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I constantly see the mention of mini-doodles on this site.
I drooled over Labradoodle sites for a year, caught my husband in a weak moment and finally was able to bring home a Labradoodle. 2 yrs. later she is 25" and 75#.(bigger than both her parents).
I found a breeder that I would like to use. He has sailed through all the tests with 5 generations of healthy offspring. My only concern is his size. He is about 26" and 100#(also bigger than both his parents).
Is there no demand for larger doodles? Are the mini's all that people want?
 

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I myself am a fan of the larger doodles. Jonah is 26" and @74#. Miko (rescue) is only @55#. I wouldn't mind at all if Jonah or miko were larger! :wink:
 

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I too like the larger doodles...there's one on this site that is 32 in tall and 100#

My Max is only 26in tall and 67lb at 13mos old

Peanut is just that...21 in tall and 45lbs at 8mos

nice to meet you LuckyMe
 

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Whew!!! I had no problem with her size, just concerned that I would have a problem selling the puppies if they were big. (my husband doesn't know it yet...but I'm keeping one for myself too!) She is my hiking buddy. We hike where there are bear and mountian lions spotted occasionaly, so size was a nice surprise. She runs off-leash, but once in awhile runs to my side and will just heel, scanning the woods as we go. Those are the days I'm thank-full upon making it back to my vehicle!
Nice to meet you too Annamarie and Gene! I am so glad I stumbled onto this forum! Although I have only bred toy dogs the past 20 yrs., I hope that I will be able to contribute with some of my experience. I know I will be looking for more info as I go with this Labradoodle adventure.
 

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I like the larger size. At 10 months Cali is almost 65# and about 25" at the withers. I'm not sure what she'll max out at. She's slowed down in her eating, so I think she's levelling off....
 

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Well you all know what my vote is
on this subject. For you newbies Denver is the 100 pounder
tall drink of water. :wink: :wink:
 

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I was taught that females have most of their size by 6 months, males grow till one year old. It was accurate when I bred little dogs and am curious if it also applies to big dogs.
 

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I wouldn't have minded getting a bigger dog, but I'm living in an apartment. I wanted a dog smaller than the pure muscle mass of a lab or golden (even though I LOVE them both!). Then it also turned out that the DBF is allergic, which is why we went with a medium sized labradoodle! Around 2 weeks and he's mine!
 

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CONGRATS once again on NAPA...love the name and his choc curls :D
Peanut is medium sized doodle and must say it's nice having her smaller than Max cause theyboth don't take up thewhole car :D
 

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KELSEY STANDS 24" OFF THE FLOOR AND IS WEIGHING IN AT 64LBS.
NICE SIZE. WE ARE NOT HAVING TROUBLE WITH SELLING THE LARGER SIZES of Labradoodles in Rhode Island.

HOWEVER WE DO GET THE OCCASIONAL CALL ASKING ABOUT THE PUPS WE HAVE AVAILABLE & THEN AFTER 20 MINS OF EXPLAINING THE LABRADOODLE BREED & THEN FIND OUT THEY NEED A "SMALLER SIZE" ...HAA HAA SILLY ME ....NOW I PREMISE ALL CALLS BY SAYING " THESE ARE GOING TO BE LARGER DOGS ....

WE ARE FINDING ALOT OF PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF HAVING A SMALLER DOG WITH SMALL CHILDREN. THEY DON'T WANT THE WORRY OF THEIR DOG GETTING"BROKEN" HEE HEE....OR HARMED BY THE SMALLER CHILDREN.

SO THEY SAY....

BUT I THINK THE SMALLER SIZES ARE SOO CUTE AND CUDDLY.
THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE THE SMALLER SIZE LABRADOODLES, ARE THEY CALM OR VERY HYPER? NOT HYPER HYPER BUT WHAT I MEAN TO SAY DO THEY BARK AND BARK AND BARK ALL DAY AT DUST FLYING BY THEM?
Do they nip growl at things they shouldnt be..are they nervous?
Are they as friendly as the larger labradoodles that from what I have read are like Kelsey in every way...Super friendly, easy to please waggin their tail types to Every body they meet???
I would love love to start a smaller medium size line but Tom loves the larger size....
 

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I will preface this by saying I love large dogs! I had a dane and now have a 100 pound lab :)

as for doodles, breeding a super large dog to a regular size female may not be a smart thing to do. second, the labradoodle standards do not account for dogs that size, so if you are a reputable breeder that adheres to the standard of the breed then that is too large.

Standard: 21 to 24 (not over 25) inches (or about 53-63 cm) from the wither to ground measurement. The ideal size for the female is 21-23 inches and the male is 22-24 inches. Weight range tends toward 23-30 kg (about 50-65 lbs). Oversize is a major fault.
http://www.ilainc.com/IALA/LabradoodleB ... ndard.html
 

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the labradoodle standards do not account for dogs that size, so if you are a reputable breeder that adheres to the standard of the breed then that is too large.
What the heck does that mean??????????????
 

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blueteal said:
the labradoodle standards do not account for dogs that size, so if you are a reputable breeder that adheres to the standard of the breed then that is too large.
What the heck does that mean??????????????
LOL it means you have a horsie doodle!!!!!

the bigger ones will come around it takes time :) Standard poodles have restrictions as well for the show ring but they made them bigger so someone came up with a term "royal Standard" :) that means larger than "the set standard" not sure if they have started showing "Royals" yet, but then I remember when parti and phantoms werent recognised colors in poodles and you couldnt register them or show them. You can still not show a multi color poodle.
 

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Thanks Michelle
I get it now I have a Royal Horsie Doodle
Here are Denver's parents
His Mom is on the tall side for a Lab(I am told)
His Poodle Dad is average and much shorter than Mom

 

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Sue his parents are BOTH stunning. I am impressed, those are beautiful dogs. Sometimes I see the parents and go yes those are nice (but they look funny to me!) But his parents are both lookers WOW

Nice combo for the new Royal Horsie Doodle Line!



(another bit of info poodle related -there is no such thing as a tea cup poodle nor a tiny toy. All dogs under a certain size are just registered as "toy")
 

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I like have one size and one kind of each

Max a labradoodle standing 26in tall , 67lbs
and Peanut a goldendoodle 21.5 tall and 45lbs.

I am told at my vet's that max is small labradoodle compared to their other labradoodles they see at their practice.

for me it's all about temperament. :D

and SUE I LOVE Horsadoodles that are gentle giants aka DENVER :D
 

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Ebbe ... about 65 lbs. and 25 inches at 9 mos. Mom was a normal size Lab, Pop a BIG standard poodle. And even though we thought she's be a 50-55 pounder, we love her size. It's just sorta painful when she decides to thump down for a rest .... ON YOUR FOOT! Sue ... does Denver do that?
 

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ON YOUR FOOT! Sue ... does Denver do that?
Oh yes and he loves to sit in my lap on the floor.
Of course I get stepped on by all four paws and he ain't no
lightweight. But i love the Denver hugs & kisses and trust me
Denver can hold me down to get his kisses in. I have had to get my hubby
to rescue me from Denver when he gets to slobbering too much and
I am laughing hysterically which turns into crying because I really can not get away .(More than you wanted to know)?
Bahahaahahaahaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
 
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