Australian Labradoodle Temperament
Australian Labradoodles like nothing better than a camping trip and a game.
The Australian Labradoodle was bred to be a non-shedding, allergy friendly, service dog. Because of this he makes a wonderful house dog. He has no doggie odor and doesn't leave his hair on the furniture.
He is a fellow who needs human companionship to be happy. When he is grown he can certainly be trusted to be home alone while you are at work but he does need companionship. Any temperament problems we have encountered have been the result of a puppy or dog being left alone while his person went to work.
It is not enough to plan holidays or even the entire summer off to bond with your puppy. A labradoodle is not a good choice for families who go out to work every day. He will get bored and lonely resulting often in behavior problems. Some dogs go to work every day but this is not for every person or for every workplace. Please think carefully before you commit to this plan. We are relectant to place a puppy in a home where everybody goes out to work and leaves puppy alone.
A labradoodle is not the dog to leave out in the yard for most of his waking hours. He will become an unhappy, nervous barker.
The Labradoodle is joyous. He loves a good game but will settle down when it is quiet time. That being said every labradoodle needs more exersise than he would get in the back yard. If your dog is restless or gets into trouble it is likely he is not getting enough exersise.
A labradoodle is a great fellow to have on a hike. Even the miniature doodles enjoy a good long walk and have great endurance.
Puppy is not ready for hikes. He is like a toddler and although seems filled with energy he has not grown enough to have endurance.
It is not possible to be a 'one man dog' and a successful service or therapy dog. The Australian Labradoodle was bred to enjoy everybody's company even though he is loyal to his special family.
Although a Labradoodle will sound the alarm he is not by nature aggressive and was not bred to be a guard dog. Even small Australian Labradoodles are not constant barkers by nature.
Australian Labradoodles do well as Therapy Dogs
Arty visits Long Term Care home.
Our four month old Australian Labradoodle puppy visits residents of the extended care home in Grand Forks. Many of our puppies go on to become therapy dogs. It is time well spent for both dog and family. Ask a trainer near you what your dog needs to do to qualify as a therapeutic hospital visitor.