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Post by Sharon » 11 Apr 2007, 19:32

Took the words right out of my mouth Yoz ! :wink:

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Post by Helen » 11 Apr 2007, 20:10

Just catching up after Easter! Stu - lovely to hear about your Daisy. Really happy for you. My Rossi came from a lovely breeder who sound similar to yours. Good job we did not listen to everybody...but followed our hearts....he's the best dog we have ever had :lol: Enjoy!
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Post by carla » 11 Apr 2007, 21:32

Hi Stu, your Daisy looks a little darling.
I couldn't believe the response you had from your first post.
Talk about taking the wind out of your sails!
If you look back at posts you will realise that you are not alone in your experience.
That's why I don't post here very often.
There are certain members who don't have labradoodles, and from what I gather, don't even approve of the breed.
Why they spend so much time here I can only imagine :roll:
There are other labradoodle forums that are used only by people who actually have, love, and have the interest of the breed at heart.
There is a scottish site and a doodles and poodles site.
They are a friendly bunch, and I am sure you will get a warm welcome there.
Wherever you got Daisy from, she is yours now and you were impressed with the lady you got her from, so that is all that matters.
I have had rescue dogs which have had no socialising and have turned out to be wonderful dogs.
The main thing is, you love your Daisy, and that is what counts. Being a labradoodle, she will respond to your love, and having had 3 myself, I can tell you that you won't regret it, they are a lovely breed, full of character, love and intelligence.
Shame some of the posters on here don't share the labradoodle traits.
Enjoy :D

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Post by Carro » 12 Apr 2007, 00:22

Hello Stu
I'm really pleased that you had such a good puppy buying experience. I am still doing my research on suitable breeders and weighing it all up will probably go down the home reared route. I am also intrigued to know if Daisy will end up looking like a spanish water dog which you mentioned in your post as she seems quite flat coated now and more Labrador looking?

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Post by Stu » 12 Apr 2007, 00:46

Hi all,

Thanks for your comments,

Daisy won't end up like a Spanish Water Dog, but living with a SWD drew me towards the Doodle, we saw Daisy and she picked us really, there were pups there that had the longer curly coat but when you are there you kind of know which one is the one for you.

I guess Daisy is going to look like Bean from this site, maybe a bit shorter hair and of course black. I hope so because Bean is a lovely looking Doodle.

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Post by itsmeisitu2 » 12 Apr 2007, 02:01

Hiya Stu she looks lovely
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Post by Stu » 12 Apr 2007, 08:53

Thankyou all.

I didn't think she was lovely this morning when she woke me up an hoyr earler than normal. But then she did want to go and do her business in the garden rather than the floor so i have got to be pleased with that :)

I have registered with Doodles & Poodles as well so i will have a look around there as well.

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Post by Carro » 12 Apr 2007, 11:59

Is Daisy an F1?
Do you think you will return to the same breeders when you get the next one or look for a home reared puppy?

I wonder why breeders choose so many different types to breed from as surely they cant be experts on all those types?? Surely they must be in it for the money, I cant see they are doing it for the love of the dogs since you couldnt keep that many dogs in the house.
I understand that Labradoodles are very socialble dogs and am sure they cant enjoy being stuck outside in kennels for most of their lives!

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Post by Stu » 12 Apr 2007, 12:17

Hi Carro,

Yep she is an F1, When i get another puppy it will 100% be from Wentwoods. Why change a winning formula that's what i say.

I won't buy home reared, it's just not for me, i understand why people do prefer this way but i am not one of them, it's what makes me comfortable at the end of the day and the way i did it was right for me.

Do home breeders make a loss or am i missing something here? Why are people so against anaybody making a few quid these days. If the dogs are treated well, looked after and only sold to suitable homes then so what. As far as been stuck in kennels for most of their lives, you have lost me. Who's dogs are stuck in kennels for most of their lives?

Certainly not mine or Wentwoods dogs.....(I am getting tired of this)

Having had dogs all of my life i can honestly say only one has come close to giving me the joy that Daisy has and we have only had her a month. She is so funny and clever.

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Post by Sharon » 12 Apr 2007, 13:07

If the breeder's pups and adult dogs are in tip top condition and are evidently well socialised happy dogs - then why should people have a problem ... ? :?

I do raise my pups in the family home and only breed a litter once every 1-2 years .... but I am not so narrow minded as to think that unless you do this, you cannot possibly care about your dogs or have their best interests at heart ...

I really am puzzled why, when Stu has come on here and posted very, very positively about his doodle's breeder that some people are almost wanting to disbelieve him . :?

Wentwood is in a fabulous setting .... they are surrounded by acres of countryside which they take full advantage of when exercising their dogs .... they do say this on their website - and personally, I have no reason to doubt that this is the case ... they clearly have staff to ensure all their dogs, horses etc are well cared for.

There are no doubt breeders out there who raise their pups in the family home but whose dogs receive less attention...... possibly being out at work all day .... and by all accounts there are breeders - not necessarily doodle ones, who keep the pups in dodgy kennels but bring them into the house and pretend they are home reared ! :shock:

So, whilst I am of course, a fan of breeders who raise their pups in the house and keep their dogs as family pets, I do think we have an example here of a breeder who does not do this, but nevertheless comes highly recommended and has all their dogs and pup owners best interests at heart. :D

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Post by Stu » 12 Apr 2007, 13:31

Thanks Sharon.....

I would actually like this thread to be locked or deleted now as it is just getting silly.

It does seem as if it is "My way or the highway" with some people.

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Post by paul » 12 Apr 2007, 13:56

ignore function ?

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Post by Stu » 12 Apr 2007, 14:07

Your right of course Paul :D

Button is a beauty "Cute as a button" even

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Post by paul » 12 Apr 2007, 14:16

its threefold...
smart as a .....
cute as a ....
and choclate button!

daisy is awesome too

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Post by The Royles » 05 Jun 2007, 10:09

Stu,

Only just noticed this thread whilst browsing for any of Magics siblings.

Dont let the snipers put you off, there does seem to be some kind of agenda against Wentwood on this site that I certainly do not understand !

The one thing that stands out to me is that NONE of the detractors have said they have visited Wentwood, yet ALL of the people who have been there and talked to Jackie have nothing but good things to say.

I have defended Wentwood in the past, and will continue to do so in the future as I truly feel that there are people on this site with hidden agendas, and this does not help people who are looking for recommendations from people with EXPERIENCE of breeders.

Andy Royle

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