Labradoodle is an excellent choice for families with children and other pets. It likes to play and spend time with members of its family. The Labradoodle, a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Miniature or Standard Poodle, tends to be intelligent, friendly and at least moderately active, just like his parent breeds. They’re generally sociable and tend to be affectionate. Labradoodle approaches life head-on at breakneck speed, and she approaches every new friend with the same enthusiasm.
Size: The Standard Labradoodle should be 22 to 24 inches in height for a male and 21 to 23 inches in height for a female, while both can range in weight from 50 to 65 pounds. The Medium Labradoodle should be 18 to 20 inches high for a male and 17 to 19 inches high for a female, with both weighing from 30 to 45 pounds.
Personality: Blessed with the outstanding qualities found firmly ingrained in the genes of their parent breeds, labradoodles are naturally intuitive, social, loving and easily trained. They crave stimulation, require companionship and have proven themselves to be great dogs for families, especially those with young children.
Temperament: Smart, silly, laid back, quiet, calm, intelligent, and bright. Labradoodle are known for their intelligence, level-headedness, affection, sociability and cheerful disposition.
These dogs should be outgoing but not pushy, self-confident but not aggressive and smart but not overly independent. They are loyal, friendly, eager to please, even-tempered, gentle and kind. This combination of traits makes Labradoodles outstanding service and therapy dogs, as well as terrific family companions. However, it does not make them particularly good watchdogs or guard dogs.
Activity Requirements: Labradoodles are energetic, active animals. The larger (standard) variety always does best with regular exercise, including a long daily walk and lots of time and room to run. Some Labradoodle enthusiasts suggest that they get at least 2 hours each day of rigorous activity. This is a water-loving breed, which makes swimming a great exercise option. The smaller Labradoodles usually are quite comfortable living in a small home or apartment setting, provided they get a brisk daily walk and lots of physical attention.
Behavioral Traits: When Labradoodles are inactive or left to their own devices for too long, they tend to take out their frustrations on furniture, carpet, walls or landscaping. Despite their cheerful disposition, a bored, idle or ignored Labradoodle can quickly become an unhappy, anxious and destructive Labradoodle. Labradoodles share a love of water with their field Labrador and Poodle ancestors and often will enter water without prompting. Because so many Labradoodles in the United States are first-generation hybrids, litter mates may not share the same behavioral traits.
Diet: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Note: How much your adult dog eats depends on his size, age, build, metabolism, and activity level.
Keeping this all in mind, general guidelines are as follows:
2 to 4 lb. 1/3 to 1/2 cups per day.
5 to 8 lb. 1/2 to 3/4 cups per day.
8 to 10 lb. adult = 1/2 to 3/4 cups per day.
10 to 12 lb. adult = 3/4 to 1 cup per day.
13 to 16 lb. adult = 1 to 1 and 1/4 cups per day.
Trainability: Labradoodles are highly intelligent dogs that usually are a breeze to train. They quickly learn standard obedience commands, such as sit, down, come and stay. This breed thrives on being mentally and physically engaged. Dog training can be great fun, and with the Labradoodle's high intelligence and loyal nature, regular short training and play sessions are perfect for bonding with this dog.
Colors: Labradoodle coats vary. Their coat texture might be wiry, wavy, tightly curled or soft like fleece. The color of the coat could be tan, gold, red, black, brown or brindle. Most labradoodles have odorless, low to non-shedding coats, though some with strong Labrador genes do shed lightly and with less odor than Labradors.
History: The labradoodle entered the limelight in 1988, when an Australian breeder successfully crossed the Labrador retriever and standard poodle to create a guide dog for the blind that might also be attractive to those allergic to fur and dander. Introduced to American breeders soon afterward, the breed gained skyrocketing popularity because of its calm guide dog demeanor and hypoallergenic nature.
Life span: 12 to 14 years
Height: 22 to 24 inches
Temperament: smart, silly, laid back, quiet, calm, intelligent, and bright.
Weight: 30 to 45 pounds
Colors: Caramel, Chocolate, Cream, Gold/Apricot, Parchment, Red, Café, Chalk.
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