These puppies are bred by crossing a first cross miniature Labradoodle
with an unrelated Poodle.
The first cross Labradoodle mothers are bred from Miniature Poodles
and these girls are usually crossed with a Standard X Toy Poodle
male so in effect there are four different breeds in the mix. This
maximises heterosis while at the same time maintaining the poodle
influence on the coat.
Backcross puppies rarely shed hair and if they do shed it is only
slight shedding. Their coats can be quite poodle like, long curly
and soft as puppies becoming coarser as they grow older. Some pups
have shorter fine shaggy coats.
The woollier dogs usually need clipping although some have been
kept long with regular monthly visits to the groomer and a bit
of judicious trimming around the eyes and the bottom.
We breed these dogs for people who would like a dog with more
certainty in their coat type. They do usually look more poodle
like than the first cross dogs but if their coat is clipped evenly
they will not be mistaken for poodles.
They are usually knee high dogs similar in size to the Miniature
Labradoodles only with a lighter frame. Occasionally we join back
to Mini or Toy Poodles in which case they will grow into small
dogs – no larger than a beagle.