Mini Labradoodle Puppies For Sale
First bred in 1988 by and an Australian breeder, the Mini Labradoodle is a cross between a Miniature Poodle and a Labrador Retriever. Originally developed for companionship and its odorless and hypoallergenic coat, the Mini Labradoodle has become the “it” dog and has gained increasing popularity here in the United States since its inception. Their incredible versatility of an easily trainable and adoring temperament as well as their social nature makes them a perfect family pet.
Appearance and Grooming
With two very different parent breeds, it can be difficult to know what each puppy will look like. Some litter pups take on more characteristics of the Poodle parent and others the Labrador. Their coat may resemble that of a Poodle: long, curly and thick, or they may have fur that resembles that of a Labrador: short, straight and dense with color variations of black, brown, chocolate, cream, golden, silver and white. This breed has a double coat which may require daily brushing depending on the thickness. They will also need regularly scheduled professional grooming appointments every 4 to 6 weeks.
Earning the title, “world’s most loving dog”, and rightfully so, this smart, sweet and sassy pup has more than enough love to go around. With both parent breeds being family friendly happy-go-lucky breeds, it is no surprise that this puppy will have the same fun loving nature.
Family and Companionship
Perfect for families with children of all ages, the Mini Labradoodle is certain to fit in anywhere. This sweet dog will need plenty of love and attention, so staying away for long periods of time is not ideal for the overall emotional health of this breed. Because of their smaller size they can thrive in all environments, be it a city apartment or in a rural setting with lots of land. Keep in mind, your puppy will need lots of exercise and play so make sure you have plenty of places to let them run and sniff.
Taking on the energetic tendencies of both parents, the mini labradoodles are extremely active dogs who enjoy going for walks, runs, and even swims like that of the Poodle, but like that of the Retriever namesake they love to play and retrieve things. Be prepared to keep them busy and spend at least an hour of active play time with them each day. They can be pretty active chewers and seekers of mischief, so giving them something to play with is imperative.
Training and Socialization
Inheriting the intelligence of the Poodle parent will not only make this dog super trainable, but also a wonderful option for a service or therapy dog as its natural intuition makes it easily adaptable to people and places. However, it is very important beginning the moment you bring your mini Labradoodle puppy home that you start exposing it to new places, people and other dogs. Early socialization is paramount in the overall wellness of this unique breed.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Miniature Labradoodle is a mix between a purebred Labrador Retriever and a purebred Miniature Poodle.
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.
The average life expectancy is 10 to 12 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
They come in several solid colors including yellow, golden, chocolate, black, blue, brown, gray, and white.
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.
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.
Though not a fully hypoallergenic, they are a great choice for anyone that suffers from allergens.
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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