6 Costs of Owning a Labradoodle

Written By: Sharon Becker

  1. Toys

If your dog doesn’t have enough toys, he’ll let you know. He’ll chew on the sofa, shoes and whatever else seems appealing. In order to keep your stuff safe, and keep your dog happy, you’ll need a regular supply of toys.

The exact type of toys depends on you and your dog’s preferences. Some dogs love to play catch with tennis balls. Others love to chew on stuffed toys.

There are two things to pay attention to here:

When buying throwable toys, avoid anything made of very hard material. One stray bounce in front of your pet can accidentally knock out a tooth! This is actually one of the most common ways dogs lose teeth.

When buying chewable toys, be aware of any small parts. Few instance, quite a few dogs toys have small squeakers inside. If the dog is strong enough to tear open the toy, he can accidentally swallow the squeaker. Most Labradoodles are easily able to tear apart most toys, so this can be a real concern.

As you’ve probably guessed, Labradoodles can go through toys pretty quickly. You’ll want to ensure your furry friend always has plenty of toys to play with.

  1. Grooming

Labradoodles aren’t a breed; they’re a crossbreed. This means they don’t have one typical look. A Labradoodle’s hair might be wiry, wavy, straight, soft, curly or even sheep-like. Generally:

  • Labradoodles with straight coats are said to have “hair” coats.
  • Labradoodles with wavy coats are said to have “fleece” coats.
  • Labradoodles with curly coats are said to have “wool” coats.

No matter what type of coat your Labradoodle has, you’ll need to schedule regular appointments at the groomer. A Labradoodle should be groomed at least once every two to three months. You’ll want a haircut, nail trim and a bath.

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