Labradoodles are a cross between a Poodle and a Labrador. They began to be specifically bred in Australia to resolve the problem of a need for a guide dog that could be used where allergies to a pure Labrador coat was a problem. It’s important to not that NOT all Labradoodles have the poodle type of coat so they are NOT all suitable where an allergic reaction to dog hair may be a problem.
Combining the gentle disposition of Labradors with the intelligence of Poodles, Labradoodles are good with children being non-aggressive, highly intelligent dogs that are easy to train but do need plenty of mental and physical stimulation. Bear in mind that standard Labradoodles can be large and boisterous.
Their coats can vary considerably. Some look very similar to a Labrador and some may be mistaken for a pure-bred Poodle while others range from ‘scruffy’ coated to very long-haired.