A Labradoodle is a designer breed created by crossing the Labrador Retriever and the Standard or Miniature Poodle. The term was popularized around 1988, when the mix began to be used as an allergen-free guide dog.
Their intelligence and high train-ability make them a popular choice world wide for guide and therapy dogs. Plus their non allergic coats make them popular among people who suffer from pet allergies.
They are happy, loyal, affectionate, friendly, playful, confident, non-aggressive, intuitive, and intelligent. A Labradoodle is generally easy to train and eager to please. They usually enjoy other dogs and pets in the household, and are excellent with children.
Labradoodles can be calm and quiet while curled up on your feet, but ready to jump up and play with only a moment’s notice. Labradoodles make wonderful watch dogs, alerting you when a stranger comes around, but are poor guard dogs do to their friendly nature.
Labradoodles are found in various color including: Black, Silver, Cream, White, Caramel, Gold, Red, Apricot, and Chocolate, as well as multi colored such as the Parti and Tuxedo. As Labradoodles grow into adulthood they are renown for amazing highlights in their fur.
Labradoodles come in three different sizes: Standard, Medium and Minatare. Our Labradoodles are standard size and should be 22-24 inches tall (Measuring from floor to the top of the shoulder) and weighing 45 to 70 pounds. Males are generally a bit taller and heavier.
Labradoodles generally live between 12 and 15 years. The Labradoodle breed itself, like most designer breeds was bred to produce the best of both the Poodle and the Labrador breeds. Therefore, many of the health issues associated with these breeds have been minimized in the Labradoodle breed. Still, owners should be prepared for possible problems such as Progressive Retinal Atrophy, eye disorders and hip dyslpasia.
Labradoodle Perfect Home:
The best home for a Labradoodle is by their owners side with plenty of opportunity to play and exercise. This is a dog that does enjoy human companionship and should not be left alone for long periods of time. Labradoodles should mainly be inside dogs.