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6 Reasons Why Doodles Make Amazing Pets

labradoodle dog laying on floor pet insurance TrupanionYou’ve likely heard the term “Doodle” used to describe a genre of dogs. What’s a Doodle? It’s often used to refer to Labradoodle and Goldendoodle which are Labrador Retriever/Poodle cross and Golden Retriever/Poodle cross, respectively.

  • They are very smart. Not only are Labradors and Golden Retrievers known to be easy to train, but Poodles are known to be very smart, making Doodles a dog trainer’s dream.
  • They are loyal. There’s no denying the love and devotion you’ll receive from your furry friend. In fact, you are almost guaranteed to see a wagging tail to greet you each time you return home.
  • They are good at retrieving. Both Labradors and Goldens enjoy a good game of fetch which is why they have ‘retriever’ in their breed name. A Labradoodle or Goldendoodle is likely to carry on this trait.
  • Less shedding. Your new black wool coat need not be a fur magnet any longer because Doodles do not shed nearly as much as Labs and Goldens. The tradeoff: hair that grows will need more frequent grooming.
  • Fewer allergens. While no dog breed is completely “hypoallergenic,” those that shed less such as Poodles (part of the mix of a Doodle) are a better choice for those that have minor dog allergies. Keep in mind that allergens not only come from the coat, but also the dog’s skin, dander and saliva.
  • They are cuddly. That blend of curls their coat gets from the Poodle side of the family means these dogs have soft, cuddly locks.

These are just a few of the many reasons Labradoodles and Goldendoodles make wonderful pets (as if you needed any more reasons to love your lovable doodle). Can you think of more to add to this list? Let us know by leaving a comment!

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

One Response to 6 Reasons Why Doodles Make Amazing Pets

  1. Heather Traub says:

    We love this breed. Our first Goldendoodle was midnight black with a curly poodle coat, Kohl. He never lost his love for life, a good run, or playing with us. Sadly, he passed away in December. He was such a presence – always happy and ready for fun – even at 8. He developed cancer late last summer, and while he responded well to the meds, too many complications drained his strength. We looked immediately for another Goldendoodle, because we love the sweet nature, high intelligence and non-shedding coat of this breed. We found another sweet boy – Parker – who is golden and white, with a silky coat, and brought him home just before Christmas. These dogs house train so easily and quickly, and are very loving and friendly. Everyone we meet on our walks comments on how cute he is.

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