Labradoodle Miniature

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25-40 lbs
14-17"
United Kingdom
Labrador Retriever
Toy or Miniature Poodle
Mini Labradoodle, Mini Labrapoo, Mini Labradordoodle, Mini Labradorpoo, Miniature Labrapoo, Miniature Labradordoodle, Miniature Labradorpoo
The Miniature Labradoodle is a smaller variety of a well known hybrid breed. They are smart and sweet dogs who love to spend time with their owners and are very well behaved around pets and people of all ages. These kind dogs will not be good guard dogs but can still contribute to protecting the house by barking and alerting you of any danger. They are healthy dogs that should live to be around 10 to 14 years old, and are not predisposed to any rare health concerns. This breed will look like a mix of both parent breeds; the Labrador and the Poodle, and can be seen in a range of possible coat colors.
Purpose
Companion pet, watch dog
Date of Origin
1988
Ancestry
Labrador Retriever, Toy or Miniature Poodle

Labradoodle Miniature Health

Average Size
Male Labradoodle Miniature size stats
Height: 14-17 inches Weight: 35-45 lbs
Female Labradoodle Miniature size stats
Height: 14-17 inches Weight: 25-40 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hypothyroidism
Minor Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • MRI
  • CT Scan
  • Physical Examination
  • Ultrasound
  • Urinalysis
  • Serum Chemistry
  • Joint Fluid Sample
  • Blood Tests

Labradoodle Miniature Breed History

The Miniature Labradoodle was created in the year of 1988. This hybrid breed is the work of Wally Cochran, who is a breeder and member in the group of ‘The Royal Guide Dogs’. They had a client whose husband was in need of a guide dog but was allergic. They were given the task to create a new breed that was smart and gentle but hypoallergenic. The result was the Labradoodle, which is found in many houses around the world today. There are several varieties of the Miniature Labradoodle. The F1 is an even mix of 50% Poodle and 50% Labrador. There is also the F1-B type, which is 75% Poodle and 25% Labrador, which is the variety known to shed very little and is the best type for people who have dog allergies. A mix of two F1 Labradoodles is called an F2, and it is very similar to the F1 type, although it is not as good of a choice for allergic owners since it sheds more. An F3 is the result of a cross between two F2 varieties, and a Multi-Generation Labradoodle is a combination of two F3 or higher generation dogs. This is one of the most popular designer dog breeds, but there are many others as well. The new trend of mixing dog breeds has been on the rise lately, and is the cause of many other interesting combinations.

Labradoodle Miniature Breed Appearance

Overall, these dogs will look like a smaller version of the original Labrador. They are fluffy and small, with an appearance that is not overly bulky or refined, but is instead described as square and athletic. Their muzzles are mid to long in size, and the eyes will have a soulful but playful look to them. The ears on these dogs, which are set on the top and back on their head, are long and furry. If the Miniature Labradoodle has a coat that is similar to that of a Poodle, it will be curly, silky and medium in length. The texture will be coarser and thicker the more that the dog has Labrador DNA. Like with the appearance of all designer dogs, the Miniature Labradoodle can have an appearance that changes from dog to dog. This is because some pups can adopt more DNA and characteristics from one parent than the other.
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Labradoodle Miniature eyes
Hazel
brown Labradoodle Miniature eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Labradoodle Miniature nose
Black
brown Labradoodle Miniature nose
Brown
isabella Labradoodle Miniature nose
Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities
white Labradoodle Miniature coat
White
black Labradoodle Miniature coat
Black
brown Labradoodle Miniature coat
Brown
silver Labradoodle Miniature coat
Silver
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Labradoodle Miniature curly coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Labradoodle Miniature Breed Maintenance

With their curly coats, these dogs will need to be brushed daily. They should be bathed when necessary, and should have their eyes cleaned occasionally with a wet cloth. Like with all dogs, you will also need to care for their nails, ears and teeth. Dogs need to have their nails trimmed one or two times per month in order to keep them at a healthy length. Some dogs who are more active than others may need to have their nails trimmed less often than those who are lazier. To keep away unwanted ear infections, you should wipe clean your dog’s ears every week. Dogs should get their teeth brushed every day if possible, but if you can’t manage to do so that often, then two or three times per week should be enough. Doing this will keep your pets teeth and gums clean and healthy. Perform these simple maintenance tasks and you will have a happy and healthy pet.
Brushes for Labradoodle Miniature
Pin Brush
Scissors
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Labradoodle Miniature requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Labradoodle Miniature Temperament

This designer breed is smart and easy to train, which makes them a great choice for all dog owners, even those who are new and inexperienced. They are loving towards their family members and are also very tolerant and compassionate, which makes them great companions around kids and other pets as well. They are suitable to apartment life, since they do not need much space to live. This breed is known to enjoy water sports, and love playing and exercising with their families. These dogs are too kind and gentle to be useful guard dogs. They will, however, alert you of any danger, which makes them suitable for watchdog duty. Like all pets, the Miniature Labradoodle should be well socialized as puppies. Bringing them to new areas and letting them meet new people and animals will make sure that they are prepared for any situation that they may encounter as an adult.

Labradoodle Miniature Activity Requirements

These designer dogs will need to be walked or jogged every day, along with some daily playtime at a park or in the yard. This breed also loves to play in the water and swim, and would enjoy participating in any activities that involve getting wet. Since this breed is so intelligent, they will need to be exercised mentally as well as physically. Exercise these dogs for about 30 to 60 minutes per day to keep them happy and healthy.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Labradoodle Miniature Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.8 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

Labradoodle Miniature Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Labradoodle Miniature size stats at six months
Height: 4 inches Weight: 7 lbs
Female Labradoodle Miniature size stats at six months
Height: 4 inches Weight: 6 lbs
12 Months
Male Labradoodle Miniature size stats at 12 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 20 lbs
Female Labradoodle Miniature size stats at 12 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 15 lbs
18 Months
Male Labradoodle Miniature size stats at 18 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 35 lbs
Female Labradoodle Miniature size stats at 18 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 27 lbs

Labradoodle Miniature Owner Experiences

Eli
4 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Brushing
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Play
Eli is amazing! He is very friendly to all dogs and people! He actually barks a lot, and sounds vicious sometimes, but he is just talking. He loves kids. He loves to play and run and jump! He took one session of obedience lessons and does really well. He can be off leash and stays close. Everyone who sees him wants a dog just like him. Our neighbor even ended up getting one from the same breeder! Definitely recommend!
5 months ago
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