Assistance Dog,
Therapy Dog and Medical Alert Dog to people who suffer from dog-related allergies. A goofy clown like nature and an obvious delight
in making human beings laugh rounds off a dog difficult to adequately describe, but impossible to forget once experienced in person.
The same traits which make the Australian Cobberdog a spectacular Assistance or Therapy Dog also make it an ideal family dog which
is gentle with the youngest children or other pets, and shows no aggression. The Australian Cobberdog comes in three sizes: Miniature,
Medium and Standard and in a rainbow of different colours.
The conformation of the Australian Cobberdog must at all times reflect its graceful athleticism, effortless ease of movement and
structural soundness. It's robust health and form to function should never be sacrificed for any reason. The non shedding,
allergy friendly Australian Cobberdog is used extensively in a number of countries across the world in the capacities for which
it was originally created and developed.
Only dogs registered with the Master Dog Breeders and Associates (MDBA) may be legally represented as registered
Australian Cobberdogs. AussiDOG is proud to help your family bring home a pure bred authentic Australian Cobberdog.
Popularity of the Labradoodle
The Labradoodle in popular culture
Because of their superb characteristics Labradoodles have
become increasingly well known in recent years. The
Oxford English Dictionary now lists "Labradoodle" as a new
Monopoly board game included a Labradoodle icon in its
"Here and Now" Edition. Their popularity has been used to good
effect, with New York department store
Lord and Taylor raising $50,000 in 2004 and $55,000 in
2005 for Guiding Eyes for the Blind selling Labradoodle plush
Macy's department store raising funds with plush
Labradoodles "Grace" and "Courage" for Breast Cancer Awareness
in 2006. An animated soft toy Labradoodle, "Lucky the
Incredible Wonder Pup", was also the 2006 "Toy of the Year"
and an Oppenheim Platinum Toy Award winner.
Notable Labradoodle owners
- In 2005 the Oxford English Dictionary first listed the word "Labradoodle" ]
- Australian actor Bryan Brown played a Labradoodle in the 2008 movie, "Dean Spanley".]
- Barack Obama announced in January 2009 that his family had narrowed down their choice for "first dog" to either a Labradoodle or a Portuguese Water Dog (PWD).] (They were subsequently given a PWD puppy, who they named "Bo", by the late Senator Edward Kennedy).
- In an interview given to The Australian in April 2010, Wally Conron said he regretted creating the Labradoodle, as he believes their popularity has negatively affected the demand for pedigree dog breeds, and led to the introduction of other "designer" dog types]
- Sir Donald Campbell, who broke land speed records in the 1950s in Bluebird, was one of the first Labradoodle owners.]
- Golfer Tiger Woods owns Yogi and Riley
- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden owns a Labradoodle named Brother.
- Singer/songwriter Neil Young owns Carl
- Former Green Bay Packer and current Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre
- Actress Jennifer Aniston owns a Labradoodle, bought for her by former husband, Brad Pitt.
- Model Elle MacPherson ("The Body") owns Bella, who has her own line of "Designer Dog" wear
- Actresses and sisters Courtney Peldon and Ashley Peldon own Odysseus and Calypso
- Actor and TV presenter Graham Norton owns Bailey
- Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson owns Dodger
- Richard Hammond (also a presenter of Top Gear) owns a Labradoodle called TG (often referred to as "Top Gear Dog") which occasionally featured on the BBC show.
- Model Christie Brinkley owns Maple Sugar
- Actress Barbara Eden has a Labradoodle named Djinn Djinn (named after her invisible dog in the TV show I Dream of Jeannie).
- Actor and director Henry Winkler owns Charlotte
- Actress Julianne Moore
- Actor/singer Hugh Panaro owns Soot
- Political folk/rocker Billy Bragg
- Writer Carolyn B. Ellis
- Middlesbrough F.C. (UK) player Andrew Taylor owns Sonny
- Tom Griswold of The Bob and Tom Show owns Tazzie
- Author Garth Stein
- Legal thriller author David Baldacci owns Finn
- Rodman Primack, chairman of the London auction house Phillips de Pury & Company owns Theo
- Professional ice hockey player Dustin Brown owns Milo, a chocolate Labradoodle
- Author and activist Lynn Hoffman owns Lola
- Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark Gearan owns Dublin
- PBS Television investment program MoneyTrack producer Pam Krueger has a Labradoodle named Chloe, who sometimes appears on the show as an "unofficial co-host".
- Seamus O'Regan, co-host of CTV's Canada AM
- Novelist Susan Rebecca White owns Raney
- Irish Golfer Rory McIlroy, winner of the 2009 Dubai Desert Classic
- Lance Bass (formerly of the boyband N'Sync)
- Danny Hutton, founder of the rock band Three Dog Night has a Labradoodle named Ms. Wilson, a gift from longtime friend and legendary musician Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys
- Golfer Ian Poulter's Labradoodle is named Bentley.
- Dave Vaughan from Big Brother 2010 (UK) owns a Labradoodle named Frodo
- Children's writer Leann Sweeney, author of "The Yellow Rose Mysteries"
- Actor Dennis Leary owns Daphne
- Designer Orla Kiely owns Olive
Only settle for the
Australian does make a difference. Be sure to settle for nothing less than an Australian Cobberdog, bred for decades
to consistently produce high quality and predictable companions. Cobberdogs seldom need a bath and are naturally blessed
to not have that "doggie" smell. Their fleece is almost resistant to dirt. The more you bathe your Cobberdog the less
natural oils will be in their coat.
Cobberdog Care for grooming information.
and allergies should be expected with an early generation
dog. If you have these concerns an early generation
Cobberdog should not be your first choice.