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Hi new member looking for an Australian labradoodle or a ASD

Posted: 23 Oct 2008, 22:27
by poppypuppy
Hello,

my partner and I are looking for our first dog, I have Asthma and I have been told that I should get either an Australian Labradoodle or an ASD, I would love to hear from any one that has them, and to learn as much about them as I can, before I get my little one, hopefully early in the new year

Poppy

Re: Hi new member looking for an Australian labradoodle or a ASD

Posted: 23 Oct 2008, 22:35
by Pauline
Where abouts in the country are you?
Debbie (Freedom) is a breeder of ASD http://www.asdlabradoodlesuk.com/
She has some puppies available now.
She is a great source of information.

Re: Hi new member looking for an Australian labradoodle or a ASD

Posted: 23 Oct 2008, 22:41
by poppypuppy
Thanks Pauline,

I'm in Kent, I will go and have a look at her website

Re: Hi new member looking for an Australian labradoodle or a ASD

Posted: 23 Oct 2008, 22:59
by yoz1881
Hi,

Before you do anything, please take a look at http://www.labradoodle-rescue.com and check out the "allergy myth" section.

I wish you luck in your search, but please think long and hard before you commit to anything :)

Re: Hi new member looking for an Australian labradoodle or a ASD

Posted: 24 Oct 2008, 02:07
by Bertie
Hi Poppy,
Both my husband and I suffer from asthma, so when choosing a dog we went through most breeds to see which was most suitable! We settled on doodles eventually, and I have an Aussie doodle (he came from Sydney). Although he doesn't shed any hair at all, it is not really the hair that sets of the asthma for both of us! It seems to be set off when Bertie is overexcited and running round and round getting hot and sweaty that our inhalers have to come out :roll:
Although he is far less of an allergen than our cat, he does still cause reactions with both of us. Hope that helps, and if you want any more info etc then just ask. Good luck in your search :mrgreen:

Re: Hi new member looking for an Australian labradoodle or a ASD

Posted: 24 Oct 2008, 10:37
by rai
Hi
It is very good to do your research. We have several puppy families who have Mums ( Manorbornasd) ASD Australian Labradoodles from us, who have allergies and they have no reactions whatsoever to our Pure Asd's, as the ASD are 100% non shedding and are low odour, we are so pleased, and even excited at the feedback from our puppy families. Most had visited an allergy specialist before acquiring one of our puppies. if you would like some telephone numbers of our success stories please Pm me. They must be Asd not Australian Labradoodle origin as they are very different. Particulary in respect to the allergy issue's.
Debbie is fab, she has some great dogs.
good luck in your search
Rai
This is a pic below of a Pure Asd Labradoodle taken at 6wks
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Re: Hi new member looking for an Australian labradoodle or a ASD

Posted: 24 Oct 2008, 12:57
by PennyAli
Hi

As Rai said they can be fine for people with an allergy to dog hair, if you see a specialist they can test you to see what you are allergic to. Please bear in mind though when purchasing though that you understand what you are getting please have a look at my site for more information http://australianlabradoodles.mfbiz.com ... 4530336181

Good luck with your search in finding the right dog :D

Re: Hi new member looking for an Australian labradoodle or a ASD

Posted: 24 Oct 2008, 19:36
by poppypuppy
Thanks for all your help, the websites and dogs on all of them look great.

I am looking for a puppy in the spring, as it is easier to toilet train them then. Do you know of any that would be due in the spring?

Do you think they would make good hearing dogs?

I look forward to meeting some soon, to see if my Asthma is OK with them, thank you Rai and Penny for your offers :D

Thank you

Poppy

Re: Hi new member looking for an Australian labradoodle or a ASD

Posted: 24 Oct 2008, 21:10
by rai
Hi Poppy
Yes they would make good hearing dogs, we have a family that has one of ours for an assistance dog. he is doing amazingly well. Poppy re the asthma issue, do feel free to contact me, if you wanted to come and spend some time with our Asd Labradoodles,you are very welcome. I am sure Debbie, Lisa and Mum from Manorbornasd will be having spring litters. they are very easy to toilet train, as they are intelligent dogs. and make amazing family pets.
Rai

Re: Hi new member looking for an Australian labradoodle or a ASD

Posted: 26 Oct 2008, 15:47
by grainne
I would have to add AUSTRALIAN labradoodles and ASDs are not the same thing. A labradoodle that is bred in australia is no different to a labradoodle bred in England- it is the ASD which breeds "true" eg the puppies have predictable coats, sizes etc

Good luck!

xxx

Re: Hi new member looking for an Australian labradoodle or a ASD

Posted: 28 Oct 2008, 01:28
by Lainey74
Whereabouts in kent are you??

I'm in East Kent and have an ASD from Debs (Freedom), and you are more than welcome to come and visit and 'road test' her if you like. :lol: Lily is only 7.5 months old, so still has her puppy coat, and there is a difference between puppy coats and adult, so even if you were fine with her, it doesn't mean to say you wont react to an adult coat.

I too am asthmatic and have been since I was 4. I had severe asthma as a child, and was devestated at not being able to have pets. So against my mums will, my dad got me a kitten when I was 9. Closely followed by a puppy when I was 11. My Mum was furious to say the least. :twisted: However, I am sure that my exposure to animals from an early age went some way to building up a kind of immunity if you like, and I now have 2 cats, 2 guineapigs, and 1 Lily dog, my beautiful ASD.

She doesn't shed, and I permenantly have my face burried in her coat with no reaction. Any other dog, if I put my face near their fur, I would come out blotchy with runny eyes and itchy skin. I know this could change as she gets older, but I have learnt to control and manage my allergies now, to the point where I am a dog walker, and board other peoples pets in my own home without any problems, so long as I don't have my face buried in their coats!! :D

I went for an ASD mainly for the look and temperemant, and I liked the idea of less hoovering. :lol: Tbh, the allergy thing wasn't so important to me, as although I am asthmatic and use inhalers daily, I have it under total control now. But so far Lil has not made a single bit of difference to my asthma.

Strangely, if I am licked by other dogs, the saliva tends to irritate my skin, and bring me out in a red, itchy lump. However - this doesn't happen with Lil... :?

She's just a bloomin angel!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Hi new member looking for an Australian labradoodle or a ASD

Posted: 28 Oct 2008, 09:08
by Barneyboy
On the training side, I'm curious as to why a spring puppy should be any easier to train than one born at any other time of the year.

If you are thinking that in the summer you can leave the door open and they will automatically go out, I'm afraid you may well be mistaken. A lot of it depends on what the breeder has done with them before you even get them. Look for a breeder who allows the pups access to an outside area most if not all of the day, so the pup is already used to the idea that toileting happens away from the 'nest' and under an open sky on concrete or grass.

Puppies who learn to go out through an open door during the summer often regress in the winter because the door is now closed.

Re: Hi new member looking for an Australian labradoodle or a ASD

Posted: 28 Oct 2008, 12:41
by freedom
Thanks for kind comments guys :oops:

Poppy I know I am quite a long way from you but you would be welcome to visit if you like and see all of our ASD's, we have all three sizes, Mini, Medium & Standard. I have pm'd you with regard to our current litter.

Barneyboy although I agree with what you are saying, it could come across as recommending that pups are reared outside. In the Summer my puppies do play in the garden but not when it is soggy wet and cold in the Winter, however they do understand being clean. They are born in the living room or our bedroom and then at 3wks they go into a 4 x 6 ft puppy freedom pen, where they have a bed for sleeping and a large litter box for toileting. From about 5wks onwards they have the run of the kitchen with newspaper by the conservatory door, they still have access to thier pen and litter box, some will go back in to the 'toilet' but they learn to move away to toilet on the paper. From 6wks they have the conservatory door open, the paper is taken away from the kitchen and they learn to go out by the back door where the newspaper is now located. It is too wet for little puppies to go outside but what is important is that the breeder gives them the opportunity to learn to be clean.

Re: Hi new member looking for an Australian labradoodle or a ASD

Posted: 28 Oct 2008, 12:44
by grainne
I think it's easier in the Spring/Summer just because you're not standing in the freezing cold /dark/rain/ all three to find their poos...actually, hang on, this is England- it's probably going to be the same regardless of the time of year! :lol:

When I trained Louie I had a dog door put in, which he learnt how to use in about a quarter of an hour- best thing I ever did, it really helped with his toilet training

xxx

Re: Hi new member looking for an Australian labradoodle or a ASD

Posted: 28 Oct 2008, 14:12
by poppypuppy
It is for my own personal reason that I would like a spring puppy, just like Grainne stated :D

Grainne your puppy looks adorable is he an ASD?