At Agape Labradoodles, we love to share facts about the Labradoodle breed. This amazing dog is a poodle and Labrador retriever mix and has become very popular and for good reason. These dogs are bred to be an allergy, asthma, and non-shedding friendly service dogs. Labradoodles are truly playful, joyful, gentle, and loving. They are good family and therapy dogs. As a local small, home-based breeder of mini and medium multigene Australian Labradoodles in the foothills near Denver, Colorado, we are committed to healthy and happy dogs.
So, let’s take a look at the facts about the Labradoodle breed.
According to a Dogtime article, the Labradoodle comes in three different size variations, depending on the size of the poodle used for the first-generation breeding. The three sizes are called standard, medium, and miniature Labradoodles.
- The Standard Labradoodle is usually about 22 to 24 inches in height for a male and 21 to 23 inches in height for a female. They range in weight from 50 to 65 pounds.
- The Medium Labradoodle can be 18 to 20 inches high for a male and 17 to 19 inches high for a female, weighing between 30 to 45 pounds.
- The average size for a Miniature Labradoodle is between 14 to 16 inches and around 15 to 25 pounds.
At Agape Labradoodles, we breed the mini and medium Labradoodles.
Labradoodles are adaptable in almost any setting, but may not be the best in small apartments. This breed typically needs a lot of exercise every day and may need a fenced yard or nearby park to expend their energy. Living in a small apartment will require a lot more effort to keep up with this type of regimen.
Smart dogs, Labradoodles seek to please, so they can be easy to train with consistency and positive reinforcement. Labradoodles enjoy the interaction with you and your family, so they do better when they live inside the house, instead of the yard.
The Labradoodle is a healthy breed but, like all breeds, they can be prone to certain health conditions. Here at Agape Labradoodles, we only breed genetically sound Australian Labradoodles. We have gotten the Gold and Silver PAW awards by the ALAA which is for extensive health testing on all our breeding dogs. We do genetic testing, which 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.
Labradoodles usually live to around 12 to 14 years.
The Labradoodle is friendly and smart, and is not bred to be aggressive. They are intelligent, high energy dogs and they need lots of exercise. But heredity, training, and socialization affect the dog’s temperament. Labradoodles need to be exposed to people, sounds, and experiences when they are puppies. 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 we never put our dogs in a kennel situation. We want our dogs to be healthy and happy.
You should feed your dog about 1 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food twice a day depending on your dog’s size, age, build, metabolism, and level of activity. This is something you can always discuss with your veterinarian when you bring your growing Labradoodle in for shots and visits.
Grooming and Care
According to a Dogtime article, Labradoodles can have a range of coat types, but they should all be kept at about 4 to 6 inches long. Their hair ranges from straight to loose curls. Labradoodles are considered to be non- to low-shedders. You’ll find that Labradoodle coats can be black, red, parchment, café, gold, apricot, cream, silver, caramel, chalk, chocolate, and blue. Labradoodles may need to be clipped or trimmed every six to eight weeks. How often you will need to groom them depends on the length and type of coat, but you should at least brush your Labradoodle one or twice a week.
A Labradoodle doesn’t have to be bathed often because their coats don’t have a noticeable doggy odor. Ear infections can sometimes plague Labradoodles so you should dry and clean their ears often. You should also brush your Labradoodle’s teeth several times a week. Their nails should be trimmed once a month or so.
The more you know the facts about the Labradoodle breed, the more you’ll see that they make fantastic pets and will be a great addition to a family with children or for a first-time pet owner. If you’re interested in becoming a Labradoodle parent, you’re welcome to schedule and visit Agape Labradoodles in the foothills west of Denver, Colorado. We know that once you meet these dogs, you’ll see why we love them so much and how much joy they can bring to your life.