How big do Labradoodles get?
Like most hybrid dogs with parents that differ in size and looks, predicting the overall appearance and adult size of the Labradoodle is quite difficult. Doodles can be small, medium, or large, and are often divided into three sizes:
- Miniature Labradoodle average size: 36 to 40 centimetres and 7 to 11 kilos
- Medium Labradoodle average size: 43 to 50 centimetres and 13 to 18 kilos
- Standard Labradoodle average size: 53 to 61 centimetres and 28 to 35 kilos
Labradoodles’ three sizes are generally well-balanced designer dogs with an athletic look. They usually exude a graceful appearance with a soft coat, which can either be any of the following textures:
- The fleece coat, which tends to be long and straight or wavy. This type of coat is low-shedding and has somewhat an angora coat texture because of its silkiness.
- The wool coat, which is made up of tight curls, takes after the Poodle. This curly-coated type is virtually non-shedding and hypoallergenic.
- The hair coat, which is the least popular coat type and often seen in first-generation Labradoodles. It takes after the Labrador Retriever, and it sheds profusely all-year-round.
Doodles usually come in black, red, blue, silver, caramel, chalk, chocolate, café, cream, lavender, parchment, apricot/gold, and apricot/cream colours.
Do Labradoodles shed?
Labradoodle is a low to average shedder. How much grooming your dog will require depends on the length and texture of the coat.
Labradoodles usually only requires brushing once or twice a week. However, some of them might need to be professionally trimmed especially those with fleece coats. Bathing can be done as needed.
Aside from brushing, grooming also entails clipping the nails every six to eight weeks and brushing his teeth a minimum of three times a week to prevent halitosis or bad breath. Cleaning your Doodle's ears weekly should also be a part of his regular grooming routine to prevent ear infections.