Sizes range from miniature (mini), medium, and large. Size is measured to the top of the shoulder blades (withers) while standing squarely on a level surface.
Mini's weigh 10-18 pounds. Large mini's weigh 18-25 pounds. Small mediums weigh 26-31 pounds. Mediums weigh 32-38 pounds. Standards weigh 40+ pounds.
Much care is needed when breeding both the large and small dogs. Large dogs can suffer from rapid growth that can lead to structural problems. Soundness is of utmost importance. Care must be taken to keep the miniature Australian Labradoodle a solid athletic robust dog. Minimum size attention is of the utmost importance to maintain a healthy little dog. Most Australian Labradoodles will weigh more than their height reflects.
One of the many things about Australian Labradoodles is the wide variety of colors within the breed. Labradoodles come in many colors to suit everyone's taste. There are solid colors, mismatched colors, parti-colors (two colors), and phantoms just to name a few. New colors are being identified all the time as slight variations in colors come about. And just to keep us guessing, puppies might fade or darken as they mature. Our dark apricot girl is turning red and our black dog is starting to turn silver and he is almost 3 years old! Above are a variety of the many colors.
Coat types are also still very sporadic with many dogs showing a combination of multiple types. As the genetic values stabilize, we hope the "Ideal" coats are as follows: