labradoodle is a cross between a standard poodle and a labrador and what
was made from the genes was the most perfect dog.
A State-Of-The-Art Canine.
Designer-Dog first created in Australia to be the ultimate doggie companion and guide for human beings with sight impairment or total blindness.
Dogs who have no doggy odour even in wet weather, and little or no shedding
in the best examples. The benefits of this are easily understood for a
dog who is to live side by side, in and around your home and your car.
are very loving dogs who, in the day are very active and full of beans
and yet in the evenings, like nothing more than to curl up beside their
owners and have their tummy's ticked.
a lot of attention most waking hours of the day and are also very intelligent.
a lot of mind stimulation so long walks, playtimes and extra curricular
activities are always on the mind of a labradoodle.
labradoodles have a curly coat and others have more labrador traits and
have a straight coat.
Originally, they were bred to help the blind and
others with impaired abilities. They are now also quite popular for those
with allergies due to the poodle trait of a non-shedding coat.
a small percentage of labradoodles who do shed a little but they still
seem to have hypoallergenic properties, although, this has not been proved
as yet. Labradoodles are also known not to have any body odour.
are thinking about having a labradoodle companion often ask if there are
any genetic problems as both labradors and poodles both suffer from hip
and eye problems. Many people say that, labradoodles seem problem free. However Rochelle Sundholm from
Spring Creek Labradoodles -
www.springcreeklabradoodles.com - kindly provided the following information:-
".....Labradoodles share the same genetic problems that
any of the parent breeds have that are used for breeding. Simply crossing two
unrelated breeds does not mean that genetic issues will be eliminated. There
have been multiple labradoodles from multi-gen, first cross and backcross lines
that have ended up with hip dysplasia, luxating patellas, eye problems, and
other disorders, all inherited from the parent dogs. I've heard from, and
spoken with numerous people with labradoodles that have major health issues and
it would be extremely unfortunate for potential owners to be led to believe that
they are ensured a healthy dog simply because this is a cross breed.
It is very important that proper health testing be done on any breeding dogs, so
that serious genetic issues are not continually bred on. If people feel genetic
issues are not a problem, this will lead to the general public not requesting
health information on breeding stock, which in turn will lead to many breeders
simply not testing. We all know this will then lead to even more genetic issues
continuing to be bred on and causing heartbreak to many families who end up
owning the dogs afflicted with the genetic issues.
Any of the same genetic problems that either labs or poodles experience, are the
exact same ones that are genetically possible in the labradoodle. It is
important for people to understand this, or we will see the labradoodle headed
for disaster. I am writing in hopes that your site can be a positive tool in helping people to make
educated decisions about where to purchase from, and who to purchase from so
they can reduce the risk of experiencing a serious genetic issue with their
future dog. Knowing that genetic issues are possible is an extremely important
piece of information to the potential buyer..."
Owning a labradoodle means answering a lot of questions from other interested dog owners on walkies. This website hopes to provide more information.
I am not a breeder, but do have a lovely labradoole called Poppy. This website contains personal information, and information gathered from other sites on the internet. It is not a definitive guide, but hopefully a helpful one.
Enjoy the website, and feel free to ask any questions.
If you are labradoole, then perhaps you would like to bury the website in a flower pot,.. or maybe this is just something that Poppy likes to do!?