Known for their devotion to their families!
Country of Origin: Australia
Dog Group: Guide dogs
Origin of Name: Australia is the ancestral home of Labradoodles. Wally Cochran, heading Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia breeding program, bred a Labrador Retriever with a Standard Poodle. He was seeking to produce a guide dog with a hypoallergenic coat. In 1989, his first cross produced, Sultan, who was an intelligent dog with a suitable personality to serve effectively as a companion guide.
A bit low
Monthly keeping cost
Tendency to Bark:
Life Span : 12 to 14 years
Availability : Easy to get
The Labradoodle is a mixed breed, which is the offspring of two purebred dog breeds; the Labrador Retriever and the Poodle. In general, these two breeds are known for their devotion to their families, their energy and intelligence. Labradoodles are excellent with people, and make wonderful companions and guide dogs. They are intuitive, friendly, social and not aggressive.
A great example of fine breeding between Standard Poodle and Labrador Retriever, Labradoodles were developed in Australia. Originally bred to be a hypoallergenic dog, the breed was a result of the efforts of Wally Conron of Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia.
The purpose behind breeding this dog was to create a dog with the best attributes from both the parents. A dog named Sultan was produced by the first cross attempted by Wally Conron on Standard Poodle and Labrador Retriever. The phrase ‘Labradoodle’ was invented by British speed record breaker Sir Donald Campbell in his book “Into the Water Barrier” to depict his own dog which was developed by crossing Labrador retriever and Poodle.
The dog gained immense popularity very quickly in Australia for its personality and temperament and attempts to produce a more recognizable breed were started via multigenerational breeding. Such attempts are being taken by both the Australian Labradoodle Association and the International Australian Labradoodle Association. Breeders are hopeful that multigenerational breeding will prove successful in moving this designer breed into registered breed status in the next few years.
Visits to Groomer-Low
Tolerance to heat- Basks in it
Tolerance to cold- Loves snow
Exercise Requirement- Lots
Colour- BlackBlue, Brindle, Black and Tan, Brown, Cream, Red, GoldenGray
Coat Type- Long, Silky
Health problems which are seen in its parent breeds are likely to affect Labradoodle too. Having knowledge of common diseases which can affect your doodle will help you in handling the disease well therefore ensuring a good health of the dog. Following are the common diseases which can affect your doodle:
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Temperament of a doodle may be affected by various factors such as training, heredity, socialization etc. Normally, a labradoodle is gentle, joyful, and expresses his happiness to the people with him. Labradoodles love to play and are the happiest animals when they are with someone from the family who can play with them.
Training & Intelligence
Labradoodles are an extremely intelligent breed of dog, and very easy to train. Of course, dog ownership is most enjoyable when you have the tools and knowledge to make the job as easy as possible. Learn more about dog training from Labradoodle-Dogs.Net. Labradoodles love to play and will be happy to greet any potential playmate.
Litter Size - 6 to 8 puppies (approximately)
Complication in Breeding- No
A labradoodle is a crossbreed dog created by crossing the Labrador Retriever and the Standard, Miniature or Toy Poodle. Generally a dog takes around 18 months to reach his or her full height and structure. It is advisable to breed your dogs after at least two years of age. If you are a first timer at breeding then taking a vets help.
Easy to train
Minimum grooming required
Perfect Family Pet