Life Span: 13 to 15 years or more
A Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle. The Labradoodle was bred with the intended purpose of creating a dog that had the low-shedding coat of the poodle as well as the gentleness and trainability of the Labrador which would provide a suitable service/therapy dog for people with allergies to fur and dander.
One of the most sought after characteristics of a dog is their ability to be hypoallergenic (hypoallergenic does not mean it WILL NOT cause an allergic reaction- it means it is LESS LIKEY to cause an allergic reaction!) A Labradoodle was bred from a Labrador Retriever and Poodle for just that reason. Labradoodles can three different coat types depending on the amount of poodle genes in the puppy such as wool, fleece, or hair. Typically an allergy-free Labradoodle has either a wool or fleece coat (from the Poodle side) rather than a hair coat (from the Labrador side) as this is less desirable as the hair coat sheds and is not hypoallergenic.
Due to our coat testing through EMBARK, you are guaranteed a puppy that will shed minimally.
Characteristics obtained from the Poodle and Labrador genes that make your Labradoodle the friendly, smart, and loyal dog that it is:
Poodle: Intelligence, athleticism, obedience, alertness, active/energetic, faithfulness, instinctually, trainability, and prideful.
Labrador Retriever: Intelligence, kindness, outgoing behavior, protective, agileness, trusting nature, even temper, gentleness, and water-loving
Overall your Labradoodle puppy will be protective, loyal, easygoing, faithful, and have an intelligence that will astound you.
Labradoodles can vary in size. They come in three sizes: miniature (weighing 15 to 30 pounds), medium (30 to 45 pounds), and standard (45 to more than 100 pounds).
Labradoodles also come in a variety of colors. Colors are: chocolate, cream, apricot, parchment, red, cafe, chalk, black, silver, blue, lavender, parti, merle, brindle and phantom depending on the parents.
Due to their loyal and protective nature, a Labradoodle will be a great addition to any home and family!
^note that shedding level depends largely on how the dog is bred.
Bred correctly the dog could have little to no shedding.