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by eleanor
22 Aug 2007, 19:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Dog Whisperer
Replies: 32
Views: 2222

I actually do remember Barbara Woodhouse (I was an embryo at the time, of course) and the dogs just seemed to love her. The most important thing she possessed was a wonderful "dog voice", which made her the laughing stock of the press and the public, but certainly scored with the animals she was han...
by eleanor
22 Aug 2007, 12:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHALL I - SHAN'T I?
Replies: 37
Views: 3949

Hm, an awful lot of emotions here. Firstly, a dog with a good hip score is certainly capable of siring a pup which has HD. The genes which cause this condition are present in the gene pool of labs, golden retrievers and standard poodles - so any combination of these breeds can result in a pup with H...
by eleanor
22 Aug 2007, 10:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Dog Whisperer
Replies: 32
Views: 2222

I like watching the show, principally to see the stunning interiors of some of the houses of the TV moguls who seem to feature so prominently with their yappy, snappy dogs. I wonder why?! I also like Cesar's dog impressions, and he makes some very interesting comments about energy levels too. His ow...
by eleanor
20 Aug 2007, 12:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colour breeding
Replies: 20
Views: 1803

Re: Colour breeding

Now, in labradors, isn't it the case that black is dominant to chocolate, which is dominant to yellow? Hence two yellow labs cannot produce any other colour than yellow? I'm no scientist, but I think that labs have both a colour gene and a "modifier" gene, and it's a combination of the two which de...
by eleanor
14 Aug 2007, 12:56
Forum: Labradoodle Rehoming
Topic: Bruno- 21 week old pedigree chocolate lab
Replies: 15
Views: 4106

Hi Charlotte Is Bruno KC registered? Were his parents eye tested or hip scored (this will be indicated on the KC certificate)? And would it be possible for you to upload his pedigree onto a link? I go regularly to gundog training meets and there might be someone at one of these who is interested in ...
by eleanor
13 Aug 2007, 12:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: experience of taking doodles on ferries to ireland?
Replies: 12
Views: 925

I used to live in Ireland and regularly travelled over to visit family in England with up to five dogs in the back of my car. The Larne-Stranraer route (N. Ireland to Scotland) was the shortest at only 2 hours or so, and the dogs were allowed in the passenger accommodation. The Dun Laoghaire- Holyhe...
by eleanor
09 Aug 2007, 13:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cockapoo litters planned
Replies: 24
Views: 5464

That's a very interesting case history, Lainey. As the article hints, it has often been speculated that this syndrome is actually a kind of epilepsy, in which the dog is "triggered" by external issues - typically to do with guarding or possession - and then attacks in a fury, before relaxing and see...
by eleanor
09 Aug 2007, 13:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cockapoo litters planned
Replies: 24
Views: 5464

Cocker rage syndrome is associated with solid-colour cocker spaniels - ie. gold, red or black. It has never, to my knowledge, been reported in parti-colour or roan cockers (except perhaps those with a solid-colour parent). It is certainly a genetic problem, but whether there is an actual chromosomal...
by eleanor
08 Aug 2007, 11:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doodle Suitability - Advice sought
Replies: 16
Views: 1623

My feeling, like that of others on this forum, is that no puppy of any breed is right for you in your present circumstances - but having said that, I am very impressed by the amount of soul-searching you are doing before putting the idea into practice. If more people did that, there would be far few...
by eleanor
02 Aug 2007, 13:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If You're About To Collect A Puppy...
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

I don't bother with the water or the teeshirt (although I'm happy enough to provide it &/or stink one up if the new owner wants), but I always give out a printed list of useful telephone numbers, such as the KC's, for details of local dog training classes, Bronze, Silver training schemes etc, and al...
by eleanor
03 May 2007, 12:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jan Fennell training
Replies: 34
Views: 4971

Just thought I'd add that we have one of Jan Fennels Spaniels. We started off following her method religiously but found some of it not to successful. Thats with Jan on 24 hour call if we had any problems, I'd not fancy trying it with just one of her books to hand. We have mixed a few training meth...
by eleanor
30 Apr 2007, 12:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Frequent breeding
Replies: 46
Views: 6579

I'm thrilled to hear that the doodle breeding bitch is going to be found a real home, and I only wish that most working Labradors could be as lucky. I bought both of my present bitches as older pups (9 months and 5 and a half months respectively) from working kennels and it was fairly obvious that t...
by eleanor
30 Mar 2007, 15:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why are doodles so expensive?
Replies: 29
Views: 4191

When I bred my litter of F1 pups in 2005, I paid a £500 stud fee to use a standard poodle on my hip-scored, eye-tested prize-winning working labrador bitch. The average price for doodles at that time was probably around £1,000 and I charged £500 for mine. I based that price on what I would have char...
by eleanor
06 Mar 2007, 14:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Registering puppies
Replies: 15
Views: 2260

Hi Chelsea I think it was me who discussed KC registration for labradoodles in a previous thread. What used to be called the KC Working Register is now the Activity Register and ANY dog is eligible to enter it. I registered most of my 2005 litter of F1 doodle pups, supplying the KC with pedigrees of...
by eleanor
06 Mar 2007, 14:04
Forum: Looking For Mates
Topic: Tall Chocolate Miniature Poodle Stud
Replies: 57
Views: 32270

Hi Freedom To the best of my recollection, the guide dog assessors sat at my dining room table with my bitch sitting between them - eyeing the plate of sandwiches on the table, actually! - while they simultaneously patted her all over from head to tail, including under her tummy. They were obviously...