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.
Have you ever looked at a litter of Labradors and wondered what determines what color the puppies are? It’s possible for two black Labs to produce an entire litter of yellow puppies or chocolate puppies. Yet, two yellow Labrador Retrievers bred together will only ever produce yellow puppies. Color genetics can be a fascinating subject. For those interested in breeding or desiring a specific color of Lab, understanding the genetics behind color will make it easier to predict what color puppies will be in the litter.
Black vs Chocolate