Sunday, January 25, 2009

Do You Own A Dog?

Do you own a dog? We have had dogs over the years, but have been dog free for the past 8 years. We are considering getting a dog. If we do, we have narrowed it down to a Golden Doodle. A Golden Doodle is part Golden Retriever and part Poodle. We have been thinking about this for quite some time.

So what kind of dog do you have?

Oh! I almost forgot to mention, my new post is up at Home Goods. Take a look if you have some time.

Welcome Home,
Penny

45 comments:

  1. Hi Penny! We have a pure bred tri colored Australian Shepherd-he is so smart and wonderful! We had one when I was growing up. I love that breed, they are terrific family dogs. My only advice is be careful about designer breeds-I love them too but so many of them have health issues. My daughter Amber remember works at a vet so she is always imparting words of wisdom on me. I love Labordoodles too but she told me they can have some very costly problems. Which is too bad because I really wanted one-(Buddy needs a playmate)they are so darn cute! I also really like chocolate labs-we had one once and he was such a great dog! I just love animals so much I could have a zoo! LOL! Have fun with your new dog whatever kind you do get! ~Tam:D

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  2. I can't say that we are dog people, I like them but not the care they take. I do have cats who keep my lap warm at night but are otherwise very self sufficient:>) We go for the low maintenence pets here!

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  3. We love our two dogs completely! We have a miniature dachshund and a yellow lab. Santa brought our dachshund 14 years ago and the lab was a stray. They are both a joy to have around. Dogs are a lot of work and they make messes but they are worth it.

    Tam is right about pure breed dogs, I think. Our dachshund has had back trouble over the years. You know they are bred to be long...which really isn't good for them.

    You won't regret your decision to add to your family. :)

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  4. Well you know how my hubby and I feel about Charli. I love this picture of the puppy. How sweet is that. I think charli keeps us young LOL I hope you get a dog if that's what you want to do. We can watch it grow up on your blog. I hope you are having a happy day.

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  5. I don't where I would be without my furry relations. We have two cats, Sootie and Pebbles and a wonderful lab/springer spaniel Garak. He is my constant companion. He's ten and thinks he is still a puppy, LOL. We have always shared our home with cats and dogs. I wouldn't be without them. Margaret

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  6. Hey girl! I have a golden retriever, Kirra and she is the best dog ever!!! I also have a kitty cat and Kirra loves playing with him. They play all day everyday while we are at work!

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  7. Dog free here...thank you very much, but my parents have a poodle, which makes her my baby sister...revolting. And my son and his family have a pug, hence the grandpuggy pic on my sidebar. Good luck with your decision...I think this breed sounds very cute.

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  8. Hi I enjoyed and just found both your blogs. We have a chihuahua that will be 2 on thurs. and we also have a beagle/blue tick hound mix. We are thinking of getting a second chihuahua they are really great.

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  9. Hi Penny:
    A good friend of mine bought a goldie-doodle about a year ago and they just love the breed. Their dog is the golden coloring but the black is cute too. Sounds like it would be a good fit for your country property.
    We have a papillon which is the perfect fit for our city condo. I love that he has a perpetual puppy look. He loves to play fetch with the ball but also loves to cuddle so we find him the perfect companion.
    My advice is to first figure out who will care for your dog when you want to travel/stay out late etc. Once you have a good plan for that, a dog is nothing but a joy.
    Of course if you do buy another dog your next big decision will be what to call him/her. I'd start collecting suggestions now.

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  10. Two Yorkies. I consider them "the forever puppies." They are two years old and always up to something. I like the Golden Doodle photo. Such a cutie pie! I will go check Home Goods. Wish we'd get one here...
    Brenda

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  11. Well you go and post that photo of that precious puppy and make me envious! A golden doodle sounds like a great dog to have!
    We have a cat and we're currently on a list for a Bernese Mountain Dog.

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  12. Penn,I think a Golden Doodle would be a perfect dog for you.We now have three A German Shepard and a Mutt who live outside and a Shih tzu who rules the house.I love all three but will never have multiple dogs again.When we do get another dog it will be a dog that can be a inside as well as a outside dog.Which I think a Golden Doodle or maybe a Standard Poodle (very french)could do.
    Good Luck
    Brenda

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  13. Awww... Aren't puppies so cute? We have a little shi tzu, Cisco, that will be four in May (Cinco de Mayo). It's sometimes a hassle to have a dog -- when we travel out of town or when we get home too late to let him out before he has an accident. But we love our pooch so much!

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  14. OH MY! I have had a black poodle ...years ago and several Golden Retrievers over the years but I've never seen one of these! Very cute! We lost our cat a week ago and are pet free for the first time ever! We are not going to get another pet for awhile though....but one of these days I would love a small dog! Let me know what you decide! I'm interested in this breed!

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  15. That is a real cool puppy sitting there. I think this would be great if that's what you decide. As far as a name, well since it's a Golden Retriever and part poodle, may be "Goldpoo?" That's not very good. hehehe. My dog is a chihuahua/poodle and they are known as ChiPoo's. I call her Chocolatte' and I have had her for little over a year now. I'm sure you'll make the right choice. Take care.

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  16. Hey Penny; What a sweet little face on the puppy. How could any one say no to that... lol I have two babies they are both Shi tzu's Isabella and Gracie, and they are spoiled rotten... he he they have more toys then my grandkids, now how bad is that...lol

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  17. Hi Penny! We have 5 dogs and absolutely adore them. Murphy is amost 13 & a cocker spaniel. He's had back problems over the years & had back surgery 2 years ago. He's doing very well. Bailey is a peke/pom/chi/?. Chief is a Norfolk terrier/chihuahua mix. He & Bailey are 5. Sammie is a 4 year old chihuahua. Roxy is also a chihuahua & is about 6. Life is miserable without my furbabies! ♥ Diane

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  18. We have a Golden and love her to bits, but she does shed...looking into a new puppy ourselves. Darby dog is gettin' older. We are thinking...Yorkie/poodle. Is this THE pup you would get?

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  19. We have a goldie and she is great, but the hair is atrocious....!!!!!! I love her to death, but it is just like having another child...a very. very. very. hairy. child.

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  20. Hi Penny, that doggie is sure cute. I have 2 love bugs. But if i could i would have a bunch of Shitzus. They are wonderful, smart, loyal and just so darn cute. Dogs are like children. They are wonderful but need lots of care. mishelle

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  21. We have a shepherd, Gordon setter mix…
    She is 11 and a part of our family.
    We love our Reebok (named by my son.)
    We have always had big dogs, in the past we have had huskies and Great Pyrenees.

    I think the Golden Doodle is a wonderful dog.

    And I love the no shed factor…

    Louise

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  22. Golden mixed with a poodle! Never heard of that, but it sure is cute! We have a Golden Retriever, Maxie. Got him from the animal shelter and he's the best dog ever.

    Having a dog is like having a kid. If you travel a lot it's a problem. Our dog doesnt do well in kennels. So we either have to get a house sitter for him or take him with us. Lately he's been traveling with us. Many hotels now allow pets but that only really works if you drive to your destination.

    Manuela

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  23. HI Penny!

    AWWWWW, how sweet! :) I wanna squish him/her with hugs :)

    Yes, I have two :) a Lab and a Beagle. I love the Beagle but she's a barker :) My Lab Sierra is fabulous, just like a perfect child! :) so so smart and loving too! what fun she has brought to my life! and the face? omg, so sweet!

    anywho, my neighbor has this dog you are considering and they just LOVE her! and less shedding too :) really cute!! what fun, a lot of work in the beginning , like a baby :) but worth it!! Good luck, can't wait to see what you get!!

    Thanks so much for your sweet comments too!!

    Hugs, Cynthia

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  24. Hi Penny
    I don't have a dog but that one sure looks cute! Hope you have a great day.
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  25. Hi Penny...I think you have seen the monster I call a dog...Boo the Pyrenees....I dropped off the Great years ago...No, he's a wonderful animal, doesn't shed much and drools very little (only when he sees a cookie coming his way) He is wonderful around kids and people outside of the house. And we certainly get attention when he's riding in the back of the V.W.with the top down....the picture you have posted is an adorable dog...I have always been partial to little black dogs...Whatever you choose every home should have a dog...they are wonderful creatures...

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  26. Dear Penny,
    I know what you mean by wanting another dog. Gary and I have been pet free too for two years now. Our family dog Kona pasted away, she was 15 years old. We still miss her and are wanting another dog too, buy with our travel time to and from work we are not home enough and it would not be fair for us to leave a dog along so long.My daughter Bernadette has two boxers and my other daughter Desire' has one boxer they are wonderful with children and very loving. Short hair so no hair to brush and they have the biggest sad eyes ever. I am sure you will make the right choice for you and what a lucky puppy or grown dog that joins your family.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Elizabeth

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  27. I have to poodles. One toy the other teacup. Both from the same breeder. They are half sister and get along really well. I don't know what I'd do without their companionship.


    Ciao

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  28. We have a lab mix now, but I'd love to have another Old English or Sheltie...one day....I love the looks of that little guy in your photo!
    hugs
    Sandi

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  29. Penny,
    This sounds like a wonderful combination. We have a golden retriever and a schnnodle. Cocoa the schnoodle is part poodle and has a wonderful disposition and well, Sam our golden is perfect. Goldens are so easy to house train too. Good luck with your new puppy. So much fun.
    Karen

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  30. We have (well my daughter came home from college with) a puggle/Sydney, part pug part beagle, I highly suggest one, so very smart, so easy to train. The perfect size 25 lbs.

    Love her...

    Kathy :)

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  31. The best breed of dog is RESCUED! I promise!!!

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  32. We don't have a dog right now...had them all the time our kids were growing up.
    We aren't pet people but this photo of the little Golden Doodle is so sweet....
    Good luck on your choice.
    hugs, bj

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  33. Penny,
    That is the cutest doggie! I've never seen one of those before. I use to raise Shelties. We still have one and she is 11 years old. Sassy is adorable and the best little dog! She has the best personality! You would love one! I always like the females the best. The male ones are usually a little hyper. Sassy likes to sleep under the head of my bed. You would never even know that she was there except that she moans once in a while. She has athritis. I had her mama "Classie" for 9 years before she passed away and her sister, "Mystic" for 10 years. I will probably always have a sheltie! I also have a black lab that is the sweetest lab that I have ever seen. He stays outside and 'guards' me! He would probably lick somebody to death! My newest addition to the family is a part bulldog that we found on the side of the road last year. She was almost dead when we found her. We named her 'Baby' because she always would get in my lap and lay there like a baby. She still wants to do that and she is too big! My friend Stevie at "The Beautiful Outdoors" has pictures of her on his blog. He is new to the blogging world and he loves it! Go visit him if you have time!

    Hugs,
    Lee Laurie

    Thanks for the comments on my hutch!

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  34. Hi Penny, Like you, we have been dog free for years..until about 6,7 weeks ago...then it happend, we didn't want any more animals..wasn't looking...wasn't talking about it either...but it happened! We have 2 dogs now...a Lab/Chow mix...They are so smart...it is unbelieveable...never have we had any dogs like them before! Loooove them!
    Let us know what you decide on...and post pictures! Blessings,Nancy

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  35. What a sweet looking puppy, Penny. I don't think I've ever heard of a Golden Doodle. I dont' have any dogs, just cats. I'm not home enough to give it the attention. If I were, however, I would want my favorite dog of all, a Golden Retriever. :)

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  36. We have two miniture long haired doxies. They are our babies. They aren't much work. They don't shed very much at all. Just remember they do tie you down as far as traveling. We bring them with us. We can't bare to board them. I can't wait to see what you do. That picture of the dog is adorable. Hugs, Terrie

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  37. Well, I think we win the prize..we have 6 dogs. Mary and Pilgrim guard our goats..Mary is full-blooded Anatolian Shepherd and Pilgrim is half Anatolian and half Pyrenees.Jenny is a lab, Fritz a chow, Dozer a Boston terrier and Savanah is a chihuahua. There are also 5 cats. Send dog and cat food.

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  38. Oh my goodness, is that the cutest little ball of fur ever?! I don't have a dog, believe it or not, here at equine central, but I do I do love dogs and think I need one now too! I can't wait to hear about your new addition if you decide to take the leap. As for a donkey...I could definitely see a donkey at Lavender Hill Studio...and you would absolutely love one! :-)

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  39. Well you know what kind of dog I have and YES YES YES you should get a dog and those Golden Doodles are SO cute!!! Can't wait to hear what you decided!!
    xo,
    Kim

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  40. Coco Chanel, my Yorkie, is the best little dog I've ever had...well, not really the best, just the best dog now! Yorkies are just precious and sooooo cuddly!

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  41. Well, your Golden Doodle is awfully adorable, but we had a Shitzu for years and we sure loved his breed. They don't shed and are so playful, inteligent and make great, loyal companions with little care.

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  42. We have two dogs. A choc Lab named Max and a Westie called fergus. Aren't they great. loyal loving companions. Linda Love your blogs. I'm a new blogger come and see.

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  43. Our dog completed our family - his name is Bentley and he is smart, witty, always cheery and greets everyone, all in the name of attention. Now is that such a bad thing, I ask you? If you get a dog, send me a photo and I will illustrate your faithful companion.
    pve

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  44. We LOVE our Goldendoodle!!! He is eager to please, which made housetraining a breeze. He adores kids and is so much fun to play with. The only shedding that he does is a small clump of hair every once in a while (usually during the change of seasons) that I can scoop up with my fingers and toss (it balls right up). The only "negatives" about this breed that some people might have are that they do require grooming (like a poodle does); they are high energy (especially the first 2 years. We take our dog for 1-2 long walks a day, but we don't have a lot of land, either); while they adore children, all of the ones that I have met, including ours, have been shy with adults that they don't know well...not aggressive, but they shy away and/or piddle when strangers approach (once they are pet, they are instantly "friends"). Goldendoodles make absolutely fantastic family dogs! If you are hoping that they will be anything more than that, you might consider another breed. But, if you are looking for a dog that will love your family and not shed, you can't beat this breed. I do recommend socializing the dog as much as possible, as soon and often as you, though. They are as lovable as they are cute...and eager and quick to learn. We adore ours and would get another one.

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  45. The pup is a cutie! I have two daschunds and two fat cats right now. My sweet golden retriever, Sienna, was the best dog in the whole wide world. I can't imagine a home without critters around to make me smile!

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