(Closed) Labradoodles?

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
Member
1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You have a lot of poodle mixes… why not a poodle.  I have 2 of them and they are the best dogs!

Post # 4
Member
1075 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

A friend of mine has a goldendoodle.  The most darling dog ever.  Sweetest, beautiful, loving, gentle dog ever.  And it’s on the rather larger side too.

Post # 5
Member
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

First of all, props to you for waiting an entire year. Fiance and I are getting a dog the minute we can. I’m pretty proud that we haven’t stolen one yet. KIDDING. Anyways, one of my BMs has a golden doodle and LOVES IT. He’s tan and has been an AWESOME dog. Her mom actually takes him to work with her at a high school. He’s adorable, really well behaved and a quick learner. (And of course non shedding)

Post # 6
Member
2214 posts
Buzzing bee

I agree with Mc. Caniche. Get a poodle!  I have one, and he’s so smart and just the sweetest guy on earth. 🙂

Post # 7
Member
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

doodles are mutts so you have no idea how big, what color etc. Some will look like labs, some like poodles, behavior wise they can take either personality. Nothing wrong with mutts, I love my lab/chow to death!!

Just know that any doodle isn’t a breed, they are a mutt and their personalities/looks vary greatly.

Post # 8
Member
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Poodle mixes are great for people with allergies. Every dog is gonna be different thou. With mixes, you don’t know if you’re gonna get the personality/traits of one or the other of the parent’s breed. Could be a combo of both, or be prepared, could be completely opposite!

The MOST AMAZING website is: http://www.petfinder.com & its used by lots of rescue groups & humane societies/pounds. I got my dog from there & she’s the BEST dog ever!! :).

A labradoodle/goldendoodle, etc are just mixed breeds, not a breed of its own. I’ve heard good things from my friends who have a “goldendoodle”, she’s an awesome & smart & friendly & well behaved dog. They got her as a puppy. How the dog was raised is gonna play into it too.

How much time do you have? Yard?

Post # 9
Member
2214 posts
Buzzing bee

I second looking on petfinder.com! That’s where I got my pup. 🙂

Post # 10
Member
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

As a vet, most of the bigger doodle-mixes I see are just plain hyper, much like a young lab or golden.  And some of them shed, profusely!

I would consider a standard poodle if you are looking for a larger dog that doesn’t shed much.  No dog is hypoallergenic, but in general the breeds that require haircuts will shed much less than those who don’t.  

Or a greyhound, they are very sweet and make good city dogs.

What are you looking for in a dog?  What do you want to do with him/her?

 

Post # 11
Member
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have a 9 month old standard goldendoodle and he is the best.  He is a first generation goldendoodle; both of his parents were goldendoodles.  He is probably about 60 pounds now.

He was a pretty well behaved puppy and easy to train.  Learnt very quickly the rights and wrongs.  My fiance and I take him for a 10min walk in the mornings and a long walk in the evenings.  He gets tuckered out pretty quick.  He is only 9 months and still gets pretty excited but he is still a puppy.

Ours does shed a little bit though.  He had one of the straightest hairs in the litter.

I think they are a great choice! We get so many compliments on him.

Post # 12
Member
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have a 9 month old standard goldendoodle and he is the best.  He is a first generation goldendoodle; both of his parents were goldendoodles.  He is probably about 60 pounds now.

He was a pretty well behaved puppy and easy to train.  Learnt very quickly the rights and wrongs.  My fiance and I take him for a 10min walk in the mornings and a long walk in the evenings.  He gets tuckered out pretty quick.  He is only 9 months and still gets pretty excited but he is still a puppy.

Ours does shed a little bit though.  He had one of the straightest hairs in the litter.

I think they are a great choice! We get so many compliments on him.

Post # 13
Member
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have a 9 month old standard goldendoodle and he is the best.  He is a first generation goldendoodle; both of his parents were goldendoodles.  He is probably about 60 pounds now.

He was a pretty well behaved puppy and easy to train.  Learnt very quickly the rights and wrongs.  My fiance and I take him for a 10min walk in the mornings and a long walk in the evenings.  He gets tuckered out pretty quick.  He is only 9 months and still gets pretty excited but he is still a puppy.

Ours does shed a little bit though.  He had one of the straightest hairs in the litter.

I think they are a great choice! We get so many compliments on him.

Post # 14
Member
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have a 9 month old standard goldendoodle and he is the best.  He is a first generation goldendoodle; both of his parents were goldendoodles.  He is probably about 60 pounds now.

He was a pretty well behaved puppy and easy to train.  Learnt very quickly the rights and wrongs.  My fiance and I take him for a 10min walk in the mornings and a long walk in the evenings.  He gets tuckered out pretty quick.  He is only 9 months and still gets pretty excited but he is still a puppy.

Ours does shed a little bit though.  He had one of the straightest hairs in the litter.

I think they are a great choice! We get so many compliments on him.

Post # 15
Member
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

You could also look into rescue sites for purebreds. There are so many dogs that are being given up right now. One that you might look into if you want a smaller dog (about 15 lbs) could be a chinese crested. That’s what I have and even though Fiance is allergic to dogs, he has a terrible time with my parent’s lab, he doesn’t have problems with Beau. You don’t even have to go with a hairless, because a lot, like mine, have fur all over and unlike when I bought mine, there are tons of “powderpuffs” in shelters and rescues right now. Something you might consider: labs and goldens are some of the worst dogs for allergy sufferers. They shed terribly and tend to get reactions from more people. Dogs that have hair rather than fur, such as cresteds and poodles, tend to be the best.

Full disclosure: I’m not a fan of “designer dogs” in any way and would much prefer if people would just buy a mutt from the shelter if that’s what they want. It’s cheaper and instead of contributing to the overbreeding/population of dogs, you can save one.

Post # 16
Member
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Let’s try this pic again

The topic ‘Labradoodles?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors