Post # 1
We have a 2 1/2 year old Whoodle (wheaten/poodle) and we just adore her, we have been thinking about getting another dog. One of the local Labradoole breeders here in town has a 1 year old male labradoodle that was returned to her and she is looking at rehoming him. We are seriously considering getting him as a freind for our Whoodle. I love the poodle part of these dogs- no shedding, smart as heck. But can anyone shed some light on the labrador side- I know nothing about them.
Post # 2
High energy, love to play with both people and dogs, intelligent, very biddable, eat everything in sight kind of dogs. Of course, mixes are tricky and every dog is an individual who may not fall under some of these traits.
Generally speaking though, a one year old of any breed will be high energy, playful and naughty as they are still a pup.
Post # 3
I’ve had experience with Labradoodles and honestly they are like teddy bears with personality. Super loving, super affectionate, great with kids and allround a super dog.
Labradors are one of the most popular pure breeds and on the flip side Labradoodles are probably the most popular ‘doodle’ – its for a reason!
Post # 4
LVtennisgirl80: My parents have two – a standard, and a mini. While I love my labradors, I’m not a fan of their doodles. The mini is a typical “little dog” and is shy and afraid of everything (my grandfather also has a mini, his is the same way). Their standard is MASSIVE, and dumber than a box of rocks. Granted they do not reprimand for bad behavior because they think he’s a teddy bear. I find his “all over you” personality to be really annoying…but again that’s due to their training. I’ve had clients with doodles (I’m a photogrpaher) who were perfectly fine and well-behaved with a typical lab personality.
Post # 5
Kelly6871: sounds a lot like my Whoodle- she’s seriously a big teddy bear!
Post # 6
I am raising a labradoodle puppy right now. I have always had goldens before her, so that is the best way I can compare them. She doesn’t have the same “life of the party” personality that most goldens have. She is a little more reserved, but very smart. She is also a little less in tune with people. My goldens were always highly motivated to please their people. All I had to do was give them a stern look, or turn my back to them, and they kind of got it. My labradoodle on the other hand doesn’t pay as much attention to my reactions to things, so training has been a little more difficult. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you much about their adult personality yet, but hopefully that helps a little 🙂
Post # 7
LVtennisgirl80: I have a medium size multi-gen labradoodle. She is the best dog I’ve ever had. She loves to cuddle, loves to play, and just an all around happy dog. She stays out in the house during the day and doesn’t mess up anything. She basically just lounges around and waits for us to get home. She is always excited to see other people or other dogs. She loves to be outside and loves to run (she’s crazy fast!). Her hair doesn’t shed but she does require fairly regular grooming so she doens’t get matted. We also like to keep her hair short in the summer because she gets hot easily.