Australian Labradoodle Sizes – Which Size is Right For You?

Our Australian Labradoodles come in three sizes, miniature, medium and standard. Our miniature size is 15 to 30 pounds – 14 to 16 inches at the shoulder, medium is 30 to 45 pounds and 17 to 19 inches at the shoulder and standard is 45 pounds and over and 20 to 26 inches at the shoulder.

Below are some pictures of Manor Lake miniature, medium and standard Australian Labradoodles.

Chocolate Small Medium Australian Labradoodle
Red Miniature Australian Labradoodle
Large Medium Chocolate Australian Labradoodle
Standard, Medium and Miniature, red, creme and black Australian Labradoodles

Some things to keep in mind when you are thinking about which size of Australian Labradoodle would be:

– How much space to you have inside your home/apartment and outside your home?

– Do you want your dog to be able to jump in and out of the car or do you want to lift her/him in and out

– Activity level of your family

If you are really unsure about which size of Australian Labradoodle will work best for you, then a medium dog can work very well. A Medium Australian Labradoodle is not too big and not too small, can jump easily in and out of the car and are usually not too big to lift if you need to.

Small dogs are great for carrying around and wonderful on laps and in doggy carriers or dog purses. Keep in mind that usually smaller dogs need to be handled more carefully and can occasionally get colder. Also, if a dog is really small they can stepped on or tripped over. Our Australian Labradoodle miniatures are most often over 15 pounds, so they are not too small.

Large and very large dogs Australian Labradoodles do need a bit more space to run around. Something also to think about is “wag space”. A larger dog can occasionally knock over something on a coffee table with their “wag”. Another consideration is that larger dogs do eat more, so dog food and supplies can be more expensive than for smaller dogs.

Please remember, with all sizes of Manor Lake Australian Labradoodles, training is always important and keep in mind that your dogs’ behavior is a reflection on you!

Kim Kochman
Manor Lake Australian Labradoodles
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