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This guy might be asking for trouble with the way Neo's can be temperament wise, and the size of these dogs... could be disaster waiting to happen.

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Neopolitan mastiff and great dane???? mix? Am guessing without looking up. <img src="https://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
it's a neapolitan and then basically through generations different purebreds with specific features to get a specific temperament and size and what have you.. so eventually hes hoping to make it it's own "purebreed"
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This guy might be asking for trouble with the way Neo's can be temperament wise, and the size of these dogs... could be disaster waiting to happen.
I'm more concerned about cancer. I grew up with a golden and a neapolitan mastiff. The mastiff had to be put down with cancer at about 6 or 8 years old. The other one before him that my step dad owned was put down for the same thing but had bit my uncle before that anyways... they are just stubborn an power horses.. with an ok owner and decent temperaments in parents it would be ok but screw up either of those you're going to have a sick dog with a short lifespan and possibly nasty behaviours.
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This is the pup at about 3.5 months old I think. A 12 year old is holding him! He seems good for now but he is strong willed and stubborn.
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I think a lot of the poor behavior seen with doodles is that the people who buy doodles are not the kind of people that do a lot of research...they didn't research the "breed" before getting it and they don't research how to properly train a dog either. So you get a bouncy dog (standard poodles are bouncy as all get out) who is SUPER smart matched with an owner who is often a first time dog owner, with no clue how to handle the dog, and who is expecting some Mary Poppins creature who is magically going to be practically perfect in every way with no effort on their part whatsoever. Basically, the owner is outwitted and outlasted by the high energy and intelligence of the dog.

There is no real reason a poodle/golden cross couldn't be a decently behaved dog, but it would take someone with knowhow and well, those are not the people buying doodles.

There are some who come from parents with health clearances, etc but most of the time it is from someone who is lying through their teeth, making claims that are impossible. I mean, the old adage holds - if it sounds too good to be true it probably is! My personal favorite right now are the "English Goldendoodles". take the goldendoodle fad, add in the "english golden" fad, and you get English Goldendoodles = big money.

I've NEVER recommended them, always recommended other breeds for people with allergies/shedding issues, etc. And now, after making fun of doodles......I just adopted one. Never say never, right? But at least I didn't pay thousands of dollars for a mutt! I rescued this one from a reputable rescue group, just like I rescued my other mutt. And my one purebreed was found on the side of the road, so also a rescue. So I'm sure people will ask me how much I love golden doodles now, and I'll tell them I love my dog, but don't recommend spending big money to get a mixed breed dog!
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We met three goldendoodles on a riverside walk on Sunday. They were all three bouncy, forward, and ignoring their owners...
None of them were aggressive or badly behaved, but they were a weird sort of 'veloceraptor' kind of dog: smarter than the average pooch, and prepared to push the advantage....
I wasn't sure what to make of them. Neither was Scotty. Bad mannered louts that need some lessons in doggy etiquette, or our overlords, who must be obeyed?
Odd dogs....
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