Labradoodle

Labradoodle

Labradoodle

Mix: ½ Labrador Retriever & ½ Poodle

Size: Approximately 55 – 130 pounds, and 21 – 25 inches tall

Coat: Coat is medium long, and can range from straight, wavy or curly.  May be slightly wiry, or soft.  Can be found in a variety of colors ranging from chalk, cream, gold, caramel, red, black, blue, silver, chocolate, café, phantom, brindle, white, apricot, brown, or parti-coloured.  Sheds very little.

*Many people with allergies prefer Poodle mixes as their fur is more hypoallergenic than most dogs (a characteristic inherited from the Poodle)

Labradoodle

A Labradoodle is a mix between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle.  Their coats are medium in length, can be straight, wavy, or curly, and can be slightly wiry, or soft.  Coat colors are varied ranging from chalk, cream, gold, caramel, red, black, blue, silver, chocolate, café, phantom, brindle, white, apricot, brown, or parti-coloured.  They will need to be groomed in order to maintain a healthy coat free of mats and tangles.  They have a quiet and loyal personality, and seem to be friendly with everybody.  Most are wonderful with children and make great all around family pets.  They are very intelligent and eager to please which makes them very trainable.  They love water and most are naturally strong swimmers.

When considering the nature of the Labradoodle, you must consider the characteristics of both the Labrador Retriever and the Poodle separately in order to determine the characteristics the Labradoodle may exhibit.

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever has a well-balanced personality that is good natured, friendly, and lovable.  They make an excellent pet for just about anyone and seem void of the many undesirable traits often existing in other breeds such as territorial issues, insecurities, aggressiveness, destructive behavior, overabundance of energy or hypersensitivity.  They are curious in nature and love to explore, sniff, and take walks.  They are rated one of the most popular breeds due to their laid back personalities, high intelligence, motivation, and ability to be easily trained.  They crave human companionship and bond well with their families.  They are excellent retrievers and enjoy holding objects in their mouth which also means they can be prone to chewing, although training can correct this issue.  They also make excellent search and rescue dogs, or therapy dogs, due to their reputation for being very even-tempered.

Poodle

The Poodle comes in three different sizes, toy (10” and under, 6-9 1bs.), miniature (10-15”, 15-17 1bs.), and standard (over 15”, 45-70 1bs.).  The Poodle has been cited as being the 2nd most intelligent breed of dog.  Their exceptional intelligence, paired with the fact that they are generally very eager to please, empowers them to excel in obedience training.  They learn quickly and will delight in showing off their new tricks.  Poodles are generally very easy to housebreak.  They are loyal and devoted companions, extremely people-oriented, and crave lots of love and attention.  They are typically calm, good natured, with a sweet temperament, and the ability to bond with all members of their human family.  The standard poodle, in particular, does extremely well in families with young children, while the toy and miniatures fair better with older children.  Poodles do not do well in households where they will be left alone for long periods of time, left outside, or bound to one room of the house.  Poodles have an extremely low-shedding, dense coat which is either curly or corded and should be groomed every 6 – 8 weeks to prevent mats and tangles.  If you should so decide, their coat can also be kept short for low-maintenance.  Poodles come in a variety of colors such as silver, cream, gray, blue, black, white, apricot, red, caf-au-lait, brown, and parti-colored.  The Poodle is oftentimes referred to as the hypo-allergenic dog.  But, while there truly is no such thing as a completely hypo-allergenic dog, they are unquestionably more compatible with allergic persons than other breeds.   Being classified as highly energetic, the poodle, like most dogs, will appreciate daily exercise, such as a walk, play session, or a run at the dog park.

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Benjamin Riley the Labradoodle!

Photo Submitted by: Dustin 8/24/13

Benjamin Riley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Louie the Labradoodle!


Photo Submitted by: lucylew 5/20/15

My F1B Labradoodle. Louie is a hugh mommas boy. His is a 52lb lap dog and I love it! 🙂
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Natalie (Natty) the Labradoodle!


Photo Submitted by: Joe Prevost 9/1/15

Natalie (Natty) the Labradoodle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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