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    Doodles versus Portuguese Water Dogs

    Hello! I am new to the forum and I am grateful to have such a wonderful resource. I was wondering if anyone could help me understand the similarities and differences between Portuguese water dogs and the doodle dogs (Goldendoodles and labradoodles)? We were seriously thinking about getting one of the doodle dogs and then we met a Portuguese water dog who looked similiar to a labradoodle and i would love to know more about the breed and how it copmpares to labradoodles and goldendoodles.
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    Re: Doodles versus Portuguese Water Dogs

    Here are some links that might be of some use to you...
    http://www.akc.org/breeds/portuguese_water_dog/
    http://www.pwdcc.org/
    http://www.pwdca.org/

    If you end up deciding to get one of those "doodle" things, I would suggest a rescue over a breeder.
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    Re: Doodles versus Portuguese Water Dogs

    The Portuguese Water Dog is an actual breed, with a breed club and recognized by the akc:
    http://www.akc.org/breeds/portuguese_water_dog/


    The "doodles" are just mixes backyard breeders are producing.

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    Re: Doodles versus Portuguese Water Dogs

    The American Water spaniel (state dog of Wisconsin) is another actual breed you might look in to.
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    Re: Doodles versus Portuguese Water Dogs

    as well as Irish water spaniels
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    Re: Doodles versus Portuguese Water Dogs

    A "Doodle" breed is a mutt and you never know what you'll get. They could take after either side of the ancestry. That doesn't mean you might not get a great dog but it does mean the best way to get one is at a shelter or through a rescue group rather than paying through the nose for a mixed breed.

    If you want a water dog that's an actual breed the suggestions already given would be good to look into (Portuguese Waterdog, Irish Water Spaniel and American Water Spaniel).
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    Re: Doodles versus Portuguese Water Dogs

    A doodle from a quality breeder is a much better choice for a first time or inexperienced dog owner then a PWD. It's unlikely you will find a doodle from a rescue or shelter but you certainly should try.

    Here is a doodle resource where you can actually learn something about doodles and doodle breeders.

    http://labradoodle-dogs.net/forums/
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    Re: Doodles versus Portuguese Water Dogs

    Portuguese Water Dogs are not a good choice if you want a dog that you can allow off leash according to a breeders website.
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    Re: Doodles versus Portuguese Water Dogs

    doodle from a quality breeder
    Oh oh . . .
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    Re: Doodles versus Portuguese Water Dogs

    Quote Originally Posted by RonE View Post
    Oh oh . . .
    Here we go....let em' rip.....lol
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    Re: Doodles versus Portuguese Water Dogs

    No, seriously, let's not.
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    Re: Doodles versus Portuguese Water Dogs

    Here's a place to start of your looking for home bred and socialized doodle puppies with comprehensively health checked parents.

    http://www.goldendoodles.com/breeders.htm
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    Re: Doodles versus Portuguese Water Dogs

    WOW...I am actually impressed. Glad *some* of the breeders are at least doing health clearances.

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    Re: Doodles versus Portuguese Water Dogs

    Hello Burnsdog: I would suggest you do a search on this forum regarding the mixes of Goldendoodles and Labradoodles in order to prevent yet another bashing regarding the breeding of these mixes.

    To RonE: As a moderator I would think your quote 'lights the match' on this topic rather than diffusing it.

    Quote Originally Posted by RonE View Post
    Oh oh . . .
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    Re: Doodles versus Portuguese Water Dogs

    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian Dog View Post
    Hello Burnsdog: I would suggest you do a search on this forum regarding the mixes of Goldendoodles and Labradoodles in order to prevent yet another bashing regarding the breeding of these mixes.

    To RonE: As a moderator I would think your quote 'lights the match' on this topic rather than diffusing it.
    Actually I believe his comment below blew out the match.

    Quote Originally Posted by RonE View Post
    No, seriously, let's not.
    As did removing the posts after his, (I apologize for the popcorn comment).

    So why don't we all hug and just drop it.

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    Re: Doodles versus Portuguese Water Dogs

    Oy vey............once again.......... *sheepishly picks up cockapoo and heads out the door*
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    Re: Doodles versus Portuguese Water Dogs

    "As did removing the posts after his,"

    I must have missed something - I didn't see the posts after his.
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    Re: Doodles versus Portuguese Water Dogs

    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian Dog View Post
    "As did removing the posts after his,"

    I must have missed something - I didn't see the posts after his.
    That was the idea.
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