Labradoodle Training Profile
Weight: 45 to 100 pounds (standard), 30 to 45 pounds (medium) and 15 to 30 pounds (mini)
Height: 21 to 24 inches (standard), 17 to 20 inches (medium) and 14 to 16 inches (mini)
Lifespan: 10 to 15 years
Labradoodle Temperament and History
This breed, as the name implies, is a Poodle and Labrador Retriever mix. They’re known for being extremely perceptive to training and for having a calm and pleasant temperament.
Labradoodles have been a popular dog breed since the late 1980s. That’s when Wally Conron, an Australian breeder, mixed a standard Poodle and a Labrador Retriever. The goal was to breed a helpful guide dog for visually impaired people who also had allergies to fur.
The Labradoodle is largely responsible for spurring the group of dog’s known as “designer dogs.”
Poodles, in general, do not shed as much as other dog breeds, and Labrador Retrievers are known for their trainability.
Poodles and Labs also are known for their calm and friendly attitudes. In addition, Poodles tend to protect their owners and Labrador Retrievers are loyal family dogs that get along well with children. All of these are great qualities for a guide dog to possess.
Although these dogs generally get along well with other pets, they may not get along with dog breeds that don’t share their friendly and welcoming attitude. Owners with other dogs and who are considering a Labradoodle should take this into consideration.
Labradoodle Training Tips
These dogs are quick learners from a very young age, making them easy to train. In fact, you can begin training your puppy when they’re only eight weeks old.
However, it’s important to understand that there are a handful of factors that determine how individual Labradoodles may behave when they become mature adults.
How their parents, particularly their mothers, behave is often a big factor. If the mother is a caring family dog, she may pass those characteristics onto her youngster, for example.
Labradoodles also are not known to be naturally aggressive. So, as long as a Labradoodle is bred in a healthy environment, they likely won’t show signs of aggressive behavior.