Skyrocketing in popularity, the hybrid Labradoodle is an intelligent and friendly dog.

Vital Stats

Height: Miniature, 14 to 16 inches at shoulder; Medium, 17 to 20 inches at shoulder; Standard, 21 to 24 inches at shoulder
Weight: Miniature, 15 to 25 pounds; Medium, 30 to 45 pounds; Standard, 50 to 65 pounds
Coat: medium-length; wavy or straight
Life span: 12 to 14 years

It’s not surprising that the Labradoodle has gained such popularity so quickly. Originally developed to be hypoallergenic guide dogs, the first planned crosses of Poodles and Labrador Retrievers were arranged by the Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia.

The result was a smart and sociable dog who not only possessed a nature appropriate for guide dogs but also had a low-shedding coat. While the hybrid is not yet achieving consistent results in coat or temperament, she is a wildly popular and affectionate dog. Full Labradoodle profile on

[usrlist “Affectionate with family:5” “Energy Level:5” “General health:4” “Heat Tolerance:4” “Intelligence:4” “Ease at being home alone:4” “Ease of training:4” “Easy to groom:4” “Tendency to bark or howl:4” “Vigor:4” “Potential for weight gain:3” “Compatible with kids:3” “Drooling potential:3” “Amount of shedding:2”]