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Where's the Poodle in my Doodle?

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Will she doodle?

Started by S H. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie Dec 15, 2018. 5 Replies

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Comment by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie on Tuesday

Charliedoodle, I agree with Karen that Charlie will not have facial furnishings. He has the very typical goldendoodle look of those with a flat coat and open face.  So, yes, he will look like a doodle, just not what you were thinking of.

Comment by Shelley and Hank on January 14, 2019 at 10:35am
Charlie is adorable. I would just be patient & wait & see. Looks like he may get more doodly, he’s still young. Good luck!
Comment by Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle on January 14, 2019 at 9:44am

Charlie is very cute, but I would say that he has an open face and will not have facial furnishings. He has those crimped ears that often go with an open face. 

Comment by Charliedoodle on January 14, 2019 at 9:40am

Hi there, I like many before have the same question...will he doodle?  This is Charlie, he is a 3 1/2 month F2B mini GD.  He has a tiny bit of fluff between his eyes and his ears are curly.   What are your thoughts? 

Comment by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie on January 10, 2019 at 4:43pm

Lola is  truly beautiful - agreed not in a doodle way, but absolutely gorgeous in her own right. What a gorgeous color and that face - begs to be kissed. Her tail is fabulous.   I am so glad you are on the other side of the downside of puppy behavior and that you have a handle on handling anxiety.  Her legs look like they have what is called feathers.  My Springer had those feathers.

Comment by Shelley and Hank on January 10, 2019 at 8:17am

I have a multi-generational labradoodle as well.  He is the only one from his litter that is open faced and not super fluffy.  It's a mixed breed dog, so I think in any litter this can happen.  Hank just turned 2, and is still getting more fur down his legs and all over his body.  His brown fur tends to grow longer than his white (so far).  He's a big shedder too....and even the doodly looking labradoodles can shed.  Our breeder did reach out to us on her own as she follows him on instagram, and refunded us a large portion of what we paid for him.  He's a beautiful and unique dog and we love him even though he's not what we expected.  He's my trail buddy on hikes and all my hiking friends love him too.  Most people think he's a Springer Spaniel or English Setter.  He's way to big for a Springer topping out at 85lbs full grown (was supposed to be 65lbs).  He's a mellow giant and he's beautiful.  

Good luck with your choice.  He will shed and may or may not get more fluff.

Comment by Lori, Daphne, Lucy & Pippa on January 10, 2019 at 7:54am

Nancy, my open-faced Doodle (Pippa) was heavily discounted for that reason. Hers was a litter of 8 and 3 of them were open faced. Those three were left behind and not chosen at 8 weeks and I had my choice of the 3 when we got Pippa at 17 weeks. I went into it knowing full well what I was getting. It was what I wanted because I have always loved Goldens and I thought as a mini, there wouldn't be as much hair to shed...Lol

Comment by Rocco on January 10, 2019 at 6:56am

I realized I've got a perfect puppy. Rocco doesn't shed at all. he is sweet and smart, except it is a little awkward when I tell people he is a goldendoodle.

Comment by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie on January 9, 2019 at 4:59pm

Thanks for educating me on this, Ronna. I assumed that an ALD  breeder would not use a dog that didn't carry the gene for facial furnishings since they are breeding ALDs. My ignorance.   I agree, J, that a breeder promising no shedding could be a little over marketing.  I still say that an open-faced doodle should be discounted.

Comment by J and Riley (and Luna) on January 9, 2019 at 10:40am

I think the red flag for me is more that the breeder is promising a non-shedding dog even though the dog doesn't look very curly.  Even with a curly-coated dog you can't promise it won't shed unless it's a purebred non-shedding dog from a reputable breeder.  With mixes you can just never be 100% sure.


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