Height: 12-15 in.
Weight: 15-25 lbs
Color: Solid, Bi-Color: Caramel, chocolate, cream, gold, apricot, red, blue, brown
Lifespan: 10-15 years
Temperament: Intelligent, energetic, affectionate, loyal, confident
Original Use: Service, companionship
The Mini Labradoodle is a very popular designer crossbreed between the Labrador Retriever and the Miniature or Toy Poodle. Some breeders in the past first bred the Labrador Retriever with the Cocker Spaniel to achieve it’s smaller size before breeding with the smaller Poodles. The general idea was to create a smaller, hypoallergenic version of the Labradoodle that could serve as both a companion as well as a service dog.
The Mini Labradoodle is an intelligent breed that requires a firm hand at training. They learn quickly and don’t need much repetition, however, patience and positive reinforcement are needed. These playful and energetic dogs are very entertaining and social. They will bond with other family pets as well as each member of the family. Of course, early socialization is needed in addition to training to encourage a well-rounded pup.
Mini Labradoodles are active dogs that need at least one long walk each day as well as interactive playtime. They love to swim and run around at the dog park where they can be social and make new friends. These dogs love being the center of attention and may develop separation anxiety if left alone for long periods of time.