The adorable, sociable, smart, low shedding, ‘cute’ and small guide dog, Miniature Labradoodle, one newer breed of designer dogs, that are becoming widely popular over the internet as well, is a medium-sized dappled dog, which are tolerant to other dog breeds. They are a mixed breed between the Labrador Retriever and the Miniature Poodle.
|Coat||Wired, corded, dense|
|Color||White, black, chocolate, brown, yellow, silver|
|Group (of Breed)||Toy, herding, sporting, non-sporting, pastoral|
|Lifespan||10 to 14 years|
|Weight||20 – 40 pounds|
||Small to Medium; 15 – 22 inches|
|Temperament||Intelligent, loving, gentle, tolerant|
|Good with Child||Yes|
|Litter Size||8 puppies at a time (average)|
|Health Concerns||Common/general dog issues|
Back in 1988, one breeder Wally Cochran of ‘The Royal Guide Dogs’ successfully bred the first miniature labradoodle to provide a hypoallergenic dog for his client’s husband, who was prone to allergies, who needed a guide dog.
The mini labradoodle breeders breed this dog in different variations:
This inherently intelligent, compassionate and tolerant dog, good with children and other pets, apt for an apartment life, need less space to live. They love water, playing in the bathtub or bathroom, engaging in water sports, and need some good training from puppyhood. Being a loyal, affectionate and friendly breed, they love playing with their owner and the family, making an ideal family pet, interacting with people of all ages and being adaptable to any setting. However, not being an ideal guard dog, they would bark and scream to alert their owners about impending ‘dangers’.
The miniature labradoodle can make an excellent pet for the first-time owners. In order to ensure brisk pick-up of tricks and training effectively, train these intelligent dogs to socialize with children, other people, strangers and pets from their puppy days. The act of being trained runs in their veins, since they are ever-ready to please their owners. You can employ a professional trainer for the purpose to avoid probable injures for their exuberant boisterousness.
A well-nutritioned dog is less prone to allergies, and that ensures a longer life span (as also a less poop to clean up). Some vets do prefer barf foods, while others are against it. However, in general, dehydrated, processed canned food is highly recommended. For these high-energy dog breed, just 1 to 2 ½ cups of high-quality dry dog food, divided into two halves, should serve the purpose. A diet with raw chicken backs and pork liver in a ratio of 9 pounds chicken backs/necks to 2 lb ground beef or other muscle meat and 1 pound of veggies like peas, beans, carrots, etc. are good. Also, add cheese in or cottage cheese and yogurt. You can as well go for powdered greens, fresh veggies frequently. This can been pureed in a food processor or juicer, But fr a better nutrition, add the pulp and the juice back together.