Seaspray Australian Labradoodles to show you the different coat types and colors.
Seaspray Labradoodles Parti, Red, Cream
Fleece Straight Coats 1. Connor -lavender & White Parti 2. Tipper-Red 3. Maggie-Cream
Seaspray Labradoodles West Coast of Florida
Wavy Fleece Coats 1. Quinn-Red & White Parti 2. Lucas- Chocolate 3. Paddy-Chocolate & White Parti
Seaspray Australian Labradoodles, Tampa Bay, St. Pete Beach Florida
Curly Fleece Coats 1. Tilly-Apricot Cream 2. Riley-Apricot 3. Kibby-Red with white markings
Wool Coats 1. Tara-Chocolate 2. Kerri-Apricot 3. Truffles-Chocolate & White Parti
Additional Coat Colors - 1. Calli-Raven Black, 2. Suri-Black & White Parti, 3. Cory-Phantom, and 4. Finnegan-Lavender
Seaspray Labradoodles has all coat colors, types and sizes.
Australian Labradoodle Coat Types
FLEECE: The Fleece coat of an Australian Labradoodle hangs down in ‘tendrils’ loosely from the body of the dog. It will flow and ripple as the dog moves, which is the true test of the Fleece coat as opposed to the Wool coat. Some Fleece coats will become very curly once they have been cut with electric clippers. Therefore, I recommend only a scissor cut trim, if necessary, on a Fleece coat Australian Labradoodle. Fleece coats are extremely low to non-shedding.
Length is usually around 5 inches long. The Fleece coat texture should be light and silky quite similar to that of an Angora goat. Appearing "to contain a silky lanolin," the fleece coat can range from loosely waved giving an almost straight appearance to deeply waved.
WOOL: Coats are more dense to the touch, like a sheep's wool. The "Ideal" wool coat should hang in loose hollow spirals. Most wool coats are still exhibiting a good texture, but have the appearance of a "Spring” not a Spiral. The Australian labradoodle has a single coat. Both the Fleece and the wool coat should naturally grow in "staples" and be of a soft texture. The Wool coat of an Australian Labradoodle has curls which form a full circle and grow tighter as they lengthen. There is a definite texture to a wool coat. There is no ‘movement’ in this coat when the dog runs. Wool coats are usually non-shedding.
The "Ideal" Coat presentation should give the viewer the impression of a casual natural appearance. Scissoring along the top line, neckline under ears and around toes should be done without giving a manicured look. The trimmed coat should maintain a flowing natural wash and wear look at all times highlighting the staples and ringlets. Excessive groomed presentation is a fault.
A clipped wool coat and clipped fleece coat can ‘look’ similar, but the texture, and denseness plus the fact that there is no ‘movement’ in the wool coat, is the secret to telling the difference.
Australian Labradoodle Sizes
STANDARD: 21" TO 24" The "Ideal" size for a standard female is 21 to 23 inches and for a male 22 to 24 inches. Weight range tends to be 50 to 65 pounds.
MEDIUM: 17" TO 20" The "Ideal" size for a medium female is 17 to 19 inches and for a male 19 to 20 inches. Weight range tends to be 30 to 40 pounds.
MINIATURE: 14"TO 16" The "Ideal" size for a miniature is 14 to 16 inches with no correlation between height and sex of the miniature Australian Labradoodle. Weight range tends to be 16 to 25 pounds.