I do not see many people on this site interested in Austalian Labradoodles. Why? ALDs are much more standardized as to size, coat, furnishings. In addition many of the ALD breeders have become quite knowledgealbe about health testing, temperment testing, training and socialization in the first 8-10 weeks. I have checked and ALDs may be slightly higher priced but it is close and the darling puppy will hopefully live a decade or more. So what am I not seeing? We have had three ALDs: Roo and Tigger and Murphy. Tigger (13) and Murphy(3) are with us still. ( Roo died at ten.) They have all been wonderful dogs.