The Labradoole – An Adorable Friendly Dog
9 April, 2014

The Labraoodle is a very popular dog that is adorable, great with children and as the name suggests, a mix of a Poodle and a Labrador Retriever.  The Labradoodle is a playful breed, but they might be a little too excitable for young children as they could accidentally knock them down.  Due to their high energy, they need some nice long walks or about 30 minutes of exercise per day.

The traits of the Labradoodle

The Labradoodle has three different coat types; depending on which coat yours has, you can expect her to be a non- to average shedder. Usually the Labradoodle doesn’t shed excessively, but the thicker the coat, the more your Labradoole wills shed.  A Labradoodle needs one or two brushings per week, as well as regular grooming that includes ear cleaning and nail clipping.

The personality of the Labradoodle

Labradoodles are intelligent and need to be mentally and physically stimulated. If they aren’t, they can become destructive and hard to handle.  This isn’t difficult to do just something to keep in mind.  Play catch with your dog, take him or her on walks, teach your Labradoodle to do some tricks to keep her mind active.

The Labradoodle can be gentle, but she can also be joyful, showing her happiness through exuberant jumping and playing. She also tends to be easygoing, since the Labradoodle was bred not to be aggressive. As with any breed, some poorly bred ones aren’t all that friendly, but a well-bred Labradoodle with a characteristic temperament is a true joy.

To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.  Even better, if you can ADOPT A Labradoodle through a rescue group or adoption agency

The size of the Labradoodle

The Labradoodle comes in three size variations, depending on the size of the Poodle used for the first-generation breeding. The three sizes are Standard, Medium, and Miniature.

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.

The average size for a Miniature Labradoodle is between 14 to 16 inches and 15 to 25 pounds.

The socialization of the Labradoodle

Like every dog, the Labradoodle needs early socialization and exposure to many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences when they are puppies. Socialization helps ensure that your Labradoodle puppy grows up to be a well-rounded dog.  Bring your dog to the dog park, take him or her on walks and expose your Labradoodle to other people and pets.

As mentioned above, the Labradoodle are very sociable but each has his or her own temperament.  So make sure to watch your pup and how he or she handles these situations.  Some ease into social situations while others take time and effort.

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