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.
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.
"My labradoodle loveesss to dress up! He even poses for the camera!"
"Labradoodles make the best pillows!"
Fred: A labradoodle, if you ever get one I will smack you.
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 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!!!"