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Hi everyone, we recently bought a new GoldenDoodle and wanted to see if there were any GoldenDoodle owners on this forum (not sure how you guys feel about them, so may be a sensitive subject, if so just let me know.) :)

I'd like to find a good place to ask questions and didn't know if because they were part Golden if this was a good place, or if there was another site you could suggest.

Thanks!
 

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I think there are a lot of people on here that don't like them but that is silly to me because they are just like any other cross that happens. Goldens themselves are crosses. That is how dog breed start. I think Goldendoodles are so cute and bound to be smart because both of those breeds are intelligent. I think you could find a lot of information here useful as it applies to many dogs in general. And there is a thread on here for Golden Retriever Crosses. Welcome and good luck with your pup! Any pictures?
 

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Welcome to the forum. Congrats on your new pup! Feel free to ask your questions, it is quite likely that someone will be able to help.
 

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Hi and welcome.

I dont like that designer breeds cost so much as to me they are cross breeds or mutts. I happen to love mutts I have done rescue work for over 30yrs.

I would love to see pictures of your pup. What is the little ones name? Did you get for a family pet or are you planning on training in a sport?
 

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Welcome. My boss is getting one for Christmas. I'd love to see pictures also. I think there may be a forum on Goldendoodles, but I'm not sure.
 

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Welcome to the board! You are absolutely welcome to join us, and pictures of your baby puppy are required!

We are breed enthusiasts, and we are dog lovers at heart. The only issue most on the board have with doodles is that the breeders market them as designer dogs and charge high prices for them. Most of us have absolutely nothing against the he dogs!
 

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Pictures of Jake.

Hey everyone, here is Jake and our son Noah.
Noah's almost 2 years old and was born with Down syndrome. Noah gets to hang out with a fun therapy dog at physical therapy and so we wanted to get him a buddy to play with. They are already best buddies (As you can see.) :)

We're in the Dallas and would really like to find him some good puppy classes, dog trainer. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!
 

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Aww Jake is cute and Noah is too cute <3.
I hope someone can direct you in the right direction for a training in your area. Do you plan to train Jake to do therapy work?
 

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Aww Jake is cute and Noah is too cute <3.
I hope someone can direct you in the right direction for a training in your area. Do you plan to train Jake to do therapy work?
Not so much. I just want to get him in general training. Noah's doing really well so he doesn't really need a real "therapy dog." More so just a nice buddy. :) However I would like to passably train him to be a dog that can go visit children in the hospital though, which is different than a therapy dog. But we'll see. :)
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum. My daughter's Kindergarten teacher has a golden doodle that the whole class just loves.

God Bless you and your family. My 43 year old brother has down's syndrome and he brings much love to all that know him. I am sure your son is the same.

I think you may be confused by the difference between a service dog and a therapy dog. My understanding is that service dogs are those that you see as guide dogs (for the blind and disabled) These dogs are very special and take years to train by specialized trainers. The dogs that go to hospitals and nursing homes are therapy dogs. These dogs require specialized training as well past general obedience, but not as intense.(Anyone here feel free to correct me if I am wrong)

With proper training I am sure they will be great friends. They do look beautiful together. Best wishes to your family.
 

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Nothing more special than a boy and his dog.
 

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Those are some precious pictures! I echo with everyone that Welcome to the board, we love all dogs, no matter the "breed" but we do have a problem with the "breeders" who do these designer breeds and dont breed properly.

Yes almost all dogs come from mixing one breed (or more) together but with much thought and science behind it. Goldendoodles come in many different sizes, temperaments and are far from being a "true" breed. I see it all the differences at my work (I'm a vet tech). Keep in mind (and get familiar) with both breeds as you will see a combo coming out in your dog. We will all be happy to help if you need it!

Again, welcome to the forum, look forward to seeing more pictures!
 
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Oh hey and I am from Dallas too! There are bound to be tons of great trainers in the area for your pup though I don't really know any because I train mine.
 

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Welcome, Noah and Jake are so adorable, just preciouis. I agree, there's nothing like a boy and his dog, it's a very special unique relationship like none other.

There are few members from the DFW area, hopefully they will post a reply and be able to help you with info about Puppy Classes and Trainers.
 
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