The criteria for breeding the Australian Cobberdog is regimented by a single breed standard. All of the dogs used for breeding are registered with the MDBA, and the pedigrees are issued by the same institution, which ensures total control. On the other hand, Labradoodles can be bred by anyone without having to demonstrate ascendency of the dogs or following the breed's standard or objective.
The name Australian Cobberdog references its objective as a breed. Cobber is a colloquial way to say friend in Australia, making the Cobberdog a dog-friend and alluding to its friendly nature and its mission as a therapy and assistance dog. Labradoodle, on the other hand, refers to the initial cross made by Wally Conron between a Labrador and Poodle.
The Australian Cobberdog is the first breed in the worlddeveloped for its great potential to serve as a therapy dog or assistance dog. Labradoodles, on the other hand, initiated an indulgent fashion to cross dog breeds with no breed objective other than aesthetics. This was the most powerful reason that made Wally Conron regret having created the Labradoodle.