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Australian Labradoodles: 10 Reasons They are the Perfect NYC Dog Breed



If you live in NYC and have been thinking of getting a dog, then chances are you've seen a fair amount of Australian Labradoodles strutting around. In fact, you might even be finding yourself reading this because you've seen a Cream Puff out and about in one of New York City's dog parks (we call this the Cream Puff effect). Cream Puff Labradoodles might be based in New Jersey, but one of our biggest communities within the Cream Puff family is NYC and our city pack lives life to the fullest! Australian Labradoodles are a great choice of furry companion for NYC living.


10 Reasons to Get an Australian Labradoodle if You Live in NYC:


1. Apartment Friendly Sizing

Australian Labradoodles come in different sizes, making them suitable for apartment living, which is common in NYC. They can adapt well to smaller living spaces. Here at Cream Puff we breed Mini Australian Labradoodles (15-30lbs), Medium Australian Labradoodles (30-45lbs) and Standard Australian Labradoodles (45-60lbs).


2. Hypoallergenic Coats

Many Australian Labradoodles have what's commonly referred to as a hypoallergenic coat, which can be beneficial for people with allergies in a city with potential allergens and pollutants.


3. Temperament

Australian Labradoodles are known for their friendly and sociable nature. Living in a bustling city like NYC means meeting many people and other dogs, and Australian Labradoodles are usually excellent with social interactions.


4. Intelligence

Australian Labradoodles have the genetics of Labrador Retrievers and Poodles, making them highly intelligent and trainable (read more in our Labradoodle History blog post). This can be advantageous when living in a busy city like NYC where good behavior is essential.


5. Energy Level

While Australian Labradoodles have a good amount of energy, they are not excessively high-energy dogs. This means they can adapt to city life and still enjoy playtime in city parks or designated dog areas.


6. Walking Buddies

Living in NYC often means a lot of walking. Australian Labradoodles love to be outside and can be great walking buddies.


7. Therapy/Emotional Support

Australian Labradoodles' friendly and gentle demeanor makes them excellent candidates for therapy or emotional support animals, providing comfort and companionship in a bustling city which can sometimes feel overwhelming.


8. Dog-Friendly Spots

NYC has many dog-friendly parks, cafes, and stores, allowing you to enjoy outings and activities with your best four-legged friend.


9. Public Transport

Australian Labradoodles are typically well-behaved and can be trained to handle public transport, making it easier to get around the city with your furry companion.


10. Community

Having an Australian Labradoodle in NYC can help you connect with other dog owners in your neighborhood and build a supportive and friendly community. If you're looking to meet other Cream Puffs, we recommend stopping by one of Cream Puff's Top 5 Dog Parks (as voted for by our Cream Puff Family).


While Australian Labradoodles can be great pets in the city, it's essential to remember that each dog's personality can vary, and responsible pet ownership includes providing proper care, training, and attention regardless of the breed. Always consider your lifestyle, available time, and resources before bringing any pet into your home.

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