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LABRADOODLE AND LABRADOODLES
The Ultimate Labradoodle Guide
Includes Mini Labradoodle, Australian Labradoodle, Labradoodle Puppies, Labradoodle Rescue, Labradoodle Breeders, and More!
By Susanne Saben
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What do you get when you cross a beautiful Poodle with a lively Labrador Retriever? The best dog breed imaginable, of course, The Labradoodle.
The Labradoodle is beautiful breed known for its curly coat and friendly personality. These dogs are the definition of “man’s best friend” and I am personally lucky enough to own two of them! I have enjoyed the company of my Labradoodles so much that I just had to share my experience in the hopes of helping potential dog owners like you become more familiar with this amazing breed.
The Labradoodle is by far one of my favorite dog breeds and in reading this book, I hope that you will come to see why. I also hope that you might be inspired to bring home a Labradoodle puppy for yourself or your family! These dogs are absolutely gorgeous and full of life and personality, so they make excellent family pets. But don’t just take my word for it – keep reading to learn everything you need to know about Labradoodles and to decide whether they just might be the perfect pet that you and your family have been looking for!
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Introduction to Labradoodles
Useful Terms to Know
Chapter Two: Labradoodle Temperament Breed and Overview
1.) What is a Labradoodle Dog?
2.) Labradoodle Information and Facts
3.) Labradoodle Breed History
4.) Labradoodle Types and Sizes
5.) Labradoodle Dog Colors and Pictures of Labradoodles
Chapter Three: Labrador Poodle Information
1.) Do You Need a License?
2.) Do Labradoodles Get Along with Other Pets?
3.) How Many Labradoodles Should You Get?
4.) Labradoodle Prices and Costs
5.) Labrador Poodle Pros and Cons
Chapter Four: Where to Find Labradoodle Breeders and Labradoodle Puppies for Sale
1.) Where to Look for American Labradoodle Breeders
2.) Where to Find Australian Labradoodle Breeders and Australian Labradoodle Puppies
3.) How to Pick a Healthy Labradoodle Puppy
4.) Pros and Cons of Labradoodle Adoption
Chapter Five: Labradoodle Dog Care Guide
1.) Labradoodle Home Requirements
2.) Labradoodle Dog Nutrition
3.) Labradoodle Grooming Information
Chapter Six: Labradoodle Training Guide
1.) Overview of Popular Training Methods
2.) The Best Labradoodle Training Style
3.) Labradoodle Crate Training Guide
Chapter Seven: Labradoodle Breeding and Labradoodle Puppies
1.) General Labradoodle Breeding Information
2.) Raising Labradoodle Puppies
Chapter Eight: Labradoodle Health and Care Guide
1.) Common Health Problems for Labradoodles
2.) Labradoodle Vaccination Schedule
Chapter Nine: Showing Labradoodle Dogs
1.) Showing Mixed Breed Dogs
2.) Tips for Showing Your Labradoodle
Chapter Ten: Labradoodle Dog Care Sheet
1.) Labradoodle Information Overview
2.) Labradoodle Home Requirements Overview
3.) Labradoodle Nutritional Information
4.) Labradoodle Breeding Information
Cute and fluffy, the Labradoodle is known just as much for its beautiful wavy coat as for its friendly personality.
When it comes to choosing a dog breed, many people become overwhelmed by the sheer volume of options available to them. Do you go with a breed known for its friendly personality and gentle temperament or do you pick one that is known for its intelligence or for its beautiful coat and color? If you find yourself asking these very same questions, you may be glad to know that there is a single breed that contains all of these wonderful qualities. Which breed am I talking about? The Labradoodle!
The Labradoodle is a designer dog that comes from a crossing of a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle – does the name make sense now? I can tell you from personal experience that the Labradoodle possesses some of the best qualities of each parent breed and that this dog breed is entirely unique from all others. I should know because I have two of my own! I brought home my first Labradoodle puppy nearly six years ago now, and I immediately loved him so much that I had to get another!
Having been a proud Labradoodle owner for more than half a decade, it is fair to say that I know a lot about this breed. Designer dogs can be tricky sometimes since they are a cross between two pure breeds, but I happen to like surprises! From the moment I brought home each of my little bundles of love, I was enamored with the breed, and I wanted nothing more than to share my love with the world. That is where this book comes in! It is my goal and my sincere hope to help spread the word about the Labradoodle breed and to bring other dog owners like you into the fold. I am absolutely certain that once you learn about the many things, there are to love for the Labradoodle breed that you will become a believer yourself!
So, if you are ready to learn more about the Labradoodle breed and what makes it such a wonderful pet, then I encourage you to turn the page and keep reading. Let’s get to it!
AKC – American Kennel Club, the largest purebred dog registry in the United States
Almond Eye – Referring to an elongated eye shape rather than a rounded shape
Apple Head – A round-shaped skull
Balance – A show term referring to all of the parts of the dog, both moving and standing, which produce a harmonious image
Beard – Long, thick hair on the dog’s underjaw
Best in Show – An award given to the only undefeated dog left standing at the end of judging
Bitch – A female dog
Bite – The position of the upper and lower teeth when the dog’s jaws are closed; positions include level, undershot, scissors, or overshot
Blaze – A white stripe running down the center of the face between the eyes
Board – To house, feed, and care for a dog for a fee
Breed – A domestic race of dogs having a common gene pool and characterized appearance/function
Breed Standard – A published document describing the look, movement, and behavior of the perfect specimen of a particular breed
Buff – An off-white to gold coloring
Clip – A method of trimming the coat in some breeds
Coat – The hair covering of a dog; some breeds have two coats, and outer coat and undercoat; also known as a double coat. Examples of breeds with double coats include German Shepherd, Siberian Husky, Akita, etc.
Condition – The health of the dog as shown by its skin, coat, behavior, and general appearance
Crate – A container used to house and transport dogs; also called a cage or kennel
Crossbreed(Hybrid) – A dog having a sire and dam of two different breeds; cannot be registered with the AKC
Dam (bitch) – The female parent of a dog
Designer Dog – A dog breed created by crossing two pure breeds.
Dock – To shorten the tail of a dog by surgically removing the end part of the tail.
Double Coat – Having an outer weather-resistant coat and a soft, waterproof coat for warmth; see above.
Drop Ear – An ear in which the tip of the ear folds over and hangs down; not prick or erect
Entropion – A genetic disorder resulting in the upper or lower eyelid turning in
Fancier – A person who is especially interested in a particular breed or dog sport
Fawn – A red-yellow hue of brown
Feathering – A long fringe of hair on the ears, tail, legs, or body of a dog
Groom – To brush, trim, comb or otherwise make a dog’s coat neat in appearance
Heel – To command a dog to stay close by its owner’s side
Hip Dysplasia – A condition characterized by the abnormal formation of the hip joint
Inbreeding – The breeding of two closely related dogs of one breed
Kennel – A building or enclosure where dogs are kept
Litter – A group of puppies born at one time
Markings – A contrasting color or pattern on a dog’s coat
Mask – Dark shading on the dog’s foreface
Mate – To breed a dog and a bitch
Neuter – To castrate a male dog or spay a female dog
Pads – The tough, shock-absorbent skin on the bottom of a dog’s foot
Parti-Color – A coloration of a dog’s coat consisting of two or more definite, well-broken colors; one of the colors must be white
Pedigree – The written record of a dog’s genealogy going back three generations or more
Pied – A coloration on a dog consisting of patches of white and another color
Prick Ear – Ear that is carried erect, usually pointed at the tip of the ear
Puppy – A dog under 12 months of age
Purebred – A dog whose sire and dam belong to the same breed and who are of unmixed descent
Saddle – Colored markings in the shape of a saddle over the back; colors may vary
Shedding – The natural process whereby old hair falls off the dog’s body as it is replaced by new hair growth.
Sire – The male parent of a dog
Smooth Coat – Short hair that is close-lying
Spay – The surgery to remove a female dog’s ovaries, rendering her incapable of breeding
Trim – To groom a dog’s coat by plucking or clipping
Undercoat – The soft, short coat typically concealed by a longer outer coat
Wean – The process through which puppies transition from subsisting on their mother’s milk to eating solid food
Whelping – The act of birthing a litter of puppies
Because the Labradoodle is a cross between the Poodle and the Labrador Retriever it has a very gentle temperament.
Knowing that the Labradoodle is a combination of the Labrador Retriever and Poodle breeds is not enough to truly understand this breed. Each and every dog is unique in terms of Labradoodle temperament and personality, but learning about the parent breeds will help you to understand your dog a little better. In this chapter, I will introduce you to the Labradoodle breed and provide helpful information about the parent breeds as well. You will also receive a history of the breed and an overview of different Labradoodle types and colors!
You don’t have to own a Labradoodle yourself in order to know what one is. These dogs are incredibly popular and for good reason! They are cute, cuddly, and absolutely full of life – you’ll just have to take my word for it until you get your own. I also want to remind you that because the Labradoodle is a mixed breed dog, each one is completely unique. Dog genetics are relatively complicated so you can’t expect a Labradoodle to possess all of the best traits from each parent every time. What I would recommend to you, if you want to learn more about what the Labradoodle is like, is to learn a little more about the two parent breeds – the Labrador Retriever and the Poodle. That is what you will find in this section!
The Labrador Retriever is consistently ranked as the most popular pure breed in the United States according to American Kennel Club (AKC) registration statistics each year. This breed is known for its friendly and fun-loving personality, but these dogs also have a bit of a mischievous side as well! Labrador Retrievers, or Labs as they are affectionately known, make excellent family pets, and they get along particularly well with children. These dogs are great companions, and they excel at dog sports too.
The Labrador Retriever