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Labradoodle

Labrador Retriever / Poodle Hybrid Dogs

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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

Standard Labradoodle

Labrapoo

Labradordoodle

Labradorpoo

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

Roxy the Labradoodle before her spring hair cut

"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."

Roxy the black Labradoodle after her spring hair cut

 

Photo courtesy of Adorabledoodles

 

"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)."

 

Bosco a 5 year old Canadian F1 Standard Labradoodle.

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

 

Bell, the Labradoodle puppy at 6 weeks old

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

 

Chocolate Labradoodle Puppy

Chocolate Labradoodle puppy, bred by Ayers Pampered Pets

Adult Labradoodle

Adult Labradoodle, bred by Ayers Pampered Pets

 

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

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

 

"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."

Clyde the Labradoodle at 7 years old

Clyde the Labradoodle at 7 years old

Clyde the Labradoodle at 7 years old

Clyde the Labradoodle at 7 years old

Clyde the Labradoodle at 7 years old

Clyde the Labradoodle at 7 years old

Clyde the Labradoodle at 7 years old