Both breeds are very friendly and intelligent. They are good in homes with children and get along well with other dogs. They have lots of energy and need plenty of exercise. Homes with a spacious backyard are good for these dogs. Labradoodles can adjust to apartment living just fine, as long as they get enough exercise. Labradors are not well suited to apartment living, so if you don’t have a home with a yard, you may want to consider a Labradoodle.
Labradors love to chew, so it’s important to make sure this dog has toys to chew. Otherwise, they will find their own chew toy, and it may be your shoes or furniture. These destructive behaviors may be worse if they are bored or don’t have enough room to spend their energy. Labradoodles do not chew as much, so a few chew toys will keep them satisfied. They are both easily trainable breeds, so if they display bad behavior, it is possible to get them to behave more productively.
When it comes to barking, the Labrador is a bit more vocal than the Labradoodle. Labradoodles are pretty quiet, but they may bark when there are strangers at the door. When choosing a dog, consider if your dog’s barking will be a problem. If you live in an apartment, or in the middle of a big city, lots of barking may be an annoyance to you and your neighbors. Since Labradors do well in homes with large yards, their barking shouldn’t be a problem in more rural areas. The Labradoodle is fine in apartments and busy areas because they are not as likely to vocally react to their surroundings.
If you’re looking for a watchdog, you may want to choose the Labradoodle. They are friendly, but wary of strangers. If a stranger comes to the door, they will let you know. Labradors are the kind of dogs that will lead a stranger to the door for playtime. Labradoodles aren’t necessarily guard dogs, but they’ll keep a lookout for you.
Labradors and Labradoodles are great family dogs and are fine in multi-dog households. They are intelligent and easy to train. These dogs are friendly and gentle. If you’re planning on having your dog live inside with you, decide if you are okay with pet-related messes. Labradors shed a lot and this may bother people with dog allergies. Labradoodles make less of a mess, but they do require occasional trips to the groomer. Labradors do better in homes with large yards so they can spend lots of time outside. Labradoodles make good indoor pets and can even live in apartments. Whichever dog you choose, you will love your furry, friendly companion.