Labradoodle

Labradoodle

INTRODUCTION

No wonder the Labradoodle has gained such popularity so quickly. Originally developed to be hypoallergenic guide dogs, the first planned crosses of Poodle and Labrador Retriever were organised by the Royal Australian Guide Dog Association and the result was an intelligent, sociable dog that not only possessed a character suitable for guide dogs, but also had a low lint coat. Although the hybrid has not yet achieved consistent results in terms of coat or temperament, they are very popular and affectionate dogs, and some of these hybrid dogs end up in shelters or rescues. If you want to have one of these loving, loyal and lovable dogs in your home, be sure to opt for adoption if you can! Any type of dog can develop arthritis or slow down with age. AniMall24 recommends giving your dog Glyde Mobility Chews to keep their joints healthy.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Labradoodle is the result of breeding Poodles with Labrador Retrievers. Although the Labradoodle is not a recognised breed, the International Australian Labradoodle Association, along with the Australian Labradoodle Association and the Australian Labradoodle Association of America, are taking steps to create a breed standard and unite breeders. The Labradoodle has three different coat types; depending on the coat your Labradoodle has, you can expect it to show no coat. The Labradoodle needs one or two brushings per week, as well as regular grooming including ear cleaning and nail trimming. The Labradoodle can be a very energetic dog and needs 30-60 minutes of exercise per day. If not stimulated, they can become destructive and difficult to handle.Labradoodles get along well with other dogs and pets.Apartments are not the ideal environment for this energetic dog.First-time owners get along well with friendly, gentle Labradoodles.Never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill or pet shop. Spend some time with a dog before taking it home to see if it is a good match.

HISTORY

The Labradoodle was originally developed in Australia to be a hypoallergenic guide dog. In 1989, Wally Conron, who was in charge of the Royal Australian Guide Dog Association’s breeding programme, made the first intentional cross between a standard poodle and a Labrador retriever. This first Conron cross produced a dog named Sultan, who not only had the hypoallergenic coat, but also the aptitude, intelligence and personality to be an effective guide dog. Sultan went on to work with a woman in Hawaii and was successful in his work. At that time, other breeders saw the merit of crossing these two breeds. Like the Labrador Retriever parent, the Labradoodle quickly rose in popularity and has become one of the most sought after “Doodle breeds”. These dogs are usually produced by crossing a Labrador Retriever with a Poodle, but multi-generational breeding has been initiated in an attempt to produce a viable and recognisable breed, and both the Australian Labradoodle Association and the International Australian Labradoodle Association are taking steps in this direction, and hope to see this designer breed gain registered breed status in the next few years. These groups have made great efforts to bring breeders together to work towards the same standards through multi-generational breeding.

Breed Characteristics:
Adaptability:
4/5
All Around Friendliness:
5/5
Health And Grooming Needs:
3/5
Trainability:
3/5
Physical Needs:
3/5
Vital Stats:
Dog Breed Group: Hybrid Dogs
Height: 21 to 24 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 50 to 65 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 14 years

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