Labradoodles are not purebred dogs and have unpredictable temperaments encompassing personality traits of both the Labrador retriever and the poodle. This uncertainty can also extend into physical traits although these are generally more predictable. For example, Labradoodles usually have shaggy or curly coats and are often medium-sized dogs.Continue Reading
The Labradoodle is an intelligent, moderately active and friendly crossbreed as both parents display these traits. Labradoodles come in three sizes: small, medium and large. Small Labradoodles weigh between 15 and 30 pounds, while medium-sized ones can reach 45 pounds. A Labradoodle that exceeds 45 pounds is considered large although it is rare for this dog to approach 100 pounds. Larger Labradoodles are more likely to be active and do best with a long, daily walk or some other type of activity.
Labradoodles can share the hypoallergenic quality of the poodle, sometimes making it a dog fit for people with allergies. As this crossbreed is very friendly and people-oriented, it is best kept as a house pet. Labradoodles do not do respond well to being isolated; this includes being left outside, separated from people. As with any dog, early socialization benefits both the Labradoodle and its owner. When adopting a Labradoodle, it is best to browse a local shelter as this crossbreed is not uncommon.Learn more about Dogs