Labradoodle Breed Information
Labradoodles are sociable, friendly, non aggressive, and extremely intuitive. Their intelligence and high trainability make them well suited for guide dogs, therapy dogs, and other assistance dogs. Their non allergic coats make them popular among people who have not been able to enjoy pets because of their allergies.
Three sizes of Labradoodles are currently distinguished.
The Standards are 23 – 26 inches tall.
The Mediums are 18 – 21 inches tall.
The Miniatures are 14 – 17 inches tall.
The Standards: Females – 45-60 pounds; Males – 55-77 pounds.
The Mediums: 40-55 pounds, Males being the larger.
The Miniatures: 26-55 pounds, Males being the larger.
Labradoodles are bred to have either the truly Fleece coat or the Wool Curly coat. Both coat types are non-shedding and allergy friendly. The Fleece coat has a distinctly soft fleecy feel unlike any other dog coat. It hangs in loose loopy spirals like that of the Angora goat. The Wool Curly coat resembles that of a poodle and feels like a soft woolly sweater.
The coats come in a variety of colors including: Black, Silver, Cream, Apricot Cream, Chalk, Gold, Red, Apricot, Chocolate, and Café.
Labradoodles will usually live for about 13 – 15 years.
Different types of labradoodle
The Schnoodle Dog
Playful and intelligent, Schnoodles are a cross between Schnauzers and Poodles. There are 3 breeds in each – toy, miniature and standard in Poodle; miniature, standard and giant in Schnauzer – so looks and size can vary widely. Coming from two non-shedding parents, the Schnoodle is ideal for families with allergies. Schnoodles get along well with people and love children. Schnoodles are recognized as a breed by two groups, CKC and DRA.
The Goldendoodle Dog
Goldendoodles are a cross between the AKC’s 4th and 5th most popular dogs, Golden Retrievers and Poodles. Bred to be larger than a Cockapoo, the Goldendoodle is a friendly, intelligent dog. A Goldendoodle’s height ranges from 20 to 24 inches (51-62 cm), while its weight will run from 45 up to 75 pounds (21-34 kg). Like the Labradoodle, the Goldendoodle is low shedding and generally hypo-allergenic. As of this time, Goldendoodles are not recognized as a breed and most of them are first generation.
The Yorkipoo Dog
Yorkipoos are a cross between Yorkshire Terriers and Poodles. As such, they are toy-sized dogs and great as indoor pets. A Yorkipoo is a non- to low-shedding dog that is usually hypo-allergenic. Generally, Yorkipoos are easy to get along with, but they can be stubborn. Depending on the parents, their height ranges from 7 to 12 inches (20-28 cm) and their weight can vary from 4 to 15 pounds (2-7 kg). As of this time, Yorkipoos are not recognized as a breed and most of them are first generation.
The Cockapoo Dog
First bred in the 1960s, Cockapoos have their own organization, The Cockapoo Breed Club of America. A Cockapoo is a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. Cockapoos are active and good with kids. Their height and weight can vary widely, from a Teacup Toy, under 6 pounds (3 kg); to a Maxi, over 19 pounds (9 kg). Though not as hyperactive as a Cocker Spaniel, a Cockapoo loves the water and can be a barker. As a non-shedding and hypo-allergenic dog, a Cockapoo can be a great addition to any family. Cockapoos are recognized by NACR and CCA.