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Labradoodle Discussion Forum

Welcome to this Forum which has been running now for over 10 years
It's traditionally a place for my owners to get in touch with each other and discuss their dogs - sharing experiences - both pleasures and problems, but anyone is welcome to join and post questions. I am now retired and breeding dog full time so I have plenty of time to reply

As you will see from the posts here, our dogs are in families all over Australia and the world, If you are interested in one of my dogs please go to the enquiry form on the web site - or email me at kate@katesfamilypets.com.
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Agemiloscz, Sun May 6 02:56
Hi. My name is Minnie, a first cross Labradoodle. I was born in Condoblin in March 2000. Yes, I am now eighteen and loving life. I eat a lot but I maintain a healthy weight. I walk each day and sleep quite a bit. My tail is very active and I love a party unless it goes on for too long. There is leaking and coughing... more
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    F1Bkaowen, Mon Feb 26 10:29
    I have a F1B Goldendoodle. If I breed her, should I breed her back to a purebred Golden retriever? Her DNA test indicates she is 75%poodle/25% Golden. If I breed back to a Golden, will the pups be considered an F1? 50/50?
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    Juno 10years siezures?chersewell, Tue Jan 23 15:40
    Hi Kate Just wondering if any of your dogs have seizures and what Might be the cause? Juno is 10. She has a siezure 4 years ago and then one about 6 months ago and then two is three weeks recently. She hind shakes and see appears paralysed at the back end. She appears vacant but can hear and respond. We are having... more
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    Gemma - 15yrs 11 mnthsLiz Cohen, Mon Nov 6 00:51
    Very sadly we had to put our lovely Gemma down today after several seizures over the last few days. She was the most lovely, devoted, clever dog and we'll miss her terribly. We discovered advanced kidney disease 18 mnths ago and then she gave us a good year more of love and fun, although she hated the kidney diet food ... more
    • GemmaKate S., Wed Nov 22 15:17
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    Liver issuesmark 728, Sat Mar 9, 2013 13:59
    A message for Kate. Dorothy (born May 2001) is not well at all. Our family vet has run a blood test and her ALP is 2100.. more than 10 times normal. He is thinking it may be an infection as her white blood cell count is also up. She has pale gums and she has started just yesterday a course of antibiotics. If no change ... more
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    Nappies for precious 16yo doodle lyn in Sydney, Mon Aug 14 17:13
    Hello Our precious Labradoodle is 16 and we've been successfully managing her incontinence with Propalin for over 18 months. Recently, there seems to be more leakage at night time which leads to a little discomfort for her and a lot of bed linen washing for me. I'm just wondering about the use of nappies and how... more
    • Leakagestudio1830, Tue Aug 15 05:20
      • Leakagelyn in Sydney, Tue Aug 15 15:00
    • NappiesJenny Powell, Mon Aug 14 21:31
      • Nappieslyn in Sydney, Tue Aug 15 01:00
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    Cruciate ligament operationraedurkin, Mon Aug 25, 2014 20:04
    Dear Kate My beautiful Lucy who will be 13 in November 14 has damaged her cruciate ligament. My vet wants to operate. She is on fish oil daily, however she does not cope well on anti-inflammatory medication. She limps and is in pain. What do you think about this operation. I can't stand to see her in pain, but I am... more
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    cavoodle/labradoodlekarenjoyrowan, Sun Jun 11, 2017 20:36
    Hi , I was wondering if anyone knows anything about crossing a labradoodle with a cavoodle. What are the adult dogs like? Thanks, Karen
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    Rosieraosborn, Wed Aug 31, 2016 17:50
    Rosie is our 8 year old beautiful chocolate labradoodle She has recently been diagnosed with Progressive Retinal Atrophy which means she will slowly go blind and there's nothing that can be done to correct the condition She seems to have difficulty seeing in darkness or even dim lighting but is still OK in daylight.... more
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    Can anyone recommend a good Bordoodle Breeder?calaberator, Mon May 8, 2017 23:59
    Hey there, I came across this forum while looking up Bordoodles. I'm wondering if anyone here has had experience with bordoodles and why or why don't they recommend a bordoodle. We are really wanting one because we've had a border collie before and love them to pieces. I heard the Bordoodle has similar temperaments... more
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    enquiriesinn, Tue Mar 14, 2017 00:13
    Dear Kate, Just like Bill (message below) I've tried to send an enquiry a number of times, but the link does not seem to work. Our family dog, a beautiful cavoodle boy named Buddy, passed away last month and we miss him terribly. We would definitely like to have a new furry best friend and just love your Cavoodles,... more
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    Enquirybillsteele1, Fri Mar 10, 2017 15:11
    Dear Kate I have tried to post an enquiry on the link but it does not seem to be active. I have also sent you and email as we would like to visit you. Could you please reply? Regards Bill
    • contactKate S., Sun Mar 12 20:19
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    Magic mb_tricks, Sun Dec 11, 2016 01:33
    I am not sure if we filled in the 2016 survey but I thought I would let you know that since the survey was taken, our dog Magic, born 5th April 2007, has had both of his cruciate ligaments operated on. Also he does have some limpomas. Otherwise he has enjoyed rude good health for his first nine years of his life! (But ... more
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    breeding a multi gen goldendoodlekrista 393, Tue Nov 22, 2016 17:23
    I am about to purchase a female F2 goldendoodle puppy to breed only a time or 2 for friends & family who love my F1 goldendoodle. And most importantly to love her like crazy!!:) Question: The female's parents are a standard poodle x F1b goldendoodle making her an F2, (hopefully that's correct). When I cross her to my... more
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    Farewell Mollypit.rose, Tue Jul 5, 2016 00:43
    We had to make the heartbreaking decisions n today to end Molly's life. She was born to Elmo and Blue on 12th April 2001. I don't think we will ever have a dog quite like her. Such sensitivity and intuition made her truly a beautiful companion. Although our family and our 12 yr old labradoodle are shattered we thank... more
    • MollyKate S., Tue Jul 5 21:40
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    Farewell Scruffydeb.day1, Thu Feb 4, 2016 14:30
    Hi Kate, Our Labradoodle Scruffy was born on 30/3/98 in Condoblin and passed away on 15.1.16. She was the most wonderful pet and companion to our family for almost 18 yeas and up until the last year behaved pretty much like a young dog. When we relocated to the UK for 7 years Scruffy traveled with us, and even as a... more
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    Jasperleapsandboundsahead, Thu May 12, 2016 17:30
    Hi Kate It was wonderful to get the letter in the mail regarding your survey and I have just filled it in for my beautiful Jasper. I did a road trip from Sydney to Condoblin on December 23 2001 to collect him from you. He has been a loyal and loving companion for all these years and is still going strong. Now he is... more
    • Jasperdzim1, Sun May 15 06:49
    • JasperKate S., Fri May 13 22:11
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    Molly Bensonben 52, Thu May 5, 2016 00:37
    Hi Kate It's been a long time since I logged on to your site. My darling Molly is now fifteen and a half! She has slowed down over the last six months (so have I!) but still likes to go to the beach and swim, more like paddle these days. She has arthritis in her back leg and is on cartrophin once a month which helps.... more
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    Older DoodlesJenny Powell, Fri May 15, 2015 02:24
    Our Jetsy is 15yrs 4 months and still as beautiful as ever. She is going deaf and blind and has kidney issues but with careful vet care she is still going strong and behaving like a puppy. She loves the family, loves walks and chasing birds. Jetsy was born 28th January 2000 and her parents are Annie and Blue. Are any... more
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    Hi there, I wanted to share my experience with buying from a non-registered breeder. I hope this forum is an appropriate place to share my experiences as I would like to warn other buyers about doing lots of research into finding good quality breeders who care about their dogs. I thought that we were buying from... more
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