What Is a Mini Labradoodle?


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A Miniature Labradoodle is a designer breed that is a cross between a Labrador retriever and a miniature poodle. The dog was first bred in Australia in 1989, according to Puppies Up North.

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Labradoodles are intelligent, friendly, sociable and intuitive. They make good guide or therapy animals, and the breed's hypoallergenic coat makes them good pets for people with allergies. A Labradoodle coat can be straight or curly, due to its poodle influence, and can come in a variety of colors, including white, cream or black.

A first-generation Labradoodle exhibits light shedding, whereas a second generation Labradoodle does not shed at all and has a fleece coat. The dog stands between 13 and 16 inches tall and can weigh anywhere from 25 to 40 pounds.

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