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Anyone else noticing a trend of designer dogs that are beagles mixed with bulldog types? We have like 10 beagle/Boxers, beagle/bostons, beagle/frenchies, and beagle/english bulldogs at work all of a sudden. That's in addition to puggles of course.
No, but we have a billion "cavachon" there must be a breeder nearby with how many we get.

I also enjoy the "teddy bear" or "teddy bear mix"s.

Ooh! And in my next puppy class I have a "chug" and a "double doodle" you know... not just a regular doodle.. a DOUBLE doodle!

It's always interesting to see the breeds that are in classes :rolleyes:
 
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I'm dying to know what a double doodle is. An F2 generation? A doodle bred back to a poodle? An alien?
Haha, yeah I'm assuming an F2 gen. I wonder if you pay extra for that?



I imagine this but instead of a cat and a dog it's just two doodles.
Lol yes! A two headed doodle!

Maybe two heads will give it a chance at having half a brain. Sorry, but every doodle I've met has been a blithering idiot
:rofl1: oh that is so priceless!
 

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Oh yes we have lots of doodles too, in all shapes and sizes. The beagle/bulldog thing just seems so popular all of a sudden. Part of me wonders if it's done with good intentions (they have enough muzzle to breathe normally but still look bull doggy) but then I figure they're probably just BYBs who aren't thinking about that at all. Who knows. They've been nice dogs for the most part, the Boston and Frenchie ones are little crazy/reactive, but the Boxer and English bulldog ones (and puggles) are more laid back but still really active and playful.
 

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I have a theory that poodle intelligence is completely different from intelligence in every other breed, maybe it's carried on different genes. This would neatly explain why crossing a smart poodle and a smart lab gives you a dog half as smart as either parent.
 
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A note for my mother: If you dislike my animals begging at your house (they do not do that here), it might behoove you not to feed them milkshake through a straw at my house.

I came out of my bathroom to see her literally standing there with her finger over the end of the straw, dripping it into their little mouths. It was like watching a mother bird feed her young.

Yet she wonders why they go bat poo crazy every time they see she has food.
 
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I have a theory that poodle intelligence is completely different from intelligence in every other breed, maybe it's carried on different genes. This would neatly explain why crossing a smart poodle and a smart lab gives you a dog half as smart as either parent.
I think you may be on to something!
 

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I think you may be on to something!
It makes sense HAHA

It's weird, I've only personally met and helped train one doodle in my life (she's 3/4 poodle), and she's pretty decent at learning tricks and commands and pretty food motivated. But I've never met any more doodles than that. And every doodle-related thread I see are all about their doodley doodleyness with lack of brain LOL, so I'll take it as fact. What part of breeding a Golden with a Poodle (who are both very intelligent breeds) creates a loopy doodley? It's so weird.
 
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It makes sense HAHA

It's weird, I've only personally met and helped train one doodle in my life (she's 3/4 poodle), and she's pretty decent at learning tricks and commands and pretty food motivated. But I've never met any more doodles than that. And every doodle-related thread I see are all about their doodley doodleyness with lack of brain LOL, so I'll take it as fact. What part of breeding a Golden with a Poodle (who are both very intelligent breeds) creates a loopy doodley? It's so weird.
Perhaps they are breeding with show goldens.. who I do not consider to be as intelligent in general.

All the doodles I have met, I would definitely consider trainable, but they are just goofy in a stupid kind of way.
 

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I dont understand the point of breeding doodles and "poos", if someone wants a dog that is easier on people with allergies, then just get a poodle, or one of the other "hypoallergenic" breeds.
To play devils advocate

I don't enjoy poodles. If I had allergies and wanted a low allergy breed picking a poodle wouldn't be the best plan.

I have met many a delightful doodle. I do not like it when people try to tell me that they are breed, or that they are super magical fairy dogs who are born the perfect family dog. They are mutts. So are lurchers. If doodles were treated more like lurchers (accepted that they are a mutt/cross) I wouldn't have an issue.
 
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Every family that has a doodle at work loves it. While they are not my cup of tea, there appear to be plenty of families who enjoy a big, shaggy, goofy, eternal puppy. I really don't find poodles and doodles comparable temperament wise. Doodles do fill a niche.
 

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Yeah, I get the doodle thing. It's basically an attempt to create a lab or golden with an allergy friendly coat. I don't think it's turned out quite like that, doodles seem different from labs and goldens but they are closer than a purebred poodle would be.


I don't get some of the other random poodle mixes-like crossing already hypo dogs with poodles, I guess it just became a "thing" after they started with labs and goldens.
 

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Having met quite a few Portuguese and Italian waterdogs and a french barbet, I really don't get the point of doodles. The few genuine purebred waterdogs we get at daycare are constantly mistaken for doodles by everyone who isn't a total dog nerd. They're bouncy, happy, enthusiastic, reliably low-shedding, come in a variety of colors and sizes...I mean what's not to love?! Doodles seem like an imperfect recreation of the various waterdog breeds, less predictable in temperament and significantly more barky.
 
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We have one PWD at work (I didn't realize they came in more colors then black, cool) and I think he might be a bigger idiot then the doodles. Super nice owner, but the dog is just...yeah. But maybe others are better.
 

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On the topic of PWDs.

The one I interacted with the most growing up, was owned by the most "germaphobic" family I've ever met. Like hand sanitizer after touching every door handle, even within their own house sorta germaphobic.

Yet they never bothered to housebreak the PWD. For years, each time I was over the dog messed randomly on the carpets, and they just cleaned it up like it was no big deal. Kinda struck me as odd considering their fear of germs.
 

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I agree that all of the PWDs I've met are super similar to doodles. I try to refer folks to them when I hear someone wants a doodle.


I dislike them both. LOL.
 
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