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The Pros and Cons of Owning a Labradoodle

By Edited May 25, 2014 0 0

There are many benefits to these wonderful dogs as well as some disadvantages.

Reasons in favor of owning a labradoodle:

Reason one: They are generally non-shedding and therefore, hypoallergenic. This is great news to all of you dog-allergic people out there! As you move down in generation, labradoodles tend to shed less and less. This was the initial purpose of their breeding. F1 (first-generation) labradoodles have a much higher tendency to shed, while F1B and multi-generational labradoodles have the tendency to have a more fleece-like, non-shedding coat.

Reason two: They have an amazing temperament and make excellent family dogs. This has the extra advantage of giving people the opportunity to own the dog they want without having to worry about shedding. That will prevent making the error of choosing a dog that will make a mess of their lives on a number of levels.

Reason three:  They are extremely intelligent dogs and easy to train. This includes house training, kennel training, and any other skill you would like to teach to your dog. Minimal effort is required in training your labradoodle, and that is one of its most desirable traits!

Those are some of the advantages of owning a labradoodle. There is however, a downside as well. Let’s discuss some of the disadvantages:

Disadvantage one: Although some breeders such as Black Canyon Labradoodles are starting to breed a smaller labradoodle, they have the tendency to be big dogs. Any time you want to take a vacation, it leaves you with the choice of you having to leave the dog in a public or private kennel or be very uncomfortable in your car. No one likes to leave their dog alone or for it to be uncomfortable in their car.

Disadvantage two: They are not registered through the AKC as an official "breed". Being that they are registered through the CKC rather than the AKC, you won't have the same opportunities to compete that you might otherwise have with an AKC registered breed if you are into dog competition.

Disadvantage three: Grooming. These dogs have some relatively high maintenance associated with them. They need to be brush at least twice a week, their ears need to be cleaned frequently, and they need a haircut every few months or they become extremely shaggy.

I hope you have found this to be some useful information in helping you decide whether or not you want to add one of these amazing dogs to your family. I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether the pros outweigh the cons or vice versa. They truly are one of the most amazing dogs in existence and are, in my opinion, the perfect dog.



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