another idea for people who want doodles

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  1. drmom777

    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    I took my hounds out for a run this morning and saw a number of doodles, and two Portugese Water Dogs, one chocolate and one parti-colored. I was impressed by the similarity in appearance, in fact the owner of the Portugese Water Dogs told me that since the advent of the doodle everyone thinks his dogs ARE doodles. They certainly resemble the doodles more than either poodles or Labs/Goldens do.

    Since I think prospective doodle owners are more into looks than anything else, suggesting a Portugese Water Dog seems like a good idea to me. Also they will have more of an idea of what kind of disposition looks and coat type they would wind up with.

    I am no good at posting pics, but maybe someone could post pics of doodles and water dogs for me so you can compare, just not in that lion clip they sometimes have ( sorry for any terminology issues, I don't know that much about Portis except liking the ones I have met.)
     
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    Maxy24 Active Member

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    Black goldendoodle

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    Portuguese water dog

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    Not the best pics, but the black ones do look alike. Of course I don't know about temperament.


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  3. drmom777

    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    Thanks.

    Much appreciated. I really need to learn how to do these things one day!
     
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    Boemy New Member

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    Curly coated retrievers are also mistaken for doodles sometimes. They're very handsome dogs and although they do shed, their coat is easy to take care of and only needs the occasional brushing, I've heard. :)
     
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    Shadow101 koko

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    Wow, they do look alike!
     
  6. drmom777

    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    They aren't all black or brown either. One of the ones this morning is black and white spotted, called particolored, I think. Very striking.
     
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    poodlesmom New Member

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    PWD's are a great breed and very versatile as well. There was one in obedience classes whose owner was confined to a wheelchair. She got him as a puppy and with some help trained him to be her service dog and they also came to classes for obed. training. During this time not only did he earn his AKC CD in obedience but she took him to be tested as a service dog and he received his certification for that as well. The last I heard he was one qualification from earning his CDX.
     
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    MafiaPrincess Obvious trollsare Obvious

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    I've seen a few at agility trials. They are sweeties.
     
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    Here are some curly coated retriever pics. :)

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  10. drmom777

    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    I love curly coated retreivers, but I think the PWD looks more like a doodle because it has a beard.
     
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    mrose_s BusterLove

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    wow, i honestly would not be able to tell the difference between them
     
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    i like porties a great deal.
     
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    Sapphire-Light woof!

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    I like better PD with a haircut:cool:


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  14. drmom777

    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    Unfortunately, Saphire-Light, then it looks less like sa doodle.
     
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    Meh. I would really hate for PWD's to become the next breed of the moment. They are such a great breed with virtually no BYB's or puppymills right now, I'd hate to see that change.
     
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    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    Yeah, It would be bad if they became "the breed of the moment" as you say, but would it be worse than breeding all those doodles? I honestly don't know. Irish Water Spaniels are one of my favorite breeds, I think they are the clown of spaniels and if I got a spaniel that's what I would get, no question.
     
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    Sapphire-Light woof!

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    I prefer the spanish water dogs :popcorn:

    The main difference is the size and that the hair is lot more curly

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    Honestly, if it came down to it, I'd rather have people breeding the doodles then everybody getting a PWD.
     
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    lubspaniel cocker mom

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    Irish water spaniels are beautiful
     

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