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!!!"
Prices shown in USD.
Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!
Emails are sent from email@example.com. We'll never spam you.