1 2 3 4 5
Fortunately for now, the GOldendoodle rarely finds itself in such a place

***. I ran a national search on "Golden Retriever" on PetFinder (the only way to find "doodle" dogs on there is to search for one of the parent breeds), and came up with 2,481 dogs. Skimming through the first few pages, I saw at least 4 goldendoodles specifically identified as such (that is to say, they're ID'd as GR/Poodle crosses), and several other "GR mixes" which looked like them. And all of them look like the "goldendoodles" that I'm seeing at my local park.
Looking under "poodle" shows even higher numbers of Lab/Poodles.

And btw, Petfinder is only the tip of the iceberg; the vast majority of dogs in shelters and breed rescues aren't on there.
Tara, unfortunately your post in here is not accurate 100% and is misleading. First of all, while it is a ... prevents the breeding dogs from having HD free offspring. That's a fact whether you want to believe it or not.

Actually your "fact" in itself is a lie by exaggeration. While it is true that testing does not guarantee HD free dogs, it's through testing and removing affected dogs from the gene pool that you drastically reduce the chance of producing puppies with HD.
If you look at the OFA web page, you will see breeds reducing the incidence of dysplasia by sometimes very large numbers, simply by testing using the phenotypic test and not using dysplastic dogs in their breeding program.
It's called stacking the deck in your favor.
As for your total crap about your mutt hybrid dogs that's all it is.
PS Are there any nekkid black dogs? The only ones I can think of have white as well. OTOH, despite appearances, I DO like all the various dog colors.

I gots me a can o'spraypaint that sez that any nekkid dog can become a nekkid black dog.
Marcel
PS Are there any nekkid black dogs? The only ones ... despite appearances, I DO like all the various dog colors.

I gots me a can o'spraypaint that sez that any nekkid dog can become a nekkid black dog. Marcel

Also, any hairy dog can become a nekkid dog, ergo any dog can become a nekkid black dog.

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Max the Pomeranian
& Rosalie the calico cat
If they truly wanted to start a breed, why not ... in existence? OH... because they can't claim dog$ price$

I understand where you're going, but the Curly is a hard dog. You'd need to do a fair bit of temperament tweaking... and then it wouldn't be a Curly any more.

I agree with this. Plus CCR shed a LOT.
But, I've always thought that the designer Poodle/Retriever mixes were somewhat similar to the PWD, but without the consistancy or stability.

Tara
Has anyone had a golden retriever crossed with a poodle. I'm told they are virtually non-shedding. I found some breeders ... about $1500 Canadian for the dogs. Is there anywhere else to get a goldendoodle cheeper? are they a good dog?

As others have suggested, watch for one on Petfinder.com or at your local shelters. So many end up there. Not only will you get one at a more appropriate price, but if you get an adult that has been evaluated, you'll know more of what you are getting. It's a crap shoot with mixed breed puppies, and that's exactly what there are. AKA mutts.

Just to be clear, I have nothing against mutts. I share my life with one who is the apple of my eye.

Lynne
Well, they don't even test for CHD in the first place, so its highly unlikely that they'd be testing for ahything else.

I couldn't get through the whole website, it is dinner time after all. But I did notice under their hips/bones heading they claim that OFA admits that 20-40% of dogs that are OFA good become dysplastic. That and they claim you have to OFA yearly to get accurate results.
I'll tell that to Mr. OFA Excellent. I doubt Wojo would be amused.

Beth
Well, they don't even test for CHD in the first place, so its highly unlikely that they'd be testing for ahything else.

I couldn't get through the whole website, it is dinner time after all. But I did notice under their hips/bones ... dogs that are OFA good become dysplastic. That and they claim you have to OFA yearly to get accurate results.

Um, no. And the OFA has real data (like, you know, peer reviewd studies) to prove it.
I'll tell that to Mr. OFA Excellent. I doubt Wojo would be amused.
Well, they don't even test for CHD in the first place, so its highly unlikely that they'd be testing for ahything else.

I couldn't get through the whole website, it is dinner time after all. But I did notice under their hips/bones ... to OFA yearly to get accurate results. I'll tell that to Mr. OFA Excellent. I doubt Wojo would be amused.

It reminds me of the people who actually pointed out that since people who have never smoked have also died of lung cancer, it doesn't matter if they smoke. Some people just don't get the difference between *** happens and ***'s bound to happen.
Show more