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Hunny B Breeding Programme

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by Colsy, Aug 19, 2009.


  1. Colsy

    Colsy Banned

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    I am going to breed Hunny B, Poodle Cross Golden Retriever next year so keep everything crossed for me.
    I am going to get her hip scored at the end of October,lets hope the results come back good.
    The vet says this costs about £160 is that about right ?
    Also where do i get her eyes checked as the vets dont do this.
    I live in Hampshire but i can travel a little way.
    Do any of you know the price of the eye tests too ?
    I am hoping to breed her with a Apricot Standard Poodle thats also been health tested,still looking for one.
    Hunny B has five generations of pedigree either side and i will do all the health checks.
    I did ask about elbows at the vets,and she said thats not so important.
    Don't worry i will not be selling them at Designer prices.
    Also i have homes for a few of them already.
     
  2. thedogsmother

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    Oooh good luck, can't wait to see what Hunny Bs babies will look like, she is such a stunning dog.
     
  3. basi

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  4. personally although its not a required test for either breed i would get the elbows scored - better safe than sorry.... Just my thoughts, and they are reccomended tests for both breeds, and reccomended by the doodle association i think?

    optigen DNA eye tests i think my bro paid about £60 for his last lot

    for the normal eye tests - am not certain


    EDIT: standard poodles also require dna testing for von willebrands disease - i would be getting this done too!


    Sorry i'm not much more help - i'm not a breeder!
     
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  5. poochimama

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    hi hun try this link in hampshire for BVA/kc eyetesting i paid £35 each for mine
    Optivet Referrals

    I go to the davis clinic in Beds and all my lot are being optigen tested next month
     
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  6. Colsy

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    Thank you everyone its aleays great to get so much good advice.
    Thanks all.:)
    I am just learning, so please if you all can give me some more it would be most welcome.

    Whats the Doodle Association i have heard of it.
    Its not a forum is it ?
     
  7. Rough

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    If the aim is to breed true to Goldendoodle type and standard, why not use another quality Goldendoodle instead of doing another cross breed mating?
     
  8. Colsy

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    Thanks but i like the first place:) but not the other.:eek:
    I have my own doodle forum,and i do believe the UKLA one is for Labradoodles.
    Mine are Goldendoodles.
    Thanks for you help though.
     
  9. Colsy

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    Yes i have thought about this as well.
    But was thinking if i can find an Apricot Standard Poodle,the Poodle would give us a better chance of non shedding.
    Hunny B does not shed at all.
    I know nothing is 100 % either and would never advertise this.
     
  10. DevilDogz

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    Health tests!:
    Standard Poodle required-eyes tests and hip scoring
    Reccomended-seabaceous adenitis testing

    Golden Retriever-eyes tests and hip scoring
    reccomended-elbow grading

    Personally i would get all the above done!
     
  11. Rough

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    Then you'll produce 3/4 poodle x 1/4 golden crosses - not goldendoodles at all. Is that your aim? There are plenty of croos bred poodles out there already.
    What are goldendoodle breeders trying to do? If there isn't an overall body with an aim, then I can't see the point? Just trying to understand .......
     
  12. Colsy

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    Maybe you should ask them
     
  13. Guinevere13

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    Would the pups not be F1b? Millie is an F1b, she has a Labradoodle mum and a Standard Poodle dad. So with Hunny B being a Goldendoodle and pups dad a Poodle, then the offspring would be F1b Goldendoodles?

    Good luck with your research. :)
     
  14. Colsy

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    Yes they would be F1b's same as your Millie.
    Still doing research and will continue until i get it spot on.:)
     
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    I am sorry but I am confused :confused::confused:

    Maybe I am being thick, but why not just breed poodles, why the cross breeding? I am not trying to start an arguement just would like to know the reason behind the mixture :)
     
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  16. Colsy

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    Because i happen to like them.
     
  17. Molly's Mum

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    ok then - I was actually interested and wanted to learn more about cross breeding, the genetics and the reasoning behind it but hey sorry I showed an interest.
     
  18. Vikegirl

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    Good luck! How exciting. (A goldendoodle or labradoodle is very high up my shortlist in case we ever decide to get a second dog)
     
  19. Guinevere13

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    Sometimes it is just as simple as liking them. :)
     
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