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The “designer” hybrid, labradoodle, results from a cross between the Labrador Retriever and the Standard, Miniature, or Toy poodle.
See the fact file below for more information on the Labradoodle or alternatively, you can download our 23-page Labradoodle worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
- In 1955, Donald Campbell was the first person to use the word “Labradoodle” to refer to his Labrador/ Poodle cross.
- Initially developed in Australia to be a hypoallergenic guide dog, the breeding program was led by Wally Conron in 1989 for the Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia, conducting the first successful cross between a Standard poodle and a Labrador Retriever.
- Sultan was Conron’s first Labradoodle cross, who had a hypoallergenic coat and an aptitude, intelligence, and temperament of an efficient guide dog.
- Similar to its Labrador Retriever parent, it instantly became popular and has turned out to be the most sought-after strain of the “doodle” breeds.
- The Australian Labradoodle Association, together with the International Labradoodle Association have been making great efforts on the breed’s registration and recognition.
- The Labradoodle comes in three sizes: (1) the Standard Labradoodle stands 22 to 24 inches for males and 21 to 23 inches for females, while both weigh between 50 to 65 pounds, (2) the Medium Labradoodle stands 18 to 20 inches for males and 17 to 19 inches for females, while both weigh between 30 to 45 pounds, and (3) the Miniature Labradoodle reaches 14 to 16 inches in height and 15 to 25 pounds in weight.
- As a hybrid, Labradoodle puppies have inconsistent and unpredictable features and have widely variable behavioral characteristics.
- Its hair can either be wiry or soft, straight, wavy, or curly. Some breeds shed a lot, though its coat usually sheds less and has less “dog odor” compared to its Labrador Retriever ancestor.
- Its coat is divided into three categories: wool, fleece, or hair. Australian Labradoodles generally have fleece coats that are either straight or wavy only. Wool and hair coats are not applicable to the earlier generations of the breed.
- Its coat colors include chocolate, cafe, parchment, cream, gold, apricot, red, black, silver, chalk, lavender, and blueish gray, with patterns ranging from solid, white abstract markings, parti, phantom, or tri-colored.
- The Labradoodle is a smart breed who can make an ideal family dog if properly trained. Friendly, affectionate, and enthusiastic companion, he treats everyone, apart from his owners, as his best friend.
- There are cases when he displays an affection for water and strong swimming skills he inherited from his parent breeds.
- Gentle and joyful with a complacent temperament, the Labradoodle shows his happiness through his energetic jumping and playing.
- Ear infections. The cause for most ear infections is either yeast or bacteria that remains stagnant in a dog’s ear.
- Hip Dysplasia. An abnormality in the hip socket, causing crippling lameness and painful joint inflammation, such as arthritis.
- Elbow Dysplasia. A inherited condition, usually seen in large to giant dog breeds, that results to swelling, pain, and lameness of the joints.
- Epilepsy. A hereditary condition which can cause mild or severe seizures.
- Allergies. Labradoodles are prone to food allergies (symptoms include dry, itchy skin, too much scratching or licking, bald patches, and a number of hotspots), contact allergies (caused by a reaction to flea powders, dog shampoos, and other chemical substances), and inhalant allergies (brought about by airborne allergens like pollen, dust, and mildew). Curing allergies depends on the cause and may include diet restrictions, medications, and change in environment.
- Diabetes Mellitus. This is the inability of the dog’s body to regulate blood sugar, sometimes caused by an abnormality of the pancreas. Main symptoms include increased thirst, too much urination, weight loss, and increased appetite.
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy. An eye condition that may lead to blindness.
- Hypothyroidism. Underactive thyroid glands that are believed to cause epilepsy, hair loss, obesity, lethargy, dark patches on the skin, and other skin disorders.
This is a fantastic bundle that includes everything you need to know about the Labradoodle across 23 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Labradoodle which are distinguished to be ideal pets for people with canine dander allergies since some of these furry dogs have the identical hypoallergenic coat as their poodle ancestors.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Labradoodle Facts
- Fuzzy Doodle Dog
- Describe Me
- Who are My Parents?
- Complete the Puzzle
- Two Doodles
- Time For Check Up
- Adopt a Doodle?
- Other Mixes
- My Mixed Breed
- Fur Pics
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