Your breeder should be knowledgeable about both the breed and the specific lineage of the puppy. There are two types of Labradoodle:
- First generation
– This is when a Poodle is bred with a Labrador. This is how the dog was originally created in 1955 and 1998. (The dog was re-introduced by breeders decades after its initial creation).
The first generation method results in the greatest genetic diversity. The idea is to reduce the instances of genetic health problems. It’s not incredibly predictable but some genetic problems can be minimized at the very least.
– This is when two Labradoodles are bred to make a new generation. The aim here is to establish a new dog breed. This type of Labradoodle is referred to as both multigen and Australian Labradoodle.
No one type is the absolute best choice. But this is a topic your breeder should know about. It’s important to test your breeder with questions about the history of the breed and the type of care they’ll require. Ask some general questions which you already know the answer to. A professional breeder won’t mind, and a disreputable breeder won’t know.
Purchasing a dog from a reputable breeder is the start of a relationship, not the end of one. You, the breeder and a veterinarian will all work together to ensure your dog grows up healthy. During the first year, you want guarantees from the breeder against preventable illnesses and defects.
Labradoodles run the risk of certain health problems such as hip dysplasia and eye problems. No reputable breeder will hide this information from you. Instead, they’ll help you develop a lifelong plan to keep your pet healthy.
Are You Ready for a Labradoodle?
Labradoodles are a little bit more work than many people initially realize. But the rewards are greater as well. Labradoodles are loyal, lively companions – truly a unique dog. When you take a look at these five questions, you’ll know if you’re ready for a Labradoodle. If so, you’re in for a treat!