Labradoodles are intelligent, friendly, affectionate and make wonderful family pets and good with children. There is nothing cuter than a Labradoodle puppy. They are great first-time pets, especially for active families and Labradoodles are easy to train if training is started at an early age.
Labradoodles are high energy, very athletic and need regular daily exercise. Labradoodles also love to swim and retrieve. A cross between the Labrador Retriever and a Toy, Miniature or Standard Poodle, Labradoodles vary in size and color.
It is assumed that crossing these two breeds produces the best traits from both parents but that is not how genetics woks.
Labradoodles are wonderful companions, they love to be with their people and do not do well being left alone for long periods of time. Labradoodles can get into trouble if they are allowed to get bored.
Labradoodles are considered low shedding and “hypoallergenic” but If you are allergic to dogs, you may still most likely be allergic to Labradoodles, or any of the Doodle mixes.
Most people who have allergic reactions are not allergic to the coat so much as to the dander.
Before buying a Labradoodle puppy, consider this: Labradoodles are a targeted breed of USDA commercial dog breeders, Amish dog breeders, profit breeders, backyard breeders and online puppy broker websites.
While a Labradoodle may make the perfect family pet, it’s their recent popularity that can make them an attractive business model for these unscrupulous online dog breeders. It’s for this reason that our Puppy Mill Watchdog monitors and reports on Labradoodle puppy breeders and online puppy broker websites.
Read the story about four rescued breeding dogs.
Please do your research before you buy a Labradoodle puppy — if the breeder will not let you meet the mother and see her condition and where she lives, don’t buy the puppy. Video chats, videos and photos do not take the place of seeing in person.
About the Breed: Labradoodles
Labradoodles often referred to as “designer dogs.” Labradoodles can range in size from 12-26 inches tall and can weigh 20 -100 pounds depending on the size of the parents.
Age Expectancy: 10-15 years.
Temperament: High energy. Smart, friendly, and affectionate loving dogs.
Coat: Curly, wiry, wavy, soft and straight.
Color: Cream, Fawn, Black, Apricot or Red, Chocolate or a mix.
Grooming: Regular grooming and brushing is needed for your Labradoodle.
Training: It is suggested to start positive training your Labradoodle puppy at an early age.
Vet Care: Regular vet care is essential for the health and well being of your Labradoodle puppy.
Types of Labradoodle Puppies
FAQ’s About Buying Labradoodle Puppies Online
When buying a Labradoodle puppy, you want to make sure you are not supporting a bad breeder or puppy mill. Make sure you see firsthand, in person that the puppy was born in a loving clean environment. Always meet your new puppy in person before you buy it, there are too many risks to buying a puppy from a picture.
Its impossible to tell from a picture if a puppy is healthy or what it’s personality is like.
The puppy should have an overall healthy look to him. Make sure his eyes are bright, he is clean and happy. Look at his body language make sure his tail is up and wagging. Is his posture good? Does he hold his head up, is he curious? Does he run up to you or is he afraid to approach you? Is the kennel where he lives clean? Is the breeders house or property clean. Listen to your gut. If its not right, do not buy the puppy, walk away.
There are so many risks to buying a Labradoodle puppy online. Your Labradoodle puppy will live for 11-15 years, so it is important to see firsthand where it was born. Make sure the breeder is not a puppy mill. Don’t believe the website that is selling the puppy, they either make money from the sale of the puppy or from a monthly subscription.
Pick your puppy up in person, meet the mother dog, see her mental and physical condition. She should be clean, happy and well adjusted. If you don’t see the kennel in person and meet the mother dog you are taking a big risk and could get an unhealthy and poorly bred puppy that may have mental and physical health issues.
It is not safe to buy Labradoodle puppies online ever. It is not safe to have a puppy shipped to you by air, escorted by a nanny or even meeting the breeder halfway or in a parking lot. If you are not able to pick up the puppy in person, meet the mother dog and where she and all of the breeder’s dogs live, you are most likely supporting a puppy mill.
Over 1 million puppy mill puppies are sold online each year and it is in your best interest to make sure your new puppy is not coming from one of these bad breeders. There is no excuse why a breeder should not let you see where the dogs live. Those are ways to keep you from seeing the truth.
It takes time to find a new Labrador puppy and that is ok. Your Labradoodle puppy will be a part of your family for 11-15 years so we can’t stress enough why it’s important to find a healthy well-bred puppy. Poorly bred dogs may have mental and physical health issues that may not show up for years. It’s ok to do your research online but never take a breeder’s word for it.
Visit the breeders home in person and see where the dogs live and how he treats them. Responsible breeders should have no problem with that. Since Labradoodles are not purebreds, and are very popular dogs, many unscrupulous bad breeders are breeding and selling puppies online.
Always meet the mother dog, see her mental and physical condition and where she lives before you buy a puppy. See where and how she and all of the breeding dogs live. Many doodle breeders have front rooms where they bring the puppy to you for pick up. They will not let you see where the breeding dogs live which is a huge red flag! Walk away!
A puppy mill is any dog breeder that puts profit over the health and well-being of the breeding dogs and puppies produced. It is important to know that ANY breeder can be a puppy mill. These breeders can have anywhere from ten to twenty dogs to hundreds of breeding dogs. Puppy mills are legal.
Puppy mills keep the mother and father dogs pregnant. They have a steady stream of puppies for sale. The breeding dogs are forced to breed twice a year or at every heat cycle and they are usually kept in all wire cages, many times stacked.
The breeding dogs are not cared for properly. They are not groomed, they are not given opportunity to exercise nor do they know the touch of a loving hand. They are denied veterinary care and most are living and breeding with painful conditions such as urinary tract infections, ear infections, rotten teeth, infected eyes, tumors, infected mammary glands and sore feet from standing on wire cage floors — that never get addressed.
No one wants to support a puppy mill. It’s hard to imagine the breeder you are talking or texting with could be a puppy mill. If the breeder has excuses why they won’t let you see where they keep the breeding dogs or you are not able to meet the mother dog in person, we suggest you find another breeder.