Golden Labradoodle – What To Expect From This Popular Cross?
The Golden Labradoodle is one of the most popular crossbreeds in the world. They are very affectionate and loving dogs with a unique appearance. These dogs have been bred for years to make them look like their namesake: Golden Retrievers. The breed originated from Germany around 1885 and was first recognized by the AKC (American Kennel Club) in 1926. Since then they have become a favorite among dog lovers all over the world.
Golden Labradoodles were originally bred to hunt rabbits and hares. Today they are used for other purposes such as search and rescue work, police work, military service etc.
They are also good guard dogs and companions for children. The Golden Labradoodle is considered one of the best working breeds because of its ability to perform any task required of it without much difficulty or fatigue even under stressful conditions.
They are known to be loyal and obedient. They are great watchdogs and guards, but they can also excel at agility, obedience, tracking and other sports.
Some golden labradoodles do not get along with each other so it’s best if they don’t live together!
Golden Labradoodles come in many colors including chocolate browns, tans, blacks, grays and whites. There are also some purebreds which are white only.
The size of the golden labradoodle will be medium to large. They usually weigh anywhere between 60 and 90 pounds.
However, it’s not unusual for them to exceed these weight limits!
They are generally healthy dogs but may suffer from some eye and hip joint problems as they get older. The life span can be between 8-12 years.
Despite being very attractive dogs, they are not hypoallergenic. People with dog allergies can still have an allergic reaction to these dogs.
A lot of people want to know if they shed and the answer is yes. However, it isn’t as bad as a Siberian Husky and is similar to that of a Beagle or a Poodle!
Regardless of how much they shed, they require very little grooming.
They are very smart and this combined with their friendly personalities makes them easy to train. Training must be consistent and firm.
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- Genetic analysis of the modern Australian labradoodle dog breed reveals an excess of the poodle genome (MB Ali, JM Evans, HG Parker, J Kim… – PLoS …, 2020 – journals.plos.org)
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