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    That's awesome, Natty. Beautiful pics and story.

    I'd adopt one of the several ACD crosses on Pet Rescue (probably Susie or Henry on the last page) in a heartbeat, but I'm the only one who likes the breed. Gah!

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    Just curious,
    what do the other family members want?

    e.g. wife - poodle
    daughter - wolfhound
    son - newfie ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubbsecurity View Post
    Just curious,
    what do the other family members want?

    e.g. wife - poodle
    daughter - wolfhound
    son - newfie ?
    Everyone else wants a Labrador cross (cavador or spanador) or poodle. And they unanimously disagree with all breeds I like.

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    Labradors and lab mixes are fantastic family pets, if you can put up with a year or 2 of boisterious behaviour you will have a loyal friend for life. But any dog you choose from a pup, will be a monster for awhile, labs just a take a little longer to mature
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    Lol lab's never grow out of puppyhood.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    You really need to educate them on where those cross breeds come from (the oscar's law links). How can they reward the scum of the earth by buying their product.

    And you need to get them along to an all breeds dog show. They will fall in love with loads of dogs and get a more realistic idea of what is available - from people who really care about their dogs.

    I try to take my evil hound for two walks a day - incorporating a fair bit of general training, eg recall, heel work (forwards, backwards, sideways - both sides of me) and tricks, together with "go sniff", "go play", "go say hello" and "who is that there?"... If I'm good each walk is an hour or so. And I wonder where my day goes. I've been a little bit slack lately - we got the two walks in today but missed out yesterday. We still did some trick training and "Mat" (as in stay on your mat) though. Our favourite place is the beach, but we're quite fond of the local football ovals. Zoomies with other farm dog bitsas are the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadielee87 View Post
    Lol lab's never grow out of puppyhood.
    SHHHHHHHHHHHHH.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    You really need to educate them on where those cross breeds come from (the oscar's law links). How can they reward the scum of the earth by buying their product.

    And you need to get them along to an all breeds dog show. They will fall in love with loads of dogs and get a more realistic idea of what is available - from people who really care about their dogs.

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    No offence intended hyacinth, but to throw a blanket over breeders ,saying breeders of labradoodles ,eg are all bad and unethical, but all pure breeders at dog shows are good and ethical breeders is very dangerous!

    Have you ever met an ethical breeder of responsible cross breeds?
    I have have 2 good friends who are small breeders that breed pure and cross. There breeding, ages, practices ,health checks etc, is of a FAR HIGHER standard than is required/suggested of registered breeders through ANKC or the breed groups of the dogs she breeds.
    She has her own "code of ethics" which imposes far stricter restrictions than is required by pure breeders.
    So how is she bad and to be avoided?
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    Lab pups are often very boisterous. With young kids in the house you'd have to spend lots of work on bite inhibition and teaching them not to jump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    Lab pups are often very boisterous. With young kids in the house you'd have to spend lots of work on bite inhibition and teaching them not to jump.
    True Beloz, but no different to any other dog of that size. It's just that they will chew the hose and dig up the yard for a longer period than another dog. Labs are quite smart though and quick learners being both food motivated and have the need to please you, any dog will jump and puppies will chew...if they can get away with it.
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