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.

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