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PA boy offers the Obama's his labradoodle pup...Awww

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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    Awwww. Schmoopy.
  • lapushkalapushka Posts: 601Registered Users
    She's *so* cute, and sleeps through the whole interview and through constantly being petted! :lol: Looks to be a gentle dog who grew up in a friendly home, who's littertrained, that's a great start in life for a puppy. I'd take her! :lol: Why pass this amazing chance up, and it would make the boy happy too.
  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    Aww! I wanna labradoodle!
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I hope they take her, it would be great for them all! :)
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  • NessyNessy Posts: 788Registered Users
    She's soooo cute! The Obamas should totally adopt her.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Ugh...why would we want to encourage more bumpkins to irresponsibly and indescriminately let their pets breed? Have these folks never heard of spay/neuter?
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    Hmm, this would be like the complete opposite of getting a rescue dog.
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  • lapushkalapushka Posts: 601Registered Users
    Ugh...why would we want to encourage more bumpkins to irresponsibly and indescriminately let their pets breed? Have these folks never heard of spay/neuter?

    I'd hardly classify or label this family as bumpkins. You don't know the circumstances. They have 4 dogs; it might even be a breeder.
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    lapushka wrote: »
    Ugh...why would we want to encourage more bumpkins to irresponsibly and indescriminately let their pets breed? Have these folks never heard of spay/neuter?

    I'd hardly classify or label this family as bumpkins. You don't know the circumstances. They have 4 dogs; it might even be a breeder.

    There's no such thing as a responsible breeder of labradoodles. They're not a breed! And they said this was the only surviving puppy of the litter... doesn't sound too good there either. Sounds to me like their unspayed dog accidentally got knocked up, and they're trying to get rid of the only puppy that was tough enough to live through their wonderful care. People like that are the reason millions of dogs are put down every year.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Kaia wrote: »
    lapushka wrote: »
    Ugh...why would we want to encourage more bumpkins to irresponsibly and indescriminately let their pets breed? Have these folks never heard of spay/neuter?

    I'd hardly classify or label this family as bumpkins. You don't know the circumstances. They have 4 dogs; it might even be a breeder.

    There's no such thing as a responsible breeder of labradoodles. They're not a breed! And they said this was the only surviving puppy of the litter... doesn't sound too good there either. Sounds to me like their unspayed dog accidentally got knocked up, and they're trying to get rid of the only puppy that was tough enough to live through their wonderful care. People like that are the reason millions of dogs are put down every year.


    Thank you. Exactly. No responsible breeder breeds labradoodles. They're mutts. And how often does a responsible breeder lose all-but-one of a whole litter? Dogs that size can have 12-15 puppies...and they lost all but one?!?!? Big red flag that these folks are irresponsible bumpkins. Please don't encourage them.
  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    What's wrong with mutts?

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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Labradoodles were originally a cross between the Labrador Retriever and the Standard Poodle, now they are a breed of their own.

    These dogs aren't cheap. They sell for over $1K.

    I, also, wonder why it was the only living pup out of the litter.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Lotsawaves wrote: »
    Labradoodles were originally a cross between the Labrador Retriever and the Standard Poodle, now they are a breed of their own.

    These dogs aren't cheap. They sell for over $1K.



    No, they are not a recognized breed, not by any reputable kennel club in the world. The reason they are not recognized, is because there are no consistant or predictable results from a breeding. It takes years and years to make a new breed, and none of the "doodles" are there yet.

    These mutts do cost a lot, because greedy people are tricking gullible people into thinking it's a breed. Anyone who pays $1,000 for a mutt...well, I have some oceanfront-property in Arizona they might be interested in as well.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    curlyarca wrote: »
    What's wrong with mutts?


    Nothing is wrong with mutts...but you don't go breeding mutts on purpose if you're any kind of responsible pet owner.
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    curlyarca wrote: »
    What's wrong with mutts?

    Nothing. We just shouldn't go out creating them on purpose when there's millions of them out there needing homes already.
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  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    Lotsawaves wrote: »
    Labradoodles were originally a cross between the Labrador Retriever and the Standard Poodle, now they are a breed of their own.

    These dogs aren't cheap. They sell for over $1K.

    They still are a cross betwen a labrador and a poodle. They're a mixed breed, ie a mutt. They sell for 1K b/c they're a glorified, fashionable mutt with a cute name, but a mutt nonetheless. The AKC doesn't do any kind of health testing or certifications on them, because well, they're not a breed. I could call my lab/pitbull mix a labrabull, but it doesn't make him any more special.
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  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
    Aren't we assuming they had a larger litter here? Or that the dog was knocked up and they're trying to get rid of her because of the interviewer saying that his mom didn't want a fifth one?

    Anyway, my understanding is litters can range from one dog up to 17(although if taking into consideration the two breeds that make up a labradoodle, the litter could have been around 7 or 8 ). Either way, we don't know the actual size, or if the family has a history of this, so to assume they're irresponsible "bumpkins" or breeders is pretty presumptuous. If they are....shame on them, and I'm sure that whomever is helping the Obama's in their dog search would take that into consideration, but geez. We're already labeling the folks who are trying to give the dog a home. Whether for publicity or not....if I were Malia or Sasha, I'd LOVE to have that cutie.
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  • CurlyGina2CurlyGina2 Posts: 1,048Registered Users
    That labradoodle is cute. Maybe they should rescue it from the horrible, irresponsible bumpkins.

    My irresponsible mutt was $600. Cocker spaniel/poodle mix. Pics for cuteness.

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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    CurlyGina2 wrote: »
    That labradoodle is cute. Maybe they should rescue it from the horrible, irresponsible bumpkins.

    My irresponsible mutt was $600. Cocker spaniel/poodle mix. Pics for cuteness.

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    Yes, you are definitely going to Hades for that one. Why didn't you just adopt a mutt that was already made? Dang, you must have money to burn. Why not just get a cocker spaniel that bred with a cocker spaniel and spend 1000 dollars? Duh.

    Bumpkins these days. Got no sense.

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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    So cute. Thanks for the pics. Does he make you a bumkin or just the people who bred him? Also, are you stupid to have paid $600 for him?

    One of the best dogs we ever had was a German Shephard/Husky mix.
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  • Rebecca deWinterRebecca deWinter Posts: 2,254Registered Users
    if the obamas don't adopt the pup, do you think it will go to an animal shelter?
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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    If it does, then it will fall under ACCEPTABLE.

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  • CurlyGina2CurlyGina2 Posts: 1,048Registered Users
    Lotsawaves wrote: »
    So cute. Thanks for the pics. Does he make you a bumkin or just the people who bred him?

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    Also, are you stupid to have paid $600 for him?

    I guess it depends who you ask
    :lol:. I suppose I should be able to go down to my local shelter and get a dog just like him :tongue3: (yeah, I don't think so). I think I got a fair deal. I'm not sure how much it was to neuter him, which I had done after. Another 300 maybe? I completely do not remember.
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  • CurlyGina2CurlyGina2 Posts: 1,048Registered Users
    curlyarca wrote: »

    Yes, you are definitely going to Hades for that one. Why didn't you just adopt a mutt that was already made? Dang, you must have money to burn. Why not just get a cocker spaniel that bred with a cocker spaniel and spend 1000 dollars? Duh.

    Bumpkins these days. Got no sense.

    :lol: That was not including shipping:tongue3:
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    :roll: Nobody's saying the dog is bad. I'm sure the puppy is wonderful! Definitely cute! I have a lab/pit and a German Shepherd/some kind of hound/who knows what else mixes. I love them to death! Does that mean I should have left them intact and bred them together to have a bunch of lab/pit/GSD/hound/mystery breed puppies? I'm sure the puppies would have been very sweet. The point isn't whether the dog is a good or bad dog, but rather if people should be rewarded for what they are doing. The Obamas have said they wanted a rescue dog. Well, this is basically the opposite of a rescue dog. It's enabling people who are irresponsibly breeding their pets by giving them more publicity. They have already received more publicity than they deserve. For the Obamas to take the dog would be completely going against what they said they wanted to do. And yes, if the puppy ends up going to the pound and someone adopts it, that is different. Like I said, the problem isn't the dog, it's the people that are trying to pawn it off on someone. I would love for a rescue organization to get some extra publicity when the president gets a dog from them. I would really hate to see these people benefit from their irresponsible pet ownership.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    CurlyGina2 wrote: »
    That labradoodle is cute. Maybe they should rescue it from the horrible, irresponsible bumpkins.

    My irresponsible mutt was $600. Cocker spaniel/poodle mix. Pics for cuteness.

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    Very cute dog, but the point seems to be flying right over your head.
  • realisticrealistic Posts: 2,222Registered Users
    Kaia wrote: »
    :roll: Nobody's saying the dog is bad. I'm sure the puppy is wonderful! Definitely cute! I have a lab/pit and a German Shepherd/some kind of hound/who knows what else mixes. I love them to death! Does that mean I should have left them intact and bred them together to have a bunch of lab/pit/GSD/hound/mystery breed puppies? I'm sure the puppies would have been very sweet. The point isn't whether the dog is a good or bad dog, but rather if people should be rewarded for what they are doing. The Obamas have said they wanted a rescue dog. Well, this is basically the opposite of a rescue dog. It's enabling people who are irresponsibly breeding their pets by giving them more publicity. They have already received more publicity than they deserve. For the Obamas to take the dog would be completely going against what they said they wanted to do. And yes, if the puppy ends up going to the pound and someone adopts it, that is different. Like I said, the problem isn't the dog, it's the people that are trying to pawn it off on someone. I would love for a rescue organization to get some extra publicity when the president gets a dog from them. I would really hate to see these people benefit from their irresponsible pet ownership.

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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    So many assumptions are made about a family none of us know. :dontknow:
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  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    We know it's the only surviving puppy and we know the dog's pregnancy was a "surprise." That's more than enough for me. I'm pretty sure no half-decent breeder has "surprise" litters.
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  • 2happy2happy Posts: 5,138Registered Users
    I'm on Kaia and RCW's side on this one. Well,....not sure I'd call them bumpkins or whatever, but that's a totally different thread : )
    I very much expect Obama to "do the right thing" when it comes to selecting a dog. He really needs to get a rescue of some sort. I realize allergies are involved here, so his choices aren't so open. But it would have been great if he could have just gotten a lab mix, or a golden mix. Nothing that anyone could try to duplicate, and nothing that will increase the breeding of a particular breed.
    His getting a dog is very different than the average Joe, or even famous person getting a dog. The whole world is watching. People will copy.
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