(Closed) anyone had experience/can give advice on the labradoodle dog?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 32
2998 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@nearlymarriedlass:  Yes he will probably jump that fence but there is not much to  about that. Not all of them jump though plus it probably has to do with our parenting πŸ™‚  Yes the 75/25 mix will shed much more. The 50/50 mix will still shed but slightly. They are definitely runners though,  can’t really be left off the leash to go for walks like labs

Post # 33
174 posts
Blushing bee

@nearlymarriedlass:  Thanks! Her name is Lucy and she is a little over a year old now. Her hair is very soft. People always comment on how soft she is. It grows super fast so she does require frequent brushing and groomer visits, but the no shedding is worth it. Like another poster said, there is hair in the brush when you brush her, but the most she sheds is like a human where there may be a couple of stray hairs here and there. 

Post # 34
174 posts
Blushing bee

I should add that she is an f1b goldendoodle which means she is 75% poodle and 25% golden so that is why she doesn’t shed. 

Post # 35
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@nearlymarriedlass:  We have a labradoodle puppy! He is 10 months old now πŸ™‚ I can not suggest this breed more!! We went for this breed as they were hypoallergenic and went with a reputable breeder. He is multigenerational (both his parents are labradoodles and I THINK their parents were as well!) so he does not shed at all/minimally. He isn’t as curly as some of the beautiful pups pictured above but does not bug my SO’s allergies at ALL. 

Our boy is very smart and picks up training quick. He is pretty high energy…but he is also a HUGE cuddle monster and will curl up with us on the couch. He is very friendly which is great but we are working on training him to not think everyone wants to be his best friend (he pulls to meet new people/dogs). He is so sweet and we love him to bits!! 

In terms of training…like any dog I would recommend starting right away and consitancy is key!

Good luck!!

Post # 36
879 posts
Busy bee

@nearlymarriedlass:  Congratulations on your upcoming puppy!

Just make sure to purchase from a reputable breeder. Reputable breeders will perfrom health tests on their breeding stock. Keywords you want to look for on websites are CERF and PRA (for eyes), OFA (for hips, heart, and elbows). They should allow you to see the certificates and you can verify by double checkin on the OFA and website. Everything but CERF should be done once, but CERF should be done yearly. This means that you decrease the chance you spend 2k on a puppy and then it develops serious problems (elbow, hip dysplasia) a couple months later. 

Reputable breeders don’t charge more based on sex or color, may have an application process, and typically have a waiting list months or years before the litter is actually born. They’ll be willing and able to answer any questions you may have, and will be a resource for puppy questions you have for the rest of your life. Ideally, they’ll also assign puppies to the owners based on personality so you won’t get an overly hyperactive puppy if you want a couch potato.


  • Charging more based on sex/color
  • No health tests/breeding under the age of two (OFA tests can’t be done until 2)
  • No health guarantee (2 years old is typical)
  • No allowing you to visit the parents, or making you feel like you’re ‘pestering’ them with questions

Good luck! And if you have any questions about selecting a reputable breeder, feel free to PM me. πŸ™‚


Post # 37
5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

We have a labradoodle from someone’s “uhoh” litter. Mom was a poodle lab cross and dad was a pure lab. He is awesome but also, 85+ pounds of puppy still at just over a year old. And he got great personality and is smart too but he missed the poodle low shed part and has long fuzzy haor that sheds like a lab. Also, spazz city and again, 85lbs. He is a great cuddle bug and I love him to death but very few people are responsible about breeding them so I would be careful. 

Eta: our boy is a big jumper and can clear a five foot fence from a dead stop. His mom was a standard poodle mix which is part of why he is such a monster I think. He is all big floppy legs. Like a Muppet! 



Post # 41
894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@FauxPas2012:  Labs and goldens are NOT the same thing. They are different in many ways, temperment included! I don’t know much about labradoodle vs goldendoodle, but I do know that labs and goldens both make great family dogs and are active and love fetching because of what their original purpose was and poodles are incredibly intelligent and sometimes stubborn but very loyal to their person, so you would get some mix of that in a labradoodle and goldendoodle.

for reference, Labrador Retriever:

Golden Retriever:

Post # 43
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We have a golden doodle and she doesn’t shed or smell, I assume that Labradoodles are nearly the same in behaviour even though a golden retriever and a lab are different animals.

The only difference I’ve noticed between a labradoodle and a golden doodle is that the labradoodles tend to have more wiry hair.  Overall they are extremely smart and relatively easy to train.  I also think that this mix is one of the cutest I’ve ever seen!  πŸ™‚

Post # 45
1613 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

They are Ahmazing dogs!!! My fiancé and I purchased a beautiful golden retriever from A well respected breeder out of state in hopes of have golden doodle puppies someday. My understanding from talking to other breeders is that they are among the smartest diggs in the world, their temperament is sensational, and for the most part, they do not smell like dog. The poodle is hypoallergenic as they call it, so essentially you end up with a 50% chance of getting a puppy that done ant shed if its a first generation puppy. Once you get into the deeper breeding, they are all hypoallergenic. No stink or shed there! If mom & dad are pure breeds then you can never be sure, but if you have, I think it’s called an f2 or a g2 then you’re in the safe area and your pet will be more house friendly. Also, I don’t know what size you’re looking for, but if they’re a poodle mix then they’re like 30lbs, but I’be seen sooooooo many that are standard poodle & standard lab & they can get massive…we saw a Dog named Zeus who’s head cam up to my boobs!!!! I couldn’t even believe it. Good luck with your puppy hunt!!! Plz post pictures!!!

Post # 46
1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@nearlymarriedlass:  My parents have a goldendoodle and a labradoodle.  The goldendoodle has crazy high energy and is a little more agressive.  The labradoodle is the laziest, sweetest dog ever!  She doesn’t jump.  She needs to be kept on a more strict diet where as the other dogs don’t over eat.  Her fur is just okay and she isn’t nearly as cute as the goldendoodle.  I think she is more lab than poodle.  My parents get her groomed probably 4 times a year and she barely (if at all) sheds.  I’d highly recommend a labradoodle.  She is 90-100lbs, so it does hurt if she steps on your feet.  She also won’t jump in the car, so only my dad is able to take her to the groomers. 

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