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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by mstori, Apr 6, 2011.


  1. mstori

    mstori PetForums VIP

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    yes, its a stupid name, but i have a bedoodle. Been hesitating on posting on here because of some negativity to cross breeds so pease be nice :) i did visit the home and see both parents

    just have a question... has anyone else got a bedoodle? Just had a few questions about clipping etc

    thanks

    tori
     
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    Welcome, is a Bedoodle a Bedlinton x poodle? We do have a few members with doodles and I'm sure they will be along to welcome you as i also welcome you....Jill
     
  3. mstori

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    thanks ;)

    yeah, his mam was a bedlington x poodle and his dad an apricot poodle. he was born dark/blue/black with white bits, but is getting more grey, so presume he will be quite like mammy.

    after a whole week of me harping on to call him kaiser and my OH refusing (he wanted to call him kevin) he is named reuben, but I just can not get used to it.

    I had english and irish setters when growing up and personally have had a mongrel and a weimaraner and family members had pugs and yorkies. My nan (rip) always had lots of dogs, including poodles and said they needed clipping every couple of months. I went to the local grooming parlour who said every 6 weeks? seems a bit excessive.. didnt know if this was due to the fact they charge £40!?

    Im utterly in love with him, and can hardly wait to get him out on walks (his last injection is next week)

    Does anyone have advice on letting him in the garden? the vet said better to be safe than sorry, but everyone else i know does?

    Also, any thoughts on puppy classes?

    this is the first time I have ever chosen from a litter, and had one so young (my own were rescues) so its all a bit new despite always having dogs. Also worried as had a bad experience with our weim so want to make sure reuben (whose name i want to change lol) is well socialised. I carry him about, and have taken him on buses etc

    Tori x
     
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  4. Freyja

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    If your garden is safe and secure and you know that other dogs or faoxes have no access to it then yes it is safe for him to go into the garden. Mine always go into the garden and start house training before they have had their jabs. I have a litter off pups at the moment and I would love to put them in their pup on the front lawn under supervision of course but we know a fox regulary comes into my front garden so would not risk it. It cannot get into my back garden it is secure so a pup is safe there.

    You could always get a set of hair clippers if you felt confident to clip him yourself take him to the groomers a few times the try to do it yourself carefully if you make a mess it will grow out in a few weeks.
     
  5. mstori

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    thanks, I have been told that toilet training (which he is still not 100% with) is a lot easier if they can be let outside.. He would be supervised at all times, so think it would be beneficial to him

    Ive never clipped before, but even if i make a mess he can not exactly complain :D

    We are being strict and I can not get over how good he is.. so far lol
     
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    Hi & Welcome to you and Reuben. Pics are a must and a necessity on this site;) we need to see him :D

    I don't know much about doodles apart from the ones I have met have all been lovely. With regards to clipping, might be an idea to contact breeder to ask them how often they get their's clipped - I am sure they will not mind you asking. I take Willow to the groomers every 12 weeks for tidying up but I prefer her to have her full coat but it is obviously very different type of coat from a doodle. If you can find a good groomer it is very worthwhile so might be worth ringing round a few. At this stage you won't really know how his coat is going to develop.

    Look forward to hearing about your adventures with Reuben as he grows.
     
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  7. mstori

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    Thanks :)

    I didnt get him from a "proper breeder" tbh i think it was an accidental litter. We almost didnt get him. I had phoned on the morning and asked some questions. we were looking to get a puppy so i wanted to know if she was going to be having any more litters. Anyway, we discussed it as a family and i rang back and was told that they had all gone, except my OH had phoned after me and was told there were some left? I do not know if i scared her off with the questions, and the fact i questioned him being only 6 weeks old? When we chose him, she said the mother was ftgh and it broke my heart leaving her, she was gorgeous and had an amazing temprement but OH said no.. :( he wanted a puppy to try and avoid the problems we had with our weim.. and only 1.. boo hoo

    he has visited the groomers briefly to have his claws clipped and the fur round his eyes.. he couldnt see bless him :)

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    is his album of pics, Ive opened it to everyone, so hope it works.
     
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  8. Blitz

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    As far as going outside into the garden goes - how else are you going to house train him. Of course he can go in the garden unless it is unfenced and other dogs are in and out of it.

    Clipping - I know nothing about bedlingtons and basically you have a crossbreed though if it is three quarters poodle it has more chance of a poodle coat. Even poodles will vary a bit in their growth though and there is no hard and fast rule. It also depends on what pleases your eye. I find with the poodles that if they are done every 6 weeks or so I dont need to groom the body too much and as bedlingtons are clipped short you may find that your dog can have a proper lamb clip and have a fairly easy care coat between clippings unlike other poodle crosses who are left with longer coats and more grooming.

    Not being rude, but why dont you just call your pup a poodle cross bedlington so people know what it is instead of a made up name.
     
  9. MissBexi

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    Hi there, I'm a dog groomer and I also own Bedlington Terriers.
    I'm afraid your groomer is right you will probably need to take him there ever 6weeks. Poodle owners will tell you that the coat needs regular grooming to keep on top or it and sadly a Bedlington coat is no easier.. A mix of the two is gonna make it slightly more difficult. Sadly will most of these Doodle crosses you don't know what type of coat you are going to end up with, especially if this is an accidental litter then no research has been done in the genetic and there is no guarantee what coat you will get. Even expert breeders will tell you it's difficult to tell and sadly it's gonna take you up till the age of 9months before you know what sort of coat you'll get.

    The reason the groomer is charging £40 is probably because there is a lot of work in the coat, these dogs are being classed as 100% non moult, therefore the dead hair has to be removed by yourself or your gonna end up with a badly matted and unhappy pup. I suggest going back to your groomer and asking what tools they'd require cause personally I think your going to need to groom this pup daily. Especially to get use to the grooming process because he will require it.
     
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    They are being called Bedoodles by the breeders. I think I may of mentioned before about this new designer breed. It's not the lady whose called them that, it's the breeder.
     
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    Awww, have just been cooing thro your pics, thank you. He is gorgeous & a right little cutie - especially love the close up ones of him on his bed.
     
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    I think the breeders of many of these crosses are failing to explain this to owners, I know of an "Oodle" around here who was rehomed due to his coat care, owner would not take him in regularly for clipping and he got in a right state :(

    Grooming costs aren't cheap, but I think people forget the work required and if in a shop, the overheads :)
     
  13. MissBexi

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    Amethyst you are exactly right. The number of doodles we've had in at 9months completely matted because the owners have no clue of the grooming process..
    I had one labradoodle lady who was told "They are non moulting dogs and require no grooming" :rolleyes: so you can imagine the dreadlock mess we got in at 9months.
    Your right in a shop it's possible more, in the time it takes to groom a doodle, I can manage 2 clip off with is roughly £40.. So it's understandable that it'll cost a lot. Sadly most doodle xs will be clipped off at least once in their lifetime. I know myself that my Beddies have been clipped off cause their coat can be a nightmare , same with a lot of Beddies and some Poodles at the salon.
    Sadly this breeder just haven't given Tori all the details.
     
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    Hi Tori, just to say that there are some of us who don't agree with certain crossbreeds but don't be afraid to ask for help. We're all here to offer our support and help as best as we can :)
     
  15. mstori

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    thanks, I do not mind having him clipped often, just hadnt known if it was a case of it not needing to be done but making money for the grooming parlour if you know what i mean. He is booked in to be clipped again at 14 weeks. This will just be a trim again. Im hoping to get some clippers and try myself. Although I will still take him to the grooming parlour too. Can you recommend any clippers?

    We were going to get a pedigree bedlington ( a friend breeds them and was going to give us one) but decided on bedlington cross after what we had read, and also because we just fell in love with him. Like I said, you can not get a "mongrel/crossbreed" anymore, they have daft names, but I didnt make the name up.

    just let him have a quick run around my bf yard which was amusing, he stayed low to the ground :D

    As his colour is already changing I presume he is going to go "bedlington grey" his coat is wavy, but i guess we wont know for a good 6 months how it will end up.
     
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    Awww bless, very adorable.

    I have a huge soft spot for bedi whippets/lurchers myself but in dog training classes there's a bedi x lab x poodle, she's stunning :D

    I think though i'll stick with my high shedding dog, after having a poodle the grooming drove me nuts :p
     
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    Hello There,

    Nice to meet another cross owner.

    I have a cockapoo and her coat needs lots of grooming and looking after.

    I take her to the groomers about every 6-8 weeks and it costs me £35 a go but like the advert....she's worth it! ;)

    She also likes to run in mud and water and always likes to challenge my brushing abilities as she is always trying to eatthe brush whilst I groom her.

    Good Luck and please lots of pics! :D
     
  18. mstori

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    our setters were constantly moulting.. and slavering :D I never leave the house without fur or hay etc stuck to me :)
     
  19. mstori

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    Im thinking reu may be the same :D despite being told by the vet and grooming parlour we couldnt wash him until he was 13 weeks, he needs his backside cleaned constantly, and has already needed a bath after falling in his "mess" he is so clumsy haha

    good job we love him, its like having a newborn baby in the house again
     
  20. MissBexi

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    I am just off to work but I will happily talk to you about clippers and what might help you manage the coat etc. The only thing I was curious about is Health Testing. Bedlingtons needs to be tested for CT. Which is a Copper problem. Are you aware of any of the parents being health tested?
    Off to work but will reply when I get back.

    Bedlingtons don't come in grey lol. The breed standards are mainly Blue, Liver and Sandy. Though you can get Blue and Tans. lol. You's is probably Blue. Unless of course your like me and got the rarity that is black lol. Though it's still not official breed standard.
     
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