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Old 11-14-2008, 03:24 AM
 
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:34 AM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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I have 2 friends who each have a Labradoodle. In fact, one looks almost identical to the pic you posted! The other is gray. They are both terrific dogs, gentle and great with kids.
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:48 AM
 
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I have 2 friends who each have a Labradoodle. In fact, one looks almost identical to the pic you posted! The other is gray. They are both terrific dogs, gentle and great with kids.
Thanks for your reply.

It seems like the perfect dog for me!

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Old 11-14-2008, 04:57 AM
 
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Yup! Doodle (original name,huh lol ) is about 4 months old,and is a sweetie!

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Old 11-14-2008, 05:24 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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My MIL has one, the goofiest dog ever! In a good way of course. However, pleassseee check out where your dog is coming from. Do not support a puppy mill!!!!
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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My MIL has one, the goofiest dog ever! In a good way of course. However, pleassseee check out where your dog is coming from. Do not support a puppy mill!!!!
Oh good advice! I can't stand the "designer dog" fad! Lots of people are doing that now,mass-breeding everything-doodles & etc.,charging hundreds of dollars for mutts. My guy came from an old man in the country whose lab mated w/ his wife's poodle,after she specifically told him NOT to let her girl out! Definitely not a puppy mill situaton.
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:38 PM
 
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Oh good advice! I can't stand the "designer dog" fad! Lots of people are doing that now,mass-breeding everything-doodles & etc.,charging hundreds of dollars for mutts. My guy came from an old man in the country whose lab mated w/ his wife's poodle,after she specifically told him NOT to let her girl out! Definitely not a puppy mill situaton.
Labradoodles aren't exactly a run-of-the-mill poodle mix. They were deliberately created quite some time ago in Australia to be used as service dogs. Unfortunately, a lot of people in the US thought it was a cute name and started making their own, from whatever dogs they had available. So if you want one of them, you really need to check out the breeder and where/what lines their breeding stock comes from. I've also heard of some people in the US creating Golden/doodles for service purposes as well, though I don't know why. I think it has something to do with the supposed hypoallergenic quality of the poodle, but if a breeder doesn't know what they're doing, what they come up with is a hyperactive brillo pad.

But the only thing interesting about the designer mutts is the names people come up with for them. The one that currently appalls me the most is a schnauzalier - I don't even want to think about what a Schnauzer/Cavalier King Charles spaniel would look like!
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:48 PM
 
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We have a Labradoodle and are very happy with her. It's the Lab in her that I like. Labs are the best dogs and so are Golden Retrievers. They don't bark much and are superb with children and easy with strangers and other dogs. Very gentle, patient, loyal, trainable, and intelligent dogs. The only problem in the world with them is that they SHED. Add the non-shedding and non-yappy Standard Poodle (who are also very intelligent) into the mix, and you have the perfect dog...in my humble opinion. : )
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:03 PM
 
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I'm sure they are great dogs, but I wish you folks that have them, and supposedly don't support designer dogs, would just call them Labrador-Poodle mix, or Golden-Poodle mix, and give up on the cutesy names. Cutesy names make them sound like designer dogs, and we dog lovers don't want to support designer breeders.
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:00 PM
 
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We have a Labradoodle and are very happy with her. It's the Lab in her that I like. Labs are the best dogs and so are Golden Retrievers. They don't bark much and are superb with children and easy with strangers and other dogs. Very gentle, patient, loyal, trainable, and intelligent dogs. The only problem in the world with them is that they SHED. Add the non-shedding and non-yappy Standard Poodle (who are also very intelligent) into the mix, and you have the perfect dog...in my humble opinion. : )

I'm curious as to how do you know which dog your getting? How do you know which ones are going to grow up acting more lab or poodle?

All the standard poodles I have been around, well most, are very intelligent and nothing like their little yappy cousins. And they may not shed but they are still fairly high maintenance as far as grooming.
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