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Labradoodle Breed Information


Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized

Weight: 25 - 90 lbs

Height: 13 - 22 inches

Color(s): Seven different colors: halk, cream, apricot, chocolate, café, black and silver. Chalk, cream and apricot/gold can have rose or black pigment.

Overview

The Labradoodle was developed between a cross of the Standard Poodle, and the Yellow and/or Black Labradors. They were developed for companion purposes and to provide the best of both worlds as it is stated. This dog has become very popular in home life making a wonderful companion for many families. Proper research must be done when interested in a mixed breed as their origins and temperament may be unknown.

Character

The Labradoodle is very easy to train being very intelligent. They are very intuitive, yet can be very energetic. The Labradoodle makes a very good companion dog and does well as a service animal with the right training. This dog is becoming very popular in the average home environment. The Labradoodle is said to be extremely intelligent, taking on both characteristics from the Lab and the Poodle.

Temperament

Friendly, loyal, and energetic, the Labradoodle has become very popular. They make good watchdogs. The Labradoodle should get along well with children if properly socialized, however the temperament of the Poodle may linger which can cause issues in the future. The Labradoodle should get along well with other dogs if socialized properly and raised with them from puppyhood, however has unknown tendencies when it comes to smaller animals.

Care

The Labradoodle should be regularly brushed to prevent tangling or matting of the coat. This dog sheds little to no hair so should be clipped at least once a year. This dog however can shed depending on the bloodlines. The proper research must be done by allergy sufferers to ensure they will get a "hypo-allergenic" dog. The Labradoodle should not shed much hair so brushing is extremely important.

Coat

The Labradoodle is a very popular mixed breed that does not have a breed standard, however it is preferred that the dog has a wooly and curly coat while retaining many characteristics of the Lab. The hair of this breed should be little to no shedding. Regular cleaning around the muzzle area should be done to remove any dirt and/or caking that may be present.

Training

The Labradoodle is a very intelligent dog combining the extreme trainability of both the Poodle and the Lab. They do well in agility sports and are very easy to train. Training techniques can and should be changed regularly to make training fun and keep this dogs attention. The Labradoodle should be very easy to housebreak if training is consistent, and does very well in many different sports.

Activity

The Labradoodle requires regular exercise and should have at least a medium sized yard for a regular romp and play. This dog loves long walks with his owner and loves a nice jog. This dog makes an excellent companion for an owner who loves the outdoors and does well on hikes if proper water is provided due to the coat. This dog should have at least two hours of exercise daily as he is a large breed and takes on the energetic qualities of the Lab.

Ownership

If you are looking for Labradoodle puppies for sale from reputable Labradoodle breeders or to adopt Labradoodles from a Labradoodle rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Labradoodle puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Labradoodle puppies that make great pets.


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Updated: 10/1/2014
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