Original Australian Labradoodle

Welcome to Samsens Australian Labradoodle

Australian Labradoodle breeder located in Sweden. Our dogs are breed with lines from USA & Australia

and our focus in the breed are on health, temperament and socialization


-ALAEU breed member since 2016-

-ALAA breed member since 2019-



The original Australian Labradoodle is not recognized to the FCI / AKC.

The 2 parent breeds are poodles and Labrador, to broaden the breeding base and the structural improvement they were crossed with the Cocker Spaniel and the Irish Water Spaniel. The goal of the breeding project was to breed a "hypoallergenic" and family friendliy therapy dog, which should combine the advantages of these breeds in itself. Selected was primarily on nature and health.


The Australian Labradoodle breed dates back to the 1980's and was initiated by Wally Conron of Royal Guide Dogs located in Victoria Australia. The intent was to create a breed that was allergy and asthma friendly with the temperament of a service dog.


This journey was inspired by a vision impaired woman in Hawaii needed a Guide Dog which wouldn't aggravate her husband's allergies. Of the 31 Labradoodles bred at Royal Guide Dogs, a staggering 29 made it through as Guide Dogs... an accolade of paralleled proportion for this "new breed' of Guide Dog.

To continue the efforts of Wally Conron, breeders in Australia began breeding Labradoodles determined to produce litters with consistent conformation, coat type, and temperament. During the 90's, a number of other dog breeds were bred into the Labradoodle lines to assist in this effort. Most often the English Cocker Spaniel and American Cocker Spaniel were the breeds used, however, it is reported that a few other dog breeds were also introduced into certain lines. DNA evidence of these dog breeds are still found in a few lines today, while others were bred out and not re-introduced into any other blood lines.

Currently the Australian Labradoodle is considered to be a cross between the Poodle, Cocker Spaniel and Labrador Retriever, while the Labradoodle is a cross between the Labrador Retriever and Poodle only.

Organizations have been formed to protect the continued development of the Australian Labradoodle lines, and guidelines for the continued introduction of English and American Cocker Spaniel are followed carefully. Infusion committees also discuss the merits of other possible dog breeds being allowed careful introduction into select lines. It is an exciting time to be involved in the development of this breed.

source: ALAA Homepage



A wonderful family dog for an active family. Intelligent, charming, graceful and full of spirit.


The Australian Labradoodle is:

extremly intelligent



socially compatible with conspecities and other animals


The Australian Labradoodle is an allrounder and a little joker with an admirable charming character. He is easy to educate because he always wants to please his owner. They learn suprisingly fast.

Outdoors playful and sportive, indoors calm and at times even real pet dogs and teddybears.

He is very drawn to humans; untuitional they determine momentary emotional situations and the mood of his owner. These empathetic skills, which he holds in an exceedingly extent, characterizes him as an caring an special dog for people with special needs. The Australian Labradoodle is the ideal therapy dog.



Athletic and graceful with a compact, medium-boned body. Should not appear heavyset nor overly fine. Coat is non-shedding and easy to manage. 



Extremely clever, sociable, comical and joyful. Energetic when free and and quiet when handled. Should approach people in a happy, friendly manner. Keen and easy to train. Should display an intuition about emotional state of family members or handler’s current emotional state or needs. This ability to “know” is what has made the Australian Labradoodle an excellent dog for individuals with special needs.



Trotting gait is effortless, smooth, powerful and coordinated in mature dogs. Should have a good reach in front and drive from behind for forward motion. Silent movement and light gait are essential.



Miniatur          35 - 42 cm          7 - 13 kg

Medium          43 - 52 cm        13 - 20 kg

Standard        53 - 63 cm        23 - 30 kg



Margareta Wahlberg

Västerede Samsen 110

84494 Bispgården




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