The Labradoodle Temperament

What are Labradoodles? Where does it come from? What is the Labradoodle temperament? Labradoodles are half Labrador and half Poodle, the Labradoodles temperament is cheerful and affectionate and always ready for play.

Did you know that the Poodle is ranked at number seven for the best family dog? While the Labrador is ranked as the #1 family dog around the world!

In this article, we will first talk about the Labrador, then segue to the Poodle and give you some general history about both breeds.

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The Labrador

  • Weight – 55 – 99 pounds
  • Height – 22 – 24 inches
  • Lifespan – 10 – 14 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Bloat, Hip dysplasia, PRA, Cold tail, & Obesity
  • Grooming – 2 a week during summer and winter and 4x a week during fall and spring
  • Fur or Hair? – Hair
  • Colors – Yellow, Chocolate, Black, Tan
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Exercise – half hour to 45 minutes they have a low energy level
  • Training – 20 – 30 minutes daily
  • Socialization – 30 minutes daily
  • Temperament – Great family pet, loving, caring, engaging, playful
  • Good in apartments? – no

America’s favorite breed of dog, the Labrador Retriever, is an agreeable and friendly companion that is a popular choice for families. Labs are highly social and have a love for all people and animals which explains their widespread popularity!

The Labrador was bred in Canada, to help fishermen and hunters retrieve their catches. They needed a friendly dog that loved to go fetching and also enjoyed being in the water.

The Labrador was brought over to England by the 1800s by several English noblemen. Those breeds are now the English Labrador Retriever, they were bred more for being a show dog and companionship. Rather than their, American cousins who were bred for work.

The English Labrador is shorter, stockier, thicker necked, and more mellow than their American cousins. If you want to know more about the English Lab Vs. the American Lab.

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The Poodle

  • Weight – 45 – 60 pounds
  • Height – 17-20 inches
  • Lifespan – 12 – 18 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Hip dysplasia, bloat, PRA, 
  • Grooming – 2 a week during summer and winter and 4x a week during fall and spring
  • Fur or Hair? – Hair
  • Colors – Black, white, apricot, cream, black & white, sable, grey, blue, brown, red, & silver
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Exercise – half hour to an hour daily
  • Training – 20 – 30 minutes daily
  • Socialization – 30 minutes daily
  • Temperament – Great family pet, loving, caring, engaging, playful
  • Good in apartments? – No

Poodles originally come from Germany as “Duck dogs” but were brought over to France and became the breed to own. Due to its popularity, France made it their national animal.

Poodles have three different “siblings”. There is the standard Poodle which is above 15 inches tall at the shoulder. Miniature poodles are 15 inches or shorter. The “baby sister” of the Poodle family is the Toy Poodle at 10 inches and below.

Poodles are very smart, very active dogs and make great companions for people who enjoy being out and active daily.

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The Labradoodle

  • Weight – 45 – 65 pounds
  • Height – 21 – 24 inches
  • Lifespan 12 – 16 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Elbow & hip dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, and Epilepsy
  • Grooming – A weekly brushing, when bathing the Labradoodles use shampoo
  • Colors – Cream, Silver, Red, Brindle, Black
  • Eye Color – Hazel
  • Exercise – 50 -60 minutes daily
  • Training – 15 minutes
  • Weight – 45 – 65 pounds
  • Height – 21-24 inches
  • Lifespan – 12-16 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Elbow & hip dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, and Epilepsy
  • Grooming – Once a week brushing 
  • Fur or Hair? – Hair and it will either be a curly coat or wavy coat
  • Colors – Gold, chocolate, caramel, red, cream, parti, gold & white, apricot, gold
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Exercise – half hour to 45 minutes they have a low energy level
  • Training – 20 – 30 minutes daily
  • Socialization – 30 minutes daily
  • Temperament – Great family pet, loving, caring, engaging, playful
  • Good in apartments? – Yes if you give them more exercise than the recommended amount said above.

General

Another name for the Labradoodle is the Labrador Poodle mix. This breed was created in Australia in 1988, by a guy named Wally Conron. His primary purpose in creating this magnificent breed, was to combine the low shedding of the human hair of the Poodle, with the popular family favorite the Labrador Retriever.

With the gentleness and the easy trainability of the Labrador Retriever, the Labradoodle is known to be amongst the smartest of dog breeds. In this part of the article, we will go over the most important things to know about the Labrador Poodle mix.

Socialization of the Labradoodle

The Labradoodle needs to be socialized at an early age, I would take her to puppy classes. This kills two birds with one stone, you get her trained by a great pet trainer. You also get her socialized with other puppies her own age along with their owners.

You can also take her to the city where she will get a nose full of different smells, sights, people, and noises. 

The one place that you should take her is the dog park, she is unvaccinated. Furthermore, dogs at the dog park can be rude to a young puppy and this could scare your puppy for life from ever being comfortable in another dog park.

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Dudley the Labradoodle – Photo by Trish Johnson!

The Labradoodle Temperament

The Labradoodle temperament is –

  • Kind
  • Gentle
  • Loving
  • Playful
  • Loyal
  • Obedient
  • Caring
  • Joyful

The Labradoodle loves meeting new people and is a perfect match if you have babies or small children. Labradoodle temperament is not an aggressive dog breed, they will, of course, bark whenever someone unfamiliar comes to the door but other than that they will not make a great guard dog.

The Labrador Poodle mix can get into a bad habit of chasing smaller animals, especially cats. If you train your Labrador Poodle mix not to chase any animal at an early age, you should have no problems when they are older.

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Labradoodles Training

The Labradoodle is typically an excellent breed for a first-time dog owner. Eager to learn, the labradoodle is easy to train if you begin from the first day home and stay consistent, especially in the first month.

You will need to train your Labrador Poodle mix for at least 10-15 minutes daily, always remember to intersperse training with at least 5 minutes of playing.

A Labrador Poodle mix that follows your commands to the letter will be the envy of the city! So all ways remember to train your Labradoodle each and every day until he reaches the age of two.

If you do not train your Labradoodle correctly then he will be quite a handful. Creating mischief wherever he can, so you need to be firm, loving, and consistent in your training. When you arrive home you should start training your puppy the basics.

Like sit, stay, lay down, off, and come those six commands are essential. Once you get those commands down, you can then go to puppy classes. Where they will train you and your puppy in more advanced training.

Exercise of the Labradoodles

The Labradoodle is a very high-energy level dog. So if you are a couch potato that wants to get home and watch tv after work then the Labradoodle is not the right type of dog for you. They need a great amount of daily exercise of about an hour or more if you can give it to them.

If you do not give your Labradoodle enough exercise in his body and mind daily, they will develop destructive behavior. That destructive behavior maybe tearing down the plants, tearing up your household items, becoming aggressive, and or escaping and going out for long walks by its self.

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Dudley the Labradoodle – Photo by Trish Johnson!

The Labradoodle Health Issues

  • Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
  • PRA –  PRA for short is a disease that causes blindness over time.
  • Obesity – The Labrador is known to eat whenever he gets the opportunity
  • Epilepsy 
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Grooming

The Labradoodles need daily brushing to keep the knots out, you can give them regular brushing twice a week but a quick five to ten minutes on a daily basis will really help. 

When you wash your Labradoodle s they need shampoo to keep their hair looking gorgeous and healthy-looking.

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Conclusion on the Labradoodle Temperament

This concludes the Labradoodle Temperament article! I hope I have persuaded you to get the Labradoodle!

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Thanks to Patricia Johnson for sending us her beautiful Dudley Labradoodle photos!

“You have characterized the breed very well! We also owned a Labrador Retriever for 14 years, a gem of a dog. This is Dudley, our nine-year-old Labradoodle.”
~Patricia Johnson

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9-year-old Labradoodle, Dudley, image by Patricia Johnson

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