A quick hello

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Gareth1707
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Joined: 23 Aug 2014, 14:02

A quick hello

Post by Gareth1707 » 29 Aug 2014, 11:18

Good morning.

As this is my first post I thought I best introduce myself. I'm Gareth and live with my partner of 8 years and we have a little daughter 2yrs called Belle.

We have been interested in having a pet dog for many years but put this on hold when my partner became pregnant. We now however feel that we are at the right point to welcome a pet into our family and after many months of discussion we agreed on a labradoodle.

Why did we agree on a labradoodle? I think this was more me as I have previously had toy and miniature poodles and found them to be excellent pets and great with children. However my better half wanted a Labrador or a spaniel.... So we agreed on a labradoodle.

I joined this site for a few reasons.

1 - ideally I would rather adopt a rescue dog then pay a breeder who sells to anyone and is nice as pie to your face but just talking utter rubbish to get a sale.

2 - looking for advice on adopting a doodle. I would like to know any tips or best practice in what to look for especially when checking if suitable with children.

3 - With a young child is adopting the correct way to go, as I appreciate rescue centres don't always have the full facts on the animals behaviour.

4 - if you think that I should buy a puppy any recommendations of who to contact.

5 - in general any tips or advice on the do's and do nots in the doodle world.

Thank you in advance

Gareth

michelle81
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Joined: 21 Jul 2014, 20:41

Re: A quick hello

Post by michelle81 » 29 Aug 2014, 14:29

Hi Gareth,

I recently adopted a labradoodle too, after doing a lot of research.

The Doodle Trust rehomes labradoodles (and other poodle crosses). They are a very passionate group (come and see them on FB, "Doodle Trust Friends") and will provide help and support when needed.

The Doodle Trust (http://www.labradoodletrust.com/) foster the dogs and evaluate them (one of the things they check is suitability with children).

michelle81
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Joined: 21 Jul 2014, 20:41

Re: A quick hello

Post by michelle81 » 29 Aug 2014, 14:34

BTW, I adopted Monty from the Dogs Trust and I can't say enough good things about them. They also evaluate the dogs and have a behaviourist on site.

My experience of adopting has been wonderful. Although Monty's a bit more complicated, it's been lovely to have a more mature dog where we haven't had to worry about house training or finding out exactly how big he's going to grow (he's massive anyway, lol).

Michelle

Gareth1707
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Re: A quick hello

Post by Gareth1707 » 30 Aug 2014, 10:58

Thank you

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