Since Labradoodles and Goldendoodles are new and developing breeds, we need to try and do the best job possible to move the breeds forward in a positive manner. For me, this not only means selecting the best possible breeding dogs but also being conscious of colors that might cause dogs to fade or loose their color and also colors that could have potential health hazards such as Merle. Many years ago I was involved in horse breeding and it was well known that gray or silver were colors to avoid if you want your animal to hold its color. Both gray and silver when bred to other colors will cause those colors to fade out. I am not picking on any particular dog, only dog colors. I am no color expert but I do know that certain colors are not in the best interest of any breeding program unless the goal is to breed animals that will ultimately loose their color.
Whatever color you decide is neat or cool, please consider what that color will do to future generations if used in a breeding program.
I will take a lot of flack for this post but hey, I am used to that since I have always been outspoken.
As for me personally, I am not a fan of merle, gray, silver or phantom, each for different reasons. Since I am speaking my mind, I think phantom looks like Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher and I feel those colors should be unique to those breeds but keep in mind, this is only my opinion. Don't hate me, I am an old lady and have reached the age where I am supposed to be able to speak my mind and chalk it up to being eccentric. 72 YO next week, yikes!
Although I agree 100% that any colour/markings (or anything) that is associated with health issues should not be bred in, I am going to have to respectfully agree to disagree on the colours like... more
Great to speak your opinions and ideas. When the black and tan German Shepherd Dogs became white GSDs you had to wonder what happened here? We are the "masters of our dog's universe" that's a huge... more
Wow, I really expected to get blasted, instead I got best wishes so I really want to thank you all and also thank you for letting me get that off my chest. No offense was intended against anyone and... more
is your personal point of view. :+) It does not matter if I agee or not, I think it is very important to have one and express it maturely. Walking on eggs and tip-toeing through the tulips trying not ... more
like chocolate, red and black. But only the darkest of them, so without the fading. I read somewhere that there is a dillute gene, which could be maybe tested ? Is there a DNA test to determine... more
If we didn't have our own opinions and preferences all of the dogs would look the same! To each his/her own really! I personally like the color variation and have issues with other things going on in ... more
parti was also viewed this same way because it was different and I am sure that there are those breeders that are still not huge fans. Obviously, I love the parti but I also think that diversity is... more
variation, and if i want to keep colors strong in a certain line, then i am more particular and do not breed in grey and silver, and i have my lines that are like an artists canvas and colors and... more
Well, my particular opinion aside, I don't see how we can say these colors are to be avoided since they are all common colors and patterns of the parent breeds of the ALD. I had a phantom cocker... more
Thanks for starting an interesting thread. I enjoy reading everyone's opinions. Personally, I like the more saturated colors over the dilute and will breed towards that. However, I don't have a... more