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    There's a "Labradoodle" farm *coughpuppymillcough* here... I don't know what they were thinking... they would be the most uncontrollable dogs. Combining 2 hyper breeds do not make a relaxed lovable dog.
    Labradoodles were originally bred by one guy who wanted to make a hypoallergenic breed for blind people with allergies.
    He realised his mistake (basically it just didn't work) and dropped the project.
    Unfortunately, people have decided to ignore his admission of failure and keep pumping these dogs out of their kennels.

    sorry for the rant, but in terms of mixed breeds, these are probably my most "eh!" ones.

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    I agree with you guys too.

    I'm yet to work out why Labs are always the first breed most people jump to recommend to families?

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    Gotta agree - not a fan of labs although we suspect Brembo is a staffy x lab. Also not a huge fan of staffys anymore - possibly due to all the poorly bred ones I see in my area.
    Not a small dog fan, love my big boofas with short coats!
    So big plus for ridgies, danes, mastiffs etc.
    Am totally in love with dane/mastiff crosses and want to rescue them all for some reason

    Foster Carer for Shar Pei Rescue Queensland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I agree with you guys too.

    I'm yet to work out why Labs are always the first breed most people jump to recommend to families?
    I have somewhat of a theory.

    Most guide dogs are Labs, so I think people automatically believe...they are born well behaved, great for families and a "perfect" dog. The truth is...they are high energy, need loads of training, can be really boisterous with children and somewhat pushy. Trevor the Lab from Sumo's puppy pre-school jumps at me every time a Lab is mentioned. Now here was an understimulated Lab if anything...totally out of control and none of the other puppies liked him. They would be calm until he entered the room and "chaos and imbalance" had arrived. It was obvious the owner had NO clue

    Also...people see the toilet paper ads and go...awwwwww! They ARE cute puppies....but all puppies are cute

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    A friend of mine got a lab puppy for her autistic son. I think she envisioned a well behaved guide dog when making her choice (also one of the first things she said when she got it was We've got a kleenex puppy)
    She couldn't understand why it was such a 'monster'. It never got walked, was barely played with and never taught anything.

    I dont think I could ever own a gun dog, I love the look of them but I dont think I could give them the stimulation they need to keep them from becoming destructive.

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    I am not offended you dislike Shar Peis, they are not a dog everyone likes

    I dont like anything with poodle in it wether pure or cross.
    I also dont like GSDs.

    Love the staffy, but probably wouldnt own one as I dont think another head strong dog with the 2 I have would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I agree with you guys too.

    I'm yet to work out why Labs are always the first breed most people jump to recommend to families?
    I often wonder this too.
    I had Labs recommended to us when I was looking for a dog, but also was recommended a well breed rotti
    I took the rotti, well breed for temp and just gorgous, never jumped on my kids or displayed any hyper behaviour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I agree with you guys too.

    I'm yet to work out why Labs are always the first breed most people jump to recommend to families?
    I wonder though...of all the members here...who has a purebred Lab?

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    I have kids, and I have a rotti and a shar pei
    My dad had labs, and they were rough and hyper with the kids one even bite a child once.

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    I know one lab, out of 12 who is calm around kids. He is 13 years old, can't jump due to arthritis and slight HD and has lost a few teeth...

    They are the most common breed that I get called about to walk because they are impossible to manage.

    I have worked out an easy fix.... Treat pouch with GSD's treats in it, strapped around my waist and the dogs attention is on my left hip rather than the world at large

    I still don't really get it. IMO they need as much training as a BC, if not more to get them to calm down.

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