The Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador and a Standard Poodle. Labradoodles were first developed in Australia in the 80's to be guide and assitance dogs. The gentle and friendly temperament, and the low-shedding coat that is often allergy-friendly, has made the Labradoodle a popular companion dog.
The temperament is what really sets the Labradoodle apart. They combine the loyal and gentle character of the Labrador with the intelligence and joyfullness of the Standard Poodle. Labradoodles are great family pets and companion dogs, and with the right training make devoted guide and assistance dogs.
The Labradoodle has a low-shedding coat, which is often well tolerated by people who may otherwise have allergic reactions to dogs.
Labradoodles have three types of coats:
Wool - Thick and curly, non-shedding, close to a Poodle's coat
Fleece - Soft and wavy, low-shedding, easy to maintain
Flat - Short and fluffy, like a long-haired Labrador
The coat requires brushing about once a week and can be trimmed short if preferred. We do not recommend bathing your dog too often.
Crossing a Labrador with a Standard Poodle results in a dog that is the same height or slightly taller than the Labrador but with a finer build. Some breeders have selected to use smaller poodles to produce smaller dogs.
Standard: height 53-63 cm, weight 23-30 kg
Medium: height 43-53 cm, weight 13-23 kg
Miniature: height 35-43 cm, weight 7-13 kg
All our dogs are Standard or large Medium Labradoodles.