When you first adopt your Labradoodle puppy, you’ll be told that you need to crate train them. This is great advice, as crate training your Labradoodle early will make things easier as they get older. However, what you don’t want is for your Labradoodle to outgrow their crate as they get older. That’s why getting the right size is crucial. Here’s how:
Know how much your Labradoodle will grow
Each Labradoodle is different. As such, it’s technically impossible to tell just how much they will grow, but you can get an approximate. Labradoodles, through simple genetics, will typically only grow so large.
Standard Labradoodles will be about 21 to 24 inches tall and weigh 50 to 65 pounds.
Medium Labradoodles will be about 17 to 20 inches tall and weigh 30 to 45 pounds.
Miniature Labradoodles will be about 14 to 16 inches tall and weight 18 to 28 pounds.
Account for extra space
Once your dog has stopped growing, they should still have enough space to be comfortable in their crate. A few good ways to determine if they have enough space is to look at their headspace and legspace. When your dog stands up, they should be able to hold their head high, not lower it because their head is hitting the top of the crate. Additionally, while lying down, your dog should be able to stretch out.
Now that you know these tips, you can go out and get a crate that will last for years to come. Before that, however, you need to find the right Labradoodle puppy to welcome into your home. At CNR Farms, we have lovable pups that are waiting for their forever home. Contact us today at 912-665-3208 to learn more.