Am I the only one who thinks this is cool?

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by noludoru, Oct 24, 2013.

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Well. . . ?

Poll closed Nov 8, 2013.
  1. YES I think it's cool!

    23.1%
  2. I'm purchasing one on eBay as we speak.

    10.3%
  3. I've already stolen Didgie and Brooks to breed my own.

    15.4%
  4. I like them, but I would definitely say it's irresponsible if I'm posting on an internet forum.

    10.3%
  5. I think it's cool but really irresponsible/horrible/BYB-ish.

    28.2%
  6. I would flame you if you got one. Actually, I'm flaming you in the comments right now.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Pumpkin caramel swirl cookies

    41.0%
  8. Tinned kippers

    5.1%
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  1. noludoru

    noludoru Bored Now.

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    Merle poodle mix!?!?

    I mean, I kind of want one. I wouldn't go buy one from a breeder, but if I was dogless and someone thrust the leash of one into my hands, I wouldn't say no.

    Edit: Pumpkin Caramel Swirl Cookies
     
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  2. RedHotDobe

    RedHotDobe aka RedHotBabe

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    Can you post the eBay link, please?
     
  3. Oko

    Oko Silence, peasants.

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    I like this multiple choice poll. I want six of them.
     
  4. noludoru

    noludoru Bored Now.

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    I'm now trying to find a merle poodle on eBay or kijiji. This is your fault. Actually, everything is your fault.

    EDIT: Nope, can't find one. Sadface. I totally saw an ad for St Bernard/Poodle mixes, though. My reaction was "WANT!!!!!!" Besides, by the time they're 3-4 years old and get dumped in a shelter, I'll be able to snatch one up! Perfect timing.

    Then donate Wesley for the breedings. We can steal Zinga, too.
     
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  5. RedHotDobe

    RedHotDobe aka RedHotBabe

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    Well you listed eBay as a choice on your poll. If I can't actually buy one on eBay, it should have never been an option. :D
     
  6. noludoru

    noludoru Bored Now.

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    I take it back, I don't want to see you while I'm in VA. *glare*
     
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    MandyPug Sport Model Pug

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    I only came here for the cookies...
     
  8. frostfell

    frostfell Kung Pow Fish

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    mmmmmm tinned fish *drools*

    i have a horrible awful merle fetish. i seek out things that people have made merles and i lust for them and want them. iv actually purchased two merle "pit bulls" and had a deposit in for a merle "frenchie". i would scream and die if i had a merle poodle

    how are these things even made? i mean the merle frenchies i saw LOOKED like frenchies. they were typey. littermates were typey. they didnt look like chihauhauh mixes. the merle cockers look like cockers, they dont have sheltie coat or sheltie heads. how are people getting things with merle that LOOK legit (cuz we all know they aint)

    I WANT A MERLE POODLE *throws a tantrum* I WANNA MERLE ERRTHANG
     
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    Sit Stay Not a Border Collie

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    Meh. Different looking for sure, I would definitely do a double take if I saw it walking down the street, but if we're talking preferences, I like standard poodle colours. Don't tell Ned, but I tend to prefer solid to merle! The flaming option sounded too aggressive LOL so I voted cookies because they sound DELICIOUS.
     
  10. Saeleofu

    Saeleofu Active Member

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    Merle may have been thrown in far enough back that the dog now looks like whatever breed it's supposed to be, but retains the merle-ness.
     
  11. frostfell

    frostfell Kung Pow Fish

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    true

    this dog pictured above looks far and away better than ALL of the results i got when i googled "merle poodle"

    where did that picture come from?
     
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    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    Pretty much this. I prefer merle on shorter coats like catahoulas. I voted cookies too!
     
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    SO GLAD I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE. I WANT A MERLE FLUFFY THINGY SO BAD.

    Anyway, they're doing it by lots and lots of breeding back to the original breed. This poodle is probably 3-6 generations removed from the merle breed. All they need is one. I looked on the dog's pedigree and half of it isn't even registered on both sides.

    Too aggressive for you, maybe, but I'm actually expecting it before too long. Let's face it, this is chaz. We're super pro-breeder in comparison to how this forum was 5 years ago, but still pretty anti-mutt breeding.

    Pinterest. Search "part poodle" and scroll.
     
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    katielou Slave to the Aussie

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    Oh god! Fluffy Abe come to me!
     
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    I love pumpkin cookies. Want.

    While I like quite a few individual dogs that are merle, I generally prefer solid dogs. And honestly the semi lethal aspect of merle makes me wish it didn't exist.

    Flashy though.

    Just watch, now I'll end up with a merle dog next. The universe just works like that :p
     
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    +1, it also makes me wish it would stop getting introduced to breeds.
     
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    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    Oddly enough, UKC just added that eff Jan 1, 2014, this is a DQ in all Poodle sizes and varieties:

    My understanding is that it is not a naturally-occurring color in Poodles, and was introduced by some herding breed being mixed in.
     
  18. frostfell

    frostfell Kung Pow Fish

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    as is the case in all magical merle instances

    my coworker has a theory that it was OES, which has a similar enough coat type to poodles that you wouldnt get "doodle hair" from those crosses
     
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    noludoru Bored Now.

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    I might be threadjacking my own thread here, but other than breeding merlexmerle because you're an idiot, what's lethal about it?

    Yep! Any poodle that's merle is a mutt somewhere down the line. So, this dog is definitely a mutt, and the breeder is trying to pass it off as a purebred poodle. Half the 'pedigree' is missing. It's hilarious.

    That was why I added the 'flaming' option. I've already admitted that I like goldendoodles, and now posting a thread about a merle poodle being awesome is probably going to foster resentment.
     
  20. Red Chrome

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    I have to say that as a groomer, I loathe most doodles. Labradoodles and Goldendoodles. We see so many with health issues, NASTY temperaments and allergies. Most of them have more of the poodle coat around here. It is just gross. I seriously have no idea why people consider them a "breed" as they're NOT. They're mutts. Plain and simple mutts.

    The merle coloring is cool looking but........just what the world needs more ill temperamented doodle type dogs.
     

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