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Thread: Advice on buying a dog - Labradoodle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andi View Post
    And I am going to take a good look at the RSPCAs around my area. Do all poodles have the visible lower teeth?
    What do you mean exactly? Our poodle had a normal muzzle and teeth like any other dog, not visible when her mouth was closed..

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    I also am not sure why you say that all poodles have visible lower teeth. In the photo I supplied my labradoodle? has his mouth open because he was hot and you can see his tongue. He does not have visible lower teeth. He has a beautiful head

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    Oh no, I didn't mean your dog. He's lovely, the sort I want.

    I know two poodles (miniature) and on both of them you can often just see their little bottom teeth when they have their mouths closed. Its not terrible or anything but it makes them look angry I think, and was wondering if this is a common poodle thing or just these dogs.

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    Nope just those dogs, they are probably undershot, meaning the bottom teeth sit in front of the top teeth when a poodles mouth should be the other way around (top sitting slightly over bottom teeth).

    This is my boy again:

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    ^^ how cute is he! Have u got any puppy pics of him?

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    Thanks I'll dig some puppy ones up later and post them in the "then and now" thread, I have a whole folder the breeder sent me with baby photos in it.

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    While we are on poodles here is ours. We got her at 6 months as she was returned to the breeder by and older couple who found her too high energy. She was perfect for us kids at the time, she liked her walks and her ball.

    Sorry about the quality, the photo was taken in 1972 LOL.

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    Must be something about white poodles and big tongues

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    Crested Love and Kalacreek, your poodles are lovely. Actually I have been spending some more time with my grandmothers mostly poodle dog and she is really growing on me - the poodle-ish elegant movement is quite nice, and while they haven't trained her so well, she learns so quickly when I tell her to do certain things, like not lick or jump. I've looked up pictures of poodles as well, and when they don't have the funny haircuts, they have a more relaxed look that I think may suit me. Reading what most people have to say here, and other things online, I have been turned off the crossbreed "breeders" a bit. Looking at their prices, it would be a minimum $1500 for a puppy, a male in their most basic colour, which I feel is a lot, especially considering they are just a glorified cross breed, and I have read about puppy farms and don't want to inadvertently support one.

    So I have decided to pursue a few avenues, firstly, keep an eye on the local RSPCAs and hope something suitable comes up there. But I was also wondering if any of you could recommend to me any good poodle breeders? Also, what is a reasonable price to pay for a poodle puppy, what does it usually come with (ie. vaccinations, desexing, health guarantee etc) and do most breeders pre-allocate pups?

    Thank you.

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    YAY! Haha I do love my poodles.
    They do pop up occasionally in shelters, we had a pair surrendered here last year after their owner had died, poor dears were 17 years old, happy ending though, I saw them the day after they were put up on the website, called to enquire and they had already had several people interested.

    I know of quite a few good breeders, can highly recommend where my white boy was from, he's almost 4 years old and has never had a single health problem, he came with his parents hip and elbow scores, PRA scores and general checks. No website but here's her DOL profile: Dogz Online Member Profile

    My other poodle is from a kennel no longer breeding poodles so that doesn't help lol

    If you would preffer to look into kennels close to home you can PM me your location and I can give you a list of trusted breeders. Sometimes it's well worth looking into kennels in other states though, you don't get to see the pup before sale which is a down side, but if you trust the breeder and people have recommended them you should have no problem.

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