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Mini Labradoodle Breed Information

Mini Labradoodles are the friendliest of dogs. They are fun, easygoing, and gentle. Mini Labradoodles enjoy canine games like chase, fetch, and Frisbee, and thrive on cuddles and love. Energetic, friendly, and full of life, the Mini Labradoodles make wonderful jogging and hiking companions. They are known to enjoy a good swim, a long stroll, and are very fond of adventures.  The Mini Labradoodle puppies are happy, energetic, and bright bundles of joy. They are loving and eager to please, love to play and cuddle, and are excellent training students. A cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Mini Poodle, the Mini Labradoodle may take after one parent breed or the other in appearance or they may have their own unique look with an added bonus of a hypoallergenic coat.  

BREED TYPE / MIX Doodle Hybrid / Poodle crossed with a Labador Retriever ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Minimum TRAINING Responsive TEMPERAMENT Loyal, Obedient, Playful, Charming ADULT WEIGHT 16-25 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 14-17 in LIFE SPAN 12-15 yrs

Mini Labradoodle Characteristics

  • Highly intuitive and receptive, the Mini Labradoodles are excellent guide and therapy dogs
  • The Mini Labradoodles (and Mini Labradoodle puppies) make fast friends with everyone they meet, they are friendly with children of all ages, cats, dogs, other household pets, and strangers
  • Mini Labradoodles have low shedding coats and are considered to be hypoallergenic dogs
  • Mini Labradoodles and Mini Labradoodle puppies are little geniuses with a passion for learning; they are easy to train in both puppyhood and adulthood
  • Highly adaptable – the Mini Labradoodle is quick to adapt to any living situation whether it’s a small city apartment or a big country side farm
  • Mini Labradoodles live longer healthier lives due to hybrid vigor
  • Curious and easygoing, Mini Labradoodles are wonderful adventure companions
  • The Mini Labradoodle is comfortable in both hot and cold climates
  • Well-behaved, gentle, and devoted, the Mini Labradoodles and Mini Labradoodle puppies are lovely companion pets best suited for families with or without children, singles, seniors, and first-time pet owners 

Mini Labradoodle Breeders

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Mini Labradoodle Appearance

Graceful in movement, athletic and confident, with a sweet and cheerful demeanor, the Mini Labradoodle is truly a fancy pup.  The charming Mini Labradoodle has a compact, well-proportioned body, sparkly expressive eyes (eyes and nose color may vary based on coat color), endearing floppy ears, and a gorgeous hypoallergenic, low shedding coat. The Mini Labradoodle coat can vary in texture from straight to wavy or curly, in length from short to long, and it can come in a variety of colors such as: white, black, brown, chocolate, cream, golden, silver, gray, red, apricot or tan. Though it is gorgeous either way, the Mini Labradoodle coat can vary quite a bit in texture and length depending on which side of the family the Mini Labradoodle takes after – the Labrador parent breed or the Mini Poodle breed. 

The Miniature Labradoodle is medium to small in stature (the Mini Labradoodle stature depends on the generation category it belongs to: the F1 Mini Labradoodle is medium to small in stature, the F1B Mini Labradoodle is small in stature and the F2 Mini Labradoodle is the smallest of the three) with an average weight between 16 to 25 pounds and an average height between 14 to 17 inches.  


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Maria Lidia Georgieff, a Mini Labradoodle puppy from Randolph NJ Ripley aka Story, a Mini Labradoodle puppy from Tuscan, AZ Zuri (formally story), a Mini Labradoodle puppy from Fort Gratiot Michigan

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Mini Labradoodle Temperament

The Mini Labradoodle is a fun, cheerful, and charming dog. Their lack of aggression, animated personality, and friendly nature has made them one of the most popular and sought-after designer Doodle Breeds. With a positive attitude, a kind gentle behavior, an intuitive, affectionate, and highly devoted nature, the Mini Labradoodle has an amazing reputation as a therapy and guide dog and is known to be excellent with children of all ages.  Mini Labradoodle puppies are bright, happy, and full of energy little fluffballs. They have a great curiosity and are fast learners. They are loving and friendly, and they greet every stranger with a tail wiggle and a kiss.  

The Mini Labradoodles are joyful, animated, and adventurous little dogs. They have a great love for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and swimming, they love canine games like fetch and chase, and they very much enjoy every family activity where they can steal the spotlight even if it’s just for a little while.  Although Mini Labradoodles are attention seeking pups who crave affection and adore being cuddled and spoiled, they are not overly dependent and are more than happy to entertain them - charming little - selves with a canine chew toy or a ball when no one is around.  

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Mini Labradoodle History

The Miniature Labradoodle, also referred to as “the world’s most loving dog”, is a highly popular and sought-after designer Doodle Breed.  Their sweet loving nature, their keen intelligence and intuition, their fun and playful personality and their hypoallergenic coats have made the Miniature Labradoodles incredibly popular since they took their first paw steps.  With an instant rise in popularity across the world and an impressive number of admirers, the Mini Labradoodle would spread out through three generations:

A first-generation Mini Labradoodle, known as an F1 Mini Labradoodle, is when a puppy has a purebred Labrador retriever parent and a purebred Mini Poodle parent.

A second-generation Mini Labradoodle, known as an F1B Mini Labradoodle, is when a puppy has an F1 Mini Labradoodle parent and a purebred Mini Poodle parent.

A third generation Mini Labradoodle, known as an F2 Mini Labradoodle, is when a puppy has two Mini Labradoodle parents.
 

Although the Mini Labradoodle breed is quite new, and without much history, we can take a look back at the journey of the Standard Labradoodle ancestor in order to better understand the designer Doodle Breed.  The Standard Labradoodle, a cross between a purebred Labrador retriever and a purebred Standard Poodle, was first introduced to the world in the 1970’s by Australian breeders – members of the Royal Dogs Association of Australia. Fascinated by the Labradors’ gentle and loving nature and their fantastic reputation as service and therapy dogs and the Poodle’s high intelligence, friendly nature and their hypoallergenic coat, the Australian breeders aimed to create a new and improved breed that would inherit the marvelous traits that make the parent breeds so popular. Needless to say, the breeders achieved their goal and the new Labradoodle breed was a success – the breed spread across Europe and the United States in just a few decades and their popularity skyrocketed. The Labradoodle was seen as such a wondrous achievement that the breed enthusiasts began crossing a purebred Labrador retriever with a purebred Miniature Poodle in hopes of creating a smaller version of the Labradoodle. The Labradoodle was carefully defined in time and it now comes in three size variations:  

The Standard Labradoodle – with an average weight between 50 and 60 pounds and an average height between 21 to 24 inches 
The Medium Labradoodle – with an average weight between 30 and 45 pounds and an average height between 17 to 20 inches 
The Miniature Labradoodle – with an average weight between 16 and 25 pounds and an average height between 14 to 17 inches 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the parent breeds of a Miniature Labradoodle? The Miniature Labradoodle is a mix between a purebred Labrador Retriever and a purebred Miniature Poodle.

How big will my Miniature Labradoodle get? Even though they’re called “mini” these pups will grow into medium-to-large sized dogs. They will grow to a height between 21 to 23 inches and weigh between 55 to 80 lbs.

What is the life expectancy of a Miniature Labradoodle? The average life expectancy is 10 to 12 years.

What is the appearance of a Miniature Labradoodle? Miniature Labradoodle’s appearance will vary based on which parent’s genes a particular pup takes on more. The most common and most sought after are Mini’s that have the coat of the Poodle and the appearance of the Labrador.

What is the temperament of a Miniature Labradoodle? They are spirited animals with a zest for adventure. They are full of love and affection and devoted to their humans. They have a playful and sometimes rambunctious side so creating boundaries and providing proper exercise will be important to keep these little ones in shape and out of mischief.

Is the Miniature Labradoodle a good choice for first time dog owners? Yes! In fact, they are a perfect match for first time dog owners as they are super intelligent and easily trainable. They start learning at a very young age.

Should I socialize my Miniature Labradoodle puppy? Though it is always important to socialize your puppy, please do so in safe places until the puppy has received all of its vaccinations. These little ones love people, but can exhibit a protective nature. Proper socialization will bring out the best of their sociable, easy-going temperament.

How much exercise will my Miniature Labradoodle require? These are lively little pups with energy to spare they will need to have 30 to 60 minutes of vigorous activity per day, including walks and active play. Playtime and mental stimulation such as training exercises and interactive toys are recommended as well. They enjoy hiking and swimming so don’t leave them behind!

How much food will my Miniature Labradoodle require? This breed is prone to obesity and bloating so proper nutrition must be shown from puppy and throughout adulthood. Because the sizes of these dogs vary so widely so will the amount of food they should get. On average, 1 to 2 ½ cups of quality, grain-free dry food should be sufficient split into two meals per day. Talk with your veterinary care provider about getting your little one on the right track.

What type of coat does the Miniature Labradoodle have? Miniature Labradoodle coats come in many different colors and textures. They could have a shorter, double Labrador coat or a long, curly Poodle coat. Most of the time they fall somewhere in between while still showcasing those distinctive Poodle curls.

What colors are the Miniature Labradoodles? They come in several solid colors including yellow, golden, chocolate, black, blue, brown, gray, and white.

How often will my Miniature Labradoodle need to be groomed? This is a fairly high maintenance breed that requires frequent, brushing and regular trimming. To ensure a healthy coat and skin and to prevent tangles and mats you’ll want to brush your little one several times per week and schedule professional grooming appointments every 6 to 8 weeks.

Are Miniature Labradoodle’s good family pets? They are excellent family pets, especially for active families. They are full of love and devotion and are always up for a new adventure. They do great with children.

Is the Miniature Labradoodle hypoallergenic? Though not a fully hypoallergenic, they are a great choice for anyone that suffers from allergens.

Are Miniature Labradoodle’s recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC)? While both the parent breeds are recognized by the AKC, the Miniature Labradoodle is not. The AKC does not recognize mixed breeds.

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