Labradoodle Puppies

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A popular, active, and affectionate family dog

The Labradoodle is a crossbreed between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. They are high energy, affectionate, and make great companions for active families. They are a great option for families with dog allergies because they are hypoallergenic.

Labradoodle At a Glance

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Labradoodle At a Glance

  • Size: 20"-24", 45-60 lbs.
  • Lifespan: 11-14 years
  • Energy Level: high
  • Coat: Short and curly or medium-length and wiry
  • Shedding: light
  • Hypoallergenic: No
  • Dog Group: Non-Sporting
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Labradoodle Breed Guide

Learn More About Labradoodles

  • Temperament

    Labradoodles are energetic and playful dogs that are both family and dog-friendly. They're easygoing, intelligent, and love to please, so training a Labradoodle is on the easier side. While friendly and social with just about anyone, Labradoodles are extremely devoted to their owners, and will still crave their attention and praise over anyone else's. The Labradoodle is an active dog with boundless energy, so it is not an ideal choice for apartment dwellers. These dogs do best in active households where they are given plenty of exercise and room to run around. When properly trained and socialized, the Labradoodle makes the ideal family companion.

  • Health

    Although Labradoodles tend to be healthy there are some conditions owners should be aware of. These health conditions include hypothyroidism, progressive retinal atrophy, allergies, hip and elbow dysplasia, epilepsy, diabetes mellitus, and ear infections.

  • Activity Level

    Labradoodles are high-energy and should receive 30 minutes to an hour of exercise each day. Having a fenced-in yard for family playtime is ideal and great for burning off extra energy. They also love long walks and hikes with their family.

  • Grooming

    The frequency of brushing may change depending on the Labradoodle's coat, but generally, Labradoodles should be brushed 2-3 times a week. This breed will also need to be trimmed around every 6-8 weeks to keep its coat manageable and looking nice. Labradoodles don't have much "dog smell" and only need baths when they get dirty. However, be sure to fully dry your Labradoodle's ears when they get wet to avoid ear infections. To prevent ear infections, owners should regularly inspect and clean their Labradoodles' ears.

  • Shedding

    Labradoodles that inherit their poodle parents' curly coats will shed very minimally and are considered hypoallergenic. However, if a Labradoodle inherits the Labrador's straight or wavy coat, you can expect moderate shedding throughout the year.

  • Appearance

    Labradoodles are medium-sized dogs with long coats. Their coats are typically wooly like the poodle parent, but can also be fleece-like or wavy. The colors of their coats vary widely and can include black, red, cream, sable, or brindle colorings.

  • History

    The Labradoodle is a cross between the Labrador Retriever and the Poodle. It was one of the first designer dog breeds to exist. In fact, some argue that the Labradoodle started the designer dog trend. The term "Labradoodle" surfaced in 1955, although the breed itself was still relatively unknown. There's some controversy over how the Labradoodle came about, but most agree that the breed was developed in the United States during the 1950s. Despite being one of the earliest designer breeds, the Labradoodle is not a purebred dog and is therefore not able to be registered by any major kennel clubs. However, the Labradoodle has gained recognition from some smaller clubs, like the American Canine Association (ACA), the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC), and more.