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Labradoodles

Labradoodles are intelligent, friendly, and affectionate. They come in three sizes: miniature (weighing 15 to 30 pounds), medium (30 to 45 pounds), and standard (45 to more than 100 pounds). Because they are a crossbreed their traits are not fixed, so there is no guarantee that the Labradoodle puppy you purchase will fall into the desired weight range. Labradoodles have a moderate activity level. Larger Labradoodles may be more active than their smaller kin. They need a good walk or active playtime each day, and, if you’re interested (and the dog's overall health is good enough), they are athletic enough to participate in such dog sports as agility, flyball, obedience, and rally. They can also be excellent therapy dogs. Both of the breeds used to create Labradoodles tend to be smart and learn quickly. If you begin socialization and training early and use positive reinforcement techniques such as praise, play, and food rewards, you will be rewarded with a wonderful companion.

Feeding

When feeding your labradoodle you have several options. You can either just leave food out for them and sometimes they will eat it only when they're hungry. If this is the case, then your job is very easy as you just have to make sure the food bowl is full. If however your dog immediately chows down and is getting fat because they're eating too much then you might want to reconsider this route. Maybe set up a feeding schedule where you feed your dog at the same times each day to give them consistency while also keeping them healthy. If your dog is a picky eater and you feel like they aren't eating enough, go to your local vet and talk about options to get your dog to eat more.