A genetic analysis of the Australian labradoodle shows that most of its genes comes from the poodle.
An Australian labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador retriever and a standard poodle. The mixed breed was produced in the 1980s in an effort to have a guide dog that has a reduced likelihood of triggering allergic reactions in humans.
Researchers analyzed 21 Australian labradoodles’ DNA and compared it with the DNA of purebred Labrador Retrievers and found that the genomes of the later genomes of Labradoodles are almost entirely comprised of a poodle DNA.
The new study on the breed has been published on the Public Library of Science.
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