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Labradoodles

Originally bred to be hypoallergenic service dogs Labradoodles have become one of the most popular breeds around. Intelligent and easy to train Labradoodles have the calm and loving dispositions required for family pets and they are also well suited as service and therapy dogs.

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Responsible Breeding

Our Breeding dogs have their DNA tested and certified, Hips and elbows certified, and Eyes certified and cleared for congenital defects.

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Responsible Ownership

Responsible pet owners treat their canine friends like family and realize it is a commitment for the life of your dog. Regular socialization, exercise and preventative health care including spay or neuter. A safe and clean environment with a fenced yard.

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Trainability

We recommend training your puppy as much as possible. The best puppies know their boundaries and are taught what is expected with love and devotion. Labradoodles are easily trained. They should be completely potty trained within 4 to 6 weeks after pick up

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LIFESTYLE NEEDS

Labradoodle

Lifestyle needs

The name ‘Labradoodle’ is given to a cross between a Poodle and Labrador (so is not a breed in the accepted sense). This is usually a Standard Poodle but smaller Poodles are sometimes used to breed a smaller dog. Generally Labradoodles are largish dogs. The offspring of such a mating is known as an F1 cross and may have the added benefit of heterosis (or ‘hybrid vigor’). If two Labradoodles are mated together, this is known as F2. An F2 bred to an F2 will result in an F3, and so on. If an F1 is bred back to either parent breed it is an F1B

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Temperment

Hidden Springs Labradoodles

Temperament will vary but typically, if well socialized as puppies, the labradoodle will be a lively, good natured family pet.

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Hypoallergenic

Hidden Springs Labradoodles

There is the potential for owners to less likely to be allergic to these dogs, but zero or low allergy is not guaranteed even within the same litter. It is claimed that these dogs will not shed their coats but this is not guaranteed.

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Grooming

Hidden Springs Labradoodles

Coat type is varied. Although coat type varies, your labradoodle will need plenty of exercise and stimulation, with regular opportunities to walk off lead. Regular, frequent and thorough grooming is needed.

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Breed Information

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Temperament

Labradoodles are known for their intelligence, level-headedness, affection, sociability and cheerful disposition. Originally a hybrid of a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle, today’s Labradoodles are increasingly multi-generation dogs, which means that both of their parents are Labradoodles, and preferably all of their grandparents, as well. Reputable breeders are taking steps to get the Labradoodle fully recognized by the American Kennel Club and other purebred dog registries. An important part of that process is standardizing the Labradoodle’s unique breed characteristics, including temperament. These dogs should be outgoing but not pushy, self-confident but not aggressive and smart but not overly independent. They are loyal, friendly, eager to please, even-tempered, gentle and kind. This combination of traits makes Labradoodles outstanding service and therapy dogs, as well as terrific family companions.

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Trainability

Labradoodles are highly intelligent dogs that usually are a breeze to train. They quickly learn standard obedience commands, such as sit, down, come and stay. This breed thrives on being mentally and physically engaged. They love playing and interacting with people and other dogs, especially in games involving chase, fetch or hide-and-seek. Labradoodles seem to enjoy participating in competitive canine activities, such as flyball, agility and obedience. They cannot yet participate in activities sanctioned by the American Kennel Club. However, there are many hobby dog clubs that owners can hook up with. As with almost any breed, a Labradoodle’s socialization and training should start at an early age and continue throughout its life. Some will benefit from an occasional refresher course.

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Activity Requirements

Labradoodles are energetic, active animals. The larger (standard) variety always does best with regular exercise, including a long daily walk and lots of time and room to run. Some Labradoodle enthusiasts suggest that they get at least 2 hours each day of rigorous activity. This is a water-loving breed, which makes swimming a great exercise option. The smaller Labradoodles usually are quite comfortable living in a small home or apartment setting, provided they get a brisk daily walk and lots of physical attention. When Labradoodles are inactive or left to their own devices for too long, they tend to take out their frustrations on furniture, carpet, walls or landscaping. Despite their cheerful disposition, a bored, idle or ignored Labradoodle can quickly become an unhappy, anxious and destructive Labradoodle.

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Behavioral Traits

Labradoodles share a love of water with their field Labrador and Poodle ancestors and often will enter water without prompting. Because so many Labradoodles in the United States are first-generation hybrids, littermates may not share the same behavioral traits. There are few reliable, or reliably reproducible, breed-specific generalizations that can be made about the Labradoodle, other than it is a very smart, friendly, affectionate, loyal, trainable and patient breed. Like Labs, they tend to chew when bored and enjoy chewing on bones and playing with toys whether bored or not. Most Labradoodles like to jump on furniture and into their owners' laps, so prospective owners should be prepared to do lots of training if this behavior is not acceptable. Labradoodles are vigorous diggers. They can quickly rearrange a yard’s landscape and create a perfect start for an in-ground swimming pool.

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Testimonials

It’s always the word of mouth that’s the best advice.
Here are some of ours.

We purchased our Australian Labradoodle, George, from Hidden Springs Labradoodles. Our entire experience with this breeder was 5 star. They were incredibly responsive from the start and in the puppy prep process. They quickly responded to any questions we had prior to picking up our puppy. When we picked up George, we were pleased to see that he was raised in a loving, family home. It was impeccably clean and we could tell that the family genuinely loved their puppies. After we brought George home, Hidden Springs was still responsive to questions we had. George’s transition to our home was very easy and we couldn’t be happier with him. He is a loving, smart, social, happy dog. People comment all the time how beautiful and sweet he is. He is the perfect addition to our family, and we are so happy we found Hidden Springs!!!!!       Molly Z.

My wife and I feel unbelievably fortunate to work with a breeder like Hidden Springs Labradoodles. From the first time we inquired, Mike and Carol were very responsive, knowledgeable and helpful informing us on their process and litters. The adoption process was top notch from beginning to finish and included all the information you could ever need from instructions on your puppy’s first week home, Information on what food to buy, the acclimation process, how to socialize your pup, info on training, updates on the litter (our favorite part), and just a true wealth of expertise and info we’ve found super useful. Our little girl has been with us for nearly a month and she is happy, healthy and our whole wide world. She is gorgeous. Thank you Hidden Springs Labradoodles! We could not be happier.      Peter & Gina M