Difference Between Labradoodles & Golden Doodles

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Difference Between Labradoodles & Golden Doodles
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Doodle dogs are all the rage. The Labradoodle and the Goldendoodle are two of the most popular. But it can be hard to tell the difference between these adorable, fun-loving and sweet dogs.

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Labradoodles

The Labradoodle is a cross between a poodle and a Labrador retriever. Labradoodles were first bred in Australia in the late 1980s as a low-shedding guide dog alternative.

Goldendoodles

A Goldendoodle is a cross between a golden retriever and a poodle. Goldendoodles were first bred in the mid-1990s as a low-shedding family dog.

Similarities

For most people, it is hard to tell the difference between a Labradoodle and a Goldendoodle. Both are friendly, good with families and easy to train. Additionally, because both dogs were bred with poodles, their coats are low to non-shedding, therefore making them a good option for people with allergies.

Major Difference

One of the biggest differences in these dogs is their coats. Some of the Labradoodles can have a more curly, wiry, or Labrador-type coat that is a bit shorter. The Goldendoodle coats can be a little longer and wavy.

Additional Difference

Goldendoodles can be a bit mouthier than Labradoodles and they may need some additional training. Regardless of these differences, both doodles make wonderful pets.

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