Labradoodles are one of the most popular dog breeds in the US today. There’s rarely a day that goes by that our local dog park is not filled with Labradoodles playing around with other dogs. Their owners rave about how great their personalities are and how nice it is to have a dog that does not shed or bother allergies. So, what is the Labradoodle all about? Where did they originate from? Why are so many people adding them to their family?
The Labradoodle at creative stages is by all means just a cross between a Poodle and a Labrador. It is sometimes called a half-breed dog, and a backcross. There are many different types of Labradoodles, and they differ depending on the generations. A first cross (labrador to poodle) is quite different than a multi-gen Labradoodle. The deeper the generations, the more likely you are to get a non-shedding and hypoallergenic Labradoodle puppy.
There seems to be many different stories about where the Labradoodle first originated from. It is widely claimed that the Labradoodle was at first bred in 1989 in Australia, by a breeder named Wally Conron. Regardless of it’s orgin, the Labradoodle is here to stay and making countless families quite happy!
There is no shortage to the reasons people love Labradoodles. A few are; the lack of shedding, no allergen problems, an all around calmness in the breed’s personality, and the train-ability of the breed. Many Labradoodles are employed as Guide, fellowship and Therapy dogs. These are just a few of the reasons Labradoodles are presently one of the most popular dogs in the US.
A lot of Labradoodle owners have bragged about how well their Labradoodles get along with their kids and other dogs. They claim they are the perfect family pet. While not everyone has the same experience, and their personalities can be influenced by their upbringing, they are generally calm, yet playful when appropriate, dogs. They are known to be quite in tune to their family and are delightful to have around.
While they are great indoor dogs, they also love to get outdoors and play. They love a good game of fetch and love to go swimming. But at the end of the day, they are more than happy to curl up at your feet or sleep on the couch next to you. (if allowed of course!) We have a Australian Labradoodle that lets our toy poodle curl up on top of him and sleep!
Where To Find Labradoodles
If you are looking to add an Australian Labradoodle to your family, be sure to check out our breeding program, Mountain Creek Labradoodles. We are an Australian Labradoodle Breeder in the Upstate of South Carolina. With over 6 years of experience breeding Labradoodles, you’ll find our website full of great advice and tips regarding adopting a Labradoodle puppy for your family.