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Until today, I had never had anyone have a negative or condescending reaction to Sammy's labradoodle "heritage" - I'd read about those experiences on this and other forums and was very puzzled - everyone I had met seemed so excited to hear about this new type of dog and seemed to appreciate the positive qualities she got from her lab and poodle ancestors (and others, i guess, since she is an Australian doodle).

Well..... today we had a private lesson with a well-regarded local trainer (since I don't drive, I can't attend any additional group obedience classes). The trainer was very nice and very good with Sammy (and me!) but she kept saying she didn't really understand what the point was - she thought Sammy looked like a mini-poodle and didn't understand why I would not have just gotten one of those instead (frankly, I don't think Sammy looks that poodly, she just has fluffy hair). She made several other comments about labradoodles not being a real breed since that takes many generations (not that I was saying anything to that affect, I simply don't know enough about dog breeding to get involved in that debate). Although she was not rude about it or anything, it was obvious that she felt like I was clueless for paying money for this kind of puppy. I definitely felt very protective and was glad Sammy did such a great job and proved doodles are fabulous dogs!!!!

Fortunately, this has been an exception to the usual reaction, which is much more like "wow, that is the cutest and friendliest puppy I have ever met" - which I agree with 100%! Go Doodles!
 

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Although she was not rude about it or anything, it was obvious that she felt like I was clueless for paying money for this kind of puppy
You paid money for a dog from genetically healthy, tested lines, with a great personallity.
Compared to 2 people I resently overheard complaining about the ton of money they put into their rescues, and were still having tons of issues. I think it's great that these people did rescues but anyone overhearing their conversation would have dropped any idea of doing a rescue & went out and bought a dog.
 

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I think Sammy is absolutely gorgeous. What a cutie-pie. So far I have also had really positive remarks about Oliver. Only one off comment, but I chose to ignore it. Ollie is a Multi-Gen Australian Labradoodle too. We are thrilled with how smart he is and is very friendly nature.
 
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I was at the dog park last night with Maya and was asked what kind of dog is she. I always answer she's a lab/poodle/golden mix. And most people go she's a labradoodle. And to that I respnd she's half labradoodle and half goldendoodle. Then I get a strange look from people. Most don't know what a goldendoodle is!!!

I have got some negative comments but I love my doodle so I don't care!!!
 
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PS I forgot to state that when people ask what kind of dog Sadie is my standard answer is the kind that follows me home. I get even stranger looks for that one!!! I am getting DNA done on her soon so I can give a better answer!!!
 
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Hi Heather! I thought Sadie was a North American Retriever? Maybe I am mixing you up with someone els? :oops: Was she a rescue? Anyway, I adore her, she is a beauty!!!!
 
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Thanks KTodd! I just looked at the avatar and thought, she is the NAR! Now I remember, Sadie was the adorable doggie that adopted Heather!
 
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Yup Linda you are right. Maya is a NAR but no one except here knows what that is. So it's easier to say lab/poodle/golden mix. Sadie adopted me....that's about right. She has made herself at home here! I don't have any good pics of the two of them yet. Once the yard is fixed I will!
 

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I got my first "comment" yesterday. One of the parents from my son's baseball team looked at Kryczek (she knew he was a labradoodle) and said, "Wow, I don't see much lab in him" with that "tone" that can rub me wrong.
 

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Some comments made by the first vet I took Nicky to left me with the impression the vet thought I was rich because I had a "designer dog." It rankled me that she would assume such a thing! She knew nothing about me, my finances, or how or where I got Nicky. (He was a Christmas gift.)

We found a new vet, one who is concerned about Nicky's health rather than anything else.
 

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know what? Max, peanut and Beau at training OB class reversed any doubts, questions, negativity or myths about doodles!!

Once the trainers and others saw how well and quickly they learned and Max without TREATS, well we gained much respect and appreciation. they also seem to realize why many of the doodles make good canidates for service/therapy work too now :D :D :D :D :D
 

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MaxandMe said:
know what? Max, peanut and Beau at training OB class reversed any doubts, questions, negativity or myths about doodles!!

Once the trainers and others saw how well and quickly they learned and Max without TREATS, well we gained much respect and appreciation. they also seem to realize why many of the doodles make good canidates for service/therapy work too now :D :D :D :D :D
Yes, I have also noticed that once people have the opportunity to spend even the smallest amt of time with out doodles, they come around!

Silly People!!!
 

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It just makes ya wonder about some people
who far as I am concerned have too much time on their hands
and are not happy unless they can say something negative..........
Too bad they do not have a Doodle in their lives to smarten them up.
bahahhahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Denver is my vets first and so far only Doodle and she fell in love with
his personality/good looks and always looks forward to seeing him......
 
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