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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Roiphy, Oct 25, 2018.


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  1. Roiphy

    Roiphy PetForums Newbie

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    Hi there my parents have 2 labradoodles and a cockapoo and I moved out 3 years ago, now it’s the time to get a pup of my own and I am looking to see if there is any sheepadoodle breeders in the uk and where abouts, thanks
     
  2. mrs phas

    mrs phas karma is a funny old thing

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    having owned an oes in the past, all i can say is......
    good luck grooming that :D:D:D
    some crosses just show how stupid breeders are, or, maybe it says more about the people wanting them, as the kind of breeders breeding these only breed for profit and if peopole werent daft enough to want them then they wouldnt be available in the first place
     
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    Roiphy PetForums Newbie

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    There is nothing stupid about these dogs or the people wanting them, they are a great temperament and gorgeous dog, I just wanted some information where to find them in the uk
     
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    get an oes OR a poodle, much nicer than a combination, even though, normally, id advocate a mongrel all the time
     
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    What behavioural characteristics are you looking for in a breed ? Poodles and OES are very different temperaments.

    You will also get anything from a pup that takes mostly after the OES side to mostly after the poodle side and anywhere in between both in temperament and coat texture and length. As others have said the combination could easily lead to a coat that is both long and fine and curly and partially sheds which will essentially form lots of mats.

    Is there any reason why you don't want one or other if these breeds ? Google is full of cute cross breed puppies of this mix but the reality is quite different. You will be hard pressed to find an ethical breeder of such a mix who health tests and isn't just in it for the money. Whilst it is bad enough that people can get persuaded to part with huge sums of money for a cross breed what is worse is that these pups come usually from back yard breeders and puppy farms and the conditions they are raised in and their parents are kept in leaves a lot to be desired.

    Have a good think about what it is you actually want in your prospective dog. Looks aren't everything, behavioural traits that fit your lifestyle, health and comfort of the animal are most important aspects.
     
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    It's a mongrel and therefore they won't be uniform in type or temperament. You won't find anyone ethical breeding this mix of dog.
     
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    To be honest we as a forum don't endorse these mixed breeds as they are mainly bred purely for cash. There's very little else to be gained by deliberately mixing breeds.
    Both parents would need genetic testing for their specific breeds which would be very expensive but necessary to create healthy puppies free of these conditions.
    Both parents would need hip scoring and specialised eye testing.
    Ethical breeders breed to improve the breed , choosing parents who complement each other.Their dogs are tested for sound temperament as well as physical problems.
    There's no knowing with a cross breed which parent would be most influential in the make-up of the off-spring.
    The grooming would potentially be difficult with the 2 types of coat involved.
     
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    I don't understand either, why breeders keep messing around with designer dogs which are just experience mongrels.
     
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    Oh no, read their gumtree adverts. They are ultra rare- micro teacup rose gold puppies. And also you are sometimes treated to a poodle stud health tested for everything under the sun and the mother not even hip scored! Isn’t that fab!
    It makes me sad to go on there anymore. Where there are entire litters of £2000 puppies with the “rare” colours going for an extra grand or two and often all are reserved.
    Anything to rake in the money. :(
     
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    Can we please stick to the specific topic of this cross breed ?
    I know we've seen others here today but the OP will be more receptive to direct advice rather than generalising about the problems mixing breeds ( 'designer breeds' ) bring.
     
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    Sheepadoodle ? What the hell is that ?
     
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    Clearly it's a cross of a sheep and a poodle ;):)


    I think the sheep stands for old English shepherd (oes) but never heard of this strange cross before.
     
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    :Hilarious Perhaps they bred Dolly the cloned sheep . :D

    A bizarre mix . I tend to think of BCs when I hear sheep dog .
     
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    Google images brought up this, Old English Sheepdog x Poodle
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    Not sure WHY you would want that particular cross though? Surely the coat type isn't that far removed from a purebred OES anyway other than OES moult a lot and it's still going to be a big dog that needs a butt load of grooming. There's no guarantee that it would result in an OES that doesn't moult.
     
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    cava14 una Anne two black and white boys and a Nortie Tortie

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    Looks like an OES to me
     
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    The perfect reply lol.
     
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    Is this one user with two accounts? Mods just making you aware as this reply seems odd @SusieRainbow

    Or we are all meant to go awh. Nice dog etc but rescues are still the best.
     
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    I think the OP's reply got swallowed up in the quote box, that's why it looks weird.

    @Sheepadoodly, this thread is18 months old. You would be better to start your own thread.
    I do advise you to read the responses on this thread though.
     
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