I have been involved in "discussions" with breeders on Doodle sites where they become highly defensive about their dogs and the prices they demand for basically mixed-breed, mutt dogs.
Our website was originally started, two years ago, over one of those discussions that got very heated where we tried to make people understand that the parentage of our Doodles still needs health testing and genetic understanding, just like full bred poodles and retrievers do. That some people see a cash crop designer dog and don't do any testing, is one of the main reasons why doodles are winding up in shelters more and more. At one point, breeders were promising "hypo-allergenic" and "non-shedding" doodles, which cannot be promised in first gen Doodles.
We have done much to dispel that myth but there are still breeders making that promise.
Understanding that Poodle Breeders would feel even stronger about the "abomination" of a Doodle should make them angry at irresponsible Doodle Breeders and not Doodle Rescuers, however. I don't know where The Poodle Club of America is on this, but I know at one point the AKC club was considering admitting Labradoodles into their lists. Probably only for the fee, sadly.
The Poodle in our doodles is what makes them the smart, sweet teddy bears that they are. Side by side, and not cut in a poodle cut, many std poodles can and are passed off as doodles. There are some responsible breeders of Doodles out there who do care about their blood lines and what happens to their dogs. Of course, they charge high prices for their dogs and "you get what you pay for," just like anything else.
The Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, Cock-a-poos, Bija-poos, and all the other mixes out there are because of back yard breeders trying to cash in on the Doodle Designer Dog Craze. Take any poodle and any other breed, stick them together, shake it up and voila...you have a $1000+ dog. Especially in this economy, people will pay it because the good breeders charge much more. Again, you get what you pay for and after a few months that fluffy teddy bear starts chewing, running, jumping and becoming a dog so they dump him in a shelter because they don't understand the breed tendencies or he sheds or is too active or some other stupid reason. Then we try to save him.

I don't need to be part of any club but it would have been nice to have friends in "high places." Then again, I have better friends in "low places" that I treasure and appreciate more than anything. I am happy in my little niche, doing what I do and saving Poodles and Doodles...one by one. Getting off my soap box now.



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Comment by LM Fowler - Admin on January 5, 2011 at 2:48pm
You know it, Sue! Thanks.
Comment by Sue & the Crew on January 5, 2011 at 2:38pm

Excellent post.  BTW, I got lots of friends in low places and I wouldn't have it any other way.  So, I hope you are of my friends in low places because I find those are my best friends :)

Comment by LM Fowler - Admin on January 2, 2011 at 8:19pm
Thank you, J. I like my friends in low places, too. Except they are better people than the high and mighty out there.

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Comment by Jeannine, Gamine & Thalie on January 2, 2011 at 8:04pm
Whether they are Poodles, Doodles, Oodles or any other breed of dog, they are here for us to love and to care for them, not to make money from or torture them. You and all of us at the RRC group try very hard to rescue as many dogs as possible and we do not get "upset" if the pooch is a pure bred or a lovely mutt. We love them all. Thank you for everything you are doing. I'm proud to be one of your "friends in low places".

Comment by LM Fowler - Admin on January 2, 2011 at 6:06pm
Thanks, Deb. NING hasn't put one in yet. I think it's on their list.

Comment by LM Fowler - Admin on January 2, 2011 at 11:16am

Thank You, Jo. High and mighty doesn't sit well with me in case you couldn't tell.

BTW, you should write a blog yourself with the story you told me last night.

Comment by Joann Gracki on January 2, 2011 at 11:14am
Very well said.  Joann

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