It has been my experience that the Australian Labradoodle combination produces the majestic beauty and regal nature, with the most consistent size and non-shedding hypoallerginic coat qualities you would want in a Labradoodle.
What about Labradoodle coat type?
- Australian and American Multi Generation coats: Woolly, Curly, Curly Fleece, and Fleece. These are non-shedding and allergy friendly.
- F1B coats: Woolly, Curly, Fleece, Wavy, Borderline wavy and hair. These can either be shedding or non-shedding.
- F1 coats: Wavy, Borderline Wavy and Straight. All these coat types vary in shedding from a light/moderate to heavy shedding.
It takes more than a Lab and a Poodle to create a Labradoodle with the temperament, health, beauty and fantastic disposition that you would want in a family dog. Adding a dog to the family is adding a new family member. Don’t be taken by the “too good to be true” deals that seem to be out there. Dogs that are cheap are cheap for a reason. All Labradoodles are not created equal. Not all Labradoodles are non-shedding and Hypo-Allergenic. Not all Labradoodles that are bred to a Mini will be a Mini. It is important to do your homework and make sure that you are getting what you think you are getting and what you paid for. It takes a great deal of time and money to raise healthy, happy Labradoodles. That will reflect in the price of your new Labradoodle family member.
Fleece and Wool – the adult coat comes in around 10-14 months old. Because the puppy coat doesn’t shed on its own, it will need to be stripped out or it will cause severe matting. During this time of coat change, which could take anywhere from 1 to several weeks, it is recommended that the puppy receive daily grooming.
How much exercise do they need?
Puppies under 1 year old should have restricted time on the lead. Jogging for miles or going on very long walks on the lead forces the puppy to perform the same mechanical movement at the same pace for long periods of time. This is not natural for puppies. Puppies are used to changing pace frequently, galloping one minute and then trotting the next. If puppies are forced to maintain a pace for a long time, it can damage ligaments and immature joints. Playing outside and short periods on a lead will provide puppy a safe amount of exercise.
10 wks-4 months: Puppies could safely do a 15 minute walk on lead.
4-8 months: Puppies could do up to 30 minutes daily as long as the walk is interspersed with free play.
8-12 months: Puppies can handle an 40 – 1 hour long walk once daily and maybe a shorter walk later the same day.
Running up and down stairs, jumping off high places, slipping and sliding on polished floors, and standing on just their back legs can cause damage to puppy’s joints. Puppies should not be allowed to do any of the above. Failure to observe these things can induce hip dysplasia and other joint problems even in a healthy puppy.