Petite Labradoodle

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15-30 lbs
12-15"
Unknown
Labrador Retriever
Cocker Spaniel x Poodle
Petite Labrapoo, Petite Labradordoodle, Petite Labradorpoo
The Petite Labradoodle is a hybrid mix of the Labrador Retriever, the American Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle (either Toy or Miniature).  This is a delightful mix of fun, intelligence, affection, agility and protection in a happy little package that appears to have been created just for purposes of companionship, watch dog and beloved family membership.  She's quite talented, too, having in her repertoire talents tricks, agility, watchdog, obedience, tracking, competitive obedience and retrieving.  And, since she's medium-sized, she'll probably try to add lap-sitting to that list!
Purpose
Companion, Agility, Competitive Obedience, Watchdog
Date of Origin
2000's
Ancestry
Laborador Retriever, Cocker Spaniel, Poodle (Toy or Miniature)

Petite Labradoodle Health

Average Size
Male Petite Labradoodle size stats
Height: 12-15 inches Weight: 15-30 lbs
Female Petite Labradoodle size stats
Height: 12-15 inches Weight: 15-30 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Eye Diseases and Disorders
Minor Concerns
  • Ear Infections
  • Allergies
  • Joint Dysplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus
  • Portosystemic Shunts
Occasional Tests
  • Ear Examination
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Yearly Physical Examination
  • Blood Tests and Blood Count
  • Eye Examinations (both internal as well as external)
  • X-rays of various parts of the skeletal system
  • Dental and Oral Examinations

Petite Labradoodle Breed History

The Petite Labradoodle is a hybrid mix of the Labrador Retriever, Cocker Spaniel and Poodle (usually the Toy or Miniature version).  This hybrid is a bit different from others in that the Labradoodle, a mix of Labrador and Poodle, is already a recognized designer breed which is quite popular.  The Labradoodle hybrid is one which was developed in the 1990's to early 2000's and is currently quite popular, giving rise to the desire for a smaller version of this fun and loving canine. To achieve the Petite Labradoodle, the smaller version of the already popular Labradoodle, breeders utilized the Labrador and the Poodle which were the breed parents of the Labradoodle and added the Cocker Spaniel to the bio mix.  This mix of parent breeds gives a delightful mix of a variety of qualities and traits from each of the parent breeds, which is dependent upon the percentage of the mix of each parent breed.  The Labradoodle (a mix of Labrador and Standard Poodle) originated in Australia was considered hypoallergenic and, due to its size, utilized as service dogs in addition to family companionship, a talent discovered as an offshoot from the original intent and purpose of the breed.  The Labrador parent originated in Canada in the 16th century and, as its name suggests, was bred for hunting and sporting tasks.  The Labrador remains one of the most popular breeds in the United States, being recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917.  The Poodle parent is available in the standard version, the miniature version and the toy version.  It originated in Germany and actually became its own distinct breed in France.  Though this may seem hard to believe when looking at the regal breed, it was bred for hunting, especially water retrieval, with even the grooming of the coat of the canine making it easier for her to move freely in the water without being weighted down and being snagged on underwater obstacles.  This breed today remains one of the most popular, being hypoallergenic and low in the shedding category, making it a wonderful family companion.  The Poodle breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887.  The American Cocker Spaniel breed parent hails from the United States.  The name "Cocker Spaniel" has been used, down through the centuries, to refer to any number of small canines and a variety of spaniel breeds.  This changed in the 1870's, when more specific breed specifications were utilized to characterize the breed we know today.  The Cocker Spaniel was bred to be a bird dog in England and is today the smallest of the Sporting Breed group.  The English Cocker Spaniel and the American Cocker Spaniel are closely related and very similar in appearance, and while both breeds are recognized by the American Kennel Club, they officially recognized them as separate breeds in 1946.  The Cocker Spaniel was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878 and continues today as an extremely popular canine breed, both in the show ring, and in the living room.  The Petite Labradoodle is recognized by the Dog Registry of America.

Petite Labradoodle Breed Appearance

The Petite Labradoodle, a hybrid mix of the Labrador Retriever, Cocker Spaniel and Poodle, can inherit any combination of appearance traits from the parent breeds.  She is described as standing 12 to 15 inches tall and weighing 15 to 30 pounds. She has a round head with floppy ears that hang over to her cheeks, bright oval-shaped deep set eyes and a black nose on a medium sized muzzle.  Her coat can be curly, medium thickness and silky to the touch or it can be more woolly and coarse, depending on the breed parent having dominance in the coat bio mix.  The woolly or fleece-like coat is more advantageous as it can possibly be more hypoallergenic and  have a lower amount of shedding.  The colors which are most commonly found are black, brown and gold.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Petite Labradoodle eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Petite Labradoodle nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Petite Labradoodle coat
Black
brown Petite Labradoodle coat
Brown
fawn Petite Labradoodle coat
Fawn
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Petite Labradoodle curly coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Petite Labradoodle Breed Maintenance

Your Petite Labradoodle hybrid family member is considered to be in the moderate category of maintenance.  This will require her to be brushed daily to remove loose hair, debris, tangles and mats from her curly/wavy lush coat, with bathing being done only as needed to preserve the vital oils needed for her beautiful coat.  She can be a minimal shedder with increases in shedding occurring periodically and, if she inherits most of her coat attributes from the Poodle parent, she'll be more hypoallergenic.  But, this, of course, can vary depending on which breed parent has the most influence in the coat bio mix.  She'll need to have her ears checked weekly and cleaned as needed with a cotton ball and an approved canine ear wash solution.  While you're checking her ears, have a look at her toenails on a weekly basis, trimming them as needed unless she keeps them worn down in her daily exercise activities.  Teeth brushing is recommended for almost all canine breeds at least two to three times a week to prevent periodontal disease development and the tooth loss which accompanies it.  She falls into the low category for smell and drooling tendency, again, dependent upon the breed parent bio mix.  She's an active little package, so daily exercise will be required to keep her healthy, happy and fit.
Brushes for Petite Labradoodle
Pin Brush
Dematter
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Petite Labradoodle requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Petite Labradoodle Temperament

Your Petite Labradoodle is a hybrid mix of the Labrador Retriever, Cocker Spaniel and Poodle.  As such, she can inherit any combination of the personality and temperament traits of the parent breeds.  Owners and breeders of the Petite Labradoodle describe this fun and loving little package as very affectionate and sweet as well as active, playful, loyal, confident, never aggressive, sensitive, intelligent, lively and easily trained.  It is this combination of personality traits that enables her to perform as a service dog exceptionally well. Like most other canine breeds, socialization at an early age will ensure that she'll be great with the kids, though some supervision is suggested when playing with smaller children.  Also, that early socialization will help her get along with other animals and even the family cat.  She's a good watchdog and may be wary of strangers until she is comfortable that the stranger is not a threat or danger to her human family members.  She is clever and quite eager to please, making her fairly easy to train with positive training methods.

Petite Labradoodle Activity Requirements

Your Petite Labradoodle hybrid is an active little canine!  She will absolutely love those long walks and jogs with added playtime in the dog park or in the fenced back yard.  Among her other favorite things to do are interactive games of fetch, Frisbee and fly ball in addition to obedience and agility training and practice.  She has a high hunting instinct, so it is highly recommended that, when you're walking or playing with this fun-loving family member outside the house or other enclosed area, you keep her on leash -- unless part of the planned exercise routine for you is chasing her through the neighborhood, following that small animal or interesting scent wherever it leads.  She is a smaller canine, so she'll be perfect for apartment or condo living, provided her exercise needs are met on a daily basis.  She can also live in a family home with or without a fenced yard in an urban or rural setting.  She is best suited to more moderate climates but can live in hotter or colder climates if provided adequate protection from the temperature extremes.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes

Petite Labradoodle Food Consumption

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

Petite Labradoodle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Petite Labradoodle size stats at six months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 17 lbs
Female Petite Labradoodle size stats at six months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 17 lbs
12 Months
Male Petite Labradoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 22 lbs
Female Petite Labradoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 22 lbs
18 Months
Male Petite Labradoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 22 lbs
Female Petite Labradoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 22 lbs

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