"I have to agree with others...you gave us sooo little info on you, your breeding plans, your dog's background, goals in breeding, etc...we could only assume you met the criteria for casual breeding that most people express when joining and…"
"Joining a website composed of over 9000 doodle owners and immediately posting: "Anyone have any idea if there is a desire for Labradoodles. We are planning to breed our female." does not look like the way most people would try…"
"Denise, don't get scared. We've just seen way too many people with no breeding knowledge who decide to breed their dogs without giving it a deeper thought. Each good breeder must have started somehow so it's good that you have a…"
"YIKES! Of course I have a contract from her breeder and the only reason I wanted to breed her, was to share the wonderful temperment she has with people in my area. I am not looking to make a buck. I certainly would not do it at my beautiful…"
"You bet there is a desire for Labradoodles, and because of this desire, there is also a demand. However....you have to balance the desire/demand with the responsibility of breeding your pet. You need to do a lot of research before you…"
"I don't think that it's "ganging up" on someone to express your opinion when someone invites you to do so, which is exactly what you are doing when you post a question in a public forum. Everyone here has been exceedingly…"
"I really hope Denise comes back and posts here regarding our advice. I would love to get more info from her regarding her planned breeding details. I hope she doesnt think we are ganging up against her - if she plans on being a responsible…"
"I think that sometimes, people just love their dogs and think their dogs are so cute and so wonderful that they want that dog to have puppies so they can have another one just like it, and their friends and family members can have one, too. But…"
"Thanks, Karen, for all your wise words about this issue. I really hope that the original poster (and anyone else thinking about breeding their pets) takes them to heart. I've seen several episodes of "It's Me or the Dog" where…"
"This is so true. Just yesterday I was looking at a breeder's site that had just about every misleading bit of hype you could think of about goldendoodles. Don't shed, hypoallergenic, healthier than purebreds, they all have a…"
"There is certainly a desire for doodles, but often it's for the wrong reasons. The number one thing people say to me when they see my 2 doodles is "Oh they don't shed, right?" The public is SO misinformed about our so…"
Yes many times breeders do take losses. Mariner's breeder is a prime example. Mariner was injured as a 7 week old puppy. The breeder spent alot of money on an a puppy that she would never be able to sell. Doggy…"
"well said Jennifer! I agree, all good breeders have to start somewhere, and it must be with well bred, health tested dogs with good lineage. As long as its done right, then we are not saying dont breed. We are just saying if you are going to, go…"
I live in upstate NY. Work in a dental office, where my "doods" spend 2 days a week. The other 2 they are in day care with their many canine friends. Our patients love our pups and some even schedule appiontments only when they are in office.
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
I have 3 Labradoodles. Baer, Conan, and Xena. No other pets, but we will be breeding Xena soon.
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
My husband is allergic, but really wanted a dog, just not a tiny one. So, Baer came to live with us.
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
Snuggle, play ball, long walks, playing in the snow.
Does your doodle(s) shed?
A little bit but nothing major
Who grooms your doodle(s)?
Daycare provider. Head To Tail. We love them!
Would you be willing to Dog Sit on occasion for other DoodleKisses members? (You are NOT committing to anything by saying yes - you are just saying you might be willing to do this if you were acquainted with the other member and the circumstances were right.)
Your doodles are lovely and you live pretty close to me! I saw your discussion about breeding the doodle and I work for a breeder whelping litters and raising the pups--I can't stress enough the importance of knowing what you are doing before you do it. You can get good money for doodle pups, but people who spend that money are not stupid and expect you to do all the health testing first. Expect to spend upwards of $1000 for those tests plus the cost of driving to vets that so the tests.
There is also a stud fee that could be $2000 if it is a decent health tested stud. Then there are the vet bills that come with breeding and the pups need to be wormed, checked by the vet, vaccinated, etc. Oh, and do you have a whleping box? How about an exercise pen for the puppies when they are too big for the box? It goes on and on...It is hard to break even unless you have many dogs that can be bred. On the other hand, it is fun (But a LOT of work!!) to raise pups as long as you don't mind losing some money on the deal.
Of course, that is all assuming that you have permission to breed your female--most breeders insist on spaying because they "own" the genetics--if you signed a contract stating that then you could be sued for breeding your dog.
Let me know if you have any other questions or would like to call me--I am just about 45 minutes from you.
Thank you for joining us here on DoodleKisses!! If you love doodles, you've come to the right place. This is a great site for doodle lovers....the community members are very friendly and we love to talk about all things related to doodles. I'm sure you will discover many informative discussions, specific interest groups and frequent fun contests here at DoodleKisses.
Adina (DK's creator) and the rest of the Doodle Kisses Community are a fun and supportive group. I know you'll enjoy the website & getting to know everyone as much as I do. Welcome!!
Kemp (and my four doodles) Ripley, Shiloh, Oliver and Truman Pataskala, Ohio