(21 Posts)
malmom Sun 24-Feb-19 10:25:49

Does anyone have them? I'm getting broody over them, they're so pretty. We have a fairly large house in the countryside, small garden but we walked our old lab twice a day.

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OverFedStanley Sun 24-Feb-19 10:27:41

Get your tin hat op- just sits back and waits for it to kick off.........

TryItAndDieFatLass Sun 24-Feb-19 10:44:45

We have 1 at the moment and lost our old girl 12 months ago. Wonderful breed, friendly, daft, and very fussy. Just to add I would never ever pay a breeder for any dog, all of mine have been rescues. Many people think they are hypoallergenic but that is simply not true, which is probably why so many end up in rescues. I can thoroughly recommend Doodle Trust if you are interested.

Hoppinggreen Sun 24-Feb-19 13:12:02

As a cross it’s hard to know whether they will be more Labra or doodle so consider the worst loss traits of both.
The ones I know are nice dogs but a bit nuts

AvocadosBeforeMortgages Sun 24-Feb-19 14:16:28

A labradoodle is a cross and will be a random mixture of the two breeds characteristics.

If you got an individual with the worst of both breeds, would that dog still suit your lifestyle?

You should also be aware that the vast majority of labradoodle pups are puppy farmed - not the best start in life and a start that can cause lifetime health and behaviour problems. A rescue is a wiser option - you do at least know what you are getting.

tabulahrasa Sun 24-Feb-19 15:37:06

If it’s the look of them you like... one of these is a standard poodle, one is a labradoodle...

missbattenburg Sun 24-Feb-19 15:50:17

That's a trick post tabulahrasa

Both of those animals is, quite clearly, a bear.


BiteyShark Sun 24-Feb-19 15:53:58

tabulahrasa are you going to give us the answer to which is which as it's going to drive me potty wondering if I got it right grin

Bowchicawowow Sun 24-Feb-19 15:55:30

They are both beautiful dogs.

tabulahrasa Sun 24-Feb-19 15:59:13

“Both of those animals is, quite clearly, a bear.”


“it's going to drive me potty wondering if I got it right”

Well to be fair, there’s a 50% chance of you being right...

The one standing on the grass is a labradoodle, the one sat inside is a poodle.

BiteyShark Sun 24-Feb-19 16:01:40

Yippee I got it right although in RL if I saw them individually I would have scratched my head a lot grin

tabulahrasa Sun 24-Feb-19 16:06:07

They’re similar enough that if someone told me they were photos of the same dog at say different ages, I’d believe them tbh, lol

Shmithecat2 Sun 24-Feb-19 16:08:57

They're great dogs, but they can be overly strong, wilful, and hard to train. And BIG. Do your research, maybe look at an older dog that's already had basic training. They can be buggers. Cute buggers though.

BiteyShark Sun 24-Feb-19 16:09:06

I thought the poodle one has just a bit more of a poodle hair cut but that was the only clue.

Bowchicawowow Sun 24-Feb-19 16:11:55

The poodle has a more poodle nose.

Supersoaker10 Sun 24-Feb-19 16:14:29

My SIL has one. He's lovely, very friendly, fab with kids, daft but very intelligent, very stubborn and would eat all day if u let him.

He moults more than any dog I know and make me itch (I'm allergic to dogs I'm not used to).

He's a lovely dog though and a breed I'd defo consider if we could have a dog. He's more lab size and shape.

shiningstar2 Sun 24-Feb-19 16:15:57

We have rehomed a labradoodle. She is very gentle but a little nervous. She is also small as her parentage is labrador crossed with a small poodle. Although we see loads of lovely cockerpoos when we are out walking we rarely seen another labradoodle which is a pity as I would like to compare behaviour traits ext with another owner.

IncrediblySadToo Sun 24-Feb-19 16:21:03

Tab they’re both absolutely gorgeous but if I could only have one it would be the x.

My friend has a black SP and when we take him with us it’s take FOREVER to walk down the street and we never get to chat over coffee, he’s a total magnet!

malmon. As others have said, they are so variable due to being a cross breed, but if you get one past the puppy stage, from a rescue, you’ll have a better idea of what you’re getting.

I love the Giant Teddy look of them and don’t mind a bit of ‘character’ so they’re definitely a dog I’d consider

Nesssie Tue 26-Feb-19 15:33:57

Could you consider a goldendoodle instead? Had 2 and they were both much calmer than most of the labradoodles I've met.

They are big though (standard poodle mother) and need regular grooming. I will say the no/low shedding thing was a revelation after having a German Shepherd! If you go to a good breeder they will be almost certainly be able to tell you the shedding potential of the puppies.

AgathaF Wed 27-Feb-19 08:21:01

If you go to a good breeder they will be almost certainly be able to tell you the shedding potential of the puppies - this isn't accurate. Poodle coats change at around a year of age, so any poodle x-breed stands a good chance of also have a change of coat at this age. The texture and curl changes, and in x-breeds, this is when many turn from being non-shedding to shedding. Which is why a fair number end up in rescue at around one.

Nesssie Wed 27-Feb-19 11:51:05

AgathaF If they are breeding from same lines and are in regular contact with previous litters then, as I said, they almost certainly would be able to tell you the shedding potential. In my family over the years we have had 7 different goldendoodles, all from the same breeder and every time we have visited the puppies the breeder has pointed out slight differences in coat type and told us what they would probably mean as the puppy grows. So we were pretty much able to know whether the coat would be more retriever or poodle. Of course the dogs grew up to have differences in size, temperament, coat type, conformation etc but the breeder was able to give us a good idea of what to expect.

All 7 have been no or very low shedding dogs, with excellent temperament and no health issues. Hence why we have recommended and revisited the same breeder over many years.

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