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Karen & Jackdoodle
  • 65, Female
  • Illinois
  • United States
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Karen & Jackdoodle's Discussions

My Friend's Newly Adopted Dog Needs Help :(

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen & Jackdoodle Apr 11. 41 Replies

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 commented on Stacy's photo

Mud mask

"LOL!!! "
1 hour ago
Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Mary's discussion Sensitive gut issues! in the group The Food Group
"Well, since she's eating a duck-based food, you need to stay with that single protein. "
9 hours ago
Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Mary's discussion Sensitive gut issues! in the group The Food Group
"It's really, really important right now that you not give her anything at all that can be ingested other than her food, unless it is pure (no other ingredients) duck, or a vegetarian treat like a sweet potato chew.  If she is not getting…"
10 hours ago
Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Mary's discussion Sensitive gut issues! in the group The Food Group
"What kind of bones? Is she actually ingesting anything from them? "
Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Mary's discussion Sensitive gut issues! in the group The Food Group
"I buy VSL#3 at my local CVS, but not all stores will have the capsules (it also comes as a "sachet", which you don't want), so call first. If your local CVS doesn't have it, they can probably order it for you. Remember that it…"
Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Lindsey Holt's discussion Dog barking during the day
"I so agree with this. I firmly believe that young retrievers and retrievers mixes need to spend some time running off-leash, preferably on a daily basis. It makes them so much easier to live with. With JD, 20 minutes of hard, full-out running did…"
Karen & Jackdoodle replied to Latha's discussion Is this going to be goldendoodle?
"Yes, they are very obvious on your puppy. "

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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 132 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


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At 9:18am on February 9, 2017, Sarah Bakker said…
I mean my friend jarka
At 9:17am on February 9, 2017, Sarah Bakker said…
Hi Karen !

My friend karma told me to connect with u! I have been having challenges with my dood . Found out just a few months ago that he has ibs. :( do you know a lot about this disease? Oliver is currently taking metrozidazal (antibiotic) which I guess helps ibs and also if he picked up bacteria or a parasite it is suppose to address that. Two days ago poor boy pooped with mucus on his stools and then later the same day he just pooped mucus :/ I was like ahh this isn't good... so called the doc and vet said try this med for three days and see how he does. So yesterday started him on turkey burger and rice three times a day and the meds and the. Today going to keep doing it. He hasn't went poop today :/ and seems like his nose is a bit warm but still wet. He has energy .. ahhh I get nervous bc last summer he was really sick and it was a scare. He lost 15pounds in two weeks time and had vomiting and direah ... did lots of tests and nothing showed up.. just white blood count was a bit low. After doing everything we fed him turkey and rice for over a week and finally turned around plus changed his dog food to acana highlands ranch blend that's beef and pork and seemed the to do fine... sooooo who knows now what he picked up .. I know he had horse poop last week and I took him to cherry creek .. so he could have ghiarda
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



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