Thread: Golden doodle breeder?
02-15-2012, 05:23 PM #1
Golden doodle breeder?
any info on any breeders in the area would be appreciated.....GOLDEN DOODLE.....
02-15-2012, 09:31 PM #2
I would try a rescue we have one in Atlanta and its all golden and doodles
02-15-2012, 09:44 PM #3
I agree with Kim. There are some beautiful ones at the Atlanta Humane Society. People living in apartments/condos in the city don't realize what a commitment a big dog is and how much trouble it is to walk a dog in the rain or at night when all of the street people aggressively harrass you. So they take them to the Humane Society.
Golden doodles are great because they have the best qualities of both breeds.
02-16-2012, 03:44 PM #4
I have a Golden Retriever needing a new home! he has no Doodle in him though you can check my post out i just put up or tell anyone you know who may be looking for a new perfect pet! thank you!!
02-17-2012, 07:24 PM #5
No responsible breeder deliberately breeds mixed puppies. Golden Doodles are not a breed, and while I don't doubt that there are plenty of nice Golden/Poodle mutts out there, the kind of person who mates two different breeds for the sole purpose of making money isn't likely to be so concerned about the overall health and temperament of either the Golden or the Poodle. There is absolutely no guarantee you'll get "the best qualities of both breeds." Goldens and Poodles can be poorly tempered or have health problems the same as any other breed. Responsible breeders breed to standard for appearance and for temperament. If you want a mixed breed, you're better off going to a reputable shelter, one that prides itself on temperament testing and has knowledgeable staff. If you do some research on what to look for in a family-friendly puppy, you'll have a much better chance of adopting a canine companion that enhances your life, you'll save a life and you'll prevent money from going into the pocket of an irresponsible breeder.
02-17-2012, 10:31 PM #6
The problem with breeding dogs is that if one is breeding for high-quality show dogs, the dogs are bred from champions with the correct attributes -- conformation, gait, etc. This leads to a lot of inbreeding. After buying Pepper, an expensive dog intended to be a show dog, I have discovered a lot. The breeders are more concerned with the show ratings than the health of the dogs. That's how they sell expensive puppies. Then as a backup they make you sign agreements that you can't have your dog off leash and must have the dog in an enclosed area so they can have records of their dogs' health to sell more dogs. We researched our Pepper's family tree and discovered that one of her ancestors on both sides who was a show winner had toe cancer. Pepper exhibited toe cancer when she was two. I luckily noticed a weirdly split toenail, took her to Auburn, and she was diagnosed with an early toe melanoma. Thankfully I caught it in time, Auburn amputated the toe, and (cross my fingers) so far, so good.
Bottom line is that I welcome dogs such as Golden Doodles because their health is not subjected to inbreeding. When we bought Pepper, we decided that she would be our last dog because by the time she gets old, we'll hopefully be having grandchildren. So we bought a dog that we researched to be the perfect specimen of a black standard poodle (a breed that we've always admired) as our last dog.
When the horrible day comes that Pepper is no longer with us and we decide that we want another dog, we will buy a rescue dog.
One of our neighbors in Seagrove has the most beautiful Golden Doodle ever. If you are interested, PM me.
Last edited by Beach Runner; 02-17-2012 at 10:34 PM.
02-18-2012, 09:57 AM #7
I am with adopt a golden Atlanta and if it's a pure bread golden we would take him or her can you email or call me please 404-403-8836 thanks
02-18-2012, 05:06 PM #8
Not all breeders (or even most) breed for show quality -- where things like a curled tail or a "wrongly"-textured coat would disqualify the dog. But a responsible breeder (in my book) is one that breeds purely for the love of the breed (not necessarily for profit), with an eye toward breed standards with regard to size and temperament, is conscientious about health testing (paying particular attention to diseases the breed is prone to) and about temperament problems within the mother and father that might push temperament characteristics into an area that would be problematic for an owner.
For example: A purebred Chow Chow is commonly expected to be an independent, almost cat-like dog that has a very defined sense of personal space and is likely to be suspicious of strangers. Which is what a lot of owners like about them. They tend to be undemanding, quiet, very clean, have a low energy level, and are devoted to their owners. But those same moderate traits can easily be pushed into defensiveness and aggressiveness if a breeder isn't careful to select moderate temperament traits in a breeding pair. No guarantee, of course, with temperament or health-- especially when environment comes into play -- but a breeder can certainly minimize negative outcomes by being diligent.
02-18-2012, 05:19 PM #9
I meant to add -- rescue organizations and shelters are great resource for those looking into a particular breed. My pups are all rescues and shelter mutts, thoroughly mixed. I just know that some people have their hearts set on a certain breed, and they should be aware of exactly what to look for in a breeder (and know that a good breeder doesn't mix breeds to create designer mutts to sell at a profit).
There are definitely some very serious problems among show breeders (I keep thinking of the movie "Best in Show" -- hilarious), and there are also some nutty rescues out there. If you're looking to adopt a specific breed of dog, either via breeder or rescue, you should be prepared to WAIT and do a lot of research, and use that time to educate yourself about what makes a good family dog a good family dog.
02-18-2012, 08:30 PM #10
Thankfully the health records of Pepper's ancestors are online at www.offa.org. What human being doesn't have an ancestor with some health problems? We researched every breeder of black standard poodles. We rolled the die. I think we've won. The same could be true with a rescue dog, that is, a health problem in the dog's ancestry. And my guess is that this wouldn't be documented on a database of well-bred dogs.
BTW offa has records of all health records, not just orthopedic.
It is what it is, and it ain't what it ain't.
03-10-2012, 08:30 AM #11
Please rescue and do not support the puppy mill atmosphere of most oodle breeders. They are just in it for the money their dogs uterus can make them. They dump the adults in rescue as soon as their bodies break down after having back to back litters for years on end. They oftentimes dump puppies when they get too old to sell because the cash return isn't as high when they are forced to feed and care for them for longer than 8-12 weeks. Overbreeding and irresponsible breeding contribute largely to the overpopulation and ultimately death of many dogs because there is simply not enough homes for them. Please don't support this practice Save a life, rescue and best of luck in your search!
The linked article isn't about puppy mills but about the phenomenon of mutts that are marketed as oodles. Best of luck in your search.
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