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A mix between a Poodle and a Labrador Retriever

Labradoodle and Mini Labradoodle Breed

A mini Labradoodle crosses a mini Poodle with a Labrador Retriever or another Labradoodle (f1b mini Labradoodle pups). A standard Labradoodle is a mix of a Poodle with a Labrador Retriever.

Labradoodle and mini Labradoodle puppies have the brains, the temperaments, and the loyalty to become excellent service dogs. Both Labrador Retrievers and Poodles are highly intelligent dogs, helping Labradoodles excel in smarts, train-ability, and a general desire to always please their owner. If you desire a family-friendly, kid loving, medium energy dog that is comfortable inside or outside, that loves the water and the land, you should definitely consider a Labradoodle or mini Labradoodle.

At Crockett Doodles, we specialize in F1b Doodles, which are first-generation Doodles that are bred with a standard Poodle. This generally means there is a higher probability of a non-shedding coat—good for people who have allergic reactions near dogs. To read more about the f-factor, check out this resource: the F1b advantage. While we cannot guarantee that any of our dogs are 100% allergy-free, we can say with confidence that it is less likely to affect allergies. Check out this link to read more about whether it is appropriate to call dogs “hypoallergenic”.

Labradoodles have been gaining popularity in recent years, making them one of the most sought-after dog breeds. But what makes this crossbreed so special? In this article, we will take a closer look at Labradoodle traits and personality to understand why they are loved by many.

Origin of Labradoodles

The Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle, which were originally bred in Australia. The first Labradoodle was intentionally bred in 1989 by Wally Conron, an Australian breeder who wanted to create a hypoallergenic guide dog for visually impaired individuals with allergies.

Appearance of Labradoodles

As a result of crossbreeding, Labradoodles have a wide range of sizes and coat types. They can inherit the curly coat of Poodles or the straight coat of Labrador Retrievers. Their size can also vary, with some being as small as 14 inches in height while others can reach up to 24 inches.

Temperament and Personality

Labradoodles are known for their friendly and outgoing personalities. They are highly sociable dogs that enjoy being around people, making them great family pets. They also have a playful and energetic nature, which makes them perfect for active families or individuals.

Intelligence and Trainability

Both Poodles and Labrador Retrievers are known for their intelligence, and Labradoodles inherit this trait from both breeds. This makes them easy to train and suitable for various tasks, such as guide dogs, therapy dogs, or even search and rescue dogs.


Labradoodles are highly adaptable and can thrive in different environments. They do well in apartments as long as they get enough exercise and mental stimulation. However, they also love being outdoors and enjoy activities like swimming and hiking.

Grooming Needs

Labradoodles have a low-shedding coat, making them an ideal choice for people with allergies. However, their coats need regular maintenance to prevent matting and tangles. Depending on their coat type, they may require frequent brushing and occasional professional grooming.

Health Concerns

Being a crossbreed, Labradoodles are generally healthy dogs. However, they may inherit health issues from their parent breeds. Common health concerns in Labradoodles include hip and elbow dysplasia, ear infections, and eye problems.

Final Thoughts

Labradoodles are a unique crossbreed with an array of traits that make them stand out from other dog breeds. Their loving and sociable nature, intelligence and trainability, adaptability, and hypoallergenic coat make them a great addition to any family. If you are considering getting a Labradoodle, do your research and find a reputable Labradoodle breeder to ensure that you bring home a healthy puppy with the desired traits. So, if you’re looking for a furry companion with an abundance of love and personality, the Labradoodle might just be the perfect dog for you. Happy dog-owning!

Crockett Doodles wishes to ensure that families get paired with a puppy that is perfect for their needs. If you need help distinguishing the characteristics between a mini Goldendoodle and a mini Labradoodle, see Goldendoodle vs. Labradoodle.

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Common Questions About Labradoodles

What is a Labradoodle?

A Labradoodle is a mix between a full breed Poodle and Labrador Retriever.

Do Labradoodles shed?

Overall, Labradoodles are a great breed choice for those who suffer from pet allergies or who want to avoid the added mess of dog hair in their home, as they tend to be low-shedding and hypoallergenic. For those who deal with allergies, we encourage you to consider adopting a curly-coated pup.

Typically, the curlier the coat, the less shedding that pup will experience as an adult. However, it’s still important to brush them regularly to reduce any shedding and keep their coat looking healthy and beautiful.

With a little extra care, you can enjoy the many benefits of owning a Labradoodle without worrying about shedding. Most Irish Doodles’ coats tend to have the “shaggy” look once they’re adults.

How big do Mini Labradoodles get?

Toy/Petite Mini Labradoodles tend to grow to be between 5-24 pounds while Traditional Mini pups grow to be in the 25-40 pound range as adults. Since each pup is a beautiful and unique blend of their genetics, these ranges are simply estimates and not guarantees.

How big do Labradoodles get?

Standard Labradoodles typically are over 55 pounds when fully grown while Medium Labradoodles typically only grow to be in the 41-55 pound range. Since each pup is a beautiful and unique blend of their genetics, these ranges are simply estimates and not guarantees.

Are Labradoodles Hypoallergenic?

See our answer above about, “Do Labradoodles shed?”

Are Labradoodles Good with Children?

Yes! Labradoodles are social, affectionate, loyal and friendly. They are a highly recommended breed for families with children because of their loving temperament. Labradors do well inside and out and love to swim. They also get along well with other family pets.

What are Labradoodles Known for?

Labradoodles are well known for their loving, social and obedient temperament. Their intelligence and natural loyalty make them excellent service and therapy companions.

They are easy to train, want to please their owners and are medium energy dogs. They love the water and the land and thrive when spending time with their families. Labradoodles enjoy having a job to do and are deeply affectionate with their people.

Do Labradoodles Need Training?

We highly recommend Labradoodle owners incorporate formal dog training early in their pup’s life to establish good home and social habits. Labradoodles are easy to train since they are intelligent and eager to please their owners. Training will allow you to experience the deep loyalty and intelligence of your dog.

What Colors are Labradoodles?
  • Black
  • Apricot
  • Red
  • Chocolate
  • Cream
  • Merle
What are the Advantages of the Labradoodle Breed?
  • They are healthier due to Labradoodle hybrid vigor.
  • They have the advantage of a hypoallergenic coat – especially curly coated F1b pups.
  • Labradoodles are known for their loyalty and affectionate personalities which makes them excellent therapy and service companions.
  • They are family-friendly and love children and other pets.
  • They easily adapt to new environments.

Labradoodle Discounts

$100 puppy discount for military, veterans, firefighters, EMTs, police officers, pastors, teachers, and home school parents

$100 puppy discount for anyone who was referred by a Crockett Doodles Forever Home who adopted a puppy from us

All discounts must be requested and processed BEFORE the Puppy Adoption is completed on Adoption Day.

Advantages of a Labradoodle or Mini Labradoodle

(These advantages are typically the case, but cannot be guaranteed to be true of each individual mini Labradoodle puppy.)

  1. Labradoodles and mini Labradoodles are healthier than purebred AKC Labradors due to hybrid genes.
  2. Labradoodles are usually hypoallergenic because of the Poodle coat.
  3. Labradoodles and mini Labradoodles are highly intelligent and easy to train.
  4. Labradoodles and mini Labradoodles are very loyal family members.
  5. Labradoodles and mini Labradoodles are usually playful and very loving with children and other dogs.
  6. Labradoodles and mini Labradoodles usually adapt to new environments well.
Light Red Labradoodle from Crockett Doodles

Light Red Labradoodle from Crockett Doodles

Labradoodle Pricing

Price Range: $1400-$2800

  • Pricing is based on breed, coat, color and size.
  • We reserve the right to adjust the pricing of individual puppies for any reason.

6% sales tax applies to all puppies picked up from Crockett Doodles in South Carolina.

Pups delivered outside South Carolina do not incur a sales tax.

Chocolate Labradoodle from Crockett Doodles

Chocolate Labradoodle from Crockett Doodles

Labradoodle and Mini Labradoodle Sizes

Toy/Petite, Traditional Mini, Medium, Standard
Pups shown above are Goldendoodles (8 weeks old) – Sizes listed are full-grown estimates.
Red Tuxedo Labradoodle from Crockett Doodles
Red Tuxedo Labradoodle from Crockett Doodles

Labradoodle and Mini Labradoodle Colors

Labradoodle and mini Labradoodle puppy colors include chocolate, merle, red, apricot, cream, and black. Even though Chocolate Labradoodles are the most popular, the other Labradoodle colors are rising quickly.

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