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Best Dog Food For Labradoodles

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Karan French

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Karan is a senior researcher at the Dog Food Advisor, working closely with our in-house pet nutritionist, Laura Ward, to give pet parents all the information they need to find the best food for their dog.

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Updated: May 8, 2024

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Laura studied BSc (Hons) Animal Science with an accreditation in Nutrition at the University of Nottingham, before working for eight years in the pet food and nutrition industry.

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What’s the best dog food for Labradoodles?

When choosing the best dog food for Labradoodles, it’s important to consider their specific nutritional needs.

Labradoodles are a mixed breed of Labrador Retriever and Poodle, and their dietary requirements can vary based on factors such as size, activity level, and any underlying health conditions.

Here are some general guidelines for selecting a suitable dog food for Labradoodles:

Look for a dog food that contains high-quality protein sources as the main ingredient, such as chicken, beef, or fish. Avoid foods that use fillers or meat by-products. Whole food ingredients are generally preferred over processed ones.

Choose a dog food that provides a balanced mix of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. It should meet the nutritional requirements set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).

Labradoodles can be prone to digestive issues, so opt for a dog food that is easily digestible. Look for formulas that contain high-quality sources of carbohydrates, such as sweet potatoes or brown rice, and dietary fibers for optimal digestion.

Labradoodles often have wavy or curly coats so choosing a dog food that includes omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish oil or flaxseed, can support their coat health and skin condition.

Labradoodles may have individual sensitivities or allergies to certain grains. Some dogs thrive on grain-free diets, while others do well with grain-inclusive options. Observe your dog’s response to different diets and consult with your veterinarian if you suspect any allergies or sensitivities.

Below, you can read our recommendations of the best dog food for Labradoodles.

You’ll also learn the answer to each of the most frequently asked questions we get about Labradoodles.

The Dog Food Advisor - Editor's choice

Best Dog Food For Labradoodles July 2024

Here are The Dog Food Advisor's best dog food brands for Labradoodles for July 2024.

  • 1. Diamond

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    Chicken Dinner for Adult Dogs and Puppies is one of 3 wet recipes included in our review of the Diamond Naturals product line.

    Diamond Naturals Chicken Dinner for Adult Dogs and Puppies derives the bulk of its meat protein from chicken. Dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 43.2% protein, 31.8% fat and 17% estimated carbs… resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of about 74%.

    Read our review of the full Diamond Naturals Dog Food (Canned) range here

    Main Ingredients Chicken, chicken broth, chicken liver, rice flour, carrots
    Texture Wet
    Type Grain-free
    Protein Percentage 43.2
    AAFCO Standards Grain-free
    Best For Puppies and Dogs

    Sample buyer review...

    "I bought a can of Diamond Naturals dog food for my dogs as a special treat. As soon as I opened the can, they were jumping for joy! My dogs loved the smell and the taste of the canned food! Both dogs licked their bowl clean and wanted more, so I bought the chicken dinner and next time I plan on buying the lamb dinner for them to try."

    Read more buyer reviews at DiamondPet.com
  • 2. Kirkland

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    Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain Turkey and Sweet Potato is one of 6 dry recipes included in our review of the Kirkland Nature’s Domain product line.

    Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain Turkey and Sweet Potato derives the bulk of its meat protein from turkey. Dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 26.7% protein, 15.6% fat and 49.8% estimated carbs… resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of about 58%.

    Read our review of the full Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain Dog Food (Canned) range here

    Main Ingredients Turkey meal, sweet potatoes, peas, potatoes, canola oil
    Type Grain-free
    Protein Percentage 26.7
    AAFCO Standards All Life Stages
    Best For Puppies and Dogs

    Sample buyer review...

    "I've done my research and found that Kirkland dog food has a high rating - up there with Taste of the Wild. We only feed our dogs grain free products. The dogs love it and they thrive. Their coats couldn't be more shiny and beautiful. People comment all the time on how great they look and they are full of energy."

    Read more buyer reviews at Costco.com
  • 3. Ollie

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    Beef Dish with Sweet Potato is one of 4 fresh recipes included in our review of the Ollie’s Fresh product line.

    Ollie’s Beef Dish With Sweet Potatoes derives the bulk of its meat protein from beef. Dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 32.1% protein, 25% fat and 34.9% estimated carbs… resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of about 78%.

    Read our review of the full Ollie Dog Food (Fresh) range here

    Main Ingredients Beef, carrots, beef kidneys, potatoes, peas
    Type Grain-free, fresh
    Protein Percentage 32.1
    AAFCO Standards All Life Stages
    Best For Puppies and Dogs

    Sample buyer review...

    "After years of sensitive stomach issues, we had Stewie on prescription canned food from the vet. I felt awful about the junk that was in it. He was always low energy, had stomach problems, and bad breath. After 1 week on Ollie fresh beef, he became more alert and more active. We are about 4 weeks in, his coat is beautiful, his eyes are clear, and his breath is great!"

    Read more buyer reviews at MyOllie.com
  • 4. Wellness

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    Turkey & Sweet Potato Formula is one of 8 wet recipes included in our review of the Wellness Complete Health product line.

    Wellness Complete Health Turkey & Sweet Potato Formula derives the bulk of its meat protein from turkey. Dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 36.4% protein, 22.7% fat and 32.9% estimated carbs… resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of about 63%.

     

    Read our review of the full Wellness Complete Health Dog Food (Dry) range here

    Main Ingredients Turkey, turkey broth, turkey liver, ground barley, turkey hearts
    Texture Wet
    Type Grain-free
    Protein Percentage 36.4
    AAFCO Standards All Life Stages (except growth of larger size dogs)
    Best For Puppies and Dogs

    Sample buyer review...

    "I used this when my dog was younger. He had a hard time eating hard food. My puppy really liked this food and ate it without complaint. It seemed like a very high quality food and didn't upset my puppy's tummy. I was very satisfied with this product and would recommend it."

    Read more buyer reviews at WellnessPetFood.com
  • 5. Taste of the Wild

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    High Prairie Canine Recipe With Roasted Bison & Roasted Venison is one of 9 dry recipes included in our review of the Taste Of The Wild High Prairie Canine Recipe product line.

    Taste Of The Wild High Prairie Canine Recipe With Roasted Bison & Roasted Venison derives the bulk of its meat protein from buffalo. Dry matter label analysis reveals the recipe contains 35.6% protein, 20% fat and 36.4% estimated carbs… resulting in a fat-to-protein ratio of about 56%.

    Read our review of the full Taste of the Wild Grain-Free Dog Food (Dry) range here

    Main Ingredients Water buffalo, lamb meal, chicken meal, sweet potatoes, peas
    Texture Dry
    Type Grain-free
    Protein Percentage 35.6
    AAFCO Standards Maintenance
    Best For Dogs

    Sample buyer review...

    "Yeller has eaten Taste of the Wild from the time he was 12 weeks old. He loves the food and looks forward to every meal. His health is outstanding and he's always ready to play. The ingredients are premium and complete. His coat is always beautiful as is his smile."

    Read more buyer reviews at TasteOfTheWildPetFood.com

Labradoodles are a mixed breed which is not recognized by The American Kennel Club (AKC), but they have grown in popularity due to their teddy-bear looks, friendly nature, and low-shedding coats.

Here are the most frequently asked questions we get about feeding Labradoodles:

Frequently Asked Questions

How big are Labradoodles?

Labradoodles vary in size, depending on which type of Labradoodle you own.

  • Standard Labradoodles reach over 21 inches at the shoulder and weigh 42 pounds or more.
  • Medium Labradoodles are slightly smaller, measuring between 17 and 20 inches at the shoulder and weighing anything between 26 and 45 pounds.
  • Miniature Labradoodles are 14 to 16 inches at the shoulder and only weigh between 18 and 28 pounds.

What kind of fur does a Labradoodle have?

Labradoodles have three different coat types:

  • Wool – curly, very low shedding, hypoallergenic
  • Fleece – borderline or wavy, low shedding, hypoallergenic
  • Hair – straight, shedding, not hypoallergenic

What temperament do Labradoodles have?

Labradoodles make great family dogs because they are:

  • Friendly
  • Relaxed
  • Playful and good with children
  • Intelligent
  • Easy to train
  • Happy with other dogs and pets

How much exercise do Labradoodles need?

Labradoodles can be highly energetic so will need at least 60 minutes of exercise a day, plus playtime at home.

Which health concerns do Labradoodles have?

  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Ear infections
  • Epilepsy
  • Allergies
  • Addison disease
  • Digestive sensitivities

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