Labradoodles are energetic, fun, and lovable. It’s no wonder, then, that so many people are looking to adopt a Labradoodle into their family! But just like with any breed, it’s good to do some research before bringing your new Labradoodle puppy home. Below is everything you need to know about Labradoodles before adoption:
They’re great for people with allergies
While there is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog, certain breeds are better for allergies than others. Labradoodles are one of them, but it does depend on the type of coat. In general, Labradoodles have three types of coats: straight, wavy, and curly. Straight coats shed the most, so these are not ideal for allergy sufferers. Labradoodles with wavy or curly fur, however, shed very little. As such, these dogs can be great options for dog-lovers with allergies.
Labradoodles vary in size
Just as their coats can vary, so too can their size. Labradoodles can range from 16 inches tall to 24 inches tall. It all depends on the type of Poodle parent they’re descended from. Standard poodles will produce Labradoodle offspring that are as tall as 24 inches, while miniature or toy poodles will produce offspring that only get up to 16 inches.
They’re extremely intelligent
Labradoodles are pretty easy to train. Why? Because they’re so smart. Poodles are considered the second-most intelligent dog breed in the world. Their other parent is a Labrador Retriever, a type of dog that is often used as a service dog. Combine the two and you get an extremely intelligent breed of dog—the Labradoodle.
Labradoodles will live a long time
If you’re looking for a long-term companion, then Labradoodles are your best bet. These dogs can live up to 12 to 16 years. This is much longer than the average 10-13 years for most dogs. While all dogs will have some health issues later on in life, Labradoodles are generally healthy and will live a long and happy life with their owners.