With cross breeds, a lot of the medical conditions commonly found come from their purebred lineage. Joint problems like hip and elbow dysplasia are common in Labradoodles. This causes pain and mobility loss when the bones don’t fit correctly in the joints. Like other small dogs, Mini Labradoodles may be prone to patellar luxation, which is when the kneecap slides out of place. You may also want to watch out for retinal atrophy, blood clotting disorders, or skin disorders. Allergies are also pretty common in Labradoodles. These can be caused by food or outdoor allergens. As with any dog with floppy ears, ear infections can be common, so make sure your Labradoodle’s ears are clean and dry.
Behavior and Temperament
Mini Labradoodles are peppy dogs. They have a lot of energy and love to play. Because they are small, quiet, and don’t shed, this makes them a perfect apartment dog. They probably won’t get too upset about lots of people being around, so you won’t get noise complaints from neighbors. If you live in an apartment or small house, you’ll want to make sure that your dog gets a long walk and lots of playtime every day. If they don’t have a way to stretch their legs, they will get restless and bored. They also do well in bigger homes with fenced in yards. They love the sun and this will give them plenty of room to roam. This is a good breed if you want a smaller dog that can handle being outside for part of the day.
This is a good choice if you are thinking about bringing a new dog into your household. Labradoodles are excellent with children, and kids will love playing with this little guy. While it’s always a good idea to watch when young children are interacting with dogs, you shouldn’t have to feel worried every time your child and Mini Labradoodle play. This dog is not too small for them to be in danger of being injured, but not too big where their size might take down a small child. This dog is also comfortable around other dogs.
Mini Labradoodles are very intelligent and are quick learners. It is important to regularly practice obedience training to enforce good habits. These dogs can pick up on your disappointment and other emotions, so it’s necessary to give them clear behavioral expectations. Otherwise, they may get confused. They are keen to please, so they’ll do what they can to make you happy. Because they have so much energy and are intelligent, they need guidance. If they get bored, they will make up their own activities to spend their time. Unfortunately, these “jobs” they give themselves may involve digging or chewing your belongings.
Mini Labradoodles have the intelligence, friendliness, and energy of the Labradoodle in a smaller size. They make great companions and can also be used as service dogs. These dogs are great for first time dog owners, or families with other dogs or children. Their low-shedding coat makes them good for people with dog allergies that may not otherwise be able to have a pet. They are fairly small, but have the personality of a sweet, medium sized dog.