A labradoodle is a mix between a labrador retriever and a poodle. These dogs are fairly intelligent and friendly. Contact a puppy breeder to reserve a Labradoodle that you would like to own.
Gold, red, black, chocolate, and cream are common Labradoodle colors. White, sable, and merle coats are not as common. These colors are usually inherited through one parent. A merle coat consists of two colors. One color of the coat will dominate the head and the body of a Labradoodle. The other color will appear as mottled patches that are dispersed sporadically across a dog's head and body.
A breeder may own the parent dogs and keep them at their home. If not, they will have information about the bloodlines of the parent dogs. If a breeder has sold several litters of labradoodle puppies in the past, they can give you some information about the colors and color variations of each group of puppies that they previously sold. Upon choosing a breeder, you may need to place your name on a waiting list and pay a deposit. Breeders who have a lot of people interested in purchasing puppies may use a "first come, first served" policy.
The American Kennel Club recognizes many dog breeds. They furnish applications that can be exchanged for an authentic certificate. Labradoodles are not considered purebred dogs and are not recognized by the AKC. For this reason, there will not be any paperwork exchanged during the purchase of a labradoodle puppy.
Before you bring your new labradoodle home, prepare your home and your yard for the puppy. Your labradoodle will be fairly active. Any sharp items, fragile items, or expensive items should be placed on an elevated surface. Keeping these types of items out of bounds will prevent your puppy from becoming injured and will prevent damage to household items.
Purchase a bed, some toys, food, and bowls. If you are uncertain how much puppy food your dog will need, consult with the breeder that you purchased your puppy from. They can inform you about the type and amount of puppy food that your new pet is accustomed to eating. Always walk your puppy on a leash. Allow your labradoodle to get used to their surroundings and slowly introduce obedience lessons. The lessons can consist of some basic commands, such as sit, lie down, and come.
For more information, contact a labradoodle breeder.