Labradoodles FYIs - Breed History

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2017-09-05
   
Labradoodles 101
 
What is a Labradoodle?
 
A Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle.  This cross produces the perfect family pet especially for allergy sufferers (F1b or higher).  
 
First generation Labradoodle (F1): is the offspring of a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle (50% Lab/50% Poodle).
 
Backcross F1b: is the offspring of a F1 Labradoodle and a Poodle.
 
Multigen: is the offspring of a Labradoodle and a Labradoodle (sometimes bred back to a poodle to correct coat) Never a F1 to a F1 because their offspring is quite unpredictable.
 

Sizes
 
When determining size, it is important to focus on the height rather than weight because weight could vary greatly due to diet whereas height remains the same at maturity.

Standard:  Height - 21" to 24" at the shoulders
                   Weight - 50lbs - 65lbs
 
Medium:  Height - 17" to 20" at the shoulders
                Weight - 30lbs to 45lbs
 
Miniature:  Height - 14" to 16" at the shoulders
                   Weight - 15lbs to 25lbs


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