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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    The aforementioned kennel has sold 800 puppies in the past 10 years... and that's just the ones they have recorded.

    At $3,000 a pup well... you do the math.

    I can understand the appeal, but the whole reason they were bred in the first place was to produce an allergy friendly guide dog.
    The man who started the project bred the dog properly and responsibly and still failed... he could not achieve a standard especially with coat texture. Even that site above sells 2 different coat textures so after all these generations they STILL can't get it right.

    I don't know why Standard poodles can't just be used as guide dogs.
    I think standard could be great guide dogs. Someone should do the basic training with 1 to prove they could because I am sure they would be great.

    And very true even after many generations the coat type can be a bit tricky & when it's an inbetween coat they are terribly hard to keep.
    They also should state that the second coat type is no where near as hypoallergenic. Also even pure poodles are not hypoalergentic for some people. After a lot of study I truelly beleive it can be very individual as to what affect each person. Also the poodle coat crosses alot better to the finer coats than the thicker heavy shedding coats & hot spot are a problem with these crosses.
    Anyway what would really be the difference between golden or lab cross to me they are too simalar to be worth breeding.
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    I'm kind of torn up about crossing with poodles...on one hand, people who otherwise couldn't have dogs now can (though they could just get a pure bred poodle I guess), but on the other hand it's fueled the money hungry puppy farming industry.

    If the mother dog was a mini or toy poodle then I pity the poor thing having to squeeze out pups too big for her. I wonder what kind of health problems could come up as a result of this cross...

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    I have seen great dane x poodle pups before. odd mix but the resultant litter were stunning looking dogs

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    I don't know if I would say stunning... they look just like chunky Standard Poodles


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    I think I was way under charged for my KelColador She was only $50 and I chose to pay that much. Brought her from a diary farmer that were doing it tough she was that grateful she offered me another.. Truly there is only room in a household for one KelColador.Do you think I'm missing some oddle some where Oh wait I found some ,Tilly is oddles of fun, Yay she does have oddle in her and I wouldn't have it any other way

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydog View Post
    I think standard could be great guide dogs. Someone should do the basic training with 1 to prove they could because I am sure they would be great.
    Apparently the man who first crossed the labrador and poodle to make a guide dog said that he tried for many years to train poodles to be guide dogs and they just didn't have the temperament for it so he "had" to make the cross. Ironically though, I've never seen a labradoodle guide dog either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTeaAddict View Post
    Apparently the man who first crossed the labrador and poodle to make a guide dog said that he tried for many years to train poodles to be guide dogs and they just didn't have the temperament for it so he "had" to make the cross. Ironically though, I've never seen a labradoodle guide dog either.
    Thats intersting my guess would be the staying on the job so constantly would be the Standard Poodles biggest issue with the training. Poodles love to learn but once they know it they can become bored if they don't have something challanging to do or learn. Also some Standards can be a little senetive also & thats the great thing about labs they are happy to do the same thing ever day & do it well.
    As you all know I have my own poodle based multi mutts but they are not anywhere near something I would try & market as a breed as as buetiful as they are & as consistant as I have the temperments & size, coat & colour are still after 15yrs a tad unpredictable at times. They are wonderful little buggers & health & temperment have always been my 1st priority but a breed they are not.
    Honestly I also find as much as everyone thinks they wont poodle coated puppies they get sick of the upkeep of the adult dogs & some of the x's coats are alot harder to manage to a poodles.
    So from a person who dose think there a place for well thought out multi generational poodle cross breeds I think these silly named 1st & 2nd generation poodle crosses are far overpriced & marketed in a totally inaproprate manner. Many may think that makes me a hypocrit & maybe it dose but so be it.
    I wish people would just say it how it is like that it is a poodle x (not a doodle)that it's a unknown what the adult dog may look like with alot of the matings & that all the crosses are far too new to assure you of much temperement wise & that the hybrid vigor health wise is only as good as the bloodlines behind the cross. But many do make great dogs & do have good coats but it is way too early to garrentee such things as some of these doodle breeds do on their websites.
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    I just worked out why mini golden doodles are popular...Perez Hilton. His famous puppy Teddy Hilton is a mini golden doodle. Apparently they're riddled with health problems (hip dysplasia, retinal atrophy, haemophilia, etc).

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    oh LOL CL...yea no I wouldnt call that one stunning.

    Th only litter I have seen didn't look like that at all. Hair was probably more scruffy, or wire type look.

    I remember thinking what a ridiculous x, but the dogs were very pretty. Obviously not all of those x's would be but that litter was nice.

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    There were quite a lot of labradoodles that made the guide dog pool.

    I was talking with a trainer one day and he said why they still keep going back to Goldens and Labradors is that they change owners easily. That is one of the reasons they do not use GSD's or pure Poodles or even some of the other breeds. Some breeds have trainer/owner attachments and this is not as prominent in Labradors/Goldens, they are easier to "hand-over" to new owners.
    In Europe there are still a lot of GSD's, they train them differently, with the owner and they are raised with the blind owner. I saw a video on that method, quite interesting. Somewhere in the Eastern Block
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