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Australian Labradoodle Coat Types

There are two Australian Labradoodle coat types that are considered allergy friendly; Fleece and Wool. The Fleece coat has a soft textured fleecy feeling and has two variations; wavy fleece and curly fleece. The Wool coat has a definite dense wool feel, and is mildly to very curly. There is a third type of coat, but this is NOT allergy friendly, named the Hair coat however this has become less popular and so is considered rare. It too varies from short wiry to long combination. These Hair coats will soon be a thing of the past, but for now they still play an important part in the historic breeding and development of the fleece coat.



About Australian Labradoodle Coats


  • Coat length should be 4-6 inches long.

  • Australian Labradoodles coats should be straight, wavy or forming spirals and should naturally grow in staples with a soft texture.

  • It should not be too thick or dense nor should it be fluffy or fuzzy.It should be a single coat, any sign of a double coat is a fault.

  • The ideal Australian Labradoodle coat is Fleece and Wool coats can be spun successfully.

  • Hair coat [Hair texture that sheds] is undesirable and is a major fault.

  • It is important that the Australian Labradoodles coat gives the impression of being a fleece in type rather than dog hair.

  • It is acceptable to see a coat change from the puppy to adult coat, and also during hormonal changes in fertile bitches.

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Australian Labradoodles Coat Colours

  • ​Parti (50% chocolate/black/red or other dark colour & 50% white) True Parti is 50/50

  • Chocolate

  • Black

  • Cream

  • Cafe/Lavender/Parchment

  • Red

  • Apricot

  • Chalk

  • Caramel

  • Tuxedo (solid colour with white chest tummy paws and nose)

  • Abstract (solid colour with abstract white area)

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The Fleece textured coat is a soft texture. It can either have a straight or wavy look or a soft spiralling curl

look. It is an easy to manage textured coat.

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Curly fleece

The Curly Fleece Coat is soft to touch with a more formed curl.

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Churchillls Australian Labradoodles Essex


 The Wool coat is like lamb’s wool in texture. It  should not appear thick and dense or tightly curled.

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Spiral Fleece Coat is a stunning coat that when left long drops into beautiful well formed ringlets.

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