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Labradoodle is a herd dog breed which originally bred to have a hypoallergenic dog, rose to greater popularity in a very short period of time. A cross between Labrador Retriever and Poodles which was orchestrated by the Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia resulted in the greatly admired Labradoodle.
Since Labradoodle is a hybrid dog breed, their appearance, temperament, and other qualities are not consistent, but overall they appear to be very smart and affectionate dogs, and no wonder they are extremely popular.
- Breed Group: Hybrid
- Height: 21 to 25 inches at the wither
- Weight: 45 to 65 pounds
- Life Span: 10 to 14 years
Getting Home a Mix Dog breed like a poodle is like getting home a wrapped present, you will never know what surprise is waiting ahead. Mix Dog Breeds are known to have combined qualities of the breeds involved. Similarly, Labradoodles do have the best qualities passed on from their parent breed Labrador Retriever and Poodle.
Since Labradoodle is a hybrid dog breed, the appearance and size of each Labradoodle slightly differ from each other and it mostly depends on their parent dogs. Labradoodles can weigh between 45 to 65 pounds, and be between 21 to 15 inches in height at the withers.
They have a lean body with long legs, a long and droopy ears. The coats can also vary depending on their parents, the coat comes in several varieties as a wavy, curled, wooly coat, and even straighter. Labradoodles are known to be hypoallergenic dog breeds, as they don’t cause allergies to humans
They come in many shades and color combinations including black, red, gold, blue, and silver.
Labradoodle are confident dogs, extremely friendly and social with their near and dear ones. However they are not suitable for guarding as they are extremely calm and friendly with all the people. The Labradoodle is smart and always eager to learn and please. They make great therapy dogs with their calm and pleasing nature.
Labradoodle Health risks
Labradoodle is generally a healthy dog breed without many health risks. However, it is good to sit and discuss with the vet about your Labradoodle to assess his health risks and to also discuss the appropriate diet for your pet.
However be watchful for these illnesses to prevent as it is very common in older dogs,
- Skin diseases
- Eye diseases
- Hip and elbow dysplasia
- Addison’s disease
- Gastric problems such as bloating
- Dental issues