A clever, athletic breed, labradoodles benefit from regular exercise and owner interaction that keeps them from getting bored. Excellent around children, they often gravitate toward younger members of the family as mature adults. As puppies, while interaction with children is fine, they should also be given their own space, away from too much stimulation.
Relatively free of disease, the breed is disposed to ear infections--like most other long-eared canines--and the ears should be regularly cleaned. In addition, it make sense to keep the hair on the underside of the ear flap neatly trimmed. When it comes to coats the breed is still a young and developing one and there are a number of variations, from wavy (or hair) to curly (or wool). A recently developed fleece-coat type combines low-shedding qualities with a fleecy feel not unlike the Angora goat.