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Labradoodle

Labrador Retriever / Poodle Hybrid Dogs

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A panting wavy-coated white and tan Labradoodle dog is laying in grass and looking up. It has a long tongue.

Bennett the Labradoodle at 3 1/2 years old. His owner says his coat is more like the Poodle than the Labrador.

Other Names

American Labradoodle

Labradorpoo

Labradordoodle

Labrapoo

Labrapoodle

Standard Labradoodle

Description

The American Labradoodle is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Labrador Retriever and the Poodle. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Note: there are two totally different types of Labradoodles, the Australian Labradoodle and the American Labradoodle. The Australian Labradoodle is a purebred dog, while the American Labradoodle is a hybrid dog.

There are a few different ways breeders are producing American Labradoodles.

F1 = 50% Labrador and 50% Poodle: This is Lab to Poodle cross; this is first generation, resulting in healthier offspring! Hair type can be smooth like a Lab, wiry like an Irish Wolfhound or wavy/shaggy; they can shed or not shed; pups in the same litter can vary. This is not the best cross for people with severe allergies.

F1-B = 25% Labrador Retriever and 75% Poodle (F1 Labradoodle and Poodle cross): This is Labradoodle bred back to Poodle, wavy curly shaggy look doodle very consistent in coat types. F1B is the MOST likely of any to be non-shedding and allergy friendly than ANY doodles and is the easiest coat to take care of.

F2 = F1 Labradoodle and F1 Labradoodle cross: With this combination you get the same percentage of Lab Poodle mix as you would an F1 Labradoodle, so they are more likely to shed.

F3 = F2 Labradoodle and F2 Labradoodle cross

Multi-generation = F3 or higher generation Labradoodle and F3 or higher generation Labradoodle cross: This is what the Australian Labradoodles usually are.

Health Problems

Prone to hip dysplasia and genetic eye problems.

Recognition

ACA = American Canine Association Inc.

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DBR = Designer Breed Registry

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry

A wavy-coated, long-haired black Labradoodle is sitting on a wooden deck and looking up

Roxy the Labradoodle before her spring hair cut

A black Labradoodle is laying on its side on the cement floor of a garage. In front of it is a pile of its hair.

"This is Roxy the black Labradoodle after her spring hair cut. She's happy to get it thinned, but it doesn't last long it grows back fast."

A shaved black Labradoodle is sitting on a black top. Its head is up and its mouth is slightly open showing off its white teeth

Roxy the black Labradoodle after her spring hair cut

A wavy, tan Labradoodle is sitting on a cherry-colored hardwood floor and there is a white, wooden table behind it. The word - Trevor - is overlayed on top of the dog

Photo courtesy of Adorabledoodles

Two wavy-coated chocolate Labradoodle puppies are sitting in dirt inside of potted plants on a porch.

"Murphy (below) and Teddy (above) are 3-month-old standard F1 chocolate Labradoodle puppies, owned by two good friends, both violin teachers! We caught them in the flower pots and started to shoo them away, but had to take a picture first...it was too cute! Labradoodles make amazing pets. We have been socializing them and exercising them faithfully every day and can see their excellent temperaments developing. Woof! Proud Doodle Mommas, Ashley (Murphy's mom) and Liz (Teddy's mom)."

Left Profile upper body shot - A wavy-coated black Labradoodle is sitting on a composited white backdrop

Bosco, a 5-year-old Canadian F1 Standard Labradoodle

A tan Labradoodle puppy is standing on a couch, there is a green, red and tan pillow next to it

Bell the Labradoodle puppy at 6 weeks old—"She is 50% Golden Labradoodle and 50% white Standard Poodle."

A chocolate with white on the chest Labradoodle puppy is wearing a red collar sitting on a wooden deck and looking up

Chocolate Labradoodle puppy, bred by Ayers Pampered Pets

A wavy-coated, long-haired tan with white Labradoodle is laying on a white tiled floor. Its mouth is open

Adult Labradoodle, bred by Ayers Pampered Pets

A wavy-coated white Labradoodle is laying in grass, its long tongue is sticking out of its wide open mouth.

Bennett the Labradoodle at 3 1/2 years old with a poodle-like coat

A wavy-coated white Labradoodle is laying in grass and its mouth is wide open and its long tongue is out

Bennett the Labradoodle at 3 1/2 years old with a poodle-like coat

A wavy-coated white and tan Labradoodle is standing in grass. There is a chain link fence behind it with a trash can in the corner. Its mouth is open and tongue is out

"This is Clyde the Labradoodle at 7 years old. His coat is less curly, more shaggy and scruffy looking. He is cool, laid back and more mellow than most other Labradoodles. It could be his age."

A wavy-coated white and tan Labradoodle is standing in grass. There is a chain link fence and a green trash can behind it.

Clyde the Labradoodle at 7 years old

A wavy-coated, white and tan Labradoodle is standing in grass with a chain link fence behind it. It is looking to the right. Its tongue is out and mouth is open.

Clyde the Labradoodle at 7 years old

View from the front - A wavy-coated white and tan Labradoodle is standing in grass. Its mouth is open and tongue is out. There is a chain link fence behind it

Clyde the Labradoodle at 7 years old

A wavy-coated white and tan Labradoodle is turning to the left in grass.

Clyde the Labradoodle at 7 years old

Close Up view from the top looking down with the focal point on the nose - The face of a white and tan Labradoodle sitting in grass. It looks like it is smiling.

Clyde the Labradoodle at 7 years old

A white and tan Labradoodle is standing in grass and it is being pet by a person. There is a chain link fence and a green trash can behind it.

Clyde the Labradoodle at 7 years old

A wavy-coated white and tan Labradoodle is walking away from the camera towards a chain link fence

Clyde the Labradoodle at 7 years old