I'm training a very smart 8 month old Labradoodle to be a Service Dog, but he seems not to meet any but the most basic of the 'breed standards'--- he's got a fantastic temperament, and learns new behaviors as fast as I can come up with them-- but he doesn't LOOK like a doodle.:doghuh: He looks like a fluffy Flat Coated Retriever; solid black, short, 'Lab-type' coat on his face, head, and lower legs, medium length, straight coat on chest, belly, and upper legs, and big, fluffy, curly, long-ish coat down his topline. That's a link to one of my groups, so there are other dogs pictured there, but you'll KNOW Jet when you see him!:dogrolleyes: My question is, however: Just what can one expect from a hybrid breed? Jet is an LO2, meaning that his parents were both doodles, but his grandparents were Labs and Poodles... I think. Is it normal to have this great a variation in a breed that comes from two such well-established breeds? (Most doodles that I've seen are very scruffy-looking all over).