June 6, 2006 at 12:00 pm #65236AnonymousGuest
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(we normally groom there dogs for nothing!!)
Awww thats really sweet!!! :-*June 6, 2006 at 12:03 pm #65237AnonymousGuest
yeah – untill they bring you in a matted labraddodle – now we only do the goldies and labs for nothing the labradoodles have a discount but they still pay!!
have you ever seen alan and endal in the magazines and that?(they very well known round here!) well i often spruce up there goldie ikea for crufts!! i think he started his training but has health problems so he does the odd demonstration and that i think!June 6, 2006 at 12:09 pm #65238AnonymousGuest
Awwww still sweet though!!! 😉June 6, 2006 at 2:39 pm #65239AnonymousGuest
yep – i know of alan and endal 🙂
i offered to be a puppy trainer for HD but lived too far away at the time … now they extended the line i have harry !!
claire xJune 6, 2006 at 2:42 pm #65240AnonymousGuest
they opened the shop for us claire -well alan and ikea did cos endal was poorly at the time – it was in the local newspapers!!June 6, 2006 at 3:44 pm #65241
Claire, I did not mean that HD use those dogs bred by Guide dog peeps, just that they use that particular cross.
Rough, does that lady know about the Golden Lab crosses that they breed regularly? Labradoodles were used a little more recently than she is saying, though they havent used any in the past year 😉 Also have a friend in Guide dogs 😉
But no matter… I guess they stopped using them because of the grooming need that dog would place on its owner. :-\ Kind of common sense really :-\June 6, 2006 at 5:22 pm #65242KarenMMember
There is a dog from Dash’s breeder in the hearing dogs program – he’s an F1 and he’s not curly, just looks like a lab – a BIG lab! ;D So maybe they like to lean towards the smooth/scruffy doodles for their program because of the grooming? ???June 6, 2006 at 6:11 pm #65243
Thats good thinkin Karen, I suppose all Labradoodles will vary in their degrees of curliness and its just a matter of picking the right one. What I mean’t by ‘common sense’ is when you choose a dog for one of these programs that is going to be high maintenance, rather than it being a general statement about the breed ;D
I had another look at Dash’s site btw, he looks so gorgeous I need to get my fix lol. I kind of feel the same way as expectant mums looking at little baby clothes and magazines :-[ I just know the waiting is soo very hard 🙁June 6, 2006 at 6:36 pm #65244AnonymousGuest
I know HD do use the occasional larger dog, but as alot of their owners are elderly i think they seem to lean towards spunky l’il things 😉
If I get time I will find out more but as far as I know HD dont have any breeding kennels, and rely on whatever wings its way to them 🙂
Current HD in training 🙂
basil is a stray from battersea
eddie is a tiny mongrel 🙂
I have looked through a good selection of my HD mags and all the dogs featured are donated or rescued, there arent any oodles but there are quite a few mongrels. I have found one x-lab but its not a doodle. I am interested to know where you get your info from as I was under the impression that they used what they were given / found in rescues.
(just to be clear – i am not getting at you … just trying to broaden my understanding as i support HD 🙂
Claire xJune 6, 2006 at 6:40 pm #65245AnonymousGuest
awwwww they are both really gorgeous!!!!! :-* :-*June 6, 2006 at 6:42 pm #65246AnonymousGuest
is that a corgi cross the top one??
me lurrrrrrrrrrrrves the little poodley dog!!! ;DJune 6, 2006 at 7:27 pm #65247
I know your not getting at me hun 😀 I seem to have a problem with getting my point across in writing, that sometimes I may read as being blunt or even rude but I assure you it is not meant that way 🙂 I guess I get a little carried away sometimes :-[
I didnt mean that HD breeds dogs, I meant that the guide dog peeps do.
I get my information on HD via mags I have read or info on websites…so my info on them is prob not the most reliable..but hey, thats what I love about discussions like this, it get you all the info you need and corrects any misinfo you might already have.
As for the Guide dogs, I have a friend who works with that organisation…she gives her home and heart to retired guide dogs when she can. I only speak to her once in a while though, she lives far from me and has her hands full most of the time 😮
Funny thing is that last time we spoke we chatted about this very same subject, just after I saw an article about it in a mag (dont remember which one).
Oh, and I love the piccies btw!June 6, 2006 at 7:33 pm #65248AnonymousGuest
There is also a longgggggggggggg list of joe public waiting for failed dogs
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i know that dogs for the disabled sometimes take failed guide dogs – dogs for the disabled clicker train 🙂
[/quote]June 6, 2006 at 7:34 pm #65249AnonymousGuest
we groom a failed police (sniffer) dog and a failed guide dog!!June 6, 2006 at 8:07 pm #65250AnonymousGuest
BDL …quote :
are u sure your not my secret twin ???? !!!!!
i didnt think u were being rude, but i thought u might think i was being … oh doG thats a mouthful lol !!!! 🙂
Val – i cant wait till my friend gets his new friend 🙂 he he i’ll be first in line for dogsitting if he doesnt need it for a while lol !!!!
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