You know, I LOATHE poodle mixes. (Labradoodles, Golden Doodles, Shepadoodles, Dobadoodles...ick!)
While about half that I have met are great pet dogs, with the other half being HORRID, I still don't get why people feel the need to mix poodle into EVERYTHING!! It does not, IMO, create a better dog AT ALL!
Agreed. It seems to take on the worst of both poodle and whatever it's mixed with.
These dogs are the bane of most groomers existence, because the owners want the fluffy dog, but aren't willing to groom 10 hours a week BETWEEN grooming appointments, to keep up with the coat. Then get mad when the dogs have to be shaved naked...breeders need to be VERY upfront about what the coat requirements are.
And they don't, because there's some hype about how 'doodles shouldn't be clipped, and have non-matting hair, and "don't take your 'doodle to a groomer cause they'll just shave it off"
so these people get these dogs and think the coat just takes care of itself.
All of our clients at work who have doodles brag about how much they paid, and how their dogs are top notch.
After all that bragging, the dogs have AWFUL temperaments, are insane, have to be groomed constantly (which they fight with everything they have... Even the 10 week old pup that got groomed recently), etc.
Yep! I just had a new client the other day with "Australian Labradoodle". She went on about how he was 4th generation "Australian
Labradoodle" and that's a different breed, don't you know? She clearly paid a lot of money for this dog and was very proud of him. While he was a bit smaller than most 'doodles I've seen, he had that wavy kind of hair that's impossible to make look good, he was just like every other Labradoodle I've ever seen--screamy, headstrong and totally nuts.