Mini Labradoodle Owner’s Guide

By Tom •  Updated: 08/05/20 •  5 min read
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You may have heard a lot about Labradoodles in the past. They have become a popular crossbreed with families across the world. Indeed, there is now the Mini Labradoodle. Just as the name suggests, this is a hybrid breed that is smaller than the Labradoodle. This might make the perfect companion for your family. So, let’s take a look and learn more about the Mini Labradoodle.

What is a Mini Labradoodle?

You may be wondering what exactly this adorable pooch is. The Mini Labradoodle is a hybrid breed, created from a Labrador and a Miniature Poodle. Indeed, they are smaller than the average Labradoodle, which may be better for your lifestyle. They reach a maximum height of 18 inches. They can also weigh anywhere from 12 to 80 pounds. The Mini Labradoodle is often called a designer dog. This is not a breed that is recognized by the American Kennel Club.

The Mini Labradoodle is known for looking like an adorable teddy bear! They have a curly or wavy coat and this can be a variety of colors. Any color that you see for a Labrador or Poodle is going to be common for the Mini Labradoodle. For example, this can include chocolate, black and tan.

Do They Have a Good Temperament?

The Mini Labradoodle is known for being a very friendly and fun canine for families. Of course, their smaller size can make them easier to handle. They have moderate exercise needs and love to socialize. So, you can expect to be kept busy and have some fun with this canine! They are good with children but since they can be very playful, just watch that there are no accidents in the house. They are capable of living with other dogs too when they are properly socialized.

Do They Need a lot of Exercise?

The Mini Labradoodle is going to enjoy daily exercise and this is going to be important to ensure that they are calm and relaxed in the house. For example, they will benefit from brisk walks, as well as time to play fetch in the park. Once your Mini Labradoodle is properly socialized, they can also go to the dog park and make new furry friends. If you like to go jogging or hiking, the Mini Labradoodle is going to make a great companion. They will love to go on an adventure and to explore new places.

Be aware that behavioral problems may arise if your Mini Labradoodle does not get the exercise that they need. For example, they might start to chew on furniture or your belongings in the home. They might also get nippy and be hyperactive. The best way to combat this is to ensure they are able to release their energy in fun ways and through regular exercise.

Do They Need a lot of Grooming?

One of the reasons that a Labradoodle came into existence was because breeders were trying to create a hypoallergenic dog. In other words, they wanted to have a breed that was suitable for households with dog allergies and sensitivity to pet dander. Indeed, this can mean that your Mini Labradoodle is going to be hypoallergenic too. But this is something that you will need to check with the breeder in order to make sure this is the case.

Do They Have any Health Problems?

The best way to avoid a lot of health problems is to know the parents of a Mini Labradoodle puppy. This way, you can ensure that they are not predisposed to any genetic disease. This is why a lot of owners decide to get their Mini Labradoodle from a breeder. This gives them the opportunity to investigate into the litter’s health.

One thing that the Mini Labradoodle can be prone to is progressive rod cone degradation. This is an eyesight problem that can be inherited if one of the parents is a Poodle. It can lead to blindness.

How Do I Find a Mini Labradoodle?

Everybody loves the Mini Labradoodle. If you have decided that this canine is the furry friend for you, you will want to know where you can find one to bring home. The first place to look is always the local animal shelter. Here, you can find lots of lovable canines that can make the perfect addition to your family. It might be difficult to find a Mini Labradoodle at your local shelter; it might be possible to find a standard Mini Labradoodle. But there are other breeds you can fall in love with too.

Your next choice is going online and contacting individuals looking to re-home their Mini Labradoodle or animal rescues. You may have a price tag to pay for your furry friend but it can be a good way to find the right dog for you. It may take some time and research but it can be worth it to find the Mini Labradoodle for your family.

If you would like a Mini Labradoodle puppy, you can also go to a breeder. This way, you can have your canine from when they are young, which might be easier for training and socializing. You have to opportunity to watch your Mini Labradoodle grow up. But you have to be careful when you go down this route. You will have to find a trustworthy breeder that cares about their Mini Labradoodle puppies. There are a lot of people out there in it for the money and that are actually like puppy mills. Therefore, visit the breeder before committing to buying a puppy. Ask to see the premises, as well as the parents and ask about their health. Breeders that love what they do will be happy to answer all of the questions you have.

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Tom

Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!

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