The Labradoodle is a crossbreed that was created by an Australian to provide service dogs that were hypoallergenic. A Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. The Poodle can be a standard, miniature, or toy poodle. They were originally bred en masse in 1988 in Australia for an Australian guide dog organization. The man who originally started the trend of breeding Labradoodles now regrets it. He said this type of crossbreeding has done more damage than it averted. For every perfect specimen, you get a ton of puppies that don’t meet your requirements.
The Labradoodle is considered a crossbreed, not a purebred. Since they are a crossbreed, their characteristics are not predictable from litter to litter. Most Labradoodles are friendly and great with children and families. Both Poodles and Labrador Retrievers are known for being intelligent and friendly. These characteristics are common in the Labradoodle. Like their Labrador Retriever and Poodle origins they also enjoy water and love to swim. The Labradoodle’s coat can range from soft to more wirelike. The hair an be curly or straight. It’s a mixed bag when it comes to coats.
The best lifestyle for a Labradoodle is similar to that of a Labrador Retriever or a Poodle. They require a reasonable amount of exercise as most dog breeds do. Labradoodles make great family dog and do very well with small children. The Labradoodle is meant to be hypoallergenic, but not all Labradoodle’s have that quality. If you are trying to find a hypoallergenic dog, make sure to ask the breeder if their puppies are hypoallergenic before buying one.
The Labradoodle was one of the first crossbred dogs to get it’s own strange combination name. Since then, a bunch of crossbred dog breeds have cropped up with their own quirky combination name. Labsky (Labrador x Husky). Chug (Chihuahua x Pug). Schnoodle (Schnauzer x Poodle). Puggle (Beagle x Pug).