History of the Doodle
"A Doodle is a cross between a Poodle and another dog breed. (There are also Oodles and Poos, such as Schnoodles, Yorkiepoos, and Cockapoos.) The original Doodle was a Labradoodle, bred in the early 1980s by Wally Conron while working as a puppy-breeding manager for the Royal Guide Dog Association of Australia. His goal was to create an allergy-free guide dog for a vision-impaired woman, whose husband was allergic to dog hair. Two years and 33 trials later, Conron successfully crossed a Standard Poodle with a Labrador, and the Labradoodle was born.
These dogs also had a reputation for being low shedding, laid-back, good natured, smart, family dogs—the best of both breeds in the mix"