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Buying my wife a goldendoodle: good or bad idea?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by hopkins_student, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    I will be your dog
     
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  2. Yvonne18

    Yvonne18 New Member

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    I have a seven month old goldendoodle and she is just fantastic. Great with my grandchildren. I work and she has no problem accommodating to my working day. I puit some time into training- nothing exotic- not jumping up, soft mouthing - and she is great now.
     
  3. ffillers

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    We have a 7 year old standard poodle and recently got a goldendoodle (F1B)! He is now almost six months old and we wouldn't trade him for anything. Yes, he is a typical puppy, but he is also the most intelligent dog (even smarter than our poodle). I did months of research before purchasing. Got him from a very reputable breeder in middle Florida and he had undergone two weeks of "boot camp" before we picked him up. He is a chocolate color and probably will be about 50 pounds when grown. I think the most important thing is to buy from a reputable, experienced breeder. She told us he would be slightly shedding but so far we have had no shedding; we saw his Mom and Dad (Dad was a pedigree standard poodle (parti - brown and white) and Mom was a first generation chocolate goldendoodle. Other readers have lots of misconceptions about these dogs and they are right in several things - there is no standard and they can have three different types of coats. Most are non-shedding or low shedding. Our goldendoodle (breeders call them designer dogs and charge for the rarity) plays great with the grandchildren, gets along well with other dogs, and minds well. He is house trained and rings a bell attached to the dog when he wants to go outside. Our vet told us before we purchased the puppy that we could go to the pound and get a puppy much cheaper, but we knew what we wanted. We think he has hybrid vigor and the breeder had him checked (or his parents) for the most common poodle and retriever weaknesses. He also has a two year guarantee if he develops any of these diseases, and no, we don't have to return him to the breeder if he does - just provide proof from the vet!

    We would purchase one again in a heartbeat! He is unusual looking and people stop us all the time to find out what he is and about his laidback personality. If that is what your wife wants, I say to for it.!
     
  4. hermosadoodle

    hermosadoodle New Member

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    Get a "real" dog? Clearly you are one of those obnoxious and rude folks who doesn't seem to take other peoples's views or opinions into consideration. Goldendoodles & Labradoodles ARE real dogs. Get a clue
     
  5. Suebee

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    We have decided to get a dog after our house emptied and did a lot of research on what type to get. We are expecting a grand child soon and wanted to make sure we had a dog that was good with kids. Everything we have read and everyone we talk to with Doodles say they are very good with children. We love that they don't shed, since we have family members with allergies and Doodles hypo allergy coats will work better for that problem. We also like that you can decide which size Doodle you want to suit your family and there are also many varieties of colors to choose from. We will hopefully be getting one in the near future. To summarize...I would love it if my husband would buy me one!
     
  6. doodlelove

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    I had to join this site just so I could put in my two cents about Goldendoodles. First of all, no matter what type of dog you get, buying from a reputable breeder is the most important thing if you want to know what type of dog you are getting. I spent months researching dog breeds & breeders before deciding to purchase a goldendoodle. I did pay what I would consider a stupid amount of money for a mutt; however, in their defense, they are putting in the same amount of effort and money as any other breeder would.

    We have a goldendoodle that is now 1 year old. He is only 30 pounds and absolutely perfect! I didn't buy him to impress my neighbors (my husband and daughter are both allergic to dogs), but we can't go anywhere without people stopping us to ask about our dog.

    He is as soft as a stuffed animal, calm yet playful, doesn't shed at all and doesn't smell like a dog.

    Good luck to those who are looking for a new addition to their family. I hope you find a dog as great as ours.
     
  7. karina

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    Please, send me the breeder. I'm trying to find one as yours!!! He is lovely!
    Thanks a lot!
    Karina
     
  8. LisaRe

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    Yes, could you also send me your breeder information as well. Thank you so much!! Lisa
     
  9. JLibourel

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    I made this comment early in this discussion. Today, I was going down Signal Hill when I encountered a a woman with a dog with tight, black curly hair, floppy ears and a rather snipy muzzle. I asked if it were a curly-coated retriever (a breed it rather resembled). "Oh no,' the woman replied, "He's goldendoodle." See what I mean about no consistency of type.
     
  10. parkdarily

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    agree.Yes do this, a dog is a dog and it's up to the owner to make the most out of it whatever breed it is.
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  11. doglover

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    Yes if you like a dog that does not really shed ,has lots of energy and needs lots of exercise like running ,swimming walking etc . Some say its just a mutt but who cares as long as it's a good dog . You can get good well known purebreds that are terrible dogs with health issues just like crossbreeds . There is no real life guarantees , I lost my purebred Labrador to cancer suddenly . What did being purebred help me there. She was a very good dog as my golden doodle is also a very good child friendly, dog friendly and people friendly dog . Good luck , hope this helps.
     
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    Well for one, she was able to go through life with some dignity being a Labrador Retriever versus the embarrassment of having to introduce oneself as Flopsy, the Goldendoodle.

    lefty
     
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  13. Connemara

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    :laugh:
     
  14. Pennys Boat

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    It sounds like a made up breed to me - but then again I'm not much of a dog person. I'd rather go for jewellery if it was my wife since she is becoming quite a collector. She likes animals but I think her allergies have always stopped her from getting a dog or other pet. This is why she'd definitely prefer something from Mesenso as a gift for her birthday or Christmas.
    I would love a cat but would have to agree with this idea rather than a pedigree breed;
     
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  15. JLibourel

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    The other day I was getting my car washed--a sort of paleface equivalent of doing a rain dance--and we certainly need the rain! Anyway, sitting near me was a woman with a fluffy little white dog. There are a lot of fluffy little white dogs around, and I sometimes have a hard time differentiating them, so I asked her what the dog was. Her reply was, "Miniature Goldendoodle." Now that was a new one on me! Lest any of you think I was trying to flirt with the dog's owner, let me assure you she was so nondescript that I have already quite forgotten what she looked like--definitely not hot, not even lukewarm!
     
  16. tobaccoleafpie

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    The process of conception would be damnable to watch. hahahaha. Its like a mouse on top of an elephant. otherwise, who is on top and who is on the bottom?
     

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