What is a labradoodle?
simply a cross between a labrador retriever and standard
generation labradoodle; parents are lab and poodle, in no particular
generation labradoodle; parents are both F1 labradoodles.
labradoodle who has one labradoodle parent and one poodle
This is done to
reinforce the wooly
coat and curls, striving for little to no shedding.
generation labradoodle; parents are F1 labradoodles, with one
or both of them F1B.
offspring of two 2nd (or more) generation labradoodles.
How do I determine
The lowest generation parent +1. An F5 dad and an F1
mom create F2 pups.
What is an Australian labradoodle (ALD)?
ALD carries the DNA of the Labrador, Poodle and
Spaniel (American or English). An Australian
Labradoodle can be
created by crossing
a Poodle to another
Australian Labradoodle, a Cockapoo to a
Labradoodle, a Labradoodle to a Cocker Spaniel and
the like, resulting
in the three-breed combination. Australian Labradoodles and
typically have a non-shedding coat
(again, as much as any dog can be non-shedding) if both
parents are non-shedding. The ALD originated
in Australia, and the original breeders weren't necessarily the
most ethical people, rumor says they would go into
shelters and choose coats and personalities they liked,
those dogs into their lines, often under false pedigrees. As a
result, we actually have no idea
what may be in the doodles whose lines originated in
Australia, and a DNA test may show some funky breeds.
Currently, only poodles, cocker spaniels
(cockapoos), and labs are allowed in ALD lines, per the breed
Why a labradoodle?
to combine the
poodle's wit and low-shed fur with the social,
gentle, trainable labrador.
What can Labradoodles do?:
They are amazing pets as well as able to be trained as guide dogs for the
blind, assistance dogs, therapy dogs, and they are naturals at hunting
Labradoodles are in
the Oxford Dictionary, Monopoly Here & Now, and
several labradoodle plush toys have been
fund-raising for the blind and cancer.
Voted toy of the
Are Labradoodles the perfect
"hypoallergenic dog"? Labradoodles
may be allergy friendly, but there is no
breed of dog that is truly
hypoallergenic. There are many types of allergies, but if
allergies are to
certain types of fur, a doodle may work great. If
allergies are to dander, a lower dander dog (as
great for your
family. However, if your allergies are to saliva, you will
not find a dog that will not cause a reaction. If
you allergy is to shedding, every dog breed known to man sheds its
puppy coate when its adult coat
comes in. Can your allergies handle a couple of months of
shedding during this process? If not, shaving your
dog down as this begins may help, but only you know what you can handle.