Labradoodles look different than Goldendoodles because they are born with different colored coats and with coats that have a different consistency. A Labradoodle will typically have shorter, wirier fur that comes in a larger variety of colors such as black, chocolate, red, cream, white. A Goldendoodle will have longer, curlier fur that will either be golden, apricot or red.
They both share the non-shedding, hypoallergenic coats that have become so desirable in Doodle varieties so whether you choose Labradoodle or Goldendoodle if you choose a curlier F1B puppy they will more than likely be safe for family members with allergies.
While both Goldendoodles and Labradoodles are very energetic, personable, great family dogs there are slight differences between the two. Goldendoodles are usually more friendly and enthusiastic with a happiness that lasts longer than the energizer bunny. Labradoodles are a bit more reserved than Goldendoodles but in a loyal way. They are less apt than Goldendoodles to make new friends but they are extremely loyal to their families and are still very energetic and playful dogs.
Both breeds are highly intelligent and make excellent family pets. If you are searching for a pet for either a family with young children or for a sweet companion for a couple who is a little older in age, either a Goldendoodle or Labradoodle would be an excellent choice. They are also both incredibly effective guide or therapy dogs, while Labradoodles are bit more apprehensive in new environments they are still wonderful guide or therapy dogs when trained correctly. With proper training or the opportunity to grow up in a loving family Goldendoodles and Labradoodles are stunningly beautiful, loyal, loving pets with a high aptitude for learning, an infectious exuberance, and a huge heart for people.