Labradoodles in Rescue Survey - The Results

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Re: Labradoodles in Rescue Survey - The Results

Post by Bid » 18 Oct 2010, 13:50

Is there any chance of having the figures for all the dogs that have come into rescue, taking the fosterers view of the problems the dogs have shown?
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Re: Labradoodles in Rescue Survey - The Results

Post by lizziesmum » 18 Oct 2010, 19:12

This a really interesting thread,lots of food for thought.Ours are so lucky to be loved and cared for.If Liz had a litter Id have been a nervous wreck for ever more,worrying about the outcome of the pups.Freda
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Re: Labradoodles in Rescue Survey - The Results

Post by Vincento » 18 Oct 2010, 21:37

Very interesting survey.

Regardless of what dog ends up in rescue the reasons will always have a white lie or two threaded in (with possibly death of the owner an exception).

Labradoodle's have become a cult/trend dog just like say the Old English, Rotties, Staffies, Pug's, Westies etc etc people (and by that I don't mean everyone) jump on the band wagon without a second thought what the dog will turn into when fully grown. Children can put pressure on adults to get a certain breed ie X Men (pugs) Dulux paint (OE) Handbag dogs made popular by the likes of Paris Hilton.

It's commercialism at it's best big buck/fast buck ready customers no comebacks...

The sooner prospective owners are made to realise it's not a commodity you get rid of just because it's messing up the carpet or whatever reason the better.

There's no answer perhaps breeding restrictions, selling/owner rules and licences may help.

Wonder what the next breed trend will be :?:

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Re: Labradoodles in Rescue Survey - The Results

Post by Barb » 18 Oct 2010, 22:41

Bid wrote:Is there any chance of having the figures for all the dogs that have come into rescue, taking the fosterers view of the problems the dogs have shown?
This will be in the annual report when it is published.
What I can say is that a lot of those who have been handed in as aggressive have found homes but they have had to be the "right" homes to suit those particular dogs. Others just need to be shown the boundaries. Unfortunately there are a minority that it just would not be safe to rehome.
As has already been said, people don't really know what they are taking on and expect them just to fit in with the family. I tell them that you change your life to suit the dog, not expect it to understand how to fit around you.
I also blame a lot of the breeders for advertising them as easy going, family pets. They are not. They need a hell of a lot of work put into them to make them easy going family pets, most of which the first time, or novice, owner can't do without a lot of support from knowledgeable people. When breeders start advertising them as bloody hard work but rewarding, if you put the work in, we might start getting somewhere.

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