The Australian Labradoodle is well respected for its superior temperament as a therapy and service dog, and this special cross of breeds was founded on this key characteristic, in Australia. Multiple generations ago, Australian breeders tried to produce allergy family service dogs on a consistent basis. They believed that crossing only the Labrador and Poodle breeds was limiting, and through careful selection successfully infused a few other breeds; Irish Water Spaniel, Curly Coated Retriever, English Cocker Spaniel, and American Cocker Spaniel. Angela Cunningham of Tegan Park (Australia) and Beverly Manors of Rutland Manor (Australia) are the co-founders of the 'Australian Labradoodle'. Together they developed a wonderful new breed that has grown in popularity and is much loved around the world.