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    Goldendoodles

    Looking at possibly getting a dog, and the GF is really hooked on Goldendoodles. Anyone have a goldendoodles and/or know of any areas around DM that sell them for a reasonable price? Everything I have seen in the area thus far is selling them for $800+


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    re: Goldendoodles

    Let me be the first to say rescue a dog from one of the many animal shelters. At the ARL you can even put your name on a list for a Labradoodle, so when/if one becomes available they'll call you to come see the dog and possibly adopt.


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    re: Goldendoodles

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Hard View Post
    Let me be the first to say rescue a dog from one of the many animal shelters. At the ARL you can even put your name on a list for a Labradoodle, so when/if one becomes available they'll call you to come see the dog and possibly adopt.
    We looked into that as well, but the problem is the waiting lists for them are long, and they are not to common of a dog in shelters. This is kind of something we want to do sooner rather than wait around.



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    re: Goldendoodles

    My friend has one and has had nothing but problems with him (health issues), it goes to the vet monthly ($$$).



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    re: Goldendoodles

    I was skeptical of poodle mixes at first, but after getting two cocker spaniel-poodle mixes, I wouldn't go back to a purebred. The greatest benefit has been the non-shedding feature that I'm sure you are familiar with. We bought both of ours through the classified ads in the Register. I'd just keep checking there until you see one that is reasonably priced.



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    re: Goldendoodles

    I had a Coworker that owned one, his also had a lot of health issues. Probably not enough branches in the family tree.
    Go get a mut from the shelter and be done with it!



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    re: Goldendoodles

    Labradoodles are in short supply because they do not have many of them. I would sdoubt one is taken to a shelter. Great dog.


    I had two golden doodles years back. No shedding, super smart, athletic, great with kids, protective of owner. Cross between a Golden retriever and a poodle.

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    re: Goldendoodles

    My family has had them, and my next door neighbor has one:

    Pros - very athletic, very friendly, healthy, loyal, great with kids, tend to love frisbees/retrieving.

    Cons - You would be getting a dog from two active retrieving breeds. If you don't know what this means, look it up. This means requires a lot of TRAINING, EXERCISE, and ATTENTION. From six months to 3/5 years, these dogs require a minimum of 1 hour a day solid exercise, and will be able to run and play outside in a big yard all-day long. Sorry, one of my biggest pet peeves are people who get dogs for wrong reasons, not knowing what the dog is about. You may know all of this, then my apologies, but most don't.

    Oddity - the Labradoodle coat can be a paradox. Can mat easily. This means, you either shave them(not probably what your girlfriend thinks is cute) or you have to brush them daily. Some are finer than others.

    Other trait - will bark a lot if not trained correctly, or given enough attention. IE: Put out in the yard with people inside. Not given enough exercise and seeing people/dogs outside.

    Other trait - as athletic as they can be, can jump short fences, run fast, and the jumping up on people will have to be trained out very early.

    Other trait - Most lab breeds have a penchant for pulling when on a leash, this can be trained out in most, but must be trained, otherwise be prepared to be dragged.

    NOT an apartment dog, unless you plan on taking the dog for a jog at least every other day and a willingness to take the dog to a dog park once a week to let them full run.



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    re: Goldendoodles

    Let me clarify...she wants a Goldendoodle, not a Labradoodle. My bad!



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    re: Goldendoodles

    They are worth buying for $800 if you can get a good one. They seem to take the best traits of the two breeds into a wonderful pet.


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    Re: Labradoodles

    We have a 4-year old labradoodle and he is an awesome dog, but has had a lot of internal health issues and has recently been diagnosed with liver/kidney disease. We don't know for sure if these issues are congenital, but it is suspected b/c the breeders we bought him from no longer sell/breed.

    Twistedredbird's assessment of the breed is pretty spot on. He is a very athletic dog (loves playing frisbee & retrieving), loves water, loves people and craves a lot of attention. He is also very vocal and barks quite often (although it's rarely an agressive bark - mostly just likes to get the attention of other dogs and people). He's very smart and confident, but still very loyal and listens/obeys well. He's also great with our son who is now 18 months.

    A lot of people think that labradoodles don't shed, but that's not always true. Some of the litter will take on more of the poodle traits (no shedding), but others will take on more of the lab traits (shedding). Our dog has more of the lab traits and this was very apparent even as a puppy, so he sheds just as much as any other lab. The positive of this is that we don't need to groom him and have never had to shave him. If you want a labradoodle that doesn't shed, you'll want to pick a dog from the litter that has more of the tight, curly hair.

    All things considered, our dog is an awesome family dog, but he gets plenty of attention and exercise. If you cannot provide these things, you may want to look at another breed. Also make sure to do your research on the breeders you'll be buying from (that goes for any breed). Ask for references of other families who have bought dogs from them to make sure they don't have any common congenital health issues that are common among the dogs they breed. It's not always easy, but you want to look for families that have dogs who are at least 5-10 years old. Spending a couple hundred more on a dog from a reputable breeder could save you thousands down the road.
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    Re: Goldendoodles

    Why people pay for animals that are vitually free at a shelter is beyond me.

    At least do your research. Make sure it didn't come from a puppy mill.

    Also, people that are in a "hurry" to get a dog often end up bringing it to a shelter eventually or giving it away. you or your GF will have this dog for 15 years. Take your time and make sure it's a good fit.


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    Re: Goldendoodles

    Go to the shelter. The bond you make with that dog will be greater than any dog you can buy based on how they look.



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    Re: Goldendoodles

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    Go to the shelter. The bond you make with that dog will be greater than any dog you can buy based on how they look.
    This X1000, the breed/appreance of a dog is about the least important thing about a dog. The only reason to go for one these manufactured dogs is if theres an allegry issue.



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    Re: Goldendoodles

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    Why people pay for animals that are vitually free at a shelter is beyond me.

    At least do your research. Make sure it didn't come from a puppy mill.

    Also, people that are in a "hurry" to get a dog often end up bringing it to a shelter eventually or giving it away. you or your GF will have this dog for 15 years. Take your time and make sure it's a good fit.
    There are lots of reasons, I wanted one that came from good bloodlines for hunting. Plus I love getting pups really young, 6-7 weeks old to start training from day 1. Don't want to have to deal with undoing whatever the dogearned in the past.



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