"That checklist is the same one that keeps popping up on here though and doesn't help me much. I know it's great for a lot of people but I'm just not a fan of the pics that are with it. It's not enough for me to go off of and I…"
"Wow the doodle on that main page is absolutely gorgeous! It's almost getting time for Goldie to need a cut since her hair is getting long so I've been looking at longer shaggy coat grooming since I still want the shag look."
"Star, here is a link from idog.biz where you can download a file and then print it out. It lets the groomer know, step by step, a doodle cut. Or, you can just print pics here of a doodle you like!
We gave up our jobs and moved from the city of Vancouver a few years ago to raise Australian Labradoodles. We now have a beautiful hilltop in the Okanagan Valley and lots of doodles. You can find us at www.gemstonelabadoodles.ca or email us at email@example.com
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
We raise only Australian Labradoodles. Our first breeding pair were imported from Australia and they really jumpstarted our adventure by having 14 puppies a few weeks after they arrived. We also have a 2 shepherds, a miniature schnauzer, an F1 Labradoodle and 2 cats.
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
We chose Australian Labradoodles because they were developed by a careful breeding program and have been bred for many years in Australia. The reputation of having a mellow temperament is really true.
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
Our many doodles keep us hopping all day with feeding, cleaning, laundry and opening and closing the door. [They are always on the wrong side.] In the evening we relax with our laps and feet covered in doodles.
Does your doodle(s) shed?
Who grooms your doodle(s)?
I am a professional groomer, so I do the grooming.
Favorite Doodle Products?
Les Pooch brushes. I couldn't live without them. I have also developed a really good system for grooming that drastically reduces the need for brushing.
Do you have a website of your own? If so, share it here:
Thank you for your response on my grooming issues with Abigail.
I have noticed some signs of dominance with her and my 2 shelties, but never with me,.she has always been very obedient, when I ask her to sit, stay, or down, and comes instantly when I call her. I guess I had never thought of this as a sign of wanting to be Miss Alpha, and yes, perhaps it is time for the brush to give her just a little prick, and it can be the bad guy, not her Mommy
Have a great day
BTW, I love your doodle on your profile. What a beauty.
Shirley and Abigail
Love your story about the ALDs. Yes, Harpo is a very busy dog. I have him in agility classes now and I guess he is easier to train than I am. The lady who is training him is a P.E. teacher with three border collies that she uses for agility. They are amazing. We will see how it goes. He is just all over the place and we have to get some focus (for both of us).
BTW, what do you think of the new phase with the Cobbadog name. My ALD is from the same background, Tegan and Rutlands, and what is called a 6th generational ALD. Personally, I like the Cobbadog name although it is supposed to include the Wheaton Terrier, which apparently the older dogs do not. Just wondering what your opinion is as a breeder of ALDs.
Beautiful dogs you have. I have always groomed my girls myself and use nippers on their nails, but yesterday was at the vets office for their annual physicals and they had hired a new assistant that has show dogs. She offered to dremmel my girls nails. Wow, they look great. How do you feel about using the dremmel and exactly which one would you recommend? Thanks
Hi Barb, I have a question about shampoo. When I bathe the dogs at home I use Aveena for sensitive skin, followed by a lovely Chris Christensen conditioner. I am happy with that. When we take the dogs to the groomers, every 5 weeks or so, she uses a color enhancing shampoo on Melody, that makes her coat quite bright. She looks beautiful. I just wonder if that is healthy for her coat...I just have no idea. I have been meaning to ask this for the longest time!
Hey Barb, Things are going really well with Marabelle. So good in fact that we are thinking we would like one of Jaspers or Hugo's pups from your up coming litters. We just love her so much. Shes a pain in the butt once in a while but honestly she is so far the bestest dog I have ever known. Please let me know when the breeding is a success, and when they are expecting etc.