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Old 12-24-2011, 03:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry "is that a labradoodle?"

I got this question about 2 or 3 times when I took my standard puppy out to the town today! omg it really irritates me, it's insulting for one thing, I usually answer "no, actually he's a purebred standard poodle" (with a hint of anger in my voice, says my bf lol). Most people just ask "what kind of dog is that?" and some people actually recognise he's a poodle and just ask "is he a standard?" or "is that a poodle?"

so how do you guys react to the labradoodle question?
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't get the labradoodle question but I do get the a)what is it? b) what an interesting mix...what's in there? c) is she an aussie? ALL the time with one of my border collies. She's mostly white with blue eyes and blue merle spots. If people are somewhat dog savvy I also get to say "no, she's not a double merle and no, she's not deaf and no, she's not blind." I smile and say "she's a border collie." And repeat...and repeat...and repeat. When people tell me "no...she can't be all border" I just repeat, "nope! she's all bc!" I try to treat each encounter as a time to share that bcs come in ALL different colors and can look very odd. I also enjoying being more and more patient and smiling the more obnoxious some can be....it's good dog Karma! When I run agility I need all of the good dog Karma you can get.

Who knows? Maybe the people that asked you the labradoodle question will go home later and say "I met a cute dog today...it was a poodle! They're neat and poodle people are nice!" Of course they might also go home and say "I met a lady today with a cute dog. She thought she had a poodle but I know it's a labradoodle...what an idiot! She doesn't even know what kind of dog she has!" Either way, you still have your dog and that's the important thing.

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We received a lot of the labradoodle questions when we brought Hazel home with her pretty cafe au lait color. But after we gave her a poodle haircut she is pretty much just getting comments now on her color. The first time we had her out in public (buying her a collar) a very good friend of mine was along. She is a long time standard owner and she calls herself a poodle snob... she let them know in no uncertain terms that Hazel was a purebred
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have never had that question. I take Carley to the park 3-4 times a week and everyone knows she is a poodle and are excited to see her, want to pet her ect. Kids love seeing a big poodle. Do you have a fluffy face on your poodle? I clip Carley every 2 weeks , that could be why...
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I think the more "poodley" the clip (what people associate with a poodle clip, that's is) the less people question. With Jake, my oversize mini, I would get that question when he didn't have a shaved face, and regular poodle clip, if he was "fluffy" but honestly with Sunny I just hear people say, "now THERE's a poodle, or look at the poodle mommy, or something, and he has a poodle clip. Don't people realize it is only a coat and you can trim it any way you want?
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Actually many people do not know much about dogs & that even includes dog owners. Very few people actually research breeds or even train their dogs. Why get angry, consider it a moment to educate people. Because of the popularity of labradoodles most people will think that anything remotely looking like one would be one. And labradoodles look somewhat like poodles after all they do have poodle in them. I think poodle people should be ambassadors of their breed. People don't know that poodles don't have to be frou-frou dogs. I certainly didn't before I started researching. You might want to read "If Bones Would Fall From The Sky."
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My poodles are in such poodley cuts that you'd have to be very stupid to mistake them for any other breed of dog. It has happened, and I just reply with 'No, s/he's just a poodle.' Since I HATE the word 'purebred,' it makes me feel snoody and conceded. I prefer the words 'full poodle, only poodle, ect'

Even when vegas was in a 'doodle' clip, I still had people say, hey, nice poodle!


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My poodles are in such poodley cuts that you'd have to be very stupid to mistake them for any other breed of dog. It has happened, and I just reply with 'No, s/he's just a poodle.' Since I HATE the word 'purebred,' it makes me feel snoody and conceded. I prefer the words 'full poodle, only poodle, ect'

Even when vegas was in a 'doodle' clip, I still had people say, hey, nice poodle!


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I get that question often enough, but I guess when you don't cut your poodle in a regular poodle clip, that throws people off And it gets worse. At the dog park there's a female goldendoodle where Cal sometimes gets confused with. And the only resemblance between them is their color
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I don't usually get the doodle question, as I shave my spoos' feet and faces every couple of weeks, so they are easy to recognize as poodles. What I do get sometimes are the surprised: "Do poodles come in those sizes???" "Never knew poodles got that large", "Wow, that's a big poodle". I also love the reaction that I get from "manly men" with their "tough" dogs such as Rotties or Pits when they see my Romeo in action. "Wow, that's one bad-ass poodle", or "that dog can really stand up for himself" after Romeo takes said pit down a peg or two after trying to get his ball. Or, "wow, I didn't know poodles were that athletic". I just laugh and use it as a teaching moment.
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