Do you have a doodle? Labradoodle/Goldendoodle

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have a bich-poo doodle– which is a bichon/ toy red poodle mix! she really is hypoallergenic, super smart, and I ususally don’t answer when people say how much did DH and I pay because we usually get eye rolls, but she was $900. Her name is Rosie and I love her to pieces!

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@busybee3791:  They aren’t totally hypo-allergetic.  We had a poo cross when I was growing up and were told they would never be totally hypo-allergetic unless they were crossed with another hypo breed.  

That isn’t too much of a concern for us.  I love cross breeds, I’m not a pure bred kinda girl.  I’m happy with a mutt or an intentional cross.  We met the sweetest labradoodle this summer.  Now I’m in love with the breed.  She was big enough for my FI (he loves BIG dogs, like Newfies, St. Bernards, etc.) But I want a fairly non-shedding dog and preferrably not an insane slobberer.  And I love curly haired dogs.  Edited:  We’re looking at the larger sizes of the breed, not the toy or mini crosses.  

We’ve been checking out a few breeders.  The prices here are around 2k. 

 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We have a mini goldendoodle and she doesn’t shed at all, her hair is soooo soft and she is VERY smart. She was expensive at $1000 but they honestly go for more. We looked at various places and they were anywhere from $1000-2400.

Ours is 15 lbs. and she is on the smaller end of the minis because she is a cross between a poodle and mini goldendoodle. I know other minis can be around 25-40 lbs.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Chelwilly:  Omg she is sooo cute! I want one! (for free though..lol!)

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have a golden retriever, so that’s where my dog loyalty/bias is. My cousin has a goldendoodle though and we also looked into getting one before getting our golden, so I do have some experience with them.

My cousin’s goldendoodle is much more aggressive than my golden, despite being female and younger than my dog. She’s also really poodle-y, and my cousin has expressed regret over how she looks on more than one occasion. I think they were hoping for a dog that looked like the ones in this thread (understandably, they are adorable!). She still loves her dog to pieces, it just wasn’t what she was expecting. There’s also no guarantee that the dog will *actually* be hypoallergenic. 

That’s my main issue with these designer dogs – customers are paying ridiculously high prices for what is essentially a mutt that may not live up to exactly what they were expecting to get. That’s an issue with pet ownership across the board of course, but seems to be more prevalent with owners of designer dogs bred by breeders motivated by money rather than benefitting the breed.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@busybee3791:  My parents have two, both a standard labradoodle and a mini labradoodle. The standard is a full lab/poodle mix – and hands down the dumbest dog on the planet. He’s HUGE at about 115 pounds and OMG I hate his hair. It’s long and everything gets caught in it….yuck. The mini is a typical little dog, scared of her own shadow. 

I’m sure I’m biased though, because I’m a english lab girl. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@busybee3791:  Definitely do your research and look into every option! There are tests online you can take that match you up with a breed based on your preferences – you could look into that. If personality/aggression is one of your biggest sticking points, I can’t recommend goldens highly enough. Our guy sheds enough to build a second dog daily, but the extra vacuuming is well worth it to have such a laid-back, friendly dog. 

Adopting an older dog from a rescue is a great option too! Preferrably from a rescue who’s had the dog for several weeks/months and can truthfully attest to the temper of the dog. There are tons of regional, breed-specific rescues that you could look into once you narrow down the breed that will best fit your lifestyle and activity level. Good luck!!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@busybee3791:  My DH grew up with a goldendoodle (first generation) and the handsome guy now lives with my in laws! I think this breed is considered hypoallergenice and I am not helpful with price…My DH and his mom got the dog from a guy who had an opps litter from his standard sized poodle and golden retriever. 

This dog is the sweetest teddy bear I have ever met but he is VERY clumsy! He was always very gentle and super calm 🙂 

My only complaint is that he is such a airhead. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

They are not necessarily hypo dogs. some peopel consider poodles to be, but golden retrievers are not. I don’t have help on pricing. i a. A dog groomer though, and I can tell you this. You have to be prepared to brush them multiple times a week. They also, require regular grooming with a professional groomer. This can run anywhere from $65 to $120 per groom dependings on the area. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We have a cockapoo (cocker spaniel/poodle mix). I have allergies but she does not bother me one bit. She doesn’t shed either. She is the most loving, loyal dog, currently curled up against me sleeping (nevermind…FI just opened the jar of peanut butter in the kitchen and she bolted). We got her from a rescue so I think it was a $250 donation.

She is almost 4 and weighs about 14 pounds.

Here is Gus:

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Squirrelz15:  Yes I forgot about grooming. We take Gus about every 6 weeks, less during the winter. We pay $25 but prices obviously can be higher depending on location.

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