Our paradise for Labradors Du’Jarcasîle exists since 1985.
The most beautiful Labradors are proudly bred here, and it’s also the home of several champions. The breeding program is based on a very strict selection of character and beauty.
Marc Stas is actively occupied since years with the improvement of the race in Belgium and shows you with proud his homebred puppies.
What is a Labradoodle?
The Labradoodle breed originated in the seventies, in Australia. A blind woman who was allergic to dogs, needed a good dog led blind without her allergie getting worser. From this need Wally Cochran began with the crosses of Labradors to Poodles, for a dog to come that could serve as an assistance dog for people with asthma or allergic disease.
The idea was to bring together the best qualities of both breeds, namely the gentleness and trainability of the Labrador with the intelligence and the coat characteristics (e.g. low moulting) of the Poodle.
The characteristics of a breed determine the degree of suitability of this variety for the owner. This is related to lifestyle and family composition of the owner, the amount of time and energy a dog owner to make his or her disposal, and the expectations that the owner of his or her dog. Should present a good match for both parties happy.
The most characteristic features of the Labradoodle are the following:
These dogs feel emotions very well, they seek eye contact and try to cheer or comfort you. On top of that they are also very intelligent and very good to train. Therefore that they are ideally suited as a therapy dog, assistance dog, or (blind) guide. They like to be in the company of people, love children and are therefore good family dogs. The downside of this feature is that keeping this type of dog requires much time and attention. The most cruel thing that you can do to this type of dog is leaving it to its faith. Their cunning also ensures that they are as smooth as desired undesirable behaviors, that is why training is essential. These dogs will quickly outsmart their owners . If you are not willing to take the first 12 months time to invest in puppy training, you should choose another breed.
Because these dogs have hair, as close to each other, that there is almost no place for skin flakes, and because they do not moult, they are hardly known as allergy-friendly and non-asthma-exciting. Other advantageous characteristics of their coat type is that they do not smell and that fleas have less chance. The flip side of this characteristic is the care you need to spend grooming in the transition from puppy to adulthood. Between the ages of 10 to 14 or 15 months old will swap the puppy coat to adult hair type, but even now that it is not. This means that simply brushing the coat during this period is not sufficient but you have to remove dead hair with professional groomers. If you do not then the coat mats and you will eventuallly have to shave the dog bald.
These are dogs with a tendency to do crazy, to make you laugh or getting your attention. If you ignore them too long or don’t spent time or attention to it, they will become reckless and could drag objects because they want to play. That is not bad intended but for some people this can be an annoying characteristic.
They love the throwing away and fetching of objects. This is a nice characteristic for keeping your kids busy, but it also makes these dogs ideal for picking up keys, etc. for the disabled. It also means that they can grab you with the mouth (although with a “soft mouth”) to lead you to somewhere. Unexperienced dog owners could experience this as a form of ‘biting’. .
There are dogs in this race who are active or slightly calmer of nature. Talk with the breeder to what type of dog you’re looking for. Labradoodles are generally cheerful and energetic dogs but with a good training program you will get a quiet and good listening dog.
There are two coat types, curly (curly or wool) or open (wavy or fleece). In the same nest there may prevent both coat types. The curly coat needs regular combing and you need to trim it two to three times a year. The open coat type has slightly less care but may need some more shedding of hair loss show making it less suitable for people with allergies. Both types should be cut regularly.
- The labradoodle exists in a variety of colors, broken white, cream, abricot, red, café au lait, chocolate, silver, gold, black, blue, but it is always one color at a time.
- The size of Labradoodles can be very different. It will go from 3 sizes: Standard size, this is the biggest, then medium and then miniature. Size: 53 to 60 cm for big ones and 43 to 51 cm for small ones.
- Weight: 15 to 25 kg for a female, 30 to 35 kg for a male.
- Life: between 13 and 15 years.