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        01-23-2012, 06:34 PM
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    Green Broke
    It's strange some of the different things that I have heard. Like you guys mention that poodles aren't child friendly, but many dog clubs, breeders of various breeds, dog trainers etc recommend the miniature and standard poodle as being a good child friendly breed. It's generally in the top 10 of dog breeds for being with children, along with the Labrador of course, but its also a fair bit bigger. I'm also a big believer in training, like with our dog growing up everyone would used to remark on how it was a great dog - but she wasn't anything special, we just trained her and kept up the training.

    Anyway, ended up getting the puppy. I went out and met the breeder, and met the puppy's mother, and a half brother they had kept and they were all good. She is the most darling puppy ever I think.

    I know all the costs, I've already spent heaps... so far dogs are turning out more expensive than horses!

    Thanks for all the advice :)
         
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        01-24-2012, 03:22 AM
      #12
    Green Broke
    I demand pictures ;)

    And regular updates too!!
         
        01-24-2012, 05:42 AM
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    Green Broke
    Congrats on your new puppy~can you post a picture? I had a mini poodle for a few years-he was a great dog & fine w/my son.
         
        01-24-2012, 08:35 AM
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    Can't wait to see pictures. We have a new standard poodle pup. Hazel... well socialized, great with kids, easy to train. Love that she doesn't shed. The key to any dog is socialization! I have a lh Chihuahua who is fabulous with kids and they are notorious for not liking kids or strangers.



         
        01-25-2012, 01:38 AM
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    Green Broke
    Hazel is lovely :)

    This is Charlotte:

         

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