Characteristics of the Labradoodle Breed

Characteristics of the Labradoodle BreedThe Australian Labradoodle breed has become well known rather quickly. A poodle and labrador retriever mix, they were bred to be allergy, asthma, and non-shedding service dogs, but people soon realized the characteristics of the Labradoodle breed were playful, friendly, joyful, gentle, loving, versatile family and therapy dogs. Agape Labradoodles is a small, home-based breeder of mini and medium, multigen Australian Labradoodles in the foothills west of Denver, Colorado. We love our dogs and you will, too.

Let’s take a look at some of the characteristics of the Labradoodle breed and how to care for them according to a DogTime article.

Size

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, but 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, both can weigh between 30 to 45 pounds.

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

We breed the mini and medium Labradoodles.

Living Quarters

Labradoodles are good in almost any setting, but maybe not the best for small apartments. They need lots of exercise every day and may need a fenced yard or nearby park to get rid of all their energy.

The Labradoodle is an intelligent dog and wants to please, so they are easy to train with consistency and positive reinforcement. Labradoodles do better when they live inside the house, not in the yard. They like to be near you.

Health

Labradoodles are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they’re prone to certain health conditions.

Here at Agape Labradoodles, we only breed genetically sound Australian Labradoodles. We have achieved the “Gold and Silver PAW” awards by the ALAA which is for extensive health testing on all our breeding dogs. (Genetic testing includes but is not limited to Hip, elbow, DNA testing, Eye testing both clinical and DNA testing for PRA-prcd which causes blindness, and various other blood tests.

Life Span

The life span of the Labradoodle is around 12 to 14 years.

Personality

Heredity, training, and socialization affect the dog’s temperament. The Labradoodle is friendly and smart. The Labradoodle was bred not to be aggressive. They are intelligent, high energy dogs and they need lots of exercise.

They need to be exposed early to people, sounds, and experiences. That’s why we raise all of our dogs in our home as part of our family or in a guardian home as part of a special family, and NEVER IN A KENNEL SITUATION. We are very proud of our dogs.

Feeding

You should feed your dog about 1 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals, depending on their size, age, build, metabolism, and level of activity.

Coat Color And Grooming

Labradoodle can have a range of coat types, that should be kept at about 4 to 6 inches long. Their hair ranges from straight to loose curls. Labradoodles are considered non- to low-shedders. The Labradoodle coats can be gold, apricot, caramel, chalk, black, red, café, cream, silver, chocolate, parchment, and blue.

Grooming requirements depend on the length and type of coat but you should brush your Labradoodle at least one or twice a week. They may need to be clipped or trimmed every six to eight weeks. You should brush your Labradoodle’s teeth several times a week. Their nails should be trimmed once a month or so.

A Labradoodle doesn’t have to be bathed often because their coats don’t have a noticeable doggy odor. Labradoodles can sometimes be prone to ear infections, so you should dry and clean their ears often.

You will discover the characteristics of the Labradoodle breed make them excellent pets and a great addition to a family with children or a first-time pet owner. Come visit our excellent breeders at Agape Labradoodles in the foothills west of Denver, Colorado. We love our dogs and you will, too.

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