New Dog "Breed" Gains Popularity
The Labradoodle, with its quirky name, shag like coat and lovable expression, has been highly sought-after by families and dog lovers around the world.
The dog is often referred to as a breed but has yet to attain true purebred status; it is technically a hybrid dog resulting from crossbreeding a Labrador retriever and a standard or miniature poodle.
Labradoodles captured the nation's attention when President Barack Obama and his family announced they were considering to adopt one of these kid-friendly pups.
While the Obamas ultimately brought a Portuguese water dog home to the White House, the Labradoodle none the less continues to grow in popularity.