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Old 09-21-2005, 02:26 PM
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I'm a new member (obviously), trying to figure out where best to get a golden doodle. Our only contact number for a Utah breeder is out of service and we've had no luck finding her other ways. My BF is allergic, so we need a dog that doesn't shed, but also can handle backcountry skiing with us, so we've chosen the goldendoodle. However, it's difficult to find a breeder here! (Utah) Anyway, I'm happy to have found this forum since we'll be needing information and support for raising our puppy, but for now..........

Does anyone know of a breeder in the Utah area? We are in Park City. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-21-2005, 02:30 PM
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You should look at a Standard Poodle or Portugese Water Dog Than.Golden doodles are just a over rated mutt.They are not always hypoallergetic.So for someone with allergies a purebred is best.
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Old 09-21-2005, 02:31 PM
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there are places like puppyfind.com that advertise breeders. Most people here are very leary of finding breeders online. Maybe trying looking in dog magazines to see if any breeders are advertised. Some golden doodles do shed though so be very careful when selecting your pup. Have you considered getting just a regular poodle? They most likely would go for the same price and the can handle the backpacking and swimming and hiking. Me and my husband are getting a standard poodle at the end of this month.
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Old 09-21-2005, 02:31 PM
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I would rethink it... Some goldendoodles shed, some don't (same as labradoodles), so you are not guaranteed to have a non shedding dog at all. I would look at poodles instead if you really want a dog that doesn't shed.

The other problem is that most goldendoodles breeders are not serious, and just breed them for money without making sure that the parents are actually healthy, and they ask way too much for what is, really, mutts.

If you want a poodle/golden mix... you can find lots at your shelters, and it won't cost you $1000 like most of those breeders charge.

But anyway, if you want to see what people here think of those 'designer breeds', you may want to look at this post below :

http://www.chazhound.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8146
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Old 09-21-2005, 02:33 PM
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I could go on forever advising you against buying an intentionally bred mixed puppy. No responsible breeder would ever mix two dogs together to make a new breed, its just plain irresponsible. A good breeder will only breed purebreds together to improve the breed of dog. I will however suggest a visit to your local humane society, or shelter. More than likely, a dog that is perfect for you is waiting to be adopted. Dont take this as an insult, because thats not what I'm trying to do. I'm just trying to inform you, is all. Please keep us updated. Maybe post a list of characteristics you are looking for in a dog and we can be able to help you.
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Old 09-21-2005, 02:38 PM
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Goldendoodles, temperamentwise, are lovely dogs. But, like everyone else said, their hypo-allergenic qualities are NOT guaranteed. They are just as likely to be like heavy-shedding golden retrievers as they are non-shedding poodles. It's just like with humans: just because your dad has brown hair doesn't mean that you will too.

Go with a purebred standard poodle. Poodles were originally bred as hunting retrievers, so despite their pampered appearance, they are actually great at outdoor activities. And that way, the non-shedding trait will be guaranteed.
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Old 09-21-2005, 05:05 PM
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Goldendoodles, temperamentwise, are lovely dogs. But, like everyone else said, their hypo-allergenic qualities are NOT guaranteed. They are just as likely to be like heavy-shedding golden retrievers as they are non-shedding poodles. It's just like with humans: just because your dad has brown hair doesn't mean that you will too.

Go with a purebred standard poodle. Poodles were originally bred as hunting retrievers, so despite their pampered appearance, they are actually great at outdoor activities. And that way, the non-shedding trait will be guaranteed.
Very well put. I agree completely.

And Yuckaduck, poodles shed within their coat. Hair doesn't fall off of them, it has to be brushed out.
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i do wonder why do all these breeders start breeding new "breeds" It is a sort of hype having a whateverdoodle?
some breeds should not be mixed together ..; and if everybody is already complaining about the "bad breeders, puppyfarmers" etc ... why getting them a new "market"?
i breed labradors, difficult already to get healthy good ones, as there are many genetic disaeses in the breed , so we do all sort of terst ... these been tested for what ......? checked for what ? any proof non allergic?

and YES i also run a retrieverrescuecenter .... most dogs we get in are the mixed ones ... so we are so afraid of what we will get in future .... the lab, golden etc doodles .... when they are not the flavour of the week anymore ... it is up to us to get them new homes ..... think twice! there are so many breeds already, why waiting for a new created one??
maybe something to thinka baout before rushing into a new (?) credated breed'?)
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Old 10-13-2005, 10:44 AM
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Thanks guys/gals! We're so stoked, already bought the food he's on (it's Purina One, so we'll wean him off that and onto something a bit better, doing research right now to decide what food), bought supplies, toys, etc. Leaving TOMORROW morning to drive to Cali and get him!

sylvia liebrechts: Yes, I think the doodle breeds are definately a fad right now, but it also makes me think of history when dogs were being bred for a certain sport, use, etc. I would think (but don't know) the Doodle craze started by someone genuinely trying to make more varieties of hypoallergenic dogs available and maybe with the hope of less likely genetic problems (though that's not guaranteed of course since the parents have genetic problems). Maybe in a few generations the breed will be more reliable, who knows. I'm not a fan of overbreeding of course, that's why we adopted instead of buying. Grin!

When we get back, I'll post more personal pics of Jean Luc - such a cutie!!!!!

Fran27: It does suck that the shelter with Cooper never got back to us. After three weeks, including two phone calls and two emails from me to them with no response, I sent an email telling them how disappointed we were. The general gist was:
"...yes, I know you are run by volunteers and I understand you're busy, but it's been 3 weeks with no response. How do you expect to find homes for dogs when you never get back to applicants? 7 shelters/rescues - one run by a woman all alone - got back to us last week within 24 hours. Please understand how frustrating it is to be constantly waiting for any word, not knowing if you needed info from us or if he'd been adopted, anything. A one line email updating us would have been so helpful. I hope in the future you can realize how important a human touch can be to applicants. Yadda yadda." It was a little harsh I guess, and I feel a bit bad about it, but guess what! 20 minutes later I got an email. They said they haven't even been able to go through Cooper's applications, he's still being fostered. To me, that says they are taking on too much to even be of help! It's a lofty goal to help dogs, but if they have too many to be able to find homes for, it defeats their purpose.
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Old 10-13-2005, 11:13 AM
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Here is a pic of our Jean Luc from his adoption site:

See those feet? He'll have good use for them in the snow out here this winter.


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