Labradoodle’s neck, back, tail
The neck is strong, muscular, slightly arched and of moderate length.
The back is horizontal, with upper trunk line falling slightly behind the withers and moderately sloping to the hips. The tail is saber-shaped, and should be set low. When the labradoodle is excited, the tail may extend happily over the back.
The Australian labradoodle’s legs:
The shoulders should be muscular, well developed, but not too heavy. They are relatively long, wide, with moderate angulation. The elbows should not turn to the inside or to the outside, and should be firmly positioned in front part of the ribs. The torelegs are well boned, set vertically into the ground, with short, moderately strong wrists.
The hindquarters have well developed thighs with big muscles, moderate angulation. The knee-ankle part of the leg should be longer than the ankle-foot one.
Feet should be oval or round, strong and compact, with well-arched toes and thick pads. Dogs should be born with no rear dew claws.
The Australian labradoodle’s coat does not have an undercoat (it’s single-layer).
There are two types of the coat:
Wool-coat-type hair, similar to that of a poodle
Fleece-type hair, wavy or slightly curly.
The hair is a very important feature of the dog, even more important than the temperament and conformation of the dog. The labradoodles generally do not lose hair, nor have a distinctive smell. However, this does not mean that dog doesn’t lose hair altogether. In order to keep the hair in a good condition the dog should be combed once a week.
Labradoodle in motion
During the run it may seem that the dog is hovering above the ground. It moves gently, airy and athletically. The front and the back legs should not be twisted inward or outward.
While running, its step should coincide with the direction of the line of gravity. Viewed from the side, the front legs should be pulled smoothly to the end without the need of bending and moving up to the top. The hocks are strong, short, well-angulated, well pulled forward under the body.
Colours of the coat
Shades of cream, caramel and apricot
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