The appearance of Labradoodles varies.
|Country of origin
|Classification and breed standards
|Not recognized by any major kennel club
|This breed of dog is
A Labradoodle is a
created by crossing the
Labrador Retriever and the
temperament makes them good
The impetus behind experiments with this type of cross was the desire to
achieve a service dog that would not shed and so produce a
hypoallergenic dog that is suitable for people with
dander. This has not yet been reliably achieved, as Labradoodles have
varying coat lengths and textures, and crosses beyond the first generation do
not yield a predictable coat type.
The Labradoodle is still under development. Strictly speaking, the
labradoodle cannot yet be described as a
because it does not breed true. In breeders' terms, breeding true means
that, when two specimens of the same breed are mated, the puppies will have
consistently predictable characteristics, and will resemble their parents,
rather than exhibiting random characteristics of the dog breeds in their
parents' ancestries. Further, the
breed standards of breeds-under-development are invariably freer, more open
to interpretation and cover more observable types than those of established or
Some breeders are anxious for the Labradoodle not to become a recognised
breed in the belief that genetic problems, such as the Labrador's weak hips,
will otherwise continue. By restricting breeding to F1 dogs (bred from a poodle
and labrador rather than two labradoodles)it is hoped to maintain a wide gene
Dog hybrids and crossbreeds.
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