These friendly, energetic, and charming dogs came into existence in 1988 when a breeder looking for a service dog sought to combine the low-shedding coat of the poodle with the gentleness and eager-to-please trainability of the Labrador Retriever. The result? A breed that is now often used as a guide dog, allergen-free pet, and beloved family member. Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manual on the Labradoodle will teach you how to make life with your delightful, funny, and smart dog both comfortable and enjoyable. Includes information on housing, health care, behavior, training, grooming, and more. This must-have manual offers important advice and tips for keeping your newest family member happy and healthy. Includes lots of color photographs.