It’s that time of year again. The snow is melting away, the flowers are blooming and Summer is right around the corner. Your adorable Labrador Retriever may have been cooped up inside the house almost all winter, but it is time for him or her and the entire family to go outdoors and have some summer fun! There are a variety of outdoor activities your Labrador Retriever will enjoy doing all summer long.
The labradoodle is one of the most popular of the so-called designer dogs. A mix between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle, the labradoodle is essentially a mixed breed dog of known parentage. While there is nothing wrong with mixed breeds, the fact that people often pay more for a mixed breed whose parents have had fewer health tests and screenings and come with fewer guarantees than a purebred Labrador from a good breeder is a true shame.
Origins of the Labradoodle
Labrador Retrievers are very popular dogs for many good reasons. Unfortunately, with popularity you can also get a number of people wanting to cash in on that that breed substandard puppies in the hopes of making a few extra dollars. Whether you are looking for a pet, a hunting companion, a competition dog, or any combination of the above, you are going to want to ensure that you get a healthy dog with a good temperament that is suited to the activities you intend to pursue with him.