Every dog breed has a list of health concerns that have been documented over time. Both breeds are prone to hip and elbow dysplasia. This happens when the bones and joints don’t fit quite right. This can lead to pain and lameness if not treated. Poodles have quite a few illnesses that are often associated with this breed. You will want to watch out for epilepsy, inflammatory skin diseases, adrenal gland disease, and blood disorders. If you take your Poodle to the vet once they display symptoms of being ill, these conditions can be treated. Labradoodles are prone to hypothyroidism and allergies. They can be allergic to food or environmental factors and this can leave them very uncomfortable and itchy. Common diseases are often a result of poor breeding, so choosing a knowledgeable breeder can help prevent passing on genetic diseases.
Behavior and Temperament
These breeds are both very friendly and are good with children. Of course, make sure to watch your Labradoodle around small children because they get excited easily and might accidentally knock down a child. They have plenty of energy and need daily exercise and play. Even though they’re big dogs, they do just fine in apartments. If you do not have a fenced in yard for them to play in, make sure they get to go on a few walks a day.
Labradoodles aren’t big chewers, so you don’t need to worry as much that they’ll destroy your belongings while you’re away. Poodles have a greater tendency to chew. It’s a good idea to give them toys they are allowed to chew on, and make a clear distinction of what is ok and not ok to chew on. They are intelligent dogs, so with proper training, they can understand what you expect from them.
Poodles are companion pets that never want to be away from their owner. This makes them a good pet for people who work at home or are retired. If you do not spend a lot of time at home, they may become upset and anxious. Labradoodles also like to spend time with their people, but don’t need as much constant attention. These dogs will be fine if you leave them to work during the day, as long as you give them your full attention the rest of the day.
Labradoodles and Poodles are great breeds if pet hair in your home is an issue for you. They are very intelligent and are easy to train. Poodles are pretty dogs, but take lots of effort to keep them looking good. They also require a lot of your time, as they need to be around their owners the majority of the time. Labradoodles are a little less high maintenance in both appearance and attention. They have a ton of energy, so they need enough exercise to keep them from getting bored and destructive. When choosing a dog, it’s important to think about what kind of money, time, and skill is necessary for giving your dog a happy and healthy life.