One would think that owning a cat would curtail most of the critter traffic in the house. The family canines’ tolerance of a feline companion looks questionable as any cat would compromise their dominance. Fortunately, the Labaradoodle’s natural hunting abilities make up for the lack of a cat. From flying insects to ducks to low lying four legged creatures, the hybrid designer dog’s nose knows. Sadly, the labradoodle’s companion, a sedentary English chocolate Labrador, shows no interest in ferreting vermin. The Lab’s sole focus in life is consuming… consuming, anything.
Owning a camp, on a lake in the woods, means critters all around and the Doodle’s zero tolerance for critters is usually beneficial. A warning bark at midnight might mean that wild turkeys or other small animals have come close to the house. Excessive barking at the family-room couch indicates that wildlife has moved indoors. The sport of indoor hunting is disruptive to people, furniture and competitive games of Scrabble.