The difference might be surprising because at the two research centres, Tegan Park and Rutland Manor in Australia the quest to develop a reliable Australian Allergy friendly service dog involved a long journey. An Australian Labradoodle is a dog that carries the dna of the Poodle, Labrador Retriever, the dear old Cocker Spaniel and Wheaton terrier. Every breed has several types of dogs in the foundation. If an Australian Labradoodle is crossed back to a Poodle to ensure the coat it is still considered an Australian Labradoodle.
The much prized Australian Multigenerational Labadoodle or ‘Multi gen’ is the result of breeding two Australian Labradoodles. The farther you go from the original foundation breeds the more certain you are of the result of the mating.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defined the term purebred in 1852. It was “a breeding from a recognized breed, strain or kind without the admixture of other blood over many generations.” The AKC in their foundation service requires four generations of like to like matings. The International Labradoodle Association declared recently that once the Australian Labradoodle has been bred to an Australian Labradoodle in four consecutive matings it will be considered to be pure bred.