I can't stand his personality. He's the kind of dog who gets nailed and pinned on his back by other dogs and cries. Then goes back for more 5 minutes later. Which then makes me feel bad for the other dog, and wonder why it's owner isn't intervening.
I'm starting to think the Labradoodles (at least the ones lucky enough not to have inherited worse
issues!) get that from both sides.
Labs are pretty popular in my neighborhood and I used to go to the dog park a lot, so I saw a ton of adolescent Labs who'd behave exactly that way. And this past Christmas when we went to the in-laws', their Standard Poodle (about nine months old) acted the exact same way.
He's a derpy happy-go-lucky kind of guy and undersocialized with other dogs, so I think he was just waaaayyy
too excited to have other dogs to play with and didn't know what to do with himself, but after a couple of hours it was pretty clear that my dogs had about had it with him. Not my dog, so I wasn't about to correct him (beyond a very
small amount of body blocking when my dog went to me for help, and even that made me feel uncomfortable); I just put my guys in another room and let the poodle cry himself to sleep outside their door (which is literally what happened).
But anyway that whole experience made me go "ooooh, so that's
where it comes from" about some of the things I've seen in Labradoodles. This poodle is out of pure show lines -- almost 100% Ch.s on both sides of his pedigree, but nothing beyond a CGC and one therapy dog certification until you get past his grandparents -- so he is very pretty and very, very
dopey. Huge difference from the performance poodles I see elsewhere.