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Introducing the Labradoodle: A cheerful, gentle and intelligent dog

Over thirty years ago, Australian Wally Conron bred the very first Labradoodle, therefore also known as Australian Labradoodle, a mix between a Labrador and a Poodle.

The Labradoodle in a nutshell:

  • Super popular worldwide;
  • Being a mix, not officially recognized;
  • Cheerful, gentle and intelligent in character;
  • Because of the poodle influence often allergy free. But note: Allergy often comes not only from the dog’s shedding but also from dander or saliva;
  • Three sizes: miniature, medium and standard. The standard is the most popular;
  • Also suitable as a guide dog for the blind.

The ancestors

The Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador and a Poodle. Below we explain both varieties.

Today, Labradors are primarily beloved family dogs, but you also often see them as guide or disabled dogs, search and rescue dogs, or therapy dogs. This versatility is due to a combo of high intelligence and please behavior. This breed is easy to train and is almost always enthusiastic, as long as it has to do with people and (sometimes) food.

Poodles are originally hunting and retrieving dogs. They come across as a bit posh, but essentially the poodle is actually very athletic. Like the Labrador, the poodle also stands out for its intelligence and gentleness. You can find poodles in three sizes: the Miniature Poodle, Medium Poodle or the Kingsize Poodle. Unlike the Labrador, their coat grows continuously, making them low shedding and a better choice for allergy sufferers. However, they do need to go to the groomer every 6 to 8 weeks to have the coat trimmed, kept clean and free of knots and tangles.

External features

Shoulder height medium: from 43 to 53 cm

Weight: from 15 to 21 kg

Labradoodle puppy

As with almost all mixes, you come across many kinds of Labradoodles, because with a crossbreed it is never possible to predict exactly which characteristics of which breed will prevail. There is no breed standard for this dog because it is not a breed per se. In general, you recognize the breed by a broad head, more like that of the Labrador than the Poodle, and well-defined eyebrows.

Unfortunately, it is impossible to know how a puppy will turn out until it is born – that is just the case with crossbreeds! So if you are looking for an allergy-friendly dog, make sure you do a skin test before purchasing and have discussed things properly with the breeder.  

Typical Labradoodle: the character

This is where the Doodle excels. Like appearance, you can never be entirely sure in advance how the personality of a mix will turn out, yet we dare say of the Labradoodle that they are often friendly, affectionate, intelligent and playful. They get along very well with children, in most cases with other pets as well. Their social nature makes them great family dogs. You can put the Labradoodle on the lookout just fine, but as a watchdog you have little use for this everyman’s friend.

They excel in intelligence and are true pleasers, so you can teach them just about anything. But a too-soft approach to these smart sporty creatures can backfire.

Novice groomers can have a tough time raising the Labradoodle. Because of their focus on humans, positive reinforcement is most effective as a parenting method. Using negative punishment or reinforcement techniques can be detrimental to the training process.

Care of the Labradoodle

Is there anything less fun about a Labradoodle? That would certainly be coat maintenance. Puppies with coats very similar to the Labrador’s lose a lot of hair. You should then brush at least weekly to keep it clean, shiny and free of knots and tangles. During the seasonal shedding periods in spring and fall, brush every day.  If just the opposite is the case and your Labradoodle’s coat is more like that of a poodle, it will grow continuously. That means the coat will need to be trimmed every few weeks. This can be quite expensive.

How old does a Labradoodle get?

Average life expectancy: between 10 and 13 years.

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Reviews

Below are the emails from our customers with their Labradoodle.

Labradoodle - KARO uit Zuienkerke

Beste  Wensen en Gezond 2024.Mijn  KARO doet het  schitterend, ik  zou  hem  niet meer  kunnen  missen. We gaan  naar de honden training hier,Onze  Trouwe Viervoeters en hij gaat over al mee,zit ook graag mee ,in de auto.  We wandelen  ook veel,o.a.op het strand.         Mvg.                                                                 Catherine en  KARO.

Labradoodle-olaf
Fijne kerstdagen en een gezond 2024!🎄 Groetjes Rob Moniek en Olaf

Olaf : nestje van Nougat en Baron dd 14/01/2023

Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPhone

Labradoodle - Simba

Simba, 2 jaar

 

°1/12/2021

Mups x Baron

 

Jan C – Sijsele

 

 

 

 

Labradoodle - Beau

Diverse foto’s van onze jarige Beau

Beste Marleen,
Dank voor de felecitaties van onze jarige Beau Zoals u ziet is het al een flinke jongen.
Hij weegt 25 kilo en is heel sterk
Hij is heel lief en ook vaak niet, dan plakken wij hem achter het behang De laatste foto is hij net bij de kapper geweest.
Hij is een echte vrouwenversierder
Vriendelijke groet
Henk en Ria G.🎂🥂

Den Haan
° 29/10/2022
Freggle x Balou

Labradoodle - MAYA

MAYA en ARTIST gaan haar verjaardag vieren 🥳 🎈🎊🎉🎂

Freggle x Balou
°29-10-2022
Labradoodle - Nette

Nette is 1jaar.

 Zoals gevraagd foto’s van onze hond . 

 

Groetjes: Evy en Niels

 Freggle x Balou

°29/10/2022

Labradoodle - Chouffeke

Chouffeke is 1 jaar geworden . We klinken op zijn verjaardag met het gelijk-namig biertje

Chouffeke is 10 oktober 2022 geboren
Rollo 💙💛 Dora

Labradoodle - Zappa

Zie hier Zappa 6maand jong waarvan 3 maand bij ons Grtjes Heidi

Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPhone

Labradoodle - KARO Zuienkerke

KARO Zuienkerke

 

Ik ben al gegroeid  hé!Wanneer moet ik voor het eerst getrimd  worden? Ik ben  5maand geworden ,ik laat mij dagelijks  borstelen en kammen.                 

 

                Vriendelijke  groetjes en  pootje KARO. 

°28/4/2023

Marga x Baloe

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