A labradoodle, also known as Labrador Poodle Mix, is a crossbreed of a Labrador Retriever and a Miniature or Standard Poodle. The labradoodle is a very intelligent, affectionate, friendly, and moderately active dog. Moreover, Labradoodles come in three sizes: miniature, which weighs 15 to 30 pounds; medium weighing 30 to 40 pounds; and the standard labradoodle, which weighs 45 to 100 pounds.
Nonetheless, being crossbreeds, the characteristics of Labradoodles are not fixed; hence you have no guarantee that the puppy you purchase will fall into the mentioned weight range and size. Labradoodles have moderate activity levels; however, large ones may appear more active than smaller ones. They are active animals and, as a result, require active playtime or a good walk every day. Also, they can participate in dog sports such as flyball, obedience, agility, and rally due to their athletic nature. Labradoodles also make exceptional therapy dogs.
Moreover, Labradoodles are smart and fast learners. With early training and socialization, the dogs will make the best of friends and companions. Poodles are known to be hypoallergenic. Therefore, people with dog allergies can allegedly tolerate them. Therefore, Labradoodles qualify as hypoallergenic because they have poodles in their heritage. Besides, studies show that Labradoodles were formerly bred to create a hypoallergenic guide dog. Since then, they have become popular pets and companion dogs.
Characteristics of a Labradoodle
- Medium to a large dog, about 22 to 24 inches tall
- It is a standard labradoodle that weighs 45 to 100 pound
- The lifespan of this crossbreed is around 12 to 16 years
- It has a shaggy, curly coat that requires maintenance
- It has a lifespan of 10 to 15 years
- They are homely and need to live in the house and never outdoors
- They are sociable, friendly, nonaggressive, and extremely intuitive
- Labradoodle have different coat types
- They do not shed much fur
- They require regular brushing and grooming
- They are very energetic