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    I don't think you can use the argument of the same breed but different heights... it's not quite the same as a Miniature poodle and a Labrador, which is I believe what the Mini Groodle is spose to be... I've watched over the years all these designer breeds take hold and societies facination with them grow.... and at the same time watch in horror as the price goes up and up $4,000 + is not uncommon for some designer breeds... purebred breeds were developed over a number of years with I'm sure their own heartaches along the way, but even now if you want to use a large dog over a smaller of the same breed you need to think about the health of your bitch and the whelping of the pups... we have the option to choose lines that can be free of some diseases and in the case of some now you can DNA your parentage to keep the lines free from some... If you can show me a puppy farm that does that I'd be most surprised...

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    I am not sure where these high prices come from to be honest. The only dogs I know that fetch prices in the couple of k or more mark are working dogs and British Bulldogs.

    Can you tell me where I can find cross bred dogs advertised at $4k?
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    Kristy.. I had a wolf blend stay here a couple of nights ago oh wow he was a big boy... and a handful... he's gone to his new home now, he was big but very sweet...

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    I have to admit, now that she's 18mths, I'm glad she's smaller :P She, too, would be a handful if she was another size :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    I am not sure where these high prices come from to be honest. The only dogs I know that fetch prices in the couple of k or more mark are working dogs and British Bulldogs.

    Can you tell me where I can find cross bred dogs advertised at $4k?
    There is a Tasmanian Kennel that sells Labradoodles for $3,000... close enough to make me want to vomit.

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    One member at my local obedience club paid $4000 for a labradoodle, who had massive problems and then had to pay almost $3000 in surgery costs for hips... this was only about a year ago...

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    This is definately the last time i will post on here. It is not just this thread I was talking about. Look in other threads, someome came on asking about a standard poodle thread and got jumped on, the poor girl who started this thread, got jumped on for wanting a groodle, I was accused of copping out because I chose to keep my dogs separated so they dont fight and kill each other. Snide little remarks when one poster agrees with someone else. People who think they know everything and attack others who DO know what they are talking about when it comes to certain breeds. It no wonder some people join ask questions and then leave straight away because of the attitudes of others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamstaff View Post
    This is definately the last time i will post on here. It is not just this thread I was talking about. Look in other threads, someome came on asking about a standard poodle thread and got jumped on, the poor girl who started this thread, got jumped on for wanting a groodle, I was accused of copping out because I chose to keep my dogs separated so they dont fight and kill each other. Snide little remarks when one poster agrees with someone else. People who think they know everything and attack others who DO know what they are talking about when it comes to certain breeds. It no wonder some people join ask questions and then leave straight away because of the attitudes of others.
    I do have to agree with this post.
    There are members here who seem to 'know it all' and are less than courteous when attempting to 'educate' -belittle- others.
    I am one of the first to agree with comments such as Anne recently made....but surely the the barely concealed conceit of some is hardly needed.
    This forum has a wealth of knowledge on a wide variety of subjects and breeds.
    Can it not be shared perhaps with just a dash of decorum?
    It certainly doesn't mean anyone has to dampen their own veiws and beliefs as such but also it does not mean condemning another for having a different outlook of the same or similar subjects..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    I am not sure where these high prices come from to be honest. The only dogs I know that fetch prices in the couple of k or more mark are working dogs and British Bulldogs.

    Can you tell me where I can find cross bred dogs advertised at $4k?
    Not $4k but I have seen loads of "oodles" for sale for up to $1500
    Take a look at any pet shop or even the trading post

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    Well for what it is worth here is my experience with a mini groodle/doodle or whatever.

    A friends friend had a show GR that escaped one day and without anyone realising, mated with the neighbours purebred toy poodle. The pups were born by cesarian. I took one of the pups for my mother before they were carted off to the local petshop who paid very little for them and then charged and exhorbitant price and sold them all in one day.

    So Honey has the most fabulous temperament on the plus side and is active. She was very full on as a pup. She is very intelligent and wonderful with kids.

    On the down side her coat is a nightmare. It is much harder to look after than a poodle which we have also owned. The coat tangles easily and has all sorts of weird hairs mixed through the coat. She also has skin and gut allergies and has had various health problems.

    On the subject of cruciates, conformation of the hindend assembly like straight stifles contributs a great deal to cruciate problems. Combine this with a heavy build or fatness and the problem is made worse. Conformation can be bred for and weight can be controlled, which will reduce the risk.

    So a dog bred without due thought to conformation could be at risk. I think both poodles and GRs can have a tendency towards cruciate problems. Hips are also another area of concern with both breeds and you need to be aware of this.

    So when looking for a breeder check out the breeding setup, the health testing they have done, look at the conformation and temperament and how many litters the breeder produces each year and how the pups are socialised early on. I also dont agree with big price tags above those of a well bred purebred, you have to ask yourself why and really make sure that all the health testing applicable to each breed has been done.

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