Seeking a dog with maximum charm? Look no further than a Labradoodle. These dogs can come in different sizes, easily appealing to dog owners.
Adult Labradoodles can either be Miniature, Medium, or Standard in size. Miniature Labradoodles are 14-16 inches tall and weigh up to 25 pounds. Medium Labradoodles are 17-21 inches tall and weigh up to 45 pounds, while Standard Labradoodles are at least 22 inches tall and weigh a whopping 50-80 pounds.
Reading on, you will discover how Labradoodle puppies grow and how you can predict just how big your Labradoodle will be. It will also tell you all you need to know about each of the three Labradoodle sizes and what you can expect as a dog owner. Finally, it will help you decide on which Labradoodle size is best for you.
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What Size Are Labradoodle Puppies?
When a Labradoodle puppy is born, they’re small enough to fit in the palms of your hands. You will be surprised by how tiny a newborn Labradoodle is because, in just a few months, they’ll barely fit in your lap. A Labradoodle qualifies as a puppy as long as they’re still growing.
Labradoodles normally continue growing until they’re 12-18 months old. This is how big Labdradoodle puppis are:
- Miniature Labradoodle puppies weigh between 4 to 7 pounds at 2 months old
- Standard Labradoodle puppies weigh between 7-12 pounds at 2 months old
- Medium Labradoodle puppies weigh depending on the genes of their dam and sire
It’s best to check on the Poodle parent’s size and determine if they are a Miniature or Standard Poodle.
How Quickly Do Labradoodles Grow?
Labradoodles grow quickly and exponentially. You can predict a Labradoodle puppy’s growth by knowing the puppy’s weight and the breed sizes of their parents. Once you have that information, you can easily figure out just how big and how fast your puppy is going to grow. In case you don’t know the size of your puppy’s parents, you can always estimate their future growth based on their weight alone.
A good method is to weigh your puppy when they’re about four months old. Simply double that weight and add ten pounds to know their future weight once they’re fully grown. You can manage your puppy’s growth by providing them with certain types of food. If you’re raising a Miniature Labradoodle, it’s best to go with puppy formulated food for smaller breed sizes like Terriers or French Bulldogs. If you’re raising a Medium or Standard Labradoodle, it’s best to go with puppy formulated food for larger breeds like Huskies or German Shepherds.
Miniature Labradoodles are usually born from a Labrador Retriever that’s between 60-80 pounds in weight and a Miniature Poodle that’s about 10-15 pounds in weight. If the puppy is from a first-generation litter, you can expect that there will be a wide range of size variance. To make sure that your puppy will be a Miniature Labradoodle, it’s recommended that you find a multi-generational puppy, or in other words, a puppy that’s born from two Miniature Labradoodles.
Miniature Labradoodles are basically a family’s very own teddy bear. They have naturally caring temperaments and are known to be great with kids. Although they’re small, Miniature Labradoodles still need a lot of exercise. If you live in a small space, your Mini Labradoodle won’t mind as long as you take them on plenty of walks or jogs. It’s best to feed them about 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day to keep them healthy and energetic.
A Miniature Labradoodle will fit perfectly in a medium-sized pet carrier. If you’re someone who loves to travel and dreams of taking a beloved dog with you on your trips, then the Miniature Labradoodle is the way to go. They’re even small enough to be carried in a bag-type carrier and still be comfortable.
Medium Labradoodles are born from a Labrador Retriever that’s between 60-80 pounds in weight and a Medium Poodle that weighs around 20 to 30 pounds. Medium Poodles are sporty and playful, so expect your Medium Labradoodle to be an active little pup.
They’re just the right size for dog-lovers because they’re both easy to travel with and involve in day-to-day activities. Just like the Miniature Labradoodle, you can make sure that your puppy is a Medium Labradoodle if they’re born from 2 Medium Labradoodle parents.
While Medium Labradoodles love to play, they are also some of the smartest dogs around. They’re easy to train with positive reinforcement. If you’re looking for a puppy that can do tricks, then look no further than a Medium Labradoodle.
They make for excellent dogs for first-time fur parents because of their obedient and loving nature. They are easy-going and don’t ask for much other than food and love. To keep them happy and healthy, you’ll need to feed your Medium Labradoodle about 2-3 cups of dry food a day. It’s best to divide their food into 2 meals to keep them from getting bloated.
Medium Labradoodles aren’t exactly bag type carrier-friendly, but they do fit great in Intermediate-sized pet carriers. They’re still fun to take on trips because Medium Labradors love exploring new spaces and meeting new people. A Medium Labrador will always be ready to turn on the charm for your friends and family and secure their seat as everyone’s favorite dog.
Standard Labradoodles are normally born from a Labrador that’s between 60-80 pounds and a Standard Poodle that weighs about 40 to 70 pounds. Standard Labradoodles are the largest of the Labradoodle variety and also have the most energy. Standard Labradoodles are perfect for pet lovers with an active lifestyle.
A Standard Labradoodle can be both your fellow runner and hiking buddy. They are also natural-born swimmers so going to the beach with your Standard Labradoodle is sure to give you some wonderful memories.
Despite its larger size, a Standard Labradoodle doesn’t take that much more maintenance than a Miniature or Medium Labradoodle. They need just about the same amount of exercise as their smaller counterparts but they will definitely take up more space at home. Having a Standard Labradoodle is like having a furry middle-schooler that just wants to spend all their time playing with you.
Since they’re the largest and the most energetic type of Labradoodle, you will need to feed your Standard Labradoodle about 4-5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. Remember to divide those cups into a meal in the morning and a meal at night to keep your pup from overeating.
A Standard Labradoodle can travel comfortably in a Large or Extra-Large pet carrier. They are energetic yet calm and intelligent so they can withstand longer car rides or even plane trips. As long as you and your Standard Labradoodle are together, your puppy won’t have a single care in the world.
There are so many things you can do with just one breed, thanks to the Labradoodle’s varied sizes and personalities. It’ll be exciting to watch your Labradoodle puppy grow from a tiny ball of fluff in your hands to your best friend for life.
Whether you’re looking to have an adorable teddy bear like a Miniature Labradoodle, or an intelligent and charming best friend like a Medium Labradoodle, or your most motivational exercise partner like a Standard Labradoodle, the choice will always be yours.
The Labradoodle is a fantastic breed and their different sizes come with different experiences to offer. Whatever your needs and expectations are, there will always be a Labradoodle that’s ready to meet them. Not only are they a wonderful dog, but they’re also sure to become the light in your life.
Hey there! I’m Matt and I’m a content writer from the Philippines. I’ve raised over 10 dogs and 5 cats. I love taking care of my rescue dog Kewpie and my two rescue cats, Misty and Rosy.