In the years that we have been breeding Doodles - we have had
experience with both Labradoodles and Goldendoodles.

Our personal opinion is that we prefer the Goldendoodles because
their coats are much more consistent from litter to litter. We also
really like the soft, full, fluffy look of the F1 and F1b Goldendoodles
vs. the harsher, sometimes wirey, "Terrier" look that some of the
Labradoodles ended up with.

That is not to say that you cannot obtain a Labradoodle with this same
look - but oftentimes it is achieved with the multi-generational
Labradoodles which typically raises the cost quite a bit.

Most people looking for doodles are doing so because they wish to
reduce or eliminate shedding in their home. In our experiences with
both breeds our Goldendoodles were much more reliable in this area
as well.

One thing that can be a benefit for some people with the Labradoodle
is that they sometimes require less grooming because their coats
may not be as long or as full, especially with the F1 generation.
The black dog in the picture above is an F1 Labradoodle and the
cream colored dog on the right is an F1 Goldendoodle. These
pictures show the difference in coat type in what we found with the
two breeds.

There is absolutely nothing "Wrong" with the Labradoodle! They are
a wonderful dog worth considering! But if you have allergy concerns -
be careful because their coats can be more difficult to evaluate
amongst some litters.

There are no true personality differences between the two doodle
breeds. Temperament and disposition are really a matter of each
individual puppy and the two parents that were bred together vs. the
difference between the Goldendoodle or the Labradoodle.

It is all a matter of preference - but you should continue your search
with the knowledge of how the two breeds can vary in order to be
sure you find what you are really looking for!