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Breed Group: Misc Group

Size Group: Medium Dog Breeds

Origin: Australia

Height: 14”-16.5” (mini) 17”-20” (medium) 21”-24” (standard)

Weight: 15-25 lbs (mini) 28-44lbs (medium) 50-90lbs (standard)

Color: White, Blue & brown, Black, Apricot, Cream, Parti color, Parchment, Red, Chocolate, Phantom

Lifespan12-14 years

Temperament: Clever, friendly, comical, energetic



It’s as simple as boy meets girl. Australian poodle meets Labrador. They k-i-s-s-e-d in a tree. Then the Labradoodle was born. These pups come in 2 coat types (fleece or wool) with 10 coat color variations all boasting being hypoallergenic. These pups aren’t just a pretty face either, they are excellent service dogs, therapy dogs and emotional support dogs. They also make excellent family pets for active families.

The biggest issue with Labradoodles is sometimes they pup you bring home isn’t even a true labradoodle. Their popularity has led to unsavory breeding habits and puppy mills putting out whatever they can. It is always important to do your homework before bringing a pup home to ensure the health and legitimacy of your breed.

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The first labradoodle was the answer to the request for a hypoallergenic guide dog.


Labradoodles are usually healthy pups. Being mindful of using a reputable breeder will help stave off many health issues. Some health concerns to be aware of include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, epilepsy, allergies, hypothyroidism, progressive retinal atrophy, Addison’s disease, von Willebrand’s disease, ear infections, lymphoma, and inflammatory bowel disease.

While you always hope your pet will live a long and healthy life, it is always a good idea to invest in pet health insurance.

Keeping your dog’s mouth clean and problem free goes a long way to your pup’s overall health. Dental hygiene can be the cause or can be the byproduct of other serious health issues.

Visual inspections can be performed to keep track of the signs of potentially waning oral health. These signs can be anything from bad breath to abnormal chewing to loss of appetite.

Keeping ahead of these warning signs can pay dividends. A preventative approach can delay and stop many of the common dental problems from arising.

Oral health can be tackled in five basic steps:

  1. Brushing your dog’s teeth to prevent an undesirable buildup of plaque
  2. Feed your dog a diet where the high quality dog food has dental benefits
  3. Regularly give your dog dental toys and treats
  4. Use mouthwash, to help where brushing misses
  5. At the sign of any abnormalities, consult a vet. You can even do it virtually, from the convenience of your home.

Dogs are just like humans in that they can experience anxiety. The degree to which they are susceptible to anxiety and how they deal with anxiety is breed specific. Left unchecked, initial signs of anxiety could give way to an anxiety disorder. The symptoms of anxiety disorders can lead to a myriad of behavior issues.

Knowing the signs and symptoms will best equip you to keep ahead of it and to nip it in the bud at the earliest signs. There are options available to help with anxiety.

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Labradoodles are considered hypoallergenic. Their hair however never stops growing. Brush your pup’s coat at least once a week. Trim their entire coat once every 6-8 weeks as needed. You will only need to bathe your pup if he gets dirty or starts to smell. Otherwise bathing once every couple of months will suffice. Trim your pup’s nails every 2-4 weeks. Keep their eyes and ears clean and clear of debris. Brush your pup’s teeth several times per week.


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Labradoodles need between 30-60 minutes of activity per day. They love playing games, brisk walks, jogging, hikes, and especially swimming. Always keep your pup leashed or in a fenced in area. They are half Labrador and will have strong prey instincts. Often the instinct to run will outweigh the will to return when called. They also need mental stimulation, provide your pup with lots of puzzle toys. Remember that if your pup is still growing to limit repetitive movement exercise, which can lead to skeletal issues.


Your standard sized fully grown Labradoodle will eat around 2.5 cups of food per day. The exact requirements for your pup will depend on size, age, and activity level.


We’ve taken a look at some premium dog foods, high in nutrition here.

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As with all dogs, early socialization with humans and other dogs is essential. Labradoodles are keen to train. They love to please their people and live to please them. Always use positive reinforcement training with this breed, as harsh criticisms will cause them to shut down. This breed is meant to be in the company of family. If left alone for too long, they will become destructive. Do not leave your pup alone in a yard attended for long periods of time.

Proper training is essential to ensuring the safety of your dog and those around you. Having your dog come when they should, and in general having them listen is something you want to address early in your pup’s life, as it will pay dividends down the line. There are many tried and true training programs to accomplish this training – faster and better than you might think!

Unless you’re living on a farm, or have the space, a yipping dog, or one that barks all day when you are gone could be an issue with the neighbors and/or landlord. Historically, dogs would bark to communicate with the rest of the pack when hunting and bark as a warning shot to predators eyeing up their flock. Barking is deep rooted in dogs and manifests itself in many ways and for a variety of reasons.

Just like any habit or instinct, there are effective ways you can train this issue away.

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A solid Glucosamine Supplement for hips and joints will go a long way to helping your furry friend.

Other helpful supplements include full-spectrum hemp oil or CBD oil. Fish oil skin and coat supplement.

Ensuring a comprehensive preventative vitamin and mineral plan is essential to keeping your dog healthy. Truth is, there are vitamins and minerals that your dog needs, but doesn’t produce naturally. While many of these vitamins and minerals can be found in your dog’s current diet and dog food, the question becomes, are there enough vitamins to ensure they aren’t deficient.

Poor nutrition can lead to some of the most common health issues, such as weak joints, compromised immunity, increased allergies, and low energy.

Vitamins play a vital role in your pet’s health and overall life expectancy. Here are some multivitamin and joint relief options.

As regulations around marijuana have eased, the emergence of CBD oils for humans and dogs have sprung up.

Just to begin to dispel the negative stigma, CBD extract comes from Hemp, marijuana’s cousin. Unlike its cousin, there are no psychoactive qualities in CBD oil. An emerging number of clinical and institutional studies have shown the wide variety of healing qualities in CBD, including pain management, and the containment of seizures and epileptic episodes.

Explore this remedy further to see all the health benefits that have transformed the lives of so many dogs to date.

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