Labradoodle pictures from baby to adult

When people see a baby Labradoodle, they often think “That looks so much like a lab!” And yes, many do; and for good reason. LOL What they don’t get to see unless they’re familiar with Labradoodles is the progression from what they look like as a baby, to what they can look like as an adult dog.

Since a poodles coat, like human hair, just keeps on growing, what you see at a month or 2 months is often very different from what they will eventually look like. I will show you here what a huge change the growing coats make in these dogs. Most pups are about as cute as they’re going to get at 6- 8 weeks of age. Not so with Labradoodles! I think they just keep getting cuter as that coat grows and thickens.  Look below and I bet you’ll agree. The pups pictured are out of my own dogs… so you can get a true example of what it is I offer.

As of late I seem to be specializing in chocolate/cafe au lait litters. Leo is a good example of a pup that starts out chocolate and turns cafe au lait over time. I think it’s a very pretty color on a doodle!

At 4 weeks old with a dirty face from having just eaten his gruel.


At 4 months old playing in the snow Leo was still very dark chocolate.


At 6 months the lighter facial hair was starting to show


At 9 months Leo is showing what a gorgeous cafe au lait boy he is going to become.


Full body picture of Leo at 9 months. His coat had been clipped a bit but the color surely shows.


Sadie (cream or yellow) at 5 weeks


Sadie at 8 weeks old with her hair “fluffed”


Sadie at 4 months


Sadie at 6 months


Sadie at 12 months old!


Example of a black doodle…
Snuggles at 11 days of age


Snuggles at 3 weeks of age


Snuggles 3 months


Snuggles at 5 months of age


Snuggles at 7 months of age; she’s still working on that long Labradoodle coat; she is true black but the flash dilutes her color.


At 10 months her coat’s noticeably fuller and longer.


Do I want a male or a female pup?

When trying to decide which gender of pup to buy, some really over think it.
Assuming this is going to be a pet only, and will be de-sexed (for it’s health and your sanity), there really is little difference in the actual owning of the 2. Some believe a female is best because of it’s potential “motherly nature” which unless you’re one of it’s own pups and are a newborn, simply isn’t the case. Once those pregnancy hormones are used up, a female dog is no more or less affectionate than a male.
Some think a male dog is more aggressive or territorial than a female… again, if they’re neutered at a young age, this is false. Given that neither poodles nor Labs are aggressive breeds, your pup just doesn’t have it in their genes to be that way. Raised lovingly, both sexes are equally loving and safe to have around.
Some expect a female to be more gentle… not true! Some expect a male to be stronger… Nope, sorry wrong again! Some want a female so their wheels don’t get marked… neuter a male by 6 months and that problem is averted.

In my opinion, the biggest difference is that it’s less expensive to neuter a male (since it’s not as big a surgery) than it is to spay a female. The end result is the same.

So find a pup that suits you and your family, get it de-sexed, and enjoy!

I’m a Labradoodle breeder

When I tell people I’m a labradoodle breeder I usually get one of 3 reactions.

1. They have no clue what a “Labradoode” is.
2. They know and have a friend, family member or acquaintance who has or wants one.
3. They tell me I’m corrupting purebreds by crossing 2 recognized breeds and have no business in the business.

The first group is fun, because it gives me the chance to share my excitement of these great dogs with people who have no preconcieved notion about them. Some are fascinated, some could care less, but all go away knowing more than they knew.

The second group is generally enthusiastic and tell me stories about how smart, funny, cute and well trained the dog is. I smile and nod my head, enjoying seeing others as enthusiastic about these little treasures as I am.

The third group isn’t a lot of fun, but they’re entitled to their opinion, so I let them state their position, then come home and play with my doodle dozen.

Sure I could have bred my adult dogs to purebreds, and been raising AKC pups for the same cost as I’m doing Labradoodles. But I’d also have concerns about the genetic weaknesses, inbreeding, and glut on the market that’s taken the thrill out of that possibility for me. My heart just sinks when I see how many Lab breeders are advertising in the local classifieds! I know they’re the number 1 dog in new pup registries with AKC each year, but how many get good loving life long homes? And as wonderful as standard poodles are, they have trouble finding acceptance among men because they’re concieved as “fru-fru dogs” which is not the case at all! They’ll keep up with a lab in retrieving ducks, don’t stink your truck up on the ride home and won’t shed laying in front of the fire to dry off!

So whatever your reaction, I’m proud to say “I’m a labradoodle breeder.”