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Old 09-02-2009, 09:16 AM
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OK, so maybe they're not the most masculine dogs, but I love labs, and my wife hates shedding. Anyone have any experience with these dogs or tips for things to look out for when shopping around.

Also, I would probably prefer to get an adult dog vs. a puppy. If anyone knows of a breeder who has adults to place, let me know. Thanks.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:23 AM
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Pass on the Labradoole designer dog, go straight to a Portuguese Water Dog (PWD). You won't regret it, won't look back.

A Laberdoodle and a PWD look very similar (PWD's don't shed) but the Labradooles have longer, skinnier legs.

Fwiw, a poodle is genetically 1/2 PWD and 1/2 unknown. We now know a poodle is not a "pure" breed. PWD's are.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:28 AM
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I've often thought of breeding a cockapoo and a peekapoo to get a cockapeekapoopoo!
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The whole "doodle" and "poo" thing has to be the greatest marketing campaign ever!


Just think of it, the Poodle was the most promiscuous dog around. The pounds were full of mutts that were part poodle. You ditch the mutt label for a catchy breed X - doodle or breed Y - poo (the poo's seem to be common with little breeds e.g. YorkiePoo ) then claim they are "Hypo Allergenic (no dander, don't shed, etc) and now you have a designer dog.


Brilliant!
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Go with whatever dog you like.. just dont be caught as a man using the term laberdoodle.. its almost to stupid a word to type....

Its a mutt. Be proud of it.
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A couple of our friends that value exclusivity over common sense had a labradoodle for 2 years until the idiot (dog) decided to play chicken with a truck's Goodyear while being walked on her leash. Designer dogs make the same SPLATTTT as mutts, btw. Fast way to kiss $1500 away.

Lesson learned that you can't teach that kind of dog anything, so they upped the ante and got a GoldenDoodle. Same stupid dog type that bounds like a poodle and is large like a Golden. Knocks smaller people down when they come to visit.

No, I don't think that the dog is all at fault...the owners aren't made to raise dogs, IMO, but something to think about if you have small children.

If you insist on a designer...do not buy one unless the sire and bitch are on the premises; better yet to have two generations on premises. That's the only way to get any kind of clue about the size and personality that you're buying.

We're happy with our one-eyed 20# rescue dog that knows every command needed to survive in our house: Dinner! Bed-time! Car Ride? Let's go for a Walk!
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The whole "doodle" and "poo" thing has to be the greatest marketing campaign ever!


Just think of it, the Poodle was the most promiscuous dog around. The pounds were full of mutts that were part poodle. You ditch the mutt label for a catchy breed X - doodle or breed Y - poo (the poo's seem to be common with little breeds e.g. YorkiePoo ) then claim they are "Hypo Allergenic (no dander, don't shed, etc) and now you have a designer dog.


Brilliant!
a $1,500 mutt.
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I've trained with one before. I was not impressed, especially for a +$1000 mutt.

Get a PWD like Eyeball mentioned.
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Just don't get a Cocker Spaniel / Poodle mix. Yes...., that would be a cockadoodle.

Get whatever you like - just name her/him Spike and you'll be all set.
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Frankie

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Size: Large
Age: Adult
Sex: Male
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My name is Frankie and I am one of those designer dogs!! I am a 4 year old RARE LABRADOODLE---solid white, hypoallergenic and soft! I am neutered, up to date on all shots, and heartworm negative. My owner could no longer keep me since he was just diagnosed with colon cancer and already in his 80s. He flew me from Colorado to his granddaughter who is fostering me here in Wilmington, NC. She just so happens to foster for local rescues here. A local adoption would be best. I get along well with some dogs (especially those my size) and probably need to meet your first dog if you already one. I do best with kids over 10 since fast movement tends to startle me some. I am obedience trained. I know how to sit, go down and walk really well on a leash and am already completely housebroken. I am not an out of control, energetic dog. In fact, I am a really loyal dog who quickly bonds with my family and I am so eager to please! My owners doted on me and pampered me and it's not easy flying to be homeless. I miss them. I am best described as a GENTLE GIANT!
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I have heard they are a pretty good mix and combine the good traits of both breeds, the only bad thing is the name and that they are the "in" dog to have right now.
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Take it easy guys. I agree that just saying the word labradoodle makes me feel dumb, but I need a non/low shedding dog. I like the PWG suggestion and will look at them.

Surfergirl, thanks for the link, but I've got 2 little kids. The ad says that dog needs kids over 10.
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Sandy of Doodlebro

Poodle,Labrador Retriever
Size: Large
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
ID: $295 adoption donation

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All about me!
Name: Sandy
Breed: labradoodle
Age: est 5 years
Height: est 22 inches
Weight: about 38 lbs
Good with dogs? yes
Good with cats? not yet tested
Good with kids? yes
Good with men? a little shy but comes around
Good with women? a little shy but comes around
House trained? appears to be
Crate trained? yes
Leash trained? appears to be

Must have fenced in yard? yes
Foster home is: Dreamweaver Farms Pacolet SC
Adoption fee: $295.00
Why am I with a rescue group? A sad story - I had a loving owner who lost his home. He was staying with friends and I was welcome but he could not stay long. He found relatives who would help him.
But they would not help me. So I ended up in the pound.

My mom was a labrador retriever and my dad was a poodle so I have the wiry coat and I do shed a bit. I am a little shy but that is because I've stayed so many places lately and then my owner left and didn't come back. I could really use some stability.



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This pet is up to date with routine shots.
This pet has been altered.
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:29 AM
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Why would anyone ruin a perfectly good lab?

Honestly, has anyone ever seen a good looking poodle?
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We've owned all sorts of retrievers. The purebreds unfortunately have been all too often overbred leading to health issues. When going to the vet for these various inbreeding problems the common refrain is "I see this a lot." The current popularity of the PWD is now leading to over breeding issues so shop bloodlines carefully if you are looking for one. And they are not cheap!!.

The popularity of the "doodles" is bolstered by their mutt heritage and potentially fewer inbreeding defects. Currently our daughter has a goldendoodle. Nice dog. Lots of stamina and so far free of over breeding defects we've seen with the retrievers.

The pound, be careful. Too many of these poor dogs are there for a reason
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When you adopt a rescue you are actally saving two dogs lives. The one you adopt and the one that gets to move into its place with the rescue agency.

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I use to have a labradoodle he was the only dog I have ever seen that loved to wear crocks
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My cousin has a labradoodle, smaller dog, maybe weighs 25 pounds. The dog is pretty cool, but really neurotic. It likes to take shits on the bed when he leaves it home alone.
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Hate to see a schitzoo and poodle mix.
What ever mixed breed it would make, the mixed name won't sound good!
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Originally Posted by 35donzi View Post
My cousin has a labradoodle, smaller dog, maybe weighs 25 pounds. The dog is pretty cool, but really neurotic. It likes to take shits on the bed when he leaves it home alone.
It has separation anxiety.




Also would have a footupthebutt!
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