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Name Labradoodle Labrador Retriever Poodle
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
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Labrador
Barbone
Caniche
Chien Canne
Grosse Pudel
French Poodle
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle breed type comparison:
Cross Breed Purebred Purebred

Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle? Which is more expensive?
$1000-$2000 $1000-$2000 $1000-$1500
Availability
Which is easier to get, Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle?
Frequent: The Labradoodle is easier than average to get.
Very frequent: The Labrador Retriever is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Poodle is quite easy to get.

Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle? Which is the smallest dog, Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle?
Large Large Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Labrador Retriever? Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle weight comparison:
50-64 pounds (22-34 kg) Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
57.5 pounds (26 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle? Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle height comparison:
Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 23 inches (58 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more

Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle coat comparison:
Fine
Variety of coat types
Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Curly
Colors
What are the original Labradoodle, Labrador Retriever and Poodle color?
Gold
Apricot
Caramel
Chalky white
Black
Café
Cream
Silver
Chocolate
Parchment
Blue
They can also have parti-colored coats, which consist of brindles, phantom, patched, or sable colors.
Yellow
Chocolate
Black
Apricot
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle? Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle grooming comparison:
Average: The Labradoodle requires average grooming effort.
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Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle? Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or {name3 shedding:
Labradoodle dogs shed moderately.
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Labrador Retriever dogs shed moderately.
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Poodle dogs shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle? Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Intelligent
Alert
Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle intelligence:
Smart: The Labradoodle dogs have great intelligence.
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Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Trainability
Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle trainability comparison.
Labradoodle dogs are easy to train.
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Labrador Retriever dogs are very easy to train.
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Poodle dogs are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle playfulness comparison:
The Labradoodle is a highly playful breed.
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The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
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The Poodle is a playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Sensitive: Labrador Retriever dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle?
High: Labradoodle dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Slightly Below Average: Labrador Retriever dogs may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
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High: Poodle dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle social needs comparison:
Labradoodle dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Labrador Retriever dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Poodle dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle?
Average: The Labradoodle barks occasionally.
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Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
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Average to High: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle?
Labradoodle dogs are good watchdogs.
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Labrador Retriever dogs are average watchdogs.
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Poodle dogs are good watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Labradoodle dogs are average defenders.
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Labrador Retriever dogs are average defenders.
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Poodle dogs strongly protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Labradoodle has a low chance of biting somebody.

Moderate

The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Labradoodle bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Labrador Retriever bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Poodle bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle mouthiness comparison:
Labradoodle dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Labrador Retriever dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Poodle dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Labradoodle dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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Labrador Retriever dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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Poodle dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Labradoodle dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Labrador Retriever dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Poodle dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Labradoodle indoors.
It is not recommended to keep the Labrador Retriever breed in the home.
Very house-friendly dog the Poodle breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Labradoodle dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Labrador Retriever dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Poodle dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle?
Labradoodle dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Labrador Retriever dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Poodle dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle? Which dog is more friendly?
Labradoodle dogs are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retriever dogs are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Poodle dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Labradoodle dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Labrador Retriever dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Poodle dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle?
Labradoodle dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retriever dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Poodle dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle?
Labradoodle dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retriever dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Poodle dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle?
Labradoodle dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retriever dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Poodle dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle?
Yes
Labradoodle dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Labrador Retriever dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Poodle dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Labradoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Labrador Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Labradoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Labrador Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle Health Comparison

Health Issues
Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle health comparison. Which is the healthier: Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle?
Labradoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
The Labrador Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle health problems comparison:
Ear Infections
Hip Dysplasia
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Allergies
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Hypothyroidism
Acute Moist Dermatitis
Bloat
Cataracts
Cold Tail
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Myopathy
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd)
Cataracts
Cushing's Syndrome
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Neonatal Encephalopathy (news)
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
Patellar Luxation
Premature Graying
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Runny Eyes
Sebaceous Adenitis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Labradoodle should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Labrador Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Poodle should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle lifespan comparison. How long do Labradoodle, Labrador Retriever and Poodle breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Labradoodle: 13 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Labrador Retriever: 11 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Poodle: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle? Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle energy level comparison:
Labradoodle dogs are high-energy dogs.
Labrador Retriever dogs are high-energy dogs.
Poodle dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Labradoodle dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Labrador Retriever dogs need a lot of exercises.
Poodle dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle?
Labradoodle dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Labrador Retriever dogs don't need too much sleep.
Poodle dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle?
4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Labradoodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Poodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle?

Low 🔽

The Labradoodle has a low chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Labradoodle is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.
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The Poodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Labradoodle or Labrador Retriever or Poodle? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle?

Yes

Labradoodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Yes

Labrador Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Yes

Poodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Labradoodle and Labrador Retriever and Poodle have?
4-10 puppies 5-10 puppies 2-4 puppies

Labradoodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Poodle Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
Australian Labradoodle Association
International Australian Labradoodle Association
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry

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