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10 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Have a Labradoodle

Uptown Staff

10 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Have a Labradoodle

Labradoodles are one of the most loyal and lovable dog breeds out there. They are becoming increasingly popular due to their mild demeanor, cuddly fur, and intelligence.

But sometimes you have to own a Labradoodle to understand what makes them so special. Here are some things that only Labradoodle owners will get.

Labradoodles Are As Cute As They Come

Puppies are cute, sure. But there’s nothing quite like a Labradoodle puppy. Their fluffy coat, their eyes, their playful nature- what’s not to love about Labradoodles?

They are more than just fluffballs, however. Labradoodles are active, adventurous dogs who love to socialize with humans and other dogs.

You Can Pick The Perfect Sized Labradoodle For You

Labradoodles, as the name suggests, are a crossbreed. This means that they vary a lot more in size than what you’ll find with many other pure dog breeds.

Depending on the parent breeds and their size, you can get Labradoodles of widely varying sizes. There are a number of different poodle breeds, and which one you choose as a parent has a big impact on the size of the Goldendoodle.

This makes them a great breed for just about anyone, no matter your living situation. If you need a small Goldendoodle for an apartment, you should have no problems finding one that weighs a little over 10 pounds. And if you want a larger dog, you can get Labradoodle that weighs as much as a standard lab.

A standard Labradoodle usually weighs around 60 pounds, whereas medium Labradoodles will weigh around 40 pounds. You can also get a miniature Labradoodle that weighs in anywhere from 15 to 25 pounds, or go even smaller with a micro Labradoodle.

Labradoodles Come In A Lot Of Colors

You can also pick out just about any color for your Labradoodle. Chocolate, white, black, even red. You can find a Labradoodle that’s the perfect color for you. Or, choose a Labradoodle that is a mix of different colors.

Labradoodles also have different fur types. The most common type of fur is wavy, but you can also find Labradoodles with curly and straight hair.

Labradoodles Are Active

Many people think of Labradoodles as little fluff balls. Although they certainly are a cuddly breed, Labradoodles are also quite active, making them great for people who like to get up and move around.

Labradoodles have a lot of energy, so you’ll need to take them on plenty of walks and let them run around in the yard. This means they aren’t great dogs for small apartments, as they need a good amount of space to run around. If you do live in an apartment, make sure that you take them out frequently so that they can stretch their legs.

The benefit of such an active dog is that it will force you to also stay active. You’ll have to get off the couch to take them on walks and to the dog park. They also love to job, making them a great breed for those who love to take their dog on runs. And Labradoodles also require a lot of socialization, so you’ll have to be ready to go to the dog park.

If you cannot take your Labradoodle on walks during the workday, you may want to consider getting a dog walker, especially if you have a puppy. Labradoodles need to burn off a lot of energy, and they may get anxious if they are cooped up all day in a crate.

Labradoodles Are Easy To Train

Labradoodles were bred to respond to humans. They also have plenty of energy and love engaging activities. This makes them one of the easiest dog breeds to train.

Labradoodles are also extremely smart, which means that they learn quickly when being trained.

Labradoodles Don’t Shed

With all of that fur, many people assume that Labradoodles leave behind a hairy mess everywhere they go. However, Labradoodles do not shed, making them a great breed for those who don’t want dog hair covering their house.

Although they don’t shed, you’ll have to make sure to brush your Labradoodle’s fur, especially if they have wavy or curly hair. If you don’t brush frequently, their fur may get tangled.

Try to brush your Labradoodles fur at least a few times a week. This will keep their coat in pristine condition, and prevent you from having to use scissors to cut out any mattes or tangles.

Labradoodles Aren’t Meant To Protect Your Home

The biggest Labradoodles weigh over 60 pounds. However, that doesn’t mean that you should buy a Labradoodle as a watchdog.

Labradoodles are some of the friendliest dogs out there, and were bred for mild traits. This makes them great for playing with children. However, they are poorly suited for warding off intruders.

That’s because they have few aggressive traits, so they are unlikely to attack or chase off an intruder. They may even run up to them and give them a hug.

…But They Are Perfect Therapy Dogs

The traits that make Labradoodles bad guard dogs make them excellent therapy dogs. They are warm and loyal, and very attentive. If something is wrong, they are quick to notice and respond, making them great therapy dogs for those with autism, disabilities, or seizures.

Labradoodles were originally bred to be companions for blind people, making them one of the best breeds for a guide dog.

They are also one of the easiest dog breeds to train. Their intelligence, attentiveness, and energy mean they quickly learn how to serve as therapy dogs.

Labradoodles Are One Of The Best Family Dog Breeds

If you have small children, you’ll want a dog breed that is playful and active, but doesn’t put your children in harm’s way. Labradoodles have all of the traits you’d want from a family dog.

They are kind, playful, and sociable, making them great for kids. And they have few aggressive traits and don’t get too big, so you don’t have to worry about your dog hurting your children.

They are also extremely smart, and love to play games. This is another reason they are perfect for young children.

Labradoodles Are Natural Swimmers

If you want a dog that will hop in the water, you need look no further than Labradoodles. They love to swim, so they are great for trips to the lake or sea. Just make sure to dry off their fur, as they can make quite the mess!

They Are Healthy Dogs

Many modern cross breeds sacrifice the health of the dog for physical traits that are pleasing to humans. Fortunately, Labradoodles are healthy dogs, with few major health complications.

Like all dogs, you’ll have to pay for medical bills as your dog ages. But unlike some other dog breeds, they don’t come with a ton of health issues that can lead to astronomical vet bills.

Labradoodles Love Humans

Labradoodles were bred for traits that make them friendly to humans. That means that your puppy will be your companion for as long as they live.

They are affectionate and love human company. They form very strong bonds with their family, making them one of the most dedicated dog breeds.

…And They Get Along Well With Other Dogs

Labradoodles are friendly to more than just humans. Their playful nature makes them love to socialize with other dogs.

This makes them a great breed for those who live in crowded areas with plenty of other dogs. They are always curious about other dogs, and won’t become aggressive when another dog enters their personal space. That means you don’t have to worry about the snapping at other dogs, or causing a scene at the park.

Labradoodles Are Easy To Find… But Be Careful When Choosing A Breeder

Labradoodles are becoming more and more popular, meaning it’s easier than ever to find the perfect puppy. However, this also means that more shady breeders have popped up, offering Labradoodles bred in terrible conditions.

When you are choosing a breeder, do plenty of research and make sure you aren’t buying from a puppy mill, where the dogs are bred without care. And never buy from pet stores, where you won’t be sure of where the dog come from.

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