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Labradoodle, Labrapoo, poodador..... 8O

I kinda know that a Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador and a poodle....same good nature as a Lab but without the need to hoover up a shed load of hair each morning... :shock:

But can anyone let me know a bit more about a Labradoodle and anyone got a photo of one? :)

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I was wondering when the Labradoodle would surface here. While bred for specific characteistics in Australia, some in the US decided it was a great way to make money. Lots of puppymills and BYBs are churning out Labradoodles and charging over $1200 US per puppy. A Labrador puppy from a responsible breeder runs around $800 US. From what I have heard, there are health issues and other problems in the US Labradoodle.
Many in the US see the Labradoodle as nothing more than a mutt or designer dog.

There are some valid reasons to consider a Labradoodle. However be careful in your research. As they were first developed in Australia, I would look there for more information as they are attempting to develop a breed standard and have been keeping lots of data on the dogs involved in their breeding program. IMHO, stay away from any US 'doodle breeders and go back to origional source.

http://dogs.about.com/cs/breedprofiles/p/labradoodle.htm

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Just got back from the local woods with Duke
I thought he was a pure bred lab
but now i know he's a Labramud !
Cross between a Labrador and a ploughed field. :lol:
 

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I was wondering when the Labradoodle would surface here.
LOL - Me too!
You're right in saying it's a cross between a labrador and a poodle, but as far as their looks and character are like, well, like any cross breed, it varies considerably because unlike purebreeds, they do not breed to type.
Some don't shed, but some do, temperament depends very much on the parents as well as the environment /socialisation / training they receive, and again can vary as much as their looks.

They were initially crossed, to provide a non-shedding Guide Dog in Australia, but I've never come across any info regarding their success - some have done well, some have not turned out as expected. The only ones who really seem to extol their virtues, and play up the fact that they were created as a Guide dog are the breeders who are trying to sell them!
Certainly the GDBA in the UK did try this particular cross some years ago. After evaluating it they decided it was not a success and abandoned it.

As Labdad has already mentioned, they are being bred by BYB and puppy farms to sell at rediculous prices, and it would also seem that they have spawned a new craze for breeding and selling crosses with silly names - cockerpoos, springerdors, shitpoos, porkies etc.
There are breeds already in existence that look like many of the labradoodle crosses and that do not shed - Spanish Water Dog and Irish water spaniel to name a few.
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shitpoo? ... seriously? lol ... I look forward to hearing Peter Purves extolling the virtues of one of those at Crufts! :lol:

I was surprised to see Lab/Golden Retriever X pups being advertised for top money recently. While no doubt nice dogs I would have thought someone willing to pay that kind of price would go for the predictability of a pure bred rather then take a chance on a cross

But, as with everything in life, while there are those willing to pay, there are others only too eager to charge :wink:

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