Labradoodles require some grooming, the amount of grooming required is highly dependent on the coat each pup has. Labradoodles are a low to non-shedding breed that are excellent for allergy sufferers. Their coat can grow straight, wavy or curly depending on whether the pup has a fleece or wool coat. No matter what coat the Labradoodle has it will require daily brushing to prevent matting and removal of burrs. Wool coat Labradoodles inherit the poodles curly coat and require grooming quite often as their hair will not fall out. Whereas the fleece coat is a cross between the Labradoodle and Poodle coats, it grows straight, wavy or loosely curled and does not require as much maintenance. Fleece coat Labradoodles are low to non-shedding. Here at Kruizen Kennels our Standard Labradoodles inherit a fleece coat and our Miniature Labradoodles either a fleece or wool coat. Labradoodle ears, as with all long-eared dogs, need cleaning regularly to prevent infection. Also, around the eyes should be cleaned daily to prevent buildup of eye discharge and tear staining.
Labradoodles require regular exercise and Standard Labradoodles would not suit apartment living or small yards, they require a moderate to large yard. Miniature Labradoodles can be kept in apartments or in a house with a small sized yard but require daily exercise. All sizes of Labradoodles need some form of high intensity daily activity to prevent increased weight gain. It is also important to maintain a healthy, balanced diet for your pup to prevent obesity. Labradoodles are extremely intelligent dogs which is why they are used so often as guide, hearing and other support type dogs. Labradoodles will thrive on regular training and puppy preschool is a must! At puppy preschool pups are taught obedience and socialization but the owner will also learn a lot about the breed, training strategies and toxic foods.
A Labradoodle would be a fantastic addition to a family or moderately active individual with a medium to large sized yard. These puppies are loyal companions that will enjoy all aspects of your life including lazy days indoors or going for an afternoon jog. Not only are these dogs adorable but they are wonderful with children and other animals which is a must in most family homes.