- SIZE: 5
- GROOMING:: 5
- EXERCISE NEEDS: 7
- GOOD WITH DOGS: 8
- WATCHDOG: 6
- BREED: Labradoodle
- COLOR(S):Black, cream, apricot, chocolate, black and silver.
A Labradoodle is a Poodle hybrid that is a cross-breed of a Poodle and a Labrador Retriever and may demonstrate any combination of traits from those two breeds. Poodle hybrids have become very popular in the past few years. They play a big role in the current designer dog trend. The cross with the Poodle is usually because of the the Poodle\'s non-shedding coat. The experimentation of these hybrid or designer dogs has not been recognized by the American Kennel Club or Canadian Kennel Club. The key to cross breeding to purebred dogs is what is called hybrid vigor, the breeding resulting in a healthier dog with superior genetic constitution can come from dogs purebred for so long that they have common genetic disorders. Labradoodles are fairly large dogs used primarily as guide dogs, they’re highly intelligent, loyal, alert, confident dogs. They are well suited for special work such as Assistance dogs, Hearing or Seizure Alert dogs, or Guide dogs. They are also very joyful, vivacious, sociable, and friendly. Very devoted and loyal to their family.
Very affectionate and loving.
Coats may range from short sparse hairy coats, long flowing coats, to wooly curly coats. The hair coats are harsh in texture and can be curly, straight, wavy, long or short. Flat and wavy coats only need little grooming. Curly coats require regular grooming. Labradoodle’s coats repel moisture and dirt so baths are infrequent.
They cannot live with people that have allergies. Skin problems are the most common condition. But, overall the Labradoodle is a very healthy breed.
Medium activity with average exercise needs (daily walking is recommended).
Easy to train. In a home with a family, singles or an active older couples.