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Old 05-14-2013, 09:49 PM
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Default A Goldendoodle is joining the family...

Okay, okay, not mine. But I'm ridiculously excited to meet the little guy. "Goldendoodles" have to be my mixed-breed guilty pleasure.

But the back story is funny.

My grandma lost her Lab 2 years ago who she was REALLY close to. She still misses her greatly. A few months later, they adopted a Foxhound from the shelter, who quickly became her husband's dog.

She had been talking of getting another, but wasn't sure she was ready, etc... well now her 17 year old cat died a few weeks ago, and he was "her" last animal, since Addie the Foxhound is literally like 100% her husband's dog, lol. So she is really missing having an animal of her own.

My uncle decided to surprise her with a Goldendoodle puppy for Mother's Day.

Oh I had to bite my tongue on Mother's Day though LOL, I just wanted to laugh at my uncle:

"Oh yeah the puppy comes from champion parents, that's why he's coming from Missouri, was $2500, comes with a health guarantee. You know, they're so good they told me they've never had a dog come up with any problems but they like to do a year guarantee anyway! Isn't that GREAT?! He's going to most likely already be housebroken" and he's going on and on, LOL... Champion Goldendoodles? I didn't know there was such a thing. I asked how he found them and he was like "ya know, I just googled goldendoodles in Maryland and it was the first site that came up!"

BUT, oh well, it's done and my grandma was crying, she was so happy and my uncle feels good about his Mother's Day present AND I get to play with PUPPY <3

He is flying in on Saturday and they're picking him from the airport.
Brit & Jackson

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Old 05-14-2013, 11:57 PM
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My brother has a Goldendoodle.
He actually came from a pretty good breeder (well, as good as people breeding mixed breeds get I guess) . Hes a really awesome dog. But has ALOT of quirks. Hes very high energy and ALOT of dog. But I like him a lot

Glad your grandma has a new little buddy, and one for you as well
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:37 AM
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I'm happy for your grandma. I'd love to see a pic when the pup comes.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:01 AM
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I can't wait to see a picture!

Goldendoodles are the new "Labrador" in terms of popularity around here. And after having seen a TON of pups come through our veterinary clinic, I can say there are some awesome 'Doodles, and then some not awesome 'Doodles. I can also say there are some breeders doing a very good job and breeding very well balanced, consistent dogs (in both looks and temperaments), and others that are just like your typical BYB. The dogs from the latter are all spazzes with anxiety/submission issues, just like a BYB Golden. They are no fun. But the good ones are great. ^^
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:18 AM
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I love doodles and I'm not ashamed to say it. I demand pictures.

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Old 05-15-2013, 02:10 PM
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I think goldendoodles are getting to the point where you can find decent breeders with decent dogs. But there are still probably more byb/mill ones out there. The few I've met were all A LOT of dog to handle, but they were all of the puppy store variety.

He'll certainly be a cute fuzz-ball of a puppy. Good luck with him! I'm not sure how active your Grandma is, but she'll probably appreciate the help of having someone else also exercising him.
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:13 AM
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Foster could be a pain, but he was a very neat dog.... I've always said he'd have been PERFECT for smaller kids!!
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