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We are headed to take Marley to his original home this weekend. We send updates from time to time regarding how Marley is doing to his breeder. As it works out, Saturday is a year exactly that we picked him up there. Our breeder enjoys hearing about “her” dogs and we thought it would be fun to take Marley back for a visit. We are hoping to see Marley's canine Mom too. It should be interesting.

Has anyone done this before? Marley is always excited to do anything that includes taking a ride and seeing other dogs. Will his excitement be because of that or will he recognize the surroundings? Will he recognize the dog that gave birth to him or will it just be another dog? My guess is not but I don’t really know? Anybody have a clue?
 

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The only experience I have is when I took my cocker to meet his parents after a year. His mom was unimpressed, his dad wanted to eat him!! Doodles are probably different....well, we know they are..... :wink:
 
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Maya knows her "dog friends" from other dogs. If I am meeting friends at the dog park when we come in Maya will recognize her friends over the other dogs that are there. And her friends recognize her. It is always quite the reunion even if they saw each other the day before!
 

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awwwh...that is so cute! Take some photos ok!!

Annmarie said that Kirby and Max were at their breeder's at the same time as young puppies...I don't know if they could recognize each other though :)
 

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Nicky plays sometimes (every couple of months) with his mom and one of his sisters. I think they remember each other.
 

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I know Jaxy LOVES my parent's dogs--they are his pack...even if he doesnt live with them (and so are my nieces and nephew who live with my parents---he loves kids and treats them like they are puppies too).

I think they have to have some sort of relationship to really remember each other, but I have heard stories of dogs being reunited and reacting to each other.
 

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I believe that it has more to do with their recent memories...if they have grown up around their pack, parents, siblings, they will be very open and happy ... but, and this is very important, what Gene says is so true!

We have brought puppies back after a time with new families and it is like bringing a strange dog in. The dogs don't fight, but they don't immediately recognize each other either.

We did meet with some of our adult pups in a dog park and I believe that they did remember after a time...but it took sniffing and playing before they started to bond.

So, don't expect a happy reunion...and even prepare for some aggression...it can happen.

These are doodles, afterall...and they are friendly and generally tolerant of other doodles...but intact dogs are a bit more set in their pack routine and it takes a little time for the new dog to fit in.

I would suggest introducing him slowly...to one dog at a time...

We had the mother to our pups visit when the pups were about 5-6 months old (and physically full grown) and the girl pup knew immediately it was her mother...all went great until the pup started sniffing the nipples! LOL Mama let her know right away these were off limits! The boy pup didn't recognize his mother at all...he barked and barked at her. It took him forever to warm up to her...but when he did, he would not leave her side. They played together every minute for the week that his mama was visiting.

So, it will probably be a wonderful time, but do be aware that it could take a little time and understanding...and butt sniffing!
 

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I would think it would totally be a recall on scent.....but 10 months(if you got him at 8 wks)? that might be quite a stretch as to 3-4 months that Jac experienced. :?
 

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Maybe you'll pick up another baby while you're there!! :shock: :lol:
 

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I haven't done that. But i keep thinking that Leslie ((aka-lmtoth2)) and Annmarie and i should get Beau, Kirby and Max together for a picture. I think that would be neat. because Kirby, Max and Beau have the same dad. or something like that.
 

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Max has the same dad as Kirby Peanut and Beau

Peanut and Beau have both the same mom and dad

all 4 doodles are from my breeder , 4mi down the road and we're friends as well.

Also a friend of mine bought Beau's sister, and 2 people that also got Gd's from Beau's litter keep sending me pics :D as they came her to see Beau and peanut before getting their doodles.
My breeder and I may do a mini-romp here getting the doodles together later this summer? not sure yet

I do know this: it seems the doodles always seem to remember their HUMAN mommies aka breeder.
 

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It really is a debate as to whether dogs recognise their first families
but I know that when Denver met his half brother last year at the
dog beach, out of all the dogs there and there were 30 or better,
he chose to hang with his half brother over all others.
At the same time he can pick out another Doodle faster than I can and he will choose them over other other dogs on a first meeting .
 

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several weeks ago we organized a doodle reunion for shaia's whole litter - her 2 sisters and her brother plus her brother from the first litter (whom she plays with all the time). the litter hadn't seen each other in 8 months but they TOTALLY recognized each other. it was beyond cute. here is a pic (shaia is in the back) have fun!!

 

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It really is a debate as to whether dogs recognise their first families
but I know that when Denver met his half brother last year at the
dog beach, out of all the dogs there and there were 30 or better,
he chose to hang with his half brother over all others.
At the same time he can pick out another Doodle faster than I can and he will choose them over other other dogs on a first meeting .
That's true! My dogs did that too, at the dog park! But, I don't think that they had immediate recognition. Still, I do believe that they DID recognize after a short while.

Mary, that is sooooo cute!
 

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my mom took bindi to a dog beach with another doodle while she was babysitting and they bumped into the other doodle's full sister. My mom said those two were inseparable - and then hadn't seen each other since leaving their breeder 6 months earlier. So who knows - I'm sure anything could happen!
 
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