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The History of the Doodle Breed

The History of the Doodle Breed

The History of the Doodle Breed

Do you love your curly-haired doodle dog? Doodles are special dogs that have won the heart of many pet-owners. If you’re wondering about their history, it’s important to understand that a “doodle” is actually a category of dogs that are poodle mixes. One of the first doodle breeds was a labradoodle, bred with the intent of providing a guide dog that was more allergy-friendly. 

At Happy Pup Manor, we’re doodle experts. No matter your training or boarding needs, our team has the knowledge and experience working with these special dogs to help. With our luxury dog hotel and obedience classes, your pup will get to socialize with lots of other dogs with similar personalities. When you first get started, you can discuss your training goals with one of our team members. 

Early Doodle Dogs

While other doodle dogs may have been around longer, one of the first recognized doodles is the labradoodle. A labradoodle is a cross between a poodle and a labrador retriever, meaning that your labradoodle will have traits of both. While the intent behind creating the labradoodle was to create a “hypoallergenic” guide dog, the pup’s coat can end up looking like either parent (and you still can have allergies to a dog that sheds less). 

Labradoodles are great family dogs. However, they’re known to be a bit unruly if they aren’t trained and if they don’t have enough to do. A professional trainer can help you address any problem behaviors in a productive way, so your pup can be the best companion they can be. 

What are some common doodle dogs?

There are many, many different kinds of doodle breeds. Goldendoodles, labradoodles, sheepadoodles, bernedoodles and aussiedoodles are just a few common types. Following the labradoodle, the goldendoodle soon became popular and a smart and friendly pet for the family. These designer doggies often take on their poodle parent’s curly coat and consequently don’t shed very much. 

Goldendoodles may also be used as therapy dogs. While they aren’t a recognized breed on their own, US Service Animals names both of their parents (the golden retriever and poodle) as some of the most capable breeds to act as a therapy dog. If you’re thinking of adopting a pet to act as a therapy dog, Happy Pup Manor can help you get started by referring you to a breeder and providing specialty training courses

Professional training for your pup

If you’ve recently adopted or are thinking of adopting a doodle, we’re the team for the job. Happy Pup Manor’s team has special experience working with doodles, retrievers, and other smaller breeds, whether you’re training a therapy dog or just looking for basic obedience classes. Professional training can help encourage good behavior in your pup, and will even give them an opportunity to socialize with other furry friends. To learn more about our services or discuss your training goals with one of our team, contact us today.  

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