|Barked: Sun Nov 25, '12 1:40pm PST |
|As a fancier of both Labradors and poodles, the doodle ANYTHING craze drives me BONKERS!!
What most people seem to forget is that responsible breeders with dogs bred to the standards and all health testing done DO NOT DOODLE!! This means that almost all of the doodles result from breedings between parents who most likely do not conform to the breed standards either in structure or temperament or both, and have no health clearances so, in addition to the natural luck of the draw in terms of what gene comes from what parent, you also have those poorer temperament/structure genes floating about.
I LOVE my labs and I LOVE my poodles but I have yet to meet a labradoodle who is not crazy off the wall insane and almost impossible to live with!! It usually gets blamed on either breed but, frankly, my labs AND my poodles are calm, easy to train, and perfect the way they are. No need to mess with that just to get an oversized crazy, hyper, dog!!!
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