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  • Writer's pictureRozlynn Rogers

Australian Labradoodle or Golden Doodle?

When it comes to choosing a furry companion, two popular breeds often top the list: Australian Labradoodles and Golden Doodles. While both are lovable and make fantastic pets, there are distinct reasons why we believe Australian Labradoodles stand out as the superior choice. In this blog post, we will explore the unique qualities and advantages that make Australian Labradoodles shine brighter than Golden Doodles. Prepare to be convinced that Australian Labradoodles are the ultimate furry friends!




Temperament and Trainability:

Here at Sweet Tea, we are passionate about temperament and trainability! Our Australian Labradoodle moms and dads possess an exceptional temperament which makes their puppies sought-after family pets! ALDs are known for their friendly, affectionate, and sociable nature, which stems from the various breeds infused into their lineage. In order to provide our puppy families with consistent temperaments, we focus on producing multigenerational Australian Labradoodle puppies. This deliberate breeding approach aims to solidify and enhance the desired traits and temperament of the breed. Due to their multigenerational lineage, our puppies often exhibit a more consistent and predictable temperament. They tend to inherit the friendly, sociable, and gentle nature of their parents and grandparents. The purposeful breeding process ensures that our puppies possess a well-balanced and adaptable temperament, making them excellent family companions. Their intelligence, trainability, and eagerness to please further contribute to their exceptional temperament, allowing them to seamlessly integrate into various households and lifestyles. Whether in a bustling family setting or a calm environment, our multigenerational Australian Labradoodles consistently demonstrate a warm and loving disposition, making them cherished pets for individuals and families alike.


Health and Genetic Diversity:

One of the significant advantages of Australian Labradoodles over Golden Doodles is their extensive genetic diversity. Originally, when Australian Labradoodles where first established back in the 1980's, they were bred from a wider range of parent breeds including Poodles, Labrador Retrievers, and Cocker Spaniels (American or English). This wider base of parent breeds has resulted in a healthier gene pool, reducing the likelihood of inherited health issues compared to Golden Doodles, which primarily originate from Poodles and Golden Retrievers.


Consistency in Coat Type:

Australian Labradoodles boast a more consistent and predictable coat type. They come in two main coat varieties: wool or fleece. This predictability allows potential owners to choose a Labradoodle with a coat that best suits their preferences, whether it's wool or a more casual silky soft fleece, both coats boast hypoallergenic, low-shedding characteristics. Golden Doodles, especially first generation, on the other hand, exhibit a wider range of coat types, making it challenging to determine the specific coat characteristics in advance when puppies.


Size Variations:

While Golden Doodles are generally larger in size, Australian Labradoodles offer a broader range of sizes to accommodate various living situations and preferences. Labradoodles can range from miniature to standard sizes, providing options for individuals or families with different space constraints or desires for a specific size of dog. Here at Sweet Tea, we specialize in mini and medium sized puppies. Mini puppies will grow to approximately 14-16" in height at the wither, mediums grown to approximately 17-20" in height.






While Golden Doodles are undeniably adorable and make wonderful pets, Australian Labradoodles emerge as the superior choice for several reasons. From their genetic diversity and predictable coat types to their exceptional temperament, trainability, and a well-established breed standard, Australian Labradoodles possess qualities that set them apart. By choosing an Australian Labradoodle from Sweet Tea, you are welcoming a loving, healthy, and delightful companion into your home.

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