Labradoodle a Labrador Poodle Mix
Lifespan: 13 to 15 years
Activity Level: Medium to
Coat: Shaggy, curly
Temperament: Intelligent, friendly, affectionate
Information / Facts: An unlikely cross between the Labrador Retriever and the Poodle, the Labradoodle is a friendly and affectionate dog that makes a great member of the family. These dogs crave socialization and do need some level of activity. This paired with the size means that they may not be as good of an apartment dog as other Poodle crosses. The Labradoodle was originally bred to be a hypoallergenic guide dog, but has since become a popular breed for a companion pet.
Pros: These dogs are intelligent and fun-loving. In many cases they are less likely to irritate someone with dog allergies than many other breeds. Like the Poodle, most Labradoodles do not shed very much. If it has been well socialized, the Labradoodle will be very friendly even with strangers, children and smaller pets.
Cons: Even though the Labradoodle is a larger dog, it was bred to live inside with its family. Because of this, Labradoodles do best when they can live inside and have frequent walks and outdoor playtime. It is hard to predict how large a Labradoodle will grow. These dogs can range in size from 15 to 100 pounds. However, most breeders attempt to breed the dogs to fit into a certain weight range.