Monday, February 17, 2014

Goldendoodle FAQ

Is Murray hypoallergenic?
It is never a 100% guarantee that a goldendoodle will be hypoallergenic.  Murray is an F1 goldendoodle which means he is half golden retriever and half poodleTo increase the chances of having a hypoallergenic cross, F1b goldendoodles would be the best bet.  That is a goldendoodle bred with a poodle, allowing more of a poodle mix.

How is Murray's disposition?
Murray has an ideal disposition.  He's very relaxed, obedient and just lives to be by my side.  I can completely trust him in any and all situations.

Are all goldendoodles as big as Murray?
Nope!  Murray is a standard dood and was expected to be around 70 lbs. He's a tad overweight. There are also medium (30-45 lbs) and miniature (15-30 lbs) doodles as well.

What color goldendoodles are there?
Golden (ranging from blonde to reddish), black, and chocolate.

What is grooming like?
Murray has a wavy coat.  Some doodles can be curly or straight too.  I find that minimal brushing is needed, as he does not shed, but that's not true of all goldendoodles.  We focus mostly on regular clippings and baths to keep his coat tangle free and clean.  In warm months we do this monthly and in colder months maybe every other month is all that's needed.

Where did you get Murray?
We got Murray from a reputable, ethical breeder in Canada.  We felt good about her history in breeding and how she handled both her puppies and her adult dogs.

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11 comments:

  1. A reputable breeder makes all the difference.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  2. Murry you sure are a pawsome Dood. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. We were wondering about some of these questions and appreciate your giving us some answers!! We have seen some rather UNbehaved and kind of CRAZY doods in the vets office, and we were thinking that most doods were high strung. Thank you for setting us straight!! Have a great Monday!

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  4. Those are some great answers to questions. We don't have any doodle friends so we didn't know.

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  5. Woo, thanks for the information! I had no idea they were all different types of Goldendoodles, but now I know.
    *high paw*
    Oz

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  6. I think Goldendoodles are nice option for people with allergies, who want a larger dog. But what shocks me, is the inflated prices some breeders are charging for these mixed breed dogs. Are they sweet? Are they great for people with allergies? Are they adorable? Yes to all those questions. But how can these breeders charge over $2,000 for a Goldendoodle?!? I think it's a bit outrageous, and I think they should come down on those prices.

    All that said, Murray is an awesome dog, and I am glad you write about him on your blog! He is obviously a sweetheart!

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  7. I think many breeders of all different kinds are over inflating their prices. It's sad and unfortunately I'm sure it's helping to push on unethical breeders too. I personally don't mind paying a bit more to good breeders to get things like health testing and spay/neuter etc. It's all about research and knowing what you're paying for.

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    1. I agree, but I still think it's unfair. Take collies for instance - in New England a collie is typically sold for $1,200. But there are some breeders, who have very large kennels of dogs to support, who charge around $1,800 - $2,000 for a collie puppy. They are doing the same testing that the other breeders with the $1,200 puppies are doing. And collies are such great family pets, but not everyone can afford $2,000 for a puppy. I think puppies need to be kept at a reasonable price, so that less people will buy from pet stores/puppy mills.

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  8. Ahhhhhh, so Murray is a is a great Moms boy, good for him, gots to take good care of Mom. We like his beard being a little bit different color from his furs, kinda gives him a distinguished look !

    The Mad Scots

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  9. Thank you Murray for teaching me more about your breed

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  10. Good info! My coat is very woolly and needs combed almost every day when it is long. But when it is short it is easy peasy! Stanley has tight curls on his head. Mom calls him Q-Tip Boy cuz it looks like a box of Q-Tips. His hair is not as thick as mine. We are F1b minis!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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