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Poodle Hybrids November 07, 2005 4:20 AM

None of those "doodle" or "poo" breeds are pure breeds. They are hybrids. (Two breeds) I've even heard them referred to as "Designer Dogs." LOL

Many hybrids have been created by crossing a poodle with another breed, such as Labradoodles and Cockapoos. These "hybrids" are not, however, recognized breeds, and when picking a poodle as a pet, the buyer should beware that many breeders will try to pass them off as an actual breed and overcharge for them.

For Example:

Cockapoo: A Cockapoo is a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. Cockapoos have been recognized by the American people as a very special cross since about 1960; they have been purposely breed since the 1950's.

Eski-Poo: The Eskipoo is a new Hybrid combining the non-shedding coat of a Poodle and a American Eskimo. This particular Poo breed has almost no shedding and is a very clean animal. Requires brushing to maintain fluffy coat. The Eskipoo is a medium size dog that gets along with other animals in the house.

Goldendoodle: Goldendoodles are a hybrid dog produced by breeding a Golden Retriever with a Standard or Miniature Poodle.

Labradoodle: Labradoodles are a hybrid dog produced by breeding a Labrador Retriever with a Standard or Miniature Poodle.

Maltipoo: Cross between a Maltese and a Toy Poodle.

Yorkie-Poo: Cross between a Yorkie and a Poodle. The Yorkie-Poo is a big dog in a small dog frame. The Poo mixing reduces the coat problems and adds alot of characteristics. Most Yorkie-Poos will carry over the yorkie frame and the poodle coat. So most are about a yorkies size but with much softer and fully coats.

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Poodle hybrids November 07, 2005 4:24 AM

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Poodle hybrids have become very popular as pets. They play a big role in the current designer dog trend. The Poodle's nonshedding coat is the usual impetus behind such experimentation, where potential pet owners are looking for a nonshedding version of a breed for health or hygenic reasons. Some of these crosses have been developed deliberately, while others have happened accidentally. None of the following hybrids have been recognized as breeds, but many people wishing to sell such dogs give them fanciful names to enhance their marketability. The crosses are usually with the appropriately sized Poodle for the size of the second breed; for example, Cockapoos are usually Miniature Poodle mixes.

In fact, any crossbreed with a poodle is usually given a "...poo" or "oodle..." based name, although most of these are fanciful concoctions by individual owners and are not part of the mainstream, such as pooter or perrier for a poodle-terrier mix.

See Poodle

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 November 07, 2005 5:37 AM

I met a very interesting "Oodle" mix in Seattle. The doggy was half Airedale half poodle. The man who owned "Gateway" was blind and Gateway was a trained guide dog. The man had been attacked before and wanted a guide dog who would also protect him. Gateway was a perfect blend. I do hope that people won't go overboard with the breeding. I saw that a "Puggle" a pug/beagle is selling for $1000.00. There are a lot of mixed breed doggies in need of homes who are in shelters . While the mixies are cute; they can be overbred and this may be another fad that is here today and as outmoded as leisures suits are tomorrow.  [ send green star]
Poodle Mixed Breeds November 07, 2005 5:50 AM

People seem to have a fascination with Poodle mixed breeds. Why? Who knows; maybe because Poodles are very intelligent and do not shed. Many different Poodle mixes are emerging.

Here are just some of them:

Bich-poo - Bichon Frise/Poodle

Boxerdoodle -  Boxer/Poodle

Cairnoodle - Cairn Terrier/Poodle

Cavapoo - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Poodle

Chi-Poo - Chihuahua/Poodle

Chinese Crestepoo - Chinese Crested/Poodle

Cockapoo - Cocker Spaniel/Poodle

Daisy Dog - Bichon /Poodle/Shih-Tzu

Doodleman Pinscher - Doberman/Standard Poodle

Eskapoo - American Eskimo Dog/Poodle

English Boodle - English Bulldog/Poodle

Goldendoodle - Golden Retriever/Poodle

Labradoodle - Labrador Retriever/Poodle

Lhasapoo - Lhasa Apso/Poodle

Malti-Poo - Maltese/Poodle

Papi-poo - Papillion/Poodle

Pekepoo - Pekingese/Poodle

Pomapoo - Pomeranian/Poodle

Poochin - Japanese Chin/Poodle

Pugapoo -  Pug/Poodle

Saint Berdoodle - Saint Bernard/Poodle

Schnoodle - Schnauzer/Poodle

Scoodle - Scottish Terrier/Poodle

Shepadoodle - German Shepherd/Standard Poodle

Shih-Poo - Shih-Tzu/Poodle

Weimardoodle - Weimaraner/Poodle

Westiepoo - Westie/Poodle

Whoodles - Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier/Poodle

Yorkipoo - Yorkie/Poodle

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Labradoodles November 07, 2005 5:52 AM

Lisa Carson,

Labradoodles are truly marvellous dogs and make fabulous family pets. Many people assume that Labradoodles are simply a crossbreed, however they are now a distinct type of dog. Labradoodles have a Breed Standard and breeders are working to gain recognition with kennel clubs abroad.

They come in three sizes:
Standard : 21 - 24+ inches and weighing between 20 kg and 40 kg.
Medium : 17 - 20 inches and weighing between 15 kg and 19 kg.
Miniature : 12 - 16 inches and weighing between 10 kg and 15 kg

They are bred in a variety of colours from Chocolate, Café au Lait, Apricot and Cream through to a true deep Red. Their coats vary from hair in the early generations to curly coats and finally the perfect silky fleece of a pure Labradoodle, which should have the texture of an angora goat. The terminology used is slightly confusing. Basically F1 means first Labrador/Poodle cross then with each crossing the generation increases (F2, F3 …) for several generations until an “A” pure Multi-Generational Labradoodle emerges.

First Crosses

In the UK the majority of doodles are first crosses or low generation crosses (F1, F2B ). These doodles are slightly unpredictable in appearance - their coats can be hairy and they usually shed like a Labrador or they are curly with hairy/coarse patches. Some take after their Poodle parent and have a woollier coat. First crosses also tend to be the largest size – Standard. They are lovely pets and make wonderful companions with a cheeky, scruffy irresistible quality. They are very clever and do need human contact during the day and if left to their own devices will find their own form of entertainment!

Multi-Generational pups are more consistent in appearance and size and low-shedding – their coats are woolly or a curly fleece, soft and sometimes long, with the texture of an angora goat. Also the three sizes are quite distinct in Multi-Generational Labradoodles and it is possible to breed the tiny true Miniatures. Multi - Gen Labradoodles are loving, intuitive and friendly however the same as F1 crosses, they require training and companionship in order to thrive in a family environment.


Labradoodles are Poodle/Labrador crosses originally intended as assistance dogs for people with allergies and/or asthma. In the eighties Wally Cochran at the Royal Guide Dog Association in Australia wanted to place an assistance dog with a vision-impaired woman in Hawaii whose husband suffered from allergies. There were 3 puppies in the first litter. One pup named Sultan proved to have an allergy-friendly coat and was suitable to be a guide dog. Unsure what to call the pups they coined the phrase “Labradoodle”.

Two Breeding and Research Centres for the Labradoodle were established, also located in the state of Victoria – Rutland Manor and Tegan Park . These Breeding Centres bred Labradoodle to Labradoodle, seeking consistency and uniformity. Some early litters had low to no shedding dogs whilst other matings produced shedding pups. But it was encouraging enough results to continue and preserve.

Since that time the Labradoodle has seen an explosion of popularity in countries across the world. In an effort to protect the Labradoodle's future, national associations were set up, and recently the International Labradoodle Association (“ILA”) was created. The ILA is creating a Registry, similar to the Kennel Club, for recording litters and registering dogs. ILA breeders adhere to a Charter , Breed Standard and Code of Ethics . doodleDogs is a member of the ILA and we are represented on the committee (Vice-President).

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Labradoodles November 07, 2005 5:53 AM


doodleDogs –
We'd like to introduce two of our special dogs – “ Curly ” and “ Lucky ”. They are siblings from a Rutland Manor line in Australia . The line is bred for assistance dogs in Australia and America , helping children with special needs, and for family pets.

“Curly” is a Multi-Generational Chocolate Medium Curly Fleece . Conceived in Australia at Rutland Manor (one of the two founder breeders of Labradoodles), from Coco-Pops (Cafe 20” Fleece) and Milky Bar Kid (Cream 18” Fleece). His mum and siblings live in Hawaii – who breed assistance dogs for children and family pets.

Curly is to be mated to Labradoodles and backcrossed to Poodles and Labradors . We are hoping for Chocolate and Cream pups with Curly, Woolly or Fleece coats. A very handsome gentleman with a loving nature. We think his pups are going to be simply adorable. “Lucky” is an Apricot Cream Multi-Generational Labradoodle with a brown nose. Also conceived at Rutland Manor, she is smaller than her brother. She was born named “Loki” – a Hawaiian name but re-named her “Lucky” as the children misprounced Loki. Her coat is silkier than Curly's. Whilst she has not shed yet, she has a 20% chance of shedding based on the characteristics of her coat at birth. She is very clever and here in the photo is looking guilty, having been caught sneaking into a forbidden bedroom for a nap!

doodleDogs are starting to breed Australian Labradoodles in the UK . We are the first (as far as we are aware) in the UK to import Australian Labradoodles from the Rutland Manor/Tegan Park lines (the founding Labradoodle research/breeding centers in Australia ) to start a breeding program. Concentrating on Chocolate, Cream, Apricot and Red lines we hope to breed Multi-Generational Labradoodles with Woolly, Curly and Fleece coats. First crosses (“F1”) and backcrosses (Multi-Generational Labradoodle bred back to either a Labrador or Poodle), are planned – thus giving us a wider gene pool.

If you would like to find out more about our doodles and more about the breed – please visit http://www.ukdoodles.comand

Lisa Carson,

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Labradoodle November 07, 2005 6:00 AM

Now with respect to Labradoodles...

Would you like to see a pic of one bounding toward you, midair?

There you go.


Or maybe you're more into the type thing where a younger, lighter Labradoodle is posed up on a rock front paws only.



One more random doggy checklist--all checked off gang!

Thanks to Australia. We owe you big Australia!



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Bich-poo November 07, 2005 6:43 AM


Bichon Frise / Poodle cross

The Bich-poo is not a pure bred dog. It is a cross between the Bichon Frise and the Poodle. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed.

Bich-poo  (Poochon)  Bichon Frise / Poodle cross
Casper the Bichon Poo at 8˝ weeks


Bich-poo  (Poochon)  Bichon Frise / Poodle cross
Casper the Bichon Poo at 8˝ weeks


Bich-poo  (Poochon)  Bichon Frise / Poodle cross
Mr. Lee at 8 weeks old

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News November 16, 2005 3:54 AM

Hybrid-dogs are pooch lovers latest fancy!

London: Gone are the days when dog lovers would insist on pedigreed pooches and the latest trend that is catching up with dog-breeders is the hybrid designer dogs like the Puggle, a cross between a pug and a beagle.

Other hybird breeds include the peekapoo (a pekingese and poodle cross), the goldendoodle (a golden retriever and poodle) and the cockapoo (a cocker spaniel and poodle).

Pups cost from 360 pounds to 500 pounds and the smaller the black-nosed, sad-eyed dog, the higher the price.

“They are the cutest little dogs. At the moment we're registering 200 litters a month,” Gerry Garner, president of the American Canine Hybrid Club was quoted by the Sun, as saying.

Posted on 09 Nov 2005

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'Panda Dog' Newest Designer Canine December 07, 2005 12:14 PM

POSTED: 1:06 pm EST November 28, 2005

A dog in Japan with a new dye job pushes the 'mixed-breed' trend in the canine world to the limit.

The Poodle-Maltese cross was named "Columbo" by its owner features a black-and-white dye job fashioned after a panda bear.

Columbo, who is naturally white, was dyed using a special hair dye for dogs that lasts about a month.

The Panda Dog could join a long list of suddenly trendy "designer dogs," pooches bred from different breeds that can fetch $1,000 a piece.

The sudden popularity of the puggle, a dog bred from a pug and a beagle, started up the new craze and a long-running argument among animal lovers about mixing breeds and species.

Just last week, a zoo in India showed off its "tigon" cub, bred from a lion and a tiger.

Back in the dog world, the labradoodle, from Australia, started the hybrid trend in the 1980s.

Its breeders hatched the idea of a labrador/poodle mix to come up with a dog less allergic to its owners, especially those who needed a guide dog.

But mixing breeds and even species of animals is nothing new.

In the 19th century, breeders crossed cattle and bison to come up with the beefalo. The mule (a horse-donkey combo) has been around, too, for ages. Newer mixed-species breeds include the liger (lion-tiger mix) and zeedonk.

In Australia, owners are on a puggle waiting list, to the annoyance of one dog official.

"It's a mongrel with a huge price tag," Royal NSW Canine Council chairman Keith Irwin told a Sydney newspaper. "It's not deserving of the money people are paying."

New York veterinarian Kim Rosenthal said hybrid pooches have some advantages, since both its parents must be purebreds.

"I absolutely love the idea of mixing breeds," Rosenthal said. "I think that we can really look for the best characteristics in each breed and start (to) eliminate some of the medical problems that have been plaguing us for a very long time."

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disgusting December 07, 2005 1:45 PM

if they want a dog the is low shedding effect....  there are plenty of poodles that need good homes at the pounds across the world. i find this whole thing just disgusting. these people are only doing this for the flipping money. they arent trying to improve the breed.  dont get me wrong every line of purebreeds have some problem, that is why real breeders work hard by showing in conformation and agility. a title means that the dog is as close to the breed standard as can be. by crossbreeding people can bring in the worst of both breeds. granted there are some really nice quality mutts out there. fact of the matter is they are MUTTS. they should not be bred. if you want a mutt go to a shelter or a rescue. shelter or foster dogs need the homes more than than designer dogs. maybe if people looked at it that way we wouldnt have the overcrowded shelters where good dogs are being put to sleep every day. i am getting to mad writing this so i will stop, for now.   [ send green star]
one more thing December 07, 2005 1:46 PM

they are not hybrids, they're  mutts.  [ send green star]
Elizabeth Q. December 07, 2005 4:27 PM

I know what you mean about all these "poodle mixed breeders". I mean, the dogs are very cute and prob. smart due to their poodle side but they are still mixed breeds. These breeders try to sell them for pure breed prices and that's just wrong. They are not AKC Reconized and you never really know what they'll look like grown up. There are plenty of mixed breeds in shelters and human societies all over the world. If you want a mixed breed adopt one of them.

On the other hand, I can understand seeing a cute little puppy and falling in love, no matter the breeding, and willing to pay anything to have it. Puppies do have that effect on one's heart. I mean, just look at that little face!! Buster the Little MaltiPoo

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i understand that December 07, 2005 5:17 PM

but when you buy the puppy you encourange these people to keep breeding mutts. believe me, i know how the cuteness affects people. i have 4 dogs. 2 purebred poms, shepard mastiff mix, and a rotty/ beagle . the rotty beagle mix we got when she was a puppy. for the first 3 months we had her all she got for water was avian and deer park bottled water. i know the madness. the fact i get mad as h#$l about is the fact that they purposely breed these dogs. i can even understand accidents, but it sickens me when it is done on purpose. all the lovable mutts that need homes in shelters. i wish i could help.  [ send green star]
I understand December 09, 2005 5:44 PM

Elizabeth I feel your pain, I'm a volunteer for NERR&R and not only to I help the rotties I've helped sweet mutts and pure breeds find good homes. I also know the reality of the situation which is we have WAY too many animals in shelters all across the country. Most of which will probably be PTS and we manage to still produce enough dogs & cats in this world to maintain over crowded shelters. As for the Poodle crosses, I met a Labradoodle once, cute dog, but it was 12 weeks old and there was something that bothered me about the sweet dog. It didn't act like a puppy It just sat there, I'm not saying all puppies should be psycho little dogs, I'm saying all puppies behave like puppies in their own breeds way. They like to preach they are "hypoallergenic" dogs, it would be virtually impossible to create a hypoallergenic dog because different people are allergic to different kinds of dogs, wether it's their hair or their dandruff sometimes both it is nearly impossible to get both combinations. So they sell these "designer" breeds for $1000 + and it is riduculous people actually buy into them, I understand 100's of years ago the pure breeds we have now where once mutts until a breed was created, but back then they didn't actually have the pet overpopulation problem we have today. Good breeders will go above and beyond to preserve the breed, health, reputation ect... All this does is create a new way for back yard breeders and puppymills to make a quick buck. And by buying these dogs people are adding to the pet overpopulation. I'll admit I'm a sucker for a sweet puppy dog face and I can fall for those sweet looks. But I know not to add to the pet overpopulation by condoning back yard breeders. It just means more work for us.... :- Personally I prefer Poodles just the way they are Christina VL Dupuis Volunteer for NERR&R  [ send green star]
I Agree December 09, 2005 6:12 PM

I'm also involved with a non-profit Animal Rescue, Petfinder and Transport Organization called Puppy Passions. I know exactly what you mean.

I just created this thread because I had a few people ask me about the whole "Doodle" thing. I told them the same thing, that those are all (for the most part) backyard breeders / puppy mills and to adopt from a shelter.

Puppy Passions is non-profit organization. We provide a listing of prospective people looking to adopt a new pet. We help rescues, do home checks, help transport pets to they're forever homes, and connect people to rescues that have the pet they're looked for.

Links For Puppy Passions Petfinder and Transport
Puppy Passions Website
Puppy Passions Frappr Map (For Transport)
Puppy Passions Transport Group
Companion Pets Puppy Passions
Puppy Passions - People Wanting to Adopt Listings
Lilith Graves
Transport Information Coordinator
Puppy Passions Petfinder and Transport
Donate recycled ink cartridges to help animals (contact
Host of Group: Poodle Lovers / Doggie Adorers
A Very Friendly, Active, Up to Date Group. =)
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Thanks for the links!!! December 09, 2005 6:14 PM

Very cool! I do what I can to help But they seem like a great organization! Thanks for the links! And I know where you are coming from, people will always ask about these breeds all we can do is try and educate them and hope they take the information and make a more informed decision and choose to help those who really need the help now... Christina VL Dupuis Volunteer for NERR&R  [ send green star]
Perfect Example - Poo-Hybrid For Adoption January 09, 2006 5:09 AM

Breed: Poodle, Chihuahua Mix (ChiPoo)
Size: Small
Age: Young
Sex: Male
Notes: Beanie, a 2-year-old white poodle mix, arrived with a painful injury to his tail and hindquarters, and after much TLC from his foster mom, he is finally healed and feeling great. He's a mere 8 lbs., but he's loaded with energy and loves to playplayplay. He gets along beautifully with other dogs, he's housebroken, neutered, vaccinated, heartworm-tested and ready to make your world a happier place. Suggested donation: $300

This pet is up to date with routine shots.
This pet is already house trained.
This pet has been altered.
Flora's Pet Project
Naugatuck, CT
This pet is eligible for a gift of the first month of ShelterCare pet insurance paid for by
For more information on pet insurance please visit us online at or call 1-866-375-PETS.

The adoption donation may seem like a lot but remember Poodle Hybrids are going for a lot these days. I don't think that's why this dog's fee is higher, it's prob. higher because he had extra medical costs due to his injury when he was rescued.
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Shih Tzu,Poodle Mix For Adoption January 09, 2006 7:46 AM

Breed: Shih Tzu,Poodle Mix
Size: Small
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Notes: THIS IS NOT A CLAWS DOG. Amie's owners need to find a loving home for their 9 year old shitzhu-poodle mix. They brought Amie home from a trusted breeder when she was a puppy. She is hypoallergenic, loving, playful, great with children, loves to play with dogs, and is a sucker for a tennis ball. She is healthy and about 20 pounds.
Amie is alone and in a crate for more than 12 hours a day. She really wants to be out and playing with people and children. She would do best in a home where she can pal around with someone all day. She is a great companion and a super friend. She likes to be walked, she loves cheese, she will play catch for hours and she will provide the right person with unconditional love and wet kisses.
Please call her owner Colleen at 201-315-0399 if you can give Amie a good home.

This pet is up to date with routine shots.
This pet is already house trained.
This pet has been altered.
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 January 25, 2006 6:18 PM

Hybrid isn't the correct term:

Main Entry: hy·brid
Pronunciation: 'miks
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English, back-formation from mixte mixed, from Middle French, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscEre to mix; akin to Greek mignynai to mix
transitive senses
1 a (1) : to combine or blend into one mass (2) : to combine with another b : to bring into close association <mix business with pleasure>
2 a : to form by mixing components <mix a drink at the bar> b : to produce (a sound recording) by electronically combining or adjusting sounds from more than one source
3 : CONFUSE -- often used with up <mixes things up in his eagerness to speak out -- Irving Howe>
intransitive senses
1 a : to become mixed b : to be capable of mixing
2 : to enter into relations : ASSOCIATE
4 : to become involved : PARTICIPATE <decided not to mix in politics>

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 January 25, 2006 6:20 PM

The panda dye job is adorable though. LOL

Some of these for adoption are just adorable as well.

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Yorkie Poo January 25, 2006 6:52 PM

Yorkie Poo Height : 8-12 inches

Yorkie Poo Weight : 6 to 12 pounds

Yorkie Poo Colors: Most common are black; Black and Gold, Silver

Country of Origin: United States.

Coat: Fine, frizzy, wooly. Permitted colors are grey, brown, apricot, black, and white.

Character: Yorkie-Poo are sensitive, intelligent, lively, playful, and eager to learn. They bond closely with their family.

Temperament: This breed gets along well with other animals, other dogs, and children. Visitors will be announced, but they are generally friendly toward them.

Care: Yorkie-Poo do not shed and can be washed often.

Training: The intelligence of a Poodle makes training a fairly simple process. They quickly learn what is expected of them.

Activity: Yorkie-Poo can live happily in an apartment, but they still need quite a lot of exercise.

Description : The Yorkie-Poo is a big dog in a small dog frame. The Poo mixing reduces the coat problems and adds alot of characteristics. Most Yorkie-Poos will carry over the yorkie frame and the poodle coat. So most are about a yorkies size but with much softer and fully coats.

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Hybrid - Eski Poo January 25, 2006 6:56 PM


Eskipoo Height : 14-15 inches

Eskipoo Weight : Miniature/Mini - 13 to 18 pounds

Eskipoo Colors: Most common are white

Country of Origin: United States.

Coat: Fine, frizzy, wooly. Permitted colors are grey, brown, apricot, black, and white.

Character: Eski-Poo are sensitive, intelligent, lively, playful, and eager to learn. They bond closely with their family.

Temperament: This breed gets along well with other animals, other dogs, and children. Visitors will be announced, but they are generally friendly toward them.

Care: Eski-Poo do not shed and can be washed often.

Training: The intelligence of a Poodle makes training a fairly simple process. They quickly learn what is expected of them.

Activity: Eski-Poo can live happily in an apartment, but they still need quite a lot of exercise.

Description : The Eskipoo is a new Hybrid combining the non-shedding coat of a Poodle and a American Eskimo. This particular Poo breed has almost no shedding and is a very clean animal. Requires brushing to maintain fluffy coat. The Eskipoo is a medium size dog that gets along with other animals in the house.

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Labradoodle Site January 25, 2006 6:58 PM

International Labradoodle Association, Inc.
Labradoodles, the International Labradoodle Association (ILA) is an organization committed to the Labradoodle breed. The ILA consists of owners of Labradoodles and Labradoodle breeders from the USA, Europe and the Pacific and is a global body committed to protecting and preserving the amazing Labradoodles for future generations. The ILA provides registration for all Labradoodles, membership for owners of Labradoodles and Labradoodle breeders, and a transparent pedigree and informational database available to all members.

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The sad thing January 27, 2006 6:23 AM

about poodle hybrids, are they have become like designer fashion.  And when the market is not so "hot" for them anymore, they end up in an Animal Shelter.  I must say, while I am the 3rd or 4th owner of my Peek-A-Poo, these were responsible enough owners, and he was never in a shelter.

He is darling, deeply loved, and has a home for life!

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 January 27, 2006 6:44 AM

he is adorable (if thats him in your picture) I told my boyfriend when we move to texas we are going to get another dog, and again will be from a rescue, my poodle (and shes pure bred) was rescued by us, she was 8 weeks old, I can not imagine why someone would dump a puppy at a kill shelter    the next rescue will be just like her, we had no breed in mind, just a small dog that is good with kids and thats going to be our next baby too.  [ send green star]
So True January 27, 2006 6:58 AM

That is why I don't see the sence in buying a poodle hybrid from a breeder or pet shop for sometimes thousend's of dollars when there are plenty of them in shelters looking for homes for small adoption donations. And you know the adoption donations/fee's will go towards helping more animals. It's a win win situation.

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Hello Lilith, January 27, 2006 7:14 AM

Yes, that is my Peek-A-Poo in my avatar!

In my personal experience, they didn't want to deal with the behavioral issues my animals apparently had and do have.  It is a huge responsibility, to take on the care of another living creature.  The one we recently had Euthanized, primarily for old age, appears to have had a broken spirit, that took a long time for her to trust.  She would cower at most any kind of bodily movement!

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 January 27, 2006 8:01 AM

aww thats so sad, I have seen that cowering in animals in the past or even in cats scared to death of everything. The cat my daughter took in after talking my landlord into it (we were only allowed one dog and cat, but my daughter was very persasive, promised to get the shots , fixed and she did it too ) well he was a neighbors cat, and as a kitten the daughter brought the kitten over and asked if we could take it but we had a cat already and werent supposed to have more, so we didnt, and the dad didnt want him cause he peed alll over the house (well duh get him fixed!) well apparently they kicked him out of the house, we didnt know till the next spring when he was almost a year old, and he came out of a basement of the neighbors (not the home he lived in) and he was sooo fluffy and so friendly, came right ovcer rubbed against my dog and me, my boyfriend (who has a deep voice ) said soemthign and the cat ran far away from us so I imagine the man who had him must have hurt him for peeing in the house, we took him in and got him fixed and he never peed around our house, never ever! I also have ferrets that were abused or neglected, all have come around with our love and attention and good food and shots, cept one, she was hit for bitting wich made her bite harder and harder and now if she sees a bare hand or arm she jumnps thru the air to bite as hard as she can, now cover the arms and put gloves on she runs to us and climbs on us and lays in our arms, so I am thinkin they always hit her with bare hands, putting the fear of hands in her. we have had her 2 years and she still bites, but she always runs to us, she takes treats now without biting us and lets me clip her nails (with gloves on LOL) But I knwo shes happy in our home, she has 9 other ferrets to play with and all us humans any animals rescued is helping another animal have a place to go. If all people wanting a animal would rescue one our shelters might be able to handle more. And I dont care what the animal is (type) there is a rescue for them, just type it in a search for the type and put rescue after it and you will find many , so sad Any way your little man is adorable, I jsut wanna kiss that face heheh of cource I jsut wanna kiss all fur kids faces (cept miss b, scared ill lose my lip LOL, well thats a lie I do wanna kiss her, I just aint brave enough yet LOL) Bless you all for loving animals  [ send green star]
I might like to live with you as well Debbie! January 27, 2006 12:14 PM

My only pedigree animal, that I paid for (long story), was my cat.  He was a 1 year old male, and it took him quite a few years before he was comfortable enough to come out of my room.  The breeder was upset that he was sold to me, and that I had him neutered.  He's 17 yrs. old now, and my animals have traveled with us quite a bit, as we have moved alot.  I thought I was going to lose my Sugargliders during the last move, since it was so long and far.  They are very, very delicate creatures.  [ send green star]
 January 27, 2006 12:29 PM

awww sugar gliders are so cute, ive seen pics, never in person tho. The most delicate animal we ever had was a chinchilla.I hope my kitty lives to be 17 + years, he has a weak imune system, his first owners (oh not my daughters kitty either, this is my 22 lbs all white kitty lol) had his front claws removed and then after spending the money for that they seen he ate a electrical wire, burning the inside of his mouth severly (he was only a kitten ) and they did nothing, he stayed like that till he was rescued by a friend (who couldnt keep him just wanted to foster him till she found him a good home) and she took him to the vet had him fixed, and put on meds for the abcess in his mouth from the burns and then after a few motnhs we met on a ferret forum and she brought him to me (with a rescued ferret to whom I still have). But my poor kitty, at first it was 5 or 6 times a year, now its down to maybe 2 times a year, his mouth swells up like a baloon, he needs 2 different antibiotics for about 3 to 4 weeks non stop, the vet says his imune system is bad due to neglect (from the first owners) but hes getting infections less and less now, plus he put on some weight (was 18 lbs when we got him, still a BIG cat LOL) he is now 22 lbs, but hes super long and if walking the only way you will think he is chubby is looking at him from behind you will see a part of his belly flapping both ways LOL kind of like the big cats (lions, cougars, etc) they look sleep and long, but there is always that part flapping back and forth?my dog weighs 10 lbs  so the cat is bigger then any other animal in the house and lol I have a 6 lb ferret hes a bulldog ferret, big body good weight to him hmm some how we got way off the hybrid talk LOL get a animal lover talkin about their sweetys and we just never stop  [ send green star]
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Re: Hybrid June 29, 2006 4:33 PM

Yes, hybrid is the wrong term, as in mules it is from two not completely related species and are usually sterile.  I have bred many types of animals in my life and purbreds can be a mess!  Depending on the family , etc., they can be very nervous, tempermental, and have lots of health problems.  Consequently, many people like the mixed breeds better.  The only thing is, you can't be sure what the puppy is going to turn out like, but I've run into that problem w/purebreds, too!  Mixed breeds here in my area in Oregon go for quite high prices.  Frankly, maybe that is better, people tend to take better care of something they pay a lot for, but not always!

Germany has a breed that is a curly-coated retriever, can't remember its name, but it looks a whole lot like a labradoodle.  I've really enjoyed reading up on this, thanks!  Meralyn A.

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Meralyn A. June 29, 2006 4:43 PM

Thanks for posting and I'm so glad your enjoying this group.

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Poodle-Mix Rescue June 30, 2006 2:06 PM

Rescue Poodle-Mix Dogs 
We are posting these dogs as a service to help place potential poodle-crossed rescue dogs available throughout the USA. They were found on rescue sites so you will need to contact those listed to obtain additional information. We update this page periodically so please check back. Many of these dogs are not known as to their origin nor breeding so keep in mind that some of the "breed" listings are educated determinations made by the rescue organizations.
We work very hard to keep our listings up to date. If you should discover that one of the pooches listed on our page is no longer available, we would appreciate being notified.
If you should decide to adopt one of these cuties, we would love to hear from you!
This site is hosted by Ken in Cincinnati, OH and Merrilee at We have a couple new volunteers, Joanne and Shannon , that will now be assisting us in this important work. Joanne and Shannon will be responsible for maintaining and updating the Labradoodle and Goldendoodle sections of the website, while Merrilee will be handling all aspects of the other poo-mix varieties.

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curly coated retriever June 30, 2006 6:08 PM

is a registered breed with the akc... it looks like a lab with a perm...  [ send green star]

Thanks Elizabeth - its been a few years since I lived in Germany, didn't know the breed was recognized here, too.  My minature poodle, lolli, is pure German breeding, I bred her there.  Meralyn A.

Lolli on beach (scanned pic)

Cant sleep - just became a great-grandmother for the second time a few hours ago!  EEEkkksss!!!

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congrats July 01, 2006 12:16 PM

on the new arrival. and your doggy is beautifull  [ send green star]
Meralyn July 03, 2006 8:12 AM

Congrads on the new grandchild!

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Designer Dog Breed Quiz July 03, 2006 8:21 AM


Designer Dog Breed Quiz

Cross Post: QUIZ

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THANK YOU!!!! July 03, 2006 5:44 PM

Thank you !  Your such a good group!  Love ya!!! Meralyn A. 

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 February 01, 2008 11:10 AM

I love the labradoodles and other doodles I groom.  However, I can't agree that there is really a breed standard just because there is an association for them.  The most obvious reason is there isn't even a standard look for them.  Some look like large terriers, some look like fluffy labs and still others resemble poodles.  Some shed terribly, others hardly at all.

Niether AKC or UKC recognizes them as a breed and they are not eligible for the breed ring. 

Having said all of that, as long as one is aware of what they are getting, I have no problem at all with the doodles. (goldendoodles are my favorite)   I do have a problem with breeders telling unsuspecting buyers they don't shed, they don't need grooming, they aren't hyper, or that they are a rare, (and expensive) type, among the other things that cause people to surrender these dogs to already over crowded shelters. 

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