Complete Guide to Labradoodle Colors
The Labradoodle is the original designer dog, and he was created in 1968. A man called Wally Conron was tasked with finding a dog for a blind lady whose husband had dog allergies. So, he created the Labradoodle, and this is where our designer doggie love affair started.
The Labradoodle is an equal blend of both of his parents, the Poodle and the Labrador Retriever. But one thing is for sure, he inherits his loose curls from his Poodle parent. What he does share, though, is his beautiful array of colors. All are just as beautiful as each other, however, some are much rarer than others.
Like anything in this world, rarer things take a bit longer and require more effort to find, and they come with a premium price tag too. This is the same for some Labradoodle colors.
So, we have put together a complete overview of the Labradoodles glorious array of colors, including everything that you need to know about them. So not only can you see what color choice you have, but you can also use this guide to help you ascertain what color he is.
Some colors are similar to others, and knowing the difference could save you a lot of dollars. Unreputable breeders will often label their dogs as a rare color when they aren’t just to make a more substantial profit. So, being able to make the distinction is key.
Let’s jump straight in and take a look at the 11 Labradoodle colors.
Labradoodle Color Variations
Why are there so many different Labradoodle Colors?
Since the Labradoodle isn’t a purebred dog, mixing the Labrador Retriever (3 standard colors) with the Poodle (10 standard colors) creates almost an infinite amount of different Labradoodle coat colors. Outside of the standard Labrador Retriever and Poodle colors, there are likewise parti Poodles (two colored Poodles) and multi-colored Labrador Retrievers.
There are three standard Labrador Retriever colors that the American Kennel Club (AKC) formally perceives: Black, Yellow, and Chocolate. On the other hand, the AKC perceives ten distinct kinds of standard Poodle colors: Apricot, Blue, Silver, Gray, Brown, Cream, Cafe-au-lait, etc. Below we break down the most common Labradoodle colors and multi-color Labradoodles.
The 11 Labradoodle Colors
- Chalk White
- Gold/Caramel/Apricot Labradoodle
- Parti Color
So, now to get to the exciting part, the Labradoodle color spectrum. We have listed them into three categories: the most common, standard, and rare colors, so let’s take a look.