Bittersweet Doodles

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What is a Labradoodle? 

The Labradoodle is a hybrid cross between the Labrador Retriever and the Poodle. We carefully plan our matings with quality, temperament and trainability being our most important traits.  Our goal is to produce lovable family pets who are affectionate with everyone and calm, very trainable service or support dogs.  We only offer the F1-B Labradoodles, as their coat type tends to be softer and more consistently low shedding.   Often times F-1 labradoodles can have a wiry, coarse coat type which we find less desirable.    To clarify, F1-B means that the mother is an F-1 Labradoodle and the father is a Poodle.  We offer the medium size, which should mature in the 40-50 lb. range. Please note that size estimates are just that - they are estimates of mature size, based on the size of the parents.  We cannot guarantee the adult weight or size of a puppy.  

Personality -  Like the Labrador and the Poodle, the Labradoodle is a moderately active, very intelligent and friendly dog.  By striving to breed dogs suitable for support or service work, they tend to be confident in themselves, calm and make excellent indoor/outdoor dogs with very little training.  The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular pets in America, with no surprise.  Who doesn't love a Lab?  By integrating the highly intelligent and non-shedding Poodle DNA, you end up with a totally delightful dog!  They are excellent family dogs, love to play fetch, love children, get along with other pets and love the water. 

Lifespan averages about 12-15 years.  Health is generally excellent, due to the hybrid vigor, combined with rigorous genetic health testing. 

Coat types can vary from fluffy wavy to curly, depending how the genes match up.  Labradoodles do require brushing regularly to avoid matting,  with clipping and grooming at least in the summer to keep them cooler.   Colors can vary greatly in the Labradoodles that we breed from cream, apricot, red, black, black and white,  and apricot and white.  That is all up to Mother Nature!