Not near as much, if any, shedding, and way less likely to get fat...straight labs love to overeat, but I've never seen a fat poodle. Anyone interested in either of the doodles, let me know...I have a good connection to some very high quality ones at a reasonable price.
Have a 7 year old chocolate named Drake. He won’t chase a hot biscuit but he will bring the small orange rubber football back till your arm aches. Wife calls him her shadow. Ole Drake is the world to us after son took off to be a Tiger years go.
We currently have 2 Black Lab rescues. They act and play like they're brother and sister even though they're not related. Female - 5 yrs. old, "Pookie." Male - 6 yrs. old, "Midnight." We had a Yellow Lab that we had to get him put to sleep about 5 - 6 yrs. ago. That broke my heart because he was my boy. I still miss him.