LABRADOR VS LABRADOODLE
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Labrador Vs Labradoodle Appearance: The lab is one of the most popular dog breeds globally, making it an easily recognizable one. With their short double coats coming in yellow, chocolate, and black. Their floppy ears, friendly gaze, webbed toes, and an otter-like tail. The lab is considered a medium-size dog. They can grow up to 24 inches tall and can weigh up to 75 pounds. The Labradoodle, on the other hand, is slightly more varied in appearance. They have a lab like face and gaze. But their bodies are covered in silky, curly fur that can come in a wide variety of colors. This hybrid also comes in varying sizes depending on if the lab was crossed with w standard poodle or and minute one. Labrador Vs Labradoodle Exercise Requirements And Grooming Requirements: As the goal of creating the labradoodle was to make a breed with the lab's active and playful personality but to reduce or completely eliminate shedding. These two breeds are very similar in activity level. The lab can have almost an endless supply of energy, and they require some serious activity and mental stimulation to ware them out. The Labradoodle is much the same, though they are a little less intense than the lab. Just by a hair. For grooming the Labradoodle is going to be easier to take care of. This breed comes in both low shedding and non-shedding variety. This breed will need to be brushed to avoid matting and taken to the groomer for a trim. The lab needs to be brushed weekly, and they shed regularly. Labrador Vs Labradoodle Life Expectancy And Health: The Labradoodle is blessed with a longer life span than the lab. Lab's live on average about 10-12 years while Labradoodle's can live anywhere from 12-14 years. When it comes to health concerns, both of these breeds can develop Displyhia in their hips and elbows. The lab has some other genetic issues to be concerned over as well, such as eye issues, as well as, bloat, and EID (exercise-induced collapse). And despite being such a new breed, the Labradoodle also has some genetic health issues like eye diseased and Addison's disease. Labrador Vs Labradoodle Temperament and Social Needs: As we go forward with the rest of the video, it will be with the assumption that the dog has been given proper socialization and training from a young age. It will also be assumed that the dog is of correct temperament and disposition for its breed. The lab and the Labradoodle are also pretty even in temperament and social needs. They both adore their people and have a profound desire to be in their company. These two breeds are also playful and happy-go-lucky. Which just adds to their charm and their ability to blend in perfectly with families. Neither of these breeds would be very happy being left alone for long periods or being confined to being an outside dog. Labrador Vs Labradoodle Intelligence And Trainability: Again, these two breeds are so very similar. Even when it comes to intelligence and trainability. Both of these breeds are highly intelligent, and they are eager to please. This makes both the lab and the labradoodle incredibly easy to train. It also makes them very versatile breeds with how easily they catch on to new commands. Labrador Vs Labradoodle Child, Small Animal, and Other Dog Friendliness: And big surprise- the lab and the labradoodle tend to handle children, small animals, and other dogs in the same manner as well. These two breeds do wonderfully with children as they aren't bursting with too much energy. Both of these breeds are patient and reliable with children. They love to play as well and make quick friends with children that aren't even their own. Where small animals are concerned, the lab and labradoodle also do well as long as they are socialized well with small animals. And they aren't attempting to play to rough with a smaller critter to get rid of some excess energy. The lab and Labradoodle also do great with other dogs. They don't just extend friendliness to humans but other dogs as well. Though, it is important to keep an eye on a young lab or labradoodle to make sure they aren't being too pushy about playing with a dog that isn't really interested.