Saturday, January 11, 2014

Fundamental Information About Australian Labradoodle

By Marissa Velazquez

An Australian labradoodle is a dog that is derived from a crossbreed between two or three other dogs. The dogs crossbred to produce this breed are a standard Toy poodle or Miniature and the Labrador Retriever. The name was first used in 1955, but remained unpopular until 1988. In 1988, the dog was used as an allergen-free guide canine.

The breeding was originally done in Australia in a place called Victoria by a breeder named Wally Conron. The goal of Wally Conron was to attain a blend of the gentleness and trainability of Labrador and low-shedding coat of a Poodle, which would fit people with dander and fur allergies. A puppy called Sultan was one of the litter of puppies generated from the experiment. Sultan showed to have all qualities the experiment was meant to achieve and was therefore utilized as a guide canine for some lady.

Labradoodles come in three main size varieties. The size chiefly relies on size of Poodles used for crossbreeding in first-generation. The three size varieties are standard, medium, and miniature. Average miniatures have a weight of around 15 to 25 pounds and grow to an altitude of 14-16 inches. The medium varieties are bigger than the miniatures with both females and males weighing 30-45 pounds.

The medium varieties grow to a height of 18-20 inches for the males and 17-19 inches for the females. Standard variety is the hugest of all other varieties. Both the females and the males weigh 50-65 pounds. The height is often 21-24 inches for the females and 22-24 for males.

With the correct training, labradoodle can make a very good family pet. It accepts and handles everyone in the family as a best friend. When happy, the pet jumps and plays around in joy making it a jovial companion. Under poor training, some show tendencies of unfriendliness. The temperament of the animal is dependent on factors such as socialization, training, and heredity.

When choosing, one needs to consider a puppy that has an average character. One that does not beat litter-mates and does not avoid people is ideal. An average puppy approaches people and permits them to hold and carry them in their hands. Approaching the mother to the puppies to study her temperaments may help a lot in selecting a puppy to take home. If the mother has temperaments that are not pleasing, it would be recommendable to check out other options.

Generally, labradoodles are very healthy, even though they are also susceptible to specific health conditions like other strains. When acquiring a puppy, medical clearances for both the mother and father must be availed to prevent future problems. Among the medical conditions to search for clearance for include elbow dysplasia, epilepsy, hip dysplasia, allergies, eye infections, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, and ear infections among others.

Australian labradoodle is a good breed to consider. It is simple to train and to take care for and there are many sources with important content about them. They may also be placed to several uses including assistance, guidance and as family and therapy dogs. Acquiring puppies while still young has advantages such as easy training and cheapness.

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