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Karen & Jackdoodle
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Karen & Jackdoodle's Discussions

I'm Twelve Years Old! By Jackdoodle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen & Jackdoodle Dec 10, 2016. 87 Replies

Not Getting Email Notifications Again

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie Nov 8, 2016. 15 Replies

Recommendations For a Good Reflective Leash?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen & Jackdoodle Oct 7, 2016. 45 Replies


Life Without a Dog? Is That Even Possible?

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Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Adina P's discussion Choosing a Breeder -- Give your feedback on this Info Sheet
"You need the word "genetic" before "health testing", and it would be best to add "of the parents": "Inadequate genetic health testing of the parents, or none at all" and "proof of genetic health testing…"
32 minutes ago
Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Amy and Annabelle's discussion Vomiting Up Breakfast in the group The Food Group
"She probably is hungry. Try giving her breakfast again, maybe a little at a time.  If it works with your schedule, feeding her 3x a day might also solve this problem. That way, you could give her the last meal later in the evening, and each…"
3 hours ago
Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Amy and Annabelle's discussion Vomiting Up Breakfast in the group The Food Group
"I also doubt that it's the food.  Some dogs will bring up bile in the morning, which is caused by their stomachs being empty for too long a period. This could be related to that same early morning nausea. You could try giving her a small…"
5 hours ago
Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Debbie and Toby's discussion Is this a cyst? in the group Health and Medical Issues (for our pets)
"Hoping everything goes well, we'll be thinking of you both. "
18 hours ago
Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Annie's discussion Shedding at 10 months
"Exactly. And many doodles who did not shed as puppies do shed as adults. "
19 hours ago
Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Stacy's discussion Prednisone
"Different antihistamines work better or less well for different dogs, and the only way to know which one works best for your individual dog is to experiment. Cetirizine works well for some dogs; for JD, loratidine worked better. (He gets 3x the…"
22 hours ago
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The Food Group

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23 hours ago
Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Stacy's discussion Prednisone
"If she does have the testing, it's done under sedation, so it won;t be as bad for her as it was for you. And they only shave one area, usually on their back or their side. The hair grows back really fast. :)"

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About Me:
Former personal trainer/lifestyle & weight management consultant, and natural bodybuilder. Originally an English Lit major, I returned to college at 40 to study physiology. Proud mom to 2 adult children and 1 grandson. Retired. Enjoy reading, gardening, computer games, and the great outdoors. Have lived with poodles and poodle-mix dogs for 58 years. Have been actively involved in dog rescue since 1998.
Co-founder Doodle Rescue Collective.
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
F1 standard male, "Jackdoodle" born 11-28-2004. 80 lbs, apricot, adopted from a shelter in January 2006 at 14 months old.
From the day I brought him home, he has never had an accident, never chewed or damaged anything, never taken food from the counter, never gone in the garbage, never bothered the cat. He is absolutely phenomenal with children...a stroller coming down the street gets his tail going in circles. He sheds like crazy, and has lots of medical & psychological issues, but he is an exceptionally good boy.

Rest in Peace Dinah 3/17/94 - 8/5/11
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
I really did not choose, or particularly want, a doodle. But when I saw him at the shelter, I just couldn't leave him in that cage! He looked so sad.
Really cute, really sweet, he needed me and I needed him.
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
Walk in the woods, visit friends, play fetch, kiss his big nose!
Does your doodle(s) shed?
Who grooms your doodle(s)?
"Doggie Playhouse" Palatine, IL
Favorite Doodle Products?
Chris Christiansen brushes, Gentle Leader "Easy-walk" Harness
Relationship Status:
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.)


Sheila's Birthday Poem for Jackdoodle 11-28-12

Today is the birthday of good ole' Jackdoodle.

He's such a handsome guy cause he's mixed with a poodle.

With his big brown eyes, and his cold wet nose,

his messy kind of hair, it all really goes.

He has a wiggley butt when he's a wagging that tail,

puts a smile on Karen's face every time without fail.

So on this special day, a day that's all your own,

hope your tail is a spinning and mom treats you with a bone.

Happy Birthday Jackdoodle !

HUGS !! Finnley and Sheila

Sheila's poem for JD's 10th Birthday 11-28-14
Today Jack Doodle is turning 10, 

A decade to count upon, then we'll start all over again .

His big wet nose, and his long golden hair,

he's a kind, and gentle doodle, with nary a care.

Ten years of ball chasing, and long happy walks.

Only the best kibble to eat, but Jack never balks

So many cuddles, and snuggles too,with his mom, her name is Karen

she loves him through and through.

So raise a biscuit high, as we salute our good friend Jack.

The epitome of doodleness, a number one class act !

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Karen & Jackdoodle's Blog

Can It Really Be Eight Years?

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 12:07pm 128 Comments

My 9th Birthday by Jackdoodle

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 2:30pm 58 Comments

It's My Gotcha Day! by Jackdoodle

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 6:02pm 43 Comments


Posted on November 8, 2011 at 10:30am 53 Comments

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At 4:34pm on September 29, 2016, Ann Kendig said…
Ugh! Frustrating! I'm not going to rewrite all that! Lol. On the recommended food list - do the brands start out as the best at the top and go down from there in quality?
At 4:02pm on September 29, 2016, Ann Kendig said…
I just posted on your wall. Did you get it? When I clicked "add comment" it disappeared!
At 2:13pm on September 21, 2016, Sam&Bella said…

Great! Thank You!

At 1:36pm on September 21, 2016, Sam&Bella said…

I forgot to ask you about the fish oil before:) The NaturesMade softgels are ok? If they are, how much a day?

At 11:49am on September 21, 2016, Sam&Bella said…

Hi Karen!

I wanted to give you an update on Bella with the food switch:) She is doing great on it and had a smooth (no tummy problems) transition to the Fromm Gold line. I haven't noticed a difference with her coat or anything like that. (which I am not worried about since her coat was always soft:) I can still see that the itching is about the same,(It hasn't been bad lately) but the paw licking has pretty much stopped. Will it just take time to see any "changes" with the itching?

 Thank You for helping me with switching her to a better food:)

P.S. I think it was in the recent Acana discussion that you said there was a Pet Supplies Plus near you? That was the pet store that we went to in FL, and only thought that they were down south. I have been looking EVERYWHERE for a store! I have to look on the website to see if there are any near me:)

At 11:56am on May 15, 2016, Joy and Forest said…
Thanks Karen for your response to my food question awhile back. What food do you feed your doodle(s)? I'm trying to wean Forest off Prescription Hills Diet i/d even though he had perfect stool on that food, back to Candidae. It's not good anymore. Boo!
At 2:17pm on May 8, 2016, Sally M said…
Karen, I requested the "friend" thing. I have a problem with Penny that I would like to discuss privately. It's a bit embarrassing and a little inappropriate to post for everyone to see, I think. Maybe it's been discussed already; if it has, I haven't found anything on it. Message me or allow me a "friend" so I can reach you. Thanks, Sally
At 3:27pm on April 28, 2016, Jennifer Furjanic said…

Thank you for the link to the doodle available at the shelter in Montgomery county, PA!  I emailed them tonight and will let you know what I find out.  He's a beautiful boy :)  Thanks for remembering us!!  Jen and JAxx

At 5:36pm on April 5, 2016, Casey said…

I was worried people might be mean/critical if I was making a mistake.  I called my vet to ask about the food.  Thanks for your response. I thought about just messaging you privately, as it seems like you are the food guru! 

At 1:55pm on March 25, 2016, Whitney said…
Hey! Giving you an update on Marty. I feel like I've been on poop patrol the last 2 months. We found that dry food was irritating his stomach. My theory is his pancreas isn't producing effective digestive enzymes EPI to breakout down and it stays in his stomach creating SIBO. Giving him diarrhea and those orange soft serve cow patties. We are feeding him 3 cans of zignature essential (no chicken) a day and so far formed brown turds with lines. I am going to get in touch with my vet to do a cTLI and cobalamin test to confirm, so we can start talking enzymes. Still continuing the probiotic. Thank you! I'll keep updating you.


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