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Labradoodles – Ten Facts to Convince You That They Are Not Just Any Old Designer Dog!

on February 2, 2012

Labradoodles are often described as designer dogs but this description can  sometimes diminish the real purpose of their development, as Labradoodles were  originally bred as assistance dogs for people with allergies. Read on to  discover ten more interesting facts about this wonderful dog.

* After two years of attempting to produce a hypo-allergenic dog for a blind  woman in Hawaii, Wally Conran of Guide Dogs Victoria, Australia, finally  produced three ‘allergy friendly’ puppies, and first used the term  Labradoodle.

* Dog training can be great fun, and with the Labradoodle’s high intelligence  and loyal nature, regular short training and play sessions are perfect for  bonding with this dog. Labradoodles sometimes undergo gundog training and can  benefit hugely from the discipline involved in this type of dog training.

* The size of a Labradoodle can vary greatly depending on whether a Standard  Poodle or a Miniature Poodle is used in the cross; but also multi-generational  pups can be smaller than their F1 counterparts, as Labradoodle is bred with  Labradoodle.

* Celebrity owners of Labradoodles include Graham Norton, Jeremy Clarkson,  Jennifer Aniston and Tiger Woods. A Labradoodle also nearly made it into the  White House, but unfortunately was pipped at the post by a Portuguese Water  Hound.

* The Labradoodle coat can come in many colours, including black, chocolate,  cream, apricot and silver. It can vary enormously in texture, and ranges from  being flat like a Labrador, to very curly like a Poodle. Their coats may alter  several times as they grow, and a fully grown adult dog often bears little  resemblance to the puppy it once was.

* Although it has not yet been recognised as a ‘true breed’ by The Kennel  Club, the Labradoodle does have the distinction of being listed in the Oxford  English Dictionary, as well as being featured in an Australian version of  Monopoly. The Labradoodle is a self sustaining breed and is no longer just a combination of a labrador retriever and a poodle.

* It appears that Labradoodles have amazing tracking skills, as a Labradoodle  in America, who is a companion dog to a boy with autism, travelled across two  counties recently, in search of his owner. The dog had been left with relatives  who lived twelve miles away, but he jumped a 6′ fence, negotiated two interstate  highways and avoided numerous coyotes on his way back. He was found about a mile  from his home, and then he slept for three days solid!

* A Labradoodle pup from a reputable breeder can cost around £750, but much  careful research should be done with regard to breeders, to ensure that they  have the dogs’ interests at heart and are not just breeding pups for the money.  There is often a waiting list for pups, and the breeder should take as much  interest in you as possible owners, as you do in the pups. Many breeders will  give out a questionnaire in order to establish the suitability of prospective  owners.

* The UK Labradoodle Association was formed in 1999, and provides a good  source of information and advice to anyone considering buying a Labradoodle. The  forum provides much helpful advice on dog training, and dog health and  nutrition, and the site provides information for both dog breeders and  owners.

* Allergic reactions to dogs may not just originate from their fur, but can  also be caused by the dander and saliva of the dog. Great care, therefore, must  be taken when choosing a Labradoodle pup, and a good tip is to look at the  parents and any adult siblings from previous litters, if possible.

I hope this short introduction to the Labradoodle has convinced you of the  special qualities of this amazing dog

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2 responses to “Labradoodles – Ten Facts to Convince You That They Are Not Just Any Old Designer Dog!

  1. Cialis says:

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