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Miniature Poodle vs Havanese vs Labradoodle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Miniature Poodle vs Havanese vs Labradoodle" Compare Miniature Poodle and Havanese. Which is better: Miniature Poodle or Havanese or Labradoodle?
Name Miniature Poodle Havanese Labradoodle
OriginsGermany France Cuba Australia
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank43523556
Reviews151
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Other Names Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Carniche Moyen, Barboncino Miniatura, French Poodle, Pudle, Zwergpudel Bichon Havanese, Bichon Habanero, Havanese Cuban Bichon, Bichon Havanais, Bichon Havanês, Havaneser, Havanezer Labrador Retriever + Poodle
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996 as a Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Bichons and related breeds section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition 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
United Kennel Club
Havanese Club of America
Australian Labradoodle Association
International Australian Labradoodle Association
Price 1000-1500 $900-$1200 $1000-$2000

General Appearance - Miniature Poodle vs Havanese vs Labradoodle

Size Small Small Large
Weight 15-17 pounds (7-8 kg) 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg) 50-64 pounds (22-34 kg)
Avg. Weight 16 pounds (7.5 kg) 10 pounds (4.5 kg) 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height 11-15 inches (28-38 cm) 8-11 inches (21-29 cm) Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm)
Avg. Height 13 inches (33 cm) 10 inches (25 cm) Male: 23 inches (58 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Miniature Poodle vs Havanese vs Labradoodle

Coat Dense
Curly
Thick
Soft
Wavy
Woolly
Flat
Long
Fine
Variety of coat types
Colors Apricot
Black
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
Reddish-Brown
Fawn
White
Havana Brown
Tobacco
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.
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Havanese requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Labradoodle requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Miniature Poodles shed none to minimal.
Havaneses shed none to minimal.
Labradoodles shed moderately.

Characteristics - Miniature Poodle vs Havanese vs Labradoodle

Temperament Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Affectionate
Gentle
Playful
Companionable
Intelligent
Responsive
Sturdy
Lively
Amiable
Charming
Affectionate
Intelligent
Alert
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Miniature Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Havanese's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Labradoodle's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Miniature Poodles are very easy to train.
Havaneses are very easy to train.
Labradoodles are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Miniature Poodle is a playful breed.
The Havanese is a highly playful breed.
The Labradoodle is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Miniature Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Havaneses are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Labradoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Miniature Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Havaneses need a lot of social interaction.
Labradoodles need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average to high: The Miniature Poodle is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Havanese rarely barks.
Average: The Labradoodle barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Miniature Poodles are good watchdogs.
Havaneses are good watchdogs.
Labradoodles are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Miniature Poodles are average defenders.
Havaneses strongly protect their territory.
Labradoodles are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Miniature Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Havanese has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Labradoodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Miniature Poodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Havaneses have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Labradoodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Miniature Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Havaneses tend to escape less than other breeds.
Labradoodles have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Miniature Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Havaneses have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Labradoodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Miniature Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Havaneses are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Labradoodles are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Miniature Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Havaneses adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Labradoodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Miniature Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Havaneses tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Labradoodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting 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.

Good With - Miniature Poodle vs Havanese vs Labradoodle

Stranger Friendly
Miniature Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Havaneses are stranger friendly dogs.
Labradoodles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Miniature Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Havaneses are very kid-friendly dogs.
Labradoodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Miniature Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Havaneses are very cat-friendly dogs.
Labradoodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Miniature Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Havaneses are very dog-friendly dogs.
Labradoodles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Miniature Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Havanese is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Labradoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Miniature Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Havaneses are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Labradoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Miniature Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Havaneses are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Labradoodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Miniature Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Havaneses are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Labradoodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Miniature Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Havanese breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Labradoodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Miniature Poodle vs Havanese vs Labradoodle

Health Issues
The Miniature Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Havanese is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Labradoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Addison's Disease
Bloat
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Cataracts
Chondrodysplasia
Deafness
Elbow Dysplasia
Heart Murmurs
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Ear Infections
Hip Dysplasia
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Allergies
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Hypothyroidism
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 14-16 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes Yes
Energy Level
Miniature Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Havaneses have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Labradoodles are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Miniature Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Havaneses exercise need is very minimal.
Labradoodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Miniature Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Havaneses sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Labradoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Miniature Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Havanese has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Labradoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Miniature Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Havanese is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Labradoodle is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Miniature Poodle vs Havanese vs Labradoodle

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-8 puppies, average 5 1-9 puppies, average 4 4-10 puppies

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