Your fluffy and adorable Labradoodle will always be your puppy, but sometimes it seems like they will never stop growing! So when is a Labradoodle full grown? Many puppy owners ask this question because their Labradoodle tends to grow quickly during the first 11 months of puppyhood.
Since Labradoodles are a crossbreed between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle, it’s often difficult to predict which genes and DNA were inherited from their parents. However, learning a bit more about Labradoodles and their growth rate will help you estimate the size your puppy will be when they are fully grown. We’ve also documented the growth of several Doodle puppies including mini, medium, and standard Labradoodles.
Typically, Labradoodles are considered fully grown when they reach 52 weeks or 12 months. At this point, your Labradoodle puppy will be approximately 97% of their full body weight and considered full-grown even though they might have a few more pounds to go to reach the full 100%. At 12 months, they will also reach their full-grown height. You can check our graphs below on how fast Labradoodles actually grow!
How to Estimate the Weight of Your Labradoodle Puppy
The following calculations will give you a general idea about your puppy’s weight and what to expect as they grow. As a general run of thumb, your Labradoodle puppy will be about 25% of their body weight at Week 6, half their total body weight by Week 14, 75% at week 25, and 97% of their total body weight by the 1-year mark!
- 4 Weeks – 20.93% of the total size
- 8 Weeks – 29.88% of the total size
- 12 Weeks – 40.51% of the total size
- 16 Weeks – 53.47% of the total size
- 20 Weeks – 65.44% of the total size
- 24 Weeks – 74.42% of the total size
- 28 Weeks – 81.40% of the total size
- 32 Weeks – 86.05% of the total size
- 36 Weeks – 90.70% of the total size
- 40 Weeks – 93.02% of the total size
- 44 Weeks – 95.35% of the total size
- 48 Weeks – 95.81% of the total size
- 52 Weeks – 96.28% of the total size
- 56 Weeks – 96.74% of the total size
- 60 Weeks – 96.98% of the total size
- 64 Weeks – 97.21% of the total size
- 68 Weeks – 97.44% of the total size
Labradoodles grow in three different sizes depending on their DNA. The three sizes include mini Labradoodles, medium Labradoodles, and standard-size Labradoodles. One of the best ways to determine the size of your Labradoodle is to take a look at their parents. This is an excellent way to determine the size your puppy will be when they are fully grown. Typically, Labradoodle puppies will be the average weight and height of the parent dogs. Male Labradoodles are always slightly bigger than females by about 5%.
Other Ways to Estimate the Growth of your Labradoodle
However, if the parents are two different sizes, for example, the mother is a standard size Labradoodle and the father is a toy Poodle there’s a chance it will be difficult to predict the exact size your puppy will be as a full-size adult.
If you are determined to know exactly the size your Labradoodle will be when they are full-grown, you can consult with a veterinarian to conduct a DNA test to confirm the size. Alternatively, you can purchase an at-home DNA test to get a better understand of how much your Labradoodle will grow. We highly recommend the Wisdom Panel DNA test and have found that it is the most accurate.
Mini Labradoodle Full Size
Generally, an 8-week old mini Labradoodle puppy weighs between 3 to 9 lbs. This highly depends on if you have a toy Labradoodle, micro Labradoodle, teacup Labradoodle, or a mini Labradoodle.
At about week 13 or week 14, we expect a mini Labradoodle to be half of their full size in body weight. For example, if your mini Labradoodle is 15 pounds at Week 14, they will likely be 30 pounds when they are fully grown. By around Week 25, your mini Labradoodle will be 75% of their full size. By the 1 year mark, your mini Labradoodle will be 97% of their body size and weight.
Medium Labradoodles Full Size
Medium Labradoodle grow at a slightly faster weight than mini Labradoodle. This makes sense because they will get to a larger overall size. At week 8, medium-sized Labradoodles usually weigh between 8 to 10 lb (although this can slightly vary). This age range is when you are picking your puppy up from the breeder and taking them home.
At week 13, your medium Labradoodle will be 50% it’s total body weight. At Week 24, they will be 75% of their total weight. Lastly, at week 52, they will be virtually fully grown!
Standard Labradoodle Full Size
Standard Labradoodles are the largest size of this designer dog and their weight varies a lot. We’ve seen standard Labradoodles that weigh 60 to 90 pounds. Typically, standard size Labradoodles weigh between 10 to 20 pounds as a puppy at 8 weeks old. The normal size standard Labradoodle grows up to between 45 and 60 lb when they are fully grown.
Standard Labradoodles tend to grow fast during their first year of life. By week 52 they have already grown 97% of their adult body weight.
General Information About a Labradoodle Growth
By the time you pick up your Labradoodle puppy from the breeder they are usually 8 weeks old and have already gained 29.88% of their body weight. At this point, you can use a mathematical equation to determine how much your puppy will weigh when fully grown. Simply multiply their weight at 8 weeks old by 4 and subtract a few pounds. The results will give you an idea of how much your puppy will weigh as an adult.
Keep in mind that your Labradoodle puppy will already weigh 40% of their total gross at 3 months old or 12 weeks. You can also use the same calculation is mentioned above when multiplying your puppy’s weight at the age of 12 weeks by the number 3 and subtract a few pounds.
As a new pet parent of a Labradoodle puppy, you are probably wondering how large your dog will be when they are fully grown. This concern usually arises once you notice how fast your puppy is growing within the first 11 months of owning your pet. Panic usually sets in because you think they are going to become huge as they grow into adulthood. While the panic is understandable, the good news is your dog is not going to become as huge as a Great Dane but they might grow larger than you expect.
An excellent way to determine how large your dog will be when they are fully grown is to use the tips mentioned above.
When will a Labradoodle stop growing?
As you watch your Labradoodle grow quickly you may feel the urgency to put the brakes on their growth rate. Unfortunately, you are unable to control how quickly and how large your Labradoodle becomes but you can expect them to stop growing around the age of 2 years.
All Labradoodles inherit different DNA and genetics from their parents so not all dogs grow at the same rate or to the same size. However, you can feel confident that your dog will stop growing at the age of 2 years old.
How large is a full-grown Labradoodle?
Labradoodles are a mixed breed of a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. Generally, mini Labradoodles weigh 30 lbs when they are fully grown, medium-sized Labradoodles weigh up to 45 pounds and the standard size weighs up to 60 lb. Now that you know the weight of each option you can feel confident choosing a mini-Labradoodle, medium-size Labradoodle, or standard large size Labradoodle.
How to Choose a Labradoodle Size
Choosing the perfect size Labradoodle for your household is an important task. The first thing you want to consider is your ability to lift a dog. Will most dogs don’t need to be lifted, there are emergency situations that require it. If you are capable of lifting a dog that weighs 30 lbs or less it’s wise to choose a Mini Labradoodle.
If you have the strength and mobility to lift a 45 lb dog in your arms a medium-sized Labradoodle is best. However, if you are able to lift up to 60 lbs a standard size large Labradoodle will be an excellent option for you.
Size of Your House and Yard
Another topic to consider when making your choice is the size of your house. Do you live in a small apartment? If so, a mini Labradoodle is recommended. They adapt well to small spaces and they maintain a small body size throughout their lifetime. The size of a mini Labradoodle is also great for townhouses with small yards.
Do you have a house with a yard? If you have a decent-sized house with a backyard or fenced-in area then a medium or standard-sized Labradoodle is a great choice.
Do you have Children?
An important consideration is for families that have children. If you have small children under the age of five a mini or medium size Labradoodle has recommended. However, if you have teenagers in the house any size of Labradoodle could be a great fit for your family. Senior citizens will find a mini Labradoodle to be a great companion that lives well in small or large places.
Are you looking for a Labradoodle that can be an exercise buddy? If you are hoping to find a jogging buddy, a standard size Labradoodle is the perfect fit. However, if you only go for an occasional walk, you should consider a mini Labradoodle. Please note that all Labradoodles will need at least 30 minutes to 1 hour of physical exercise a day! They also need mental stimulation or they will become bored and may be destructive around your house.
How to Care for a Labradoodle
Caring for your growing Labradoodle takes careful thought and consideration. The first aspect you need to think about is your pet’s nutrition and access to freshwater. While providing fresh water on a regular basis in a dog bowl is one of the simplest tasks you can do to care for your Labradoodle, finding the right nutrition can be a bit trickier.
Dog Food and Treats
The pet industry has worked closely with dog food manufacturers to help create balance and complete diets that are available in kibble form. To make things easier for pet parents, the nutritional information is shown on the surface of the bag of food or can.
Many Labradoodle owners choose to feed their dogs organic healthy ingredients plus give them a supplement to aid in digestion and provide essential fatty acids and vitamins. If you aren’t sure what food to get for your dog, consult with a veterinarian or animal nutritionist for further assistance. The dog food that you choose has a big impact on how fast your Labradoodle grows.
Treats are a sensitive topic for many Labradoodle parents. The reason why is because feeding juicy tasty treats too many times per day can cause your Labradoodle to become overweight. Also, if you’re not careful you can end up giving your dog a treat that harms their digestive system such as a natural bone. Overfeeding your Labradoodle puppy also causes them to be larger in weight and size.
There are a variety of healthy treats you can give your dogs throughout their lifetime such as raw carrots. These tasty and juicy treats become a favorite of many dogs which helps keep them healthy and adds to their balanced and complete diet.
Keep in mind whatever diet you choose to feed your dog it will impact their overall health and well-being throughout their lifetime.
Grooming a Labradoodle
Grooming a Labradoodle is going to be a frequent chore for pet parents. The good news is Labradoodles inherit their fluffy soft curly coat from their Poodle parent. This means they do not shed and they are considered to have a hypoallergenic coat which is great for people with allergies.
Since the coat doesn’t shed and fall onto nearby surfaces such as the furniture and clothing, it does however get trapped under the surface of the coat which requires frequent brushing.
Brushing your Labradoodle puppy a few times a week is recommended to prevent tangles, knots, and mats from forming. Mat is an accumulation of pet hair that attaches together creating a large knot that is difficult to detangle.
These mats can grow at a rapid pace which can cause discomfort and inconvenience for your Labradoodle. It’s essential that you brush your dog frequently and have their hair cut on a regular basis to prevent mats from forming. There are a variety of specialty brushes and combs to make grooming your adorable Labradoodle easy and quick.
Your little bundle of fur needs plenty of exercises to help maintain overall good health. Labradoodles that do not get enough exercise or mental stimulation will show their frustration by exhibiting destructive behavior such as chewing on the furniture and anything in the surrounding area. Make sure you take your Labradoodle for walks every day or allow them to play and run in a fenced-in yard.
Conclusion for When Is A Labradoodle Full Grown?
A full-grown Labradoodle is a joy to have in your life. When choosing a puppy make sure you know if they are a mini Labradoodle, medium Labradoodle, or standard Labradoodle. Knowing this information will help ease your stress about how large your dog will become when they are full grown.
Always speak to the breeder about your puppy’s DNA, potential health issues they could have inherited, and confirm the size of your puppy’s parents before completing the adoption process.
Choose the size of your Labradoodle carefully to ensure they fit into your lifestyle and family for the long term. Welcome a Labradoodle into your family today!
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