I feel so disheartened

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I feel so disheartened

Post by debs43 » 25 Jan 2007, 00:31

I seem to be going round and round in circles, everytime I think I have found a reputable breeder I feel somehow unsure of something. Can some one point me in the right direction, we have decided we want a curly/fleece boy labradoodle either black or chocolate. Dont know how to find a breeder who has been reccommended or who has not only a business but also the dogs interest at heart, this is such a big commitment I want to make sure we get everything right, its like adopting a baby please please help

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Deb

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Post by PennyAli » 25 Jan 2007, 08:20

Deb what you would need then would not be an F1 you would need a multi generation or a backcross, but you will have to be prepared to travel to get one.

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Post by Fiona » 25 Jan 2007, 08:49

Deb
Have you now decided that you are going to pay more than £300.00 for a dog. As what you wanting is going to be around the £900.00 mark.
I have used Cosmo as a stud dog with my bitch and all of the resaulting 3rd generation puppies had wavy fleece coats.
I may be breeding with the 3 year old bitch I kept this year,and put her to a third generation black dog.
but I do not keep a list of people as it may not happen.
If you are willing to pay this figure send a pm to mimi owner of cosmo she may be able to tell you if he his siring any mult gen puppies.
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Post by PennyAli » 25 Jan 2007, 08:56

I would think that £900 is cheap for an F4 considering it has taken at least 8 years to get to this point

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Post by frosty » 25 Jan 2007, 18:30

Hi Debs

Where do you live, and if you dont mind me asking how much are you prepared to pay for the right dog.

Fiona and Lisa are right for that type of doodle about £900.00 is the going rate.
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Post by LouBeale » 25 Jan 2007, 18:59

Oh Debs, so sorry you feel that way, there are many reputable breeders but you may have to go on a waiting list for one of their pups. As long as you are prepared to wait I'm sure you will find your right puppy. :D

Not all breeders on epupz etc. are bad ones but it does come down to wheather you are prepared to walk away empty handed at the end of the day. I know I would struggle with this, which is why we didn't go to look at some puppies at XXXXXXXXXX.

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Post by debs43 » 25 Jan 2007, 19:44

hubby is going first hes harder than me i would take one because i feel sorry for it,(not the best way to deter unscrupilous breeders i know), but how could you resist, I am prepared to wait, but how do you seperate the good from the bad, thats where fantastic forums like this help, as doodle owners I would go with reccomendations

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Post by sdpinny » 26 Jan 2007, 10:33

Try Tora Labradoodles which is where I got my F1b from. Very long drive to the other side of Glasgow but well worth the effort. I can't recommend Jackie highly enough as she was so helpful!

I don't know where you are in the country, but you're welcome to come and meet "Eric" if you can get to Bristol.

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Post by claire fifi » 26 Jan 2007, 10:35

Hi Debs. I had exactly the same experience, took me months to find the "right" breeder and then was let down (see "Breeder declines to sell me a puppy" back in november).

I have to say that it is never going to be easy, as there are so many issues and opinions as to what is "good". Everyone on this forum was amazingly supportive and helpful.

In the end, I got Muppet from a kennels where the lady breeds poodles and doods, but only a few litters. Although the kennel set-up was not to my taste (I would have preferred home-bred) I had to stand back and think whether it was "bad" or "good" - I really felt that the breeder was committed and experienced and have ended up with a lovely, healthy puppy at a very reasonable price - £600.

I dont think the breeder (Rookery Kennels in Nuneaton) will have another litter now until next year but just keep checking Epupz and, the one I found Muppet from, Pets4homes.co.uk.

Good Luck :lol:

P.S. A good tip is to pm people with specific queries, that way you can avoid any contentious issues being used on the forum !
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Post by cades1066 » 26 Jan 2007, 11:29

hello

i have a cosmo pup he is a f3 labradoodle and paid £950 for him then jams on top of this so all together £1000 but worth every penny as he is now very curly like a poodle and he is a fine example of a labradoodle i too had too wait but didnt travel too far only 40miles keep looking something will turn up and a good breeder will be intersted in you and the pups should be well socialised even if they live in kennels they should have some time in the home.

most breeders will give you all there time as they want the best for the pups so dont be put off by all the questions.i ask loads but i just want the best homes for my dogs.i lve for my dogs i also went to collage to study dogs and did my small animal course and have helped in the vets.

well good luck finding one

check out my pics sprocket is the f3 labradoodle
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Post by claire fifi » 26 Jan 2007, 13:00

Hi Sindyloo, I think I asked once before, but what gen is Fraggle ? She is so pretty.

Also, did your Milli have her kittens yet? Would love to see pics ! :lol:
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Post by cades1066 » 26 Jan 2007, 16:08

hello claire

i just sent you email with some pics of millies babys they are so sweet.

fraggle is a f1b and great dog but very bouncy on them lets should have called her that thing off magic round about hahaha.
keep bouncing

well they are all great maine coons and doodles go really well together
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