Height: 21-24 in.
Weight: 50-65 lbs
Color: Solid, Bi-color: Caramel, chocolate, cream, gold, apricot, red, white, black
Lifespan: 12-14 years
Temperament: Intelligent, friendly, energetic, playful, loving
Original Use: guide dog
The Labradoodle is a multi-generational designer crossbreed that came from Australia in the late 80s. The initial purpose behind the breed was to create a non-shedding guide dog. The Labradoodle’s parents are the Poodle and the Labrador Retriever, and since the Poodle comes in standard and miniature sizes, the Labradoodle can as well.
Labradoodles are intelligent, friendly, and very affectionate. They make friends everywhere they go, which doesn’t leave room for being a guard dog. They make wonderful service animals as well as family pets, and their gentle nature makes them great with children. Labradoodles tend to be very enthusiastic when greeting other dogs. This can sometimes be overwhelming and misinterpreted by a new potential friend, so social interactions at the dog park or on the street must be supervised.
Labradoodles love to play, run, and swim. They require a lot of regular exercise and interactive play. If these needs are not met, or they’re left alone for too long, they may become anxious and destructive. Regular-sized labradoodles need a home with plenty of space to run around. The smaller varieties can live comfortably in an apartment setting as long as their exercise requirements are met.