On Sunday, Scott and I brought home our first member of our family. A 10-week old, Australian miniature labradoodle puppy. We named him Cooper. And, he is absolutely beautiful!
Here is a video taken on our way up to the breeder (in North New Jersey) at 8am on Sunday. It was a 3 hour car ride. Fortunately, it was worth it, as we took home our pup just a few hours later.
So far, Cooper has been doing very well. He is such a lovable dog. He is already attached to me; always wanting to be by my side. I’m grateful that I can be home most of the time, because Cooper does not like to be alone.
The first day was an adjustment because he had such a long car ride. He was experiencing motion sickness. On day two, Cooper started acting like himself. He was playful and much happier! By that night, he was attached to me, like glue. Here’s a really cute video of him!
Scott and I are happy with this breed. We understand that the Australian labradoodles have a wonderful temperament. We wanted a smart and lovable dog that was allergy-free (thus, the cross breed with a poodle). We also decided to go with a miniature version (which average about 25 lbs.)
Wish us luck. As most of you know, raising a pup is not easy!
I’ll share post updates on Cooper. As soon as he learns to type, I’ll let him have his own page on LE Woman. LOL
I leave you with some pictures and information on the Australian Labradoodle.
Australian labradoodles (the American version of an Australian Labradoodle, that is) are typically a multi-generation cross between two labradoodles (which, at one point, came from a 50% purebred poodle and 50% purebred labradore retriever.)
Labradoodles were originally a cross between the Labradore Retriever and the Standard Poodle. Now, they are a breed of their own!
First bred in the 1970’s by Wally Conron , the Labradoodle is a very lovable dog, known for their exceptional intelligence and trainability, low to non-shedding coat, low allergy coat, and lack of doggie odor. One of the finest family pets around!
Labradoodles are sociable, friendly, non aggressive, and extremely intuitive. Their intelligence and high trainability make them well suited for guide dogs, therapy dogs, and other assistance dogs. Their non allergic coats make them popular among people who have not been able to enjoy pets because of their allergies. See Reference.