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Old 06-24-2009, 10:05 PM
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Default Whats the attraction with labradoodles?

I am not breed bashing here, but i honestly dont know why people want a labradoodle. Is it the "mix" factor? The furry/scraggly look? What? You could really get any trait you are looking for in a labradoodle in a real poodle. Opinions? I have honestly not ever met 1 labradoodle that i was impressed with or liked. All that i have met (no matter what the age) are just big, furry, out of control labs.
For some reason i actually like goldendoodles more. I dont know if it is the actual dogs i met, but they just seem more calm, sweet, and actually have an attention span. I would actually take 2 of them home with me that i know. Plus i think they are softer and much cuter.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:06 PM
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:12 PM
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I got in alot of trouble with this subject once

I don't understand the attraction.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:15 PM
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I dont understand the attraction to alot of breeds. to each his own as they say. But I agree majority of these mixes I have met, and it is a TON since I work in grooming. Have all ben off the wall crazy hyper. Seems to me majority of people own then as a symbol, rather then becuase they like the mix. no training ect. one lady came in the other dya with ehr 5 year old lab poodle X. And said she couldnt believe he was still so badly behaved, even after a neuter. My boss had a speaking with her. since she i s a trainer as well.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:23 PM
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There's a lot of breeds (recognized/non recognized/purebred/"designer"/whatever) that I don't find attractive, and would go as far as to say I see nothing redeemable about them. But that is my own opinion.

So, so long as they are out of a good breeder and responsibly bred, I don't judge who finds what attractive.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:33 PM
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There's a lot of breeds (recognized/non recognized/purebred/"designer"/whatever) that I don't find attractive, and would go as far as to say I see nothing redeemable about them. But that is my own opinion.

So, so long as they are out of a good breeder and responsibly bred, I don't judge who finds what attractive.
Though Foster's (Golden/ Poodle) personality is not really my style, I can say, for the average pet home with kids, he would be PERFECT.... He is sweet, loving, tolerant to the extreme with stange dogs, Loves Kids!!,Is easy to train, does not shed and has so far, other than needing more grooming than I am used to been the *easiest* dog I have ever owned....

All of the ones I have met so far have been much the same.... Not that I am saying all are like that, but I find those qualities quite redeemable

I agree there are always breeds we don't care for, and others we love
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:00 PM
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Me either.

I've met a few that I liked, but even with the breed I dislike the most (english bulldog, no offense) I've liked a few individuals because of their personality, .. but still found them butt ugly.

Honestly you can't find anything in a *well bred* labradoodle that you wouldn't find in a poodle. For labradoodles that are actually hypo-allergenic, they look exactly like poodles with a shaggier coat. Sheesh.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:07 PM
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People think poodles are froofroo dogs and girly. but mixing it with a golden/lab or w/e makes it a bit more like a "normal" dog but with the non sheddingness of a poodle

thats usually the reason I hear
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Labradoodles were first bred to be guide dogs.... They got the non-shedding coat with the friendliness and "work ethic" of a lab. It's harder to find a poodle with the right temperment to be an assistance dog, they tend to be a little too aloof, not friendly enough in public.

Sadly, now if you're looking for a pet dog, I think it's easier to find a labradoodle for sale than a standard poodle.

Personally, I love both labs and poodles.... My first dog was a lab and standard poodles are on my shortlist of breeds I want as my next dog.

And I agree, there are MANY breeds that don't appeal to me in the least bit.... Some I don't see a point in at all - they're ugly, unhealthy, bad temperments, etc. - but that's all just my opinion. Obviously a lot of people find something endearing in them or else they wouldn't exist!
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:25 AM
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Honestly you can't find anything in a *well bred* labradoodle that you wouldn't find in a poodle. For labradoodles that are actually hypo-allergenic, they look exactly like poodles with a shaggier coat. Sheesh.
If I ever had to choose between a doodle and a PB poodle, I'd grab the Labradoodle and looks are one of the reason (much prefer most of their looks to PBs). Maybe "sheesh" but I like to have my cake and eat it to - I want a dog I know I can get along with and has the temperament/behavior I desire, but also something that is pretty to look at too (in my eyes)
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