Australian Labradoodle – What You Need To Know About This Breed
What Is A Labrador Retriever?
Labrador retriever is a small dog with long legs and short body. They are medium sized dogs with black coat and white markings. Their eyes are brown, their nose is pointed, they have a flat face and they have two short ears. They usually weigh between 20 – 25 pounds (9 – 12 kg).
The name “lab” comes from the Latin word meaning “little”. They are small dogs, but they have a strong personality. Some people consider them to be very docile and gentle animals. However, there are others who consider them to be stubborn and independent.
They make excellent family pets due to their love of water and affectionate nature. They do not bark much, but when they do so it means that they want attention or something else specific like food or play time.
Why Choose An Australian Labradoodle Puppy From Us?
We at Australian Labradoodle offer a wide range of sizes and colors to suit your needs. Our puppies come from reputable breeders and are raised in our own kennels. All of our puppies are socialized to ensure that they grow up healthy and happy. At Australian Labradoodle, we strive to provide you with the best quality pet available today!
We offer a wide range of colors and sizes so that you can choose the one that best suits your needs and lifestyle. Every puppy is bred for its health and temperament as well as its looks. All of our breeders are carefully selected to ensure that they can provide us with puppies that are bred to the highest standard possible. Because of this, all of our puppies come with a two year Health Guarantee.
What Do Puppies Eat?
You should feed your puppy a high quality puppy food that is rich in nutrients. This will help your puppy to grow strong and healthy. Your veterinarian can recommend a good brand that will suit your puppy’s needs. Do not give your puppy people food as this can make them sick.
How Much Exercise Does A Puppy Need?
Australian Labradoodle puppies require daily exercise, but be careful not to overdo it. A puppy will become tired quite quickly, so it is up to you to judge when it has had enough. When playing with your puppy, make sure that you are the dominant one in the relationship. This means that you make the decisions and that your puppy understands that whenever you play together.
What Training Should I Give My Australian Labradoodle?
Puppies learn very quickly, but what they learn at a young age tends to stay with them for the rest of their life. For this reason, it is important to make sure that your puppy has a good start in life when it comes to training. Begin their training as soon as you bring them home. You must show them what is and what is not acceptable behavior. They should also learn the basics, such as walking nicely on a leash, sitting before being given food and coming when you call their name.
What Are The Potential Health Problems With Australian Labradoodles?
Like all breeds, Australian Labradoodles are susceptible to certain health problems. The following is a list of some of the health issues that Australian Labradoodles may face.
This is a genetic disease that affects the hip joint. The head of the thigh bone does not fit evenly into the hip socket, which causes arthritis and other related symptoms. Affected dogs will be in pain and have a decreased ability to move. This disease can be diagnosed with a blood test and ultrasound.
There is no cure for Hip Dysplasia, but medical treatment can help to control the symptoms.
This condition usually develops in middle-aged dogs and causes a cloudiness of the eye lens which affects vision. Your dog may develop other symptoms such as increased head shaking and sensitivity to light. Cataracts can be diagnosed by your veterinarian who can also advise on the options available for your dog such as surgery to remove the lens.
This is a genetic disease that affects the elbow joint in the arms of your dog. The joint develops abnormally and causes pain and lameness. You may notice your dog walks with a limp or refuses to move its arm. Medical treatment can help control the pain, but dysplasia cannot be cured.
Surgery is sometimes successful in correcting the lameness.
Intervertebral Disk Disease
This is a serious condition that affects the disks between your dog’s vertebrae. When the disks weaken, they can herniate or even leak fluid which will put pressure on your dog’s spinal cord causing pain and possibly paralysis if not treated quickly. Your dog may show signs of being in pain or display abnormal behavior due to nerve damage. Medical treatment can help, but your dog will require several weeks or even months to recover depending upon the severity of the condition.
This is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate attention. Common symptoms include a distended abdomen and depression. Bloat occurs when the stomach contents quickly twist causing the stomach to fill with gas and then abruptly twist the other way. This cuts off blood flow and causes a painful swelling in the belly.
Surgery is required, but not all dogs survive the operation.
This occurs when the bone of the arm pops out of the joint of the elbow. This can happen suddenly if your dog crashes directly onto its elbow or even just reaches a certain way. The symptoms are obvious and must be treated by a veterinarian who can push the bone back into place and splint it to allow the tissue to heal over the next several weeks.
This is a behavioral condition that is becoming more common in Australian Labradoodles. The dog suffers from hyperactivity, lack of attention, and disobeys commands. If left untreated this can become incredibly dangerous as your dog may run into traffic or not notice small children or even react aggressively to others. There are several ways to treat this condition ranging from training to prescriptions medications.
This is a condition that affects the eyes and can cause a loss of vision or even complete blindness. The only way to know if your dog has glaucoma is to have a veterinary examine its eyes.
What Do I Do If My Dog Needs Veterinary Treatment For A Health Problem?
Your dog is covered by our Health Guarantee, which means that if your dog develops a genetic or congenital defect or disease we will provide free veterinary treatment up to one year from the date of purchase. After the first year you may apply for an extension for additional coverage at a very reasonable price.
What Do I Do If I Move To A Place That Has A Breed-Bans?
You are more than welcome to travel with us to a freedom-friendly state or country whenever necessary. For example, the state of Illinois has strict breed-specific legislation that bans three specific breeds: the Pit Bull Terrier, Fila Brasileiro and the Dogo Argentino. If you live in Illinois and own one of these breeds you must take extra steps to secure your dog(s) due to this breed-specific legislation. If you own one of these breeds and live in Illinois we will work with you to place your dog(s) with a Dogo Freedom Transport volunteer who lives in a freedom-friendly state. All dogs placed with volunteers will need to be spayed or neutered, fully vet checked and microchipped.
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Sources & references used in this article:
- Twenty years ago, this breed didn’t exist. Now it’s 636.728. (WPUTS POWER, IL CAMPAIGN – search.informit.com.au)
- The role and effectiveness of regulation of dog breeding in Australia (B Fogle – 2014 – Hachette UK)
- Dogs and cats and miniature ponies, oh my! Meet the therapy pets (MH Bonham – 2005 – Alpha Books)
- Breed group effects on complaints about canine welfare made to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Queensland, Australia (SA Blackman – 2019 – eprints.utas.edu.au)