Israeli Guide Dogs Cross Bred To Avoid HAir Loss

NORDIYYA, ISRAEL – DECEMBER 7: (ISRAEL OUT) Cross-bred Poodle and Labrador pups, called Labradoodles, sleep at Israeli breeder Uri Beckman’s “It’s all about dogs” farm on December 7, 2005 in Nordiyya, Israel. The pups were developed to provide a replacement for pure Labrador guide dogs for the blind that tend to be too jumpy and excitable for many blind people to deal with, in addition to the problem that they tend to shed a lot of hair. It is hoped that cross breeding Labradors with Poodles with develop a calmer animal that sheds less hair. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)