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I may have found you guys to late?

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A very tragic thing happened to us. 2 weeks ago today, my sweet Springer Spaniel of 11 years was dx'd with lymphoma and bone marrow cancer. Long story short, he went fast. We had to put him to sleep the day before Thanksgiving.
We have been bawling our eyes out for almost 14 days! I miss him so much!
This was so unexpected that we didn't have time to prepare. Had I known he was nearing his end, we would've purchased a Labradoodle to ease the pain.

I have spent days and nights researching breeders and talking to them. I had reached a point where my head was in a spin. I NEED to get a dog yesterday. I can't deal with the loneliness in this house without one.

Tomorrow, we're going to look at two pups and possibly will come home with one.
My questions are numerous...........
Is an F1 always going to shed?.........and how much?
Would an F1b be better for allergies?

I tend to want my doodle to look more like a will I be in trouble as far as shedding goes with an F1?

The breeder I think I finally selected has had these pups of 9 weeks in her home. She has them crated and lets them out of the crate, so in essence they're crate trained and somewhat started on housebreaking.
They also respond, she says, to "leave it"..........It seems like she takes an interest in her dogs. Plus, she'll board them in her home.....not kennel for $15 a day if we vacation.
One other breeder turned me off since she couldn't really discuss since she had no knowledge of if the lab was an American Kennel or an English. This disturbed she went from having them in the house to back in the garage and they were not microchipped
I know these are a lot of's the final one........I'll possibly be choosing between one of these two & chocolate.........
What kind of coat do they look like they'll have....and how do they look to you??
Thanks in advance for ANY help I can get....Linda

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Lindamarie , reading your post really touched my heart deeply, as did doodlheaven's.

I have Max a black f1 LD who sheds minimally, it is like downy fuzz that collects around baseboards BUT NEVER on clothes or coats etc.
His coat is really easy to maintain, never needs grooming, and dries within 30min.
There is another LD here "Denver" a chocolate F1 that doesn't shed at all.

For some reason i am partial to the little chocolate guy, something about his eyes.

I CHOSE my 3 doodles for TEMPERAMENT first and took the coat with the package> OH we have severe allergies and my son has asthma NO of US are affected by our 3 doodles.

Peanut and Beau are f1 goldendoodles

Another thing even IF your doodle is a nonshedder,
they will blow their puppy coat anywhere from 5 to 7mos old
and shed during that period .
Peanut does NOT shed at all but did when she blew her puppy coat.
Beau is hitting 5mo old and just beginning.

I wish you luck Lindamarie and doodles are such loving yet comical family members. They are awesome and intelligent too

Nice to meet you and PLEASE keep us updated as to your decision :D :D
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Max a F1 labradoodle ...sheds minimally but from what i hear here and also know of my neighbor's F1 LD stopped at age 2 :shock:

MAX F1 LD ...OH his coat is getting a tad longer now at 17mos old

Max again....and Peanut a f1 GD fleece coat NON SHEDDING

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I love hearing HAPPY NEWS Congrats on your new baby doodle BOGIE and another great thing on black doodles: they don't show dirt :wink:

love the name and sounds like he has an awesome temperament!!! cant wait to see MORE pics!!
I think red tangerine is Bogie's color :D
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