The curiosity around the Blonde Labradoodle has raised many questions and interests around the world. You’re probably wondering what makes this Goldendoodle coat color different from the others. In this Blonde Goldendoodle guide, we’ll break down everything you need to know about these multicolored beauties, including:
- Blonde Labradoodle vs other Labradoodles
- Potential Health Issues
Before we get started, he’s the short summary of the Blonde Labradoodle. The Blonde Labradoodle breed is the same as any other Labradoodle breed. What makes them different are their coat colors. Labradoodles generally have a lighter coat color that can be described as a mix between yellow and cream. A blonde Labradoodle inherits their coat color specifically from Labrador Retriever because yellow is a purebred color.
With their intelligence and affection, Labradoodles are perfect as service companions. They are also perfect with family-oriented households and children. Many people are seeking a more cream and yellow-colored Labradoodle so we’ll explain everything you need to know about the blonde Labradoodle breed.
Check out our other popular Labradoodle articles: Labradoodle Generations (F1, F1B, F2, etc.) and Labradoodle Coat Colors.
Difference Between Blonde Labradoodles & Other Labradoodles
One of the biggest questions when it comes to the curiosity of the Blonde Labradoodle is: what’s the difference between a Blonde Labradoodle vs other Labradoodles? They have the same temperament and parent breeds but only different colors. There isn’t much of a difference besides that. Unlike other Labradoodle colors, blonde Labradoodles tend to have a lighter coat and are often bred as service dogs.
Since Labrador Retrievers come in three standard coat colors (yellow, black, and chocolate), there a high chance that you’re going to get a few blonde Labradoodle puppies in a litter if you breed with a yellow Labrador Retriever. This is especially true if you mix the Labrador Retriever with a lighter coat colored Poodle that is white, cream, or apricot. Labradoodles that are blonde in color are highly sought after because they look like a Labrador Retriever.
The Blonde Labradoodle traces its origins to Australia. In the late 1980s, Willy Conron was trying to create a Poodle hybrid at the request of a visually impaired lady in Hawaii. The lady wanted a service dog but was allergic to dogs. In 1989, Conron cracked the code and created Sultan, an Australian Labradoodle. Willy Conron’s action led to a variety of Doodle breeds we have today.
When the Australian Labradoodle was originated, many people begin to understand its intelligence, the benefits of its curly coat, and its perfect temperament. When Sultan, the first Australian Labradoodle arrived in Hawaii met his owner, the connection was perfect. Sultan’s character, abilities, and personality were admired by many people in Hawaii and across the world. This is what prompted Doodle’s popularity, demand, and increasing supply. Unfortunately, in 2019 – Willy Conron said that he regretted creating this designer breed and that it’s one of his deepest regrets in life.
People had speculations that Willy Conron regretted this decision because of the unethical breeding practices. Aside from Willy Conson, some people believe that the Labradoodle originated in the 1950s. There isn’t much information about its history other than Sultan’s introduction in the 1990s.
Blonde Labradoodles are famous for their intellect and friendly nature. They receive all people and dogs (if well trained) with open paws and a bone of friendship. When it comes to family, these doodles love to experience life with their humans by being active. You will need to include them in your family activities and engage their mind. That being said, Blonde Labradoodles can be quite the task. They are naturally very playful and lively. If you’re not keen, you might notice your Blonde Labradoodle has a penchant for extreme roughhousing.
The standard size of a Blonde Labradoodle varies depending on a few factors. One such factor is Labrador Retrievers bred with Poodles can result in different sizes depending on the parent dogs. Miniature Poodle parents often result in a Blonde Labradoodle weighing 15 to 25 pounds, standing at 12 to 16 inches. Medium Poodle Parents often have Blonde Labradoodles weighing 30 to 45 pounds, standing at 16 to 20 inches. Lastly, Standard Poodle Parents often result in Blonde Labradoodles weighing 55 to 65 pounds, standing at 20 to 24 inches.
The average lifespan of a Blonde Labradoodle is anywhere from 12 to 15 years. This is dependent on lineage, hereditary, and lifestyle choices. You can extend your Blonde Labradoodle’s lifespan by ensuring their medical, psychological, physiological needs are met. This can be something as little as taking your dog for daily 30 to 45-minute walks or as big as overhauling their diet in consultation with your vet to ensure your doodle is eating healthy.
The Blonde Labradoodle tends to be healthy and strong. With healthy parents and good lifestyle choices, the blonde labradoodle will live for many years. That being said, there are a few health issues you need to be aware of.
These issues include:
- Joint ailments affecting the elbows, hips, and knees
- Sebaceous adenitis affecting hair and skin
- Progressive retinal atrophy which causes vision impairment
- Von Willebrand’s disease which prevents blood clotting
By maintaining your dog’s regular checkups with the vet, you have a better chance at beating any of these issues if your dog develops any of these conditions. Keep in mind some of these issues are hereditary. By doing your due diligence when selecting a Blonde Labradoodle breeder, you will be able to save yourself the heartache.
The first 4 months of a Blonde Labradoodle’s life are the most crucial in their development. As the owner of these blonde beauties, you will need to ensure your doodle gets trained and socialized the right way. You can choose to do this by yourself or get an extra pair of hands through professional dog training. Either way, we recommend you do a few lessons with your doodle to continue building trust and connection. Blonde Labradoodles are easily trainable so this might not be a hassle for you.
The average price of a Blonde Labradoodle ranges from $1,500 to $3,500 depending on the doodle’s size. The price in your state may be higher or lower due to factors such as location, demand, breeder’s reputation among others.
How To Find A Blonde Labradoodle Breeder
There are 3 ways you can find a reputable Blonde Labradoodle Breeder. The first is to reach out to your local Labradoodle club. There are tons of Labradoodle clubs across the United States like the Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA) and Worldwide Australian Labradoodle Association (WALA). Secondly, use online groups on platforms such as Facebook or Reddit to get recommendations of blonde labradoodle breeders near you. Thirdly, make the best of online resource centers such as this blog. We have published lists of reputable blonde labradoodle breeders in almost every state.
Conclusion For “Blonde Labradoodle Coat Color Guide”
Blonde Labradoodles are fairly common because the Labrador Retriever has a standard yellow coat color as part of their purebred standard. When breeding a yellow Labrador with a lighter colored Poodle like apricot, cream, or white, chances are there will be several blonde Labradoodle puppies. However, since Labradoodles aren’t a purebred dog breed, they don’t have standardized coat colors. Blonde Labradoodles will oftentimes get confused for cream, apricot, red, or even silver coat colors.
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