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    I am about to meet my labradoodle pup on Sunday for the first time; he is almost six weeks old. I did a lot of research and know a dog from the breeder we choose. They say a lot that leads me to think they are ok, parents get hip scores and gene testing for eyes, but I still worry if all that actually happens. One thing that really puts me at ease is that they don't seem to mass produce litters.

    Do you know much about labradoodles? I am intending to ask to sight the documents that verify the hip scores and gene tests of the parents. Should they have those handy on meet and greet day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3690anmari View Post
    Do you know much about labradoodles? I am intending to ask to sight the documents that verify the hip scores and gene tests of the parents. Should they have those handy on meet and greet day?
    Yes. It is a good idea to ask to see the documents even if you cannot understand what they say. The breeder should not take exception to this if they have nothing to hide. Not to meantion that they cost a rediculace amount of money to get, and that is really their purpose, to show people that your dogs are clear. So why wouldnt they show you? Maybe they could explain the figures to you too.
    When you say labradoodle, do you mean bred true or just that they have put their labradoor with their poodle and have a litter? Unless it has been bred true you can only make braud statements on what the dog will be like.
    Are you meeting the parents? Assess their personallities, the pups should be a healthy dose of both.
    Make sure they get a vetcheck printed for you before you take the dog so that you know everything is going ok. They will give you the vaccination certificate and maybe microchip paperwork if it is needed where you are, NSW does but I am not sure about Vic. These are the base requirments when they sell the dog, if they do not produce them, unless they have a very good reason, walk away. Poodles are far too prone to problems to not be sure.
    Hopefully everything will go smoothly for you though.
    Last edited by Ashaari; 07-09-2010 at 07:05 AM.

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    It was with interest that I read in this months Dogs NSW Journal that the breeder of the first 'designer dog' has expressed his regret at having created such a desired crossbred dog - Labradoodle; is not at all proud of his involvement in it and wishes he could turn the clock back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    It was with interest that I read in this months Dogs NSW Journal that the breeder of the first 'designer dog' has expressed his regret at having created such a desired crossbred dog - Labradoodle; is not at all proud of his involvement in it and wishes he could turn the clock back.
    That is completly understandable. They accually had reasons to mix the two breeds. They were attempting to develop a new breed with traits from both poodles and labradoors. If I were them I would be horrified at the way it has turned out with everyone and his dog breeding little fluffies of all kinds with poodles. It takes all the value out of what they were trying to do.

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    I am aware of what he was trying to achieve and why (I left that part out of the post for obvious reasons). And still regardless of the good reasons he initially started out on this path he now wishes he could turn the clock back.


    Hmmm interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    I am aware of what he was trying to achieve and why (I left that part out of the post for obvious reasons). And still regardless of the good reasons he initially started out on this path he now wishes he could turn the clock back.


    Hmmm interesting.
    I was only agreeing with you
    Like I said I would be horrified if it were me, to see what I had done to the community would make me sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashaari View Post
    When you say labradoodle, do you mean bred true or just that they have put their labradoor with their poodle and have a litter? Unless it has been bred true you can only make braud statements on what the dog will be like.
    He is a multigeneration Ladradoodle.

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