#2Doods A to Z: SOCIAL MEDIA

Saturday, April 21, 2018


SOCIAL MEDIA

Pets have become very active on social media (okay, maybe they don't do the posting, but they are quite popular). Cooper and Murphy have their own page on Facebook.....


and their own Instagram account.


And they're not the only ones...do a search on Instagram for "doodle" and you'd be amazed at the number of dogs with accounts. We do love our pets!


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#2Doods A to Z: RUNNING

Friday, April 20, 2018

RUNNING

I don't know about everyone else's Goldendoodles, but ours LOVE to run.




Even inside!


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#2Doods A to Z: QUESTIONS

Thursday, April 19, 2018

QUESTIONS

Whenever we tell someone we have Goldendoodles, they have a lot of questions. Here are the most common.

Q: How can he be a Goldendoodle? He's black, not golden!
A: As I discussed in an earlier post, Goldendoodles come in many colors and combinations of colors. While a Golden Retriever is always a golden/cream color, Poodles come in many colors ranging from black to white to brown to apricot and many shades in between. In addition, when mixing breeds, results can be very inconsistent. Case in point, Murphy. With a cream colored Goldendoodle dad and a tri-color Collie mom, how did the whole litter come out black? Throw-backs to the dad's ancestry probably.

Q: Are doodles expensive to own?
A: Yes, they are. If you can do your own grooming, that will help. But you still have to factor in double vet bills and double food bills. That said, some folks find they can't even stop at two!

Q: How can I be sure to get a non-shedding doodle?
A: You can't but you can improve the odds with an F1B puppy, one that is 3/4 Poodle (one parent is a Poodle, one is a Goldendoodle).

Q: I want a small dog. Doodles all seem to be so big. Can I find a small one?
A: The best way is to purchase a pup where the mother is a miniature poodle, typically under twenty pounds. 

Q: What will I know what kind of coat a puppy will have?
A: This can be hard to tell. Goldendoodles can have wavy coats and all variations of curly. The more Poodle in their heritage, the curlier it may be. But there are no guarantees. From shaggy to tight curls, they run the gamut.

Q: What kind of temperament do they have?
A: In general, Goldendoodles have wonderful temperaments. They are great companion dogs and are quite social, they love being around humans. They are also very intelligent and can tend to get into mischief if left alone for long periods. Exercise and training both help.


Cooper (l) and Murphy (r)
Puppy Portraits
F1 Goldendoodle: Golden Retriever crossed with a Poodle (regardless of size)
F1b Goldendoodle: Goldendoodle bred back to a Poodle (regardless of size)
F2 Goldendoodle: F1 Goldendoodle bred to a F1 Goldendoodle
F2b Goldendoodle: F1 Goldendoodle bred to an F1b Goldendoodle
F3 Goldendoodle: F1b Goldendoodle bred to an F1b Goldendoodle
F3 Goldendoodle bred to an F3: Multi-gen Goldendoodle etc.

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