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by Sharon
23 Sep 2006, 13:47
Forum: Health Matters
Topic: How to assess Hip Scores.
Replies: 34
Views: 19154

Well, personally speaking I would only use a stud dog with a hip score around or below the breed average, full stop. Obviously also taking into account the recommendation that there is no score over 3 in any one place.
by Sharon
23 Sep 2006, 11:24
Forum: Looking For Mates
Topic: HIP SCORED STUD DOGS
Replies: 41
Views: 28269

Sorry i don't see how that works a hip score is a hip score surely. I agree they havn't tested many, 16 according to BVA, but then they have only tested 16 Bichons. Well say you had a total score of 11 - one hip scoring 1, the other 10 and then you had another score of of 13 - one hip 6, one 7 I th...
by Sharon
22 Sep 2006, 21:14
Forum: Looking For Mates
Topic: Breeding , is it for you?
Replies: 97
Views: 82182

I must add though, that much to Donna's dismay lol I do LIKE my Poodles to look like Poodles and in a traditional lamb clip. :D (sorry a bit off topic there !)
by Sharon
22 Sep 2006, 20:38
Forum: Looking For Mates
Topic: Breeding , is it for you?
Replies: 97
Views: 82182

I was looking at a website from someone who bred puppies earlier this year and at the top of the page was a gorgeous cream labradoodle - or so I thought. Only by reading down the page did I realise this was in fact the mother who is a Standard Poodle :? LOL, you are not the first and won't be the l...
by Sharon
22 Sep 2006, 20:36
Forum: Looking For Mates
Topic: Breeding , is it for you?
Replies: 97
Views: 82182

Carole g wrote:"
Actually there were 750 viewers of my Merry's, grubby dear little unclipped son in the "Labradoodle lookalike" thread and no one realised.


Interesting .... but no surprises there of course. :D
by Sharon
22 Sep 2006, 14:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 14 month doodle needs new home (DURHAM)
Replies: 6
Views: 2406

itsmeisitu2 wrote:hence the need for a rescue i say :o
Yes, but the greedy folk will always try to sell privately unfortunately.
by Sharon
22 Sep 2006, 14:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 14 month doodle needs new home (DURHAM)
Replies: 6
Views: 2406

:shock: £650 for a 14 month old dog !

This is seriously getting out of hand ! :roll:
by Sharon
22 Sep 2006, 14:14
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Labradoodle Rescue
Replies: 20
Views: 10025

Will help as best I can but with my fifth child only 2 months old as you know hun and with 4 dogs of my own, it may be limited for now....
by Sharon
22 Sep 2006, 13:44
Forum: Looking For Mates
Topic: Breeding , is it for you?
Replies: 97
Views: 82182

finn wrote:
Carole g wrote:Hear, Hear!!! Sharon
SO ON A RESPONSIBLE SITE, WHY IS THERE THIS DATING FORUM?????
Dating or mating? :lol:
same thing where dogs are concerned isn't it lol ? :D :D
by Sharon
22 Sep 2006, 12:55
Forum: Looking For Mates
Topic: Breeding , is it for you?
Replies: 97
Views: 82182

Of course Donna and I have been saying all this for years - to those of you who don't know we owned the very successful uk-labradoodles website up and until a few months a go - when we made the difficult decision to take it off the web. It was actually our site that set out to advise of the need for...
by Sharon
20 Sep 2006, 11:37
Forum: Looking For Mates
Topic: stud dog wanted around Bedfordshire
Replies: 24
Views: 14894

Oh Sharon, that's good. I am relieved to hear that Coco's owners have chosen to do right by their girl. I find it really upsetting when I hear of people breeding their bitches in the first or second season! :wink: Thanks , me too :D I know what you mean about breeding too soon - it is like, what's ...
by Sharon
20 Sep 2006, 10:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guarding the breed
Replies: 80
Views: 20700

:lol: finding Tommy Gun, (bless his beautiful socks) not in your many generation pedigree is the art I was thinking the very same - but didn't like to say ! I simply HATE to see the same old labradoodle stud dogs used time and time again too (often ones that have had no health testing done either !...
by Sharon
20 Sep 2006, 09:45
Forum: Looking For Mates
Topic: stud dog wanted around Bedfordshire
Replies: 24
Views: 14894

well I have been in contact with Coco's owner and it would seem the breeding plan is now on hold anyway for other reasons.
by Sharon
19 Sep 2006, 18:07
Forum: Looking For Mates
Topic: stud dog wanted around Bedfordshire
Replies: 24
Views: 14894

Annette, it really is your choice about who you mate him to - this is just my opinion based on my own experiences and research - someone else may tell you different lol ! Eye tests, yes should be done every twelve months officially although most people will tell you every two years is sufficient. Th...
by Sharon
19 Sep 2006, 17:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guarding the breed
Replies: 80
Views: 20700

of course knowing your dogs bloodlines is not just about knowing how well their ancestors have done in the show ring, it is very important to be aware if any of the breed related health problems feature heavily in those lines eg. SA in standards, hip dyslplasia in labradors. Whilst I can fully appre...