A cross between a Labrador (Gundog Group) and a Poodle (Utility Group) used as family pets, companions, agility/obedience, and also assistance and therapy dogs particularly for children. Generations of Labradoodles are classified - F1 means the First Labrador/Poodle cross.
With each crossing the Generation increases (F2, F3 …) for several generations until a pure Multi-Generational Labradoodle emerges. The breed is not recognised yet by Kennel Club. In an effort to protect the Labradoodle's future, the International Labradoodle Association was founded to create a Registry, similar to the Kennel Club, for recording litters, registering dogs and ensuring responsible breeding.
As intelligent family dogs, Labradoodles can sometimes be too clever for their own good. They take pleasure in obedience/agility/flyball but can also find ways to entertain themselves by outwitting their owners by opening doors or playing tricks.