With so many “doodles” being advertised, how can you know which you should choose? First, keep in mind that the majority of labradoodles and goldendoodles are f1B - meaning 3/4ths poodle. This is the minimum amount of poodle normally offered in a doodle. So the poodle genetic input is the most important factor when deciding.
We are established miniature poodle breeders. While most doodles are based on standard or moyen poodles, which are just smaller standards, ours stem from champion, health-tested miniatures. The difference is huge.
Standard poodles have a very small gene pool and many health issues. Standards are also true hunting dogs and have a strong prey drive. Standards have a wonderful temperament but it is a standard poodle temperament, rather serious and a bit protective.
Miniature poodles have a diverse gene pool and are the most healthy of all three poodle sizes. Miniatures are not hunting dogs at all, but are strictly companion dogs. When you think of a miniature, you think of that wonderful circus dog on its hind feet dancing, merry and lively and adoring.
Standard poodles are a very tall dog and even bred “down” a generation, most labradoodles are 35 to 55 pounds and 18” to 23” tall at the shoulder.
Miniature poodles range from 10” to 15” at the shoulder. With our parentage, our miniature labradoodles are the perfect size, ranging approximately 16 to 24 pounds and 14” to 18” at the shoulder.
Want to go for a run or a hike or a swim? You can take one of ours along.
Want to put your dog in the car or on the couch? You can easily lift ours up.
Did it rain last night and your dog is muddy and needs a bath? Lift ours up, put in the sink and wash away.
Have an elderly person in the house? Ours are big enough to not be underfoot but small enough to not bump into them and knock them down.
Have a small child? Same thing. Just the right size to interact.