Are you thinking of getting a dog but unsure of which breed to get? This is a common situation that a lot of dog lovers find themselves in. After all, there are so many breeds out there, and all of them are adorable.
Dogs are truly man’s best friend, and the relationships we have with them can offer so much catharsis. That said, the nature of some breeds can make things difficult for both you and the dog. The last thing you want is to be unable to meet your breed’s care requirements and cause them stress.
In this context, let us explore the popular ‘Labradoodle’ breed and learn why it can be one of the best breeds to own.
They Are Great Dogs for People With Allergies
Many prospective dog owners decide not to get a pet because someone in the family is prone to allergies. Data tells us that as many as 30% of Americans have pet allergies, with reactions to dogs being more severe than those to cats.
If you or someone in your family has pet allergies, a Labradoodle might be worth looking at. This is because the breed is known for its hypoallergenic coat. Of course, this doesn’t mean that they are completely allergen-free. It just means that the dog is far less likely to cause allergies when compared to other breeds.
Golden Xpress Labradoodles recommends that if a person is believed to be allergic to dogs, the best option is to spend 24 hours together.
When you are searching for Labradoodle puppies for sale, ensure that you vet the quality of the breeder. Sadly, a lot of breeders operate unethically and may outright lie when asked about the dog’s genetics or breeding method. They know that Labradoodles can fetch a higher price due to their hypoallergenic coats and easy trainability.
Their Personalities Make Them Extremely Kid-Friendly
Sure, Labradors and Golden Retrievers tend to be the default choices that get recommended when people think of family dogs. While they are great dogs, it is unfortunate that breeds like the labradoodle get passed over.
These adorable breeds are known for being a little ‘goofy’ and particularly childish in their personalities. They don’t come across as sharp as some other breeds, but they make up for it with their cuteness factor.
Of course, most dogs tend to have a childish streak in them, but Labradoodles take it up a notch. Labradors and Golden Retrievers can be pretty big and can accidentally hurt young children during ‘excited’ play. Even the wag of their tail can be quite strong!
Labradoodles, on the other hand, can be found in a variety of sizes. Miniature Labradoodles can weigh as little as 15 pounds. As such, they are easy to manage. Owners of larger dogs will testify to how much effort it takes to get their dogs to stop pulling during walks. This shouldn’t be a problem with most Labradoodles.
Other Benefits to Know About
There are several small benefits that come with owning a Labradoodle that all add up to make them great pets. While they do have some of the health issues that Labrador Retrievers and Poodles are prone to, they are generally healthy dogs. They also live relatively long lives of up to 15 years, unlike some mixed breeds.
They also don’t shed fur the way that Labradors and Golden Retrievers do. In fact, if you choose to find a puppy that is a second-generation Labradoodle-Poodle mix, you’ll experience virtually zero shedding.
They are also eager to please and will cozy up to you very quickly. If you live in a particularly cold place, Labradoodles love cuddling up next to you, and there are few things better than that.
Lastly, when it comes to grooming, they are a little easier to manage than regular poodles. You just have to be regular. Of course, when compared to dogs like Afghan Hounds or Border Collies, grooming a Labradoodle is a walk in the park.
Choosing to bring home a labradoodle can be one of the best decisions you make, especially if you have children. As we have seen, they make great family dogs, being particularly affectionate and easily trainable.
While they may come across as goofy and silly in their behavior, make no mistake. The Labradoodle is an intelligent and perceptive dog. Just ensure that you are getting one from a proper breeder who follows ethical guidelines when it comes to dog breeding.