More about Labradoodle Temperament can be read in “Austrailan Labradoodle temperament” I strongly recommend to read this article and answer yourself this crucial question. Whether you and your family will be able to meet the basic needs of Labradoodle? If not, you should think of other breed as I am sure that there is a perfect dog for you somewhere.

Are you able to devote your time to train your dog?

Labradoodle do not need a huge yard so that they could feel happy – they need you to be around them and they want to be around you as well. They need mental stimulation – which is why they are so good at being working dogs.

Will you be able to devote at least 30 minutes a day, for the first months of training with your dog?

Labradoodle dogs are highly intelligent – they learn very quickly and if you do not show them the right direction – they will find lots of other things to do (not necessarily things you will approve of). Of course – each dog will be grateful for a piece of the courtyard, but nothing can replace the contact with the owner.

Labradoodles love water. They love water up to the point that some put their paws in the bowl, some can even sit in the water with bowl (if they can still fit in it). You would never guess how much fun puddle can be. Can you bear it?

Labradoodle wants to accompany you wherever you go. Won’t you bother? My dogs tend to lie in bulk at the bathroom’s door, waiting when I finally get out of it. And yes – sometimes I stumble (even though I should have already learnt;-)). They are always ready and waiting for your move. Of course this does not mean that when you go out – you always have to take your dog with you. Properly trained dog will be left alone at home without causing any trouble. However, if you expect they will give you a break after you come back from work – forget about it!

Australian Labradoodle does not have a doggy odor, and frequent bathing is not necessary, because the hair is “self-cleaning” (in the meaning that dirt drops on the floor). However, they need regular care of the coat – combing and trimming. At the age of about 10 months they change their puppy coat and this is the time when their coat will need more attention. Are you prepared to brushing the coat regulary?

Those dogs are of a goofy nature. They have all crazy ideas – steeling laundry, missing socks is on a daily basis. Can you take it?

They have strong retrieving instinct. Some will want to catch birds, some carry objects in their mount. That of course makes them perfect assistant dogs but it could give you a headache when you see a little birdie in your dogs mount – oh no they will not hurt him. They will stand, wagging their tails and do not do any harm. Will you understand those natural instincts?

You should honestly answer all of these questions before you decide on this breed. If you are the perfect one for Labradoodle – congratulations!

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Elzbieta Gajewska
Australian Labradoodle Breeder in Poland
First Professional Australian Labradoodle Kennel in Poland