You’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!