A cross between two purebred breeds of dog: The Labrador Retriever and the Poodle. Contrary to popular myth, these crossbreeds were not created to "make a smarter dog" but to create a stable seeing-eye-dog more suitable for those with allergies to dander. Poodles are a single-coated breed, Labradors, the standard seeing-eye-dog, are double coated and blow coat (shed out) twice a year. The crossing of the two breeds for this purpose originally started in Australia.
Also contrary to popular belief, just because you throw a Labrador and Poodle together and make mixed puppies does NOT mean they will all be single-coated dogs. On a first generation mix, it's a crapshoot and they might all shed. If you want a Labradoodle that does not shed, you need to buy it from someone who has been breeding dogs proven not to shed in at LEAST a third or fourth generation mix (Non-shedding Labradoodle to non-shedding Labradoodle). Even then, there might still be the occaisional throw-back to the doublecoated Labrador that will shed.
Also, buying from a reputable breeder ensures that you don't get a dog that is scared of it's own shadow and won't fetch a stick.
"Labradoodle is a silly name for a dog."
A cross breed dog. Half poodle, half labrador, often used as guide dogs.
"Hey ur dog is really cute...uh what is it? a labradoodle!"
Often called a "designer dog". Cross breed of a Labrador and a Poodle. Come in various different sizes, all depending on which breed of poodle is bred with the lab.
Depending on the generation, most will not SHED, but like humans, you will find a few random hairs on black clothes.
Energetic, full of life, LOVE the water (from the poodle- from the word pudel meaning puddle), and are EXTREMELY intelligent. With the proper training, a labradoodle can not only play dead, but needs a double tap to go down and stay down!
Always turns heads when walking, gets along with other dogs well, although their rambunctious personality can be a bit much for less energetic dogs.
GREAT family dog. LOVES to be around people, dogs, anything!
One of the best dogs in the entire world.
"Check out that labradoodle! What a cool looking dog!"
"My labradoodle loveesss to dress up! He even poses for the camera!"
"Labradoodles make the best pillows!"
Quite possibly the worst breed of dog in existence today. A cross between a poodle and a lab, resulting in a dog that is scared of its own shadow and refuses to fetch sticks. It is a common misconception that labradoodles are intelligent dogs, when in reality they have the equivalent brain power of domesticated turkeys.
Joe: Hey, what's the stupid looking dog that jumps when it sees it's own shadow?
Fred: A labradoodle, if you ever get one I will smack you.
A cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle, these dogs are for people who don't know anything about dogs. There are no real breed organizations and no AKC guidelines to which breeders must adhere, and therefore these dogs are rarely going to have the quality of those bought at a REAL kennel and will generally cost more than buying *both* of a pup's purebred parents (for some unknown reason).
Though Labradoodle owners are fond of proclaiming loudly that their dogs, being mixes, are healthier than purebreds, this is a falsehood. Rather than being less likely to have the issues common to either Labs or Poodles, they get a smorgasbord of both breeds' illnesses (particularly Addison's Disease).
Another misconception is that these dogs are hypoallergenic. Poodles, having hair rather than fur, are truly hypoallergenic and a great choice for allergy sufferers. Labradoodles vary greatly (due to the fact they are not a real breed) and some shed quite a lot, meaning naive people often have to give up that expensive and adorable pup after realizing it is not all it's cracked up to be.
Considering a dozen dogs could be saved for the price of one "designer" mutt, anyone who buys these dogs is an idiot.
Guy 1: "Dude, my girlfriend just bought a Labradoodle! I guess it's supposed to be hypoallergenic and healthier!"
Guy 2: "Doesn't she also believe Edward Cullen is going to come and rescue her? Doesn't she believe in tarot cards and palm readings? Does she know anything about dogs? ... Does she even know how to read?"
*Enter girlfriend, foaming at the mouth* "OH MY GAWD, LOOK HOW CUTE MY LABRADOODLE IS! MY SKIN'S STARTING TO BREAK OUT, THOUGH! I MUST BE ALLERGIC TO MY BOYFRIEND! WE'RE THROUGH! SCHNOOKUMS, MOMMY LOVES YOU AND YOU'RE SO WORTH THE THOUSAND DOLLARS I PAID FOR YOU!!! OH MY GAWD!!!"