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Old 11-19-2012, 11:00 AM   #101 (permalink)
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I met my first Australian labradoodle at the dog park over the weekend. She was about the same size as Max who is a mini. She looked and acted like a doodle puppy but the owner said that she was 3 years old. She was a nice dog but the Owner considered her a very special breed. They sounded like she was quite expensive. I could not see that she really had anything to offer that Max did not have.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:15 AM   #102 (permalink)
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I met a very sweet dog today on my way to class. He was kind of blond, he was wiggly and curious and very, very friendly. I asked the woman with him what breed of dog he was, because he looked kind of like a labradoodle, but also kind of like a small, shaggy standard (almost like Lou, here on the forum).

Well, it turned out he was a Wheaten Terrier. But he had the look of a labradoodle and, unlike most labradoodles, Wheatens are actually non-shedding. Maybe people who buy labradoodles just haven't done enough research to know that there are actually several breeds of non-shedding dogs, even if they (inexplicably) don't want a Poodle. Wheatens, Portuguese Water Dogs, and Schnauzers, among others, all have breed standards, breed true, actually do have non-shed coats and cost less than most doodles.

BTW, here's a Wheaten Terrier. See how doodly it looks?

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saw this on the ALA
"To achieve a hypoallergenic dog
they needed to breed their Labradors to a dog that was already non-shedding, hence the Standard Poodle.
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so... uhm. they NEEDED to? why not train a poodle? this is missing so much oout of the story!

"The two variations are wavy fleece and curly fleece.Then there is the Wool coat. This has a definite dense wool feel, and is mildly to very curly."
so basically a poodle coat. DUMB. :/

"They should display an intuition about their family members or handler’s current emotional state or needs. This ability to “know” is what has made the Australian Labradoodle an excellent dog for individuals with special needs."
this was in the breed standard... im sorry but lots of dogs dont have that type of personality. sometimes its also a human applies this idea to their dogs reactions. loads of BS.
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Preaching to the choir! I wish we could educate the public!

I think I'm learning that a lot of labradoodle owners like that "wild mutt running through the forest" look. I know a lot of groomers have troubles pleasing a doodle owner because we try too hard.

A friend of mine finally got it, this lady has won a few national grooming competitions and made this dog look like gold and mom was never happy, this is how she pleased her:

Bathe the dog and only dry it about 80%, then start clipping it while it's still damp, this will give an uneven cut and make sure the coat curls. Leave the stickie outies, make the ears a bit uneven, and make the face good and choppy.

Mom LOVED it.

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Old 12-02-2012, 02:14 PM   #105 (permalink)
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I met a very sweet dog today on my way to class. He was kind of blond, he was wiggly and curious and very, very friendly. I asked the woman with him what breed of dog he was, because he looked kind of like a labradoodle, but also kind of like a small, shaggy standard (almost like Lou, here on the forum).

Well, it turned out he was a Wheaten Terrier. But he had the look of a labradoodle and, unlike most labradoodles, Wheatens are actually non-shedding. Maybe people who buy labradoodles just haven't done enough research to know that there are actually several breeds of non-shedding dogs, even if they (inexplicably) don't want a Poodle. Wheatens, Portuguese Water Dogs, and Schnauzers, among others, all have breed standards, breed true, actually do have non-shed coats and cost less than most doodles.

BTW, here's a Wheaten Terrier. See how doodly it looks?

Great point!! Thanks for posting this.
Yes, I keep my Lou with long hair all over (trimed shorter on face to look more girly) and it actually makes a good point, everywhere we go, most people ask if she is a goldendoodle and I proudly say she is 100% Standard Poodle, and tell them she is the perfect dog and you can make poodles look however you want... people go "wow....." and everyone that lay eyes on her smiles.

I mean it! I want to raise awareness that spoos are the best dogs ever and they can have any hair cut ya want! :-D

This picture was taken today before we went to class... and people were asking etc...

[IMG] Lou eating her bone by the window -sm by Lou Standard Poodle, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:53 PM   #106 (permalink)
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I had an unsettling experience while my husband and I were out at the local farm today, tagging our Christmas tree. We took Pippa along , and while she was running and playing( on the leash) I noticed a pick-up truck come near. I was a bit worried, not knowing if dogs were allowed, esp. when the man stopped his truck and came out, waving to us.
This was the conversation that followed:
He: “ Is this your dog?”
Me: “Yes.”
He: “Is she spayed?”
Me: “No, she’s still a puppy.”
He: “Great! I have a lab, and I just saw a labradoodle here this morning, and the owner was telling me how wonderful they are, and that they don’t shed- so I want to breed some”.
Me: “ If you want a non shedding dog- get a POODLE. I don’t breed mutts”

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I just love Lou's cut. I love the scruffy look. Maybe I should let Max grow out. He's a sable and the pretty dark hair shows up when he grows out.


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Thank you!!! She is getting a haircut tomorrow!!! Her hair way too long, cant see eyes no more LOL I cant wait!! Will post pictures :-) Thanks again
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I am somewhat relieved to find this thread and see people here have some similar experiences. I'm ok with people wanting doodles, but sometimes peoples' insensitivity and vocal prejudices makes me want to smack them. When Darku goes paddling with us on the SUPs, we get stopped by lots of other boaters. The conversation always ends up like this:

Them: Is that Obama's dog?
Us: No, this is not Obama's dog. He's a poodle.
Them: He's real cute! Is he a labradoodle?
Us: No he's a standard poodle.
Them: A what?
Us: STANDARD POO...
Them: OH I HATE POODLES.



And what I'd like to say to them is #*&^ *** @#$*&^$! and then smack them upside the head. They just told me my dog is cute, but their prejudice against poodles automatically makes him ugly the second they find out he's not a doodle? My beef is not with the doodles, but THOSE people. They hate my dog indiscriminately even though they WANT the poodle qualities. I'd have to imagine the Labrador and Golden Retriever people feel similarly and have that frustrated feeling of "You want my dog's qualities, but my dog's not good enough for you?"
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Cant wait to post before and after pictures of Lou, we are in the car now, 75 miles to go... :-D


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