April 2, 2014 - Designer dogs, hybrids, doodles split the dog world - by Jim Lasley of NewsObserver.com. 'Some view them as a scourge on the purebred dog world and bred as trendy yuppie dogs. Others pay thousands of dollars to own one and hold them in loving regard as a member of their family.
Collectively known as doodles, hybrids or designer dogs, three distinct types exist – goldendoodles, a cross between a golden retriever and a poodle; labradoodles, a cross between a Labrador retriever and a poodle; and Australian labradoodle, a cross between a Lab, poodle, American and English Cocker and an Irish water spaniel.'
(Don't forget to read the comments for some feedback to the article)
March, 2014 - iPetition - Save Our Pets The Car Family is asking the government to pass a law making it mandatory that all pet toys have labels if they contain objects that can be swallowed. And, that these objects contain radiopaque content that makes them visible to x-rays. Without this pets can be die or require extensive and expensive surgery. See petition here -
January 28, 2014 - Dood Alert - They're Everywhere! View the January 2014 Pet Edge Email Newsletter to see the well groomed Dood :
January 2014 - Great idea from the Stephens County Animal Shelter - For dogs that climb, installing roller bars is the solution… Better than dropping them in a shelter
September 18, 2013 - U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS) published new federal regulations that narrow the“retail pet store” exemption which has historically exempted many small/hobby breeders from regulation under the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA). Article AKC website. For more information :
September 17, 2013 - Ex-kennel owner Derbe Eckhart facing new animal allegations by Patrick Lester of The Morning Call.
Officers collar convicted animal abuser in Upper Milford; they say he had birds, horses, monkeys. Former kennel owner Derbe "Skip" Eckhart of Upper Milford has allegedly violated his probation for a conviction on animal abuse.
Read more: http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-derbe-eckhart-clydesdales-dog-kennel-violations-20130917,0,3909990.story
August 27, 2013 - Prevent Pet Suffication
Bonnie Harlan, the founder of www.preventpetsuffocation.com, created this website and a Facebook page to raise awareness of the suffocation dangers that chip bags and other food packaging pose to our pets. It is becoming an all too-common tragedy as many of our pets, especially dogs, are suffocating after getting one of these chip bags stuck on their head and then dying from suffocation. Too many dogs are dying weekly from this!
April 29, 2013 - Legislature considers bill creating animal cruelty register
AUSTIN -- The Texas legislature is considering a bill that would create an animal abuse registry. House bill 3747 creates a database containing information about people who have been convicted of offenses involving animal cruelty. Like the sex offender register, the animal abuse registry would require offenders to check in periodically. The bill was up for public hearing at the Texas Capitol Monday.
Mar 29, 2013 - Natura Pet is expanding the recall of specific California Natural, Innova, EVO, Karma and Healthwise formulas as a precautionary measure due to potential Salmonella contamination. Mother Nature and wet products are not included in this recall. No other P&G Pet Care brands are impacted by this recall - Bruce Eyre, Global Pet Care CBD Leader . (thanks to Sheron Mariah Steele of Xanadoodle for sending this in)
Mar 22, 2013 - Voluntary Withdrawal: Iams Shakeables Turkey and Lamb Dog Treats - by Susan Thixton of Pet Food News. (thanks to Sheron Mariah Steele of Xanadoodle for sending this in) Proctor and Gamble has issued a voluntary market withdrawal of Iams Shakeables Turkey and Lamb Dog Treats
Mar 16, 2013 - Possible Concerns Salmonella Evo Pet Food - by Susan Thixton of Pet Food News. (thanks to Sheron Mariah Steele of Xanadoodle for sending this in) There is no confirmation from authorities – however, it has been shared with TruthaboutPetFood.com that Massachusetts Department of Agriculture is testing/has tested Evo Cat Food for Salmonella.
Mar 6, 2013 - Jones Natural Chews Co Recalls Woofers Dog Treats Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk - by Jones Natural Chews (thanks to Sheron Mariah Steele of Xanadoodle for sending this in)
Mar 5, 2013 - Hartz Mountain Corp. is withdrawing 20,000 packages of Hartz Chicken Chews and Harts Oinkies Pig Skin Twists Wrapped with Chicken from U.S. store shelves dut to contamination concerns - by Dr. Becker of Healthy Pets. (thanks to Sheron Mariah Steele of Xanadoodle for sending this in)
Jan 9, 2013 - Dog (Labradoodle) shaved to look like lion sparks 911 call in Norfolk - by Patrick Wilson of The Virginian-Pilot. "The 911 caller reported that the baby lion was walking down Colley Avenue, possibly looking for food, near 50th Street. So police called the Virginia Zoo around 10:15 a.m. to make sure the lions were all accounted for, said Winfield Danielson, a zoo spokesman. Mramba, the male lion, and Zola, the female, were in their habitats. As it turns out, it was Charles the Monarch that was out and about."
Nov 23, 2012 - Why Upgrading Your Pet's Diet is More Important Now than Ever - by Dr. Karen Becker of Healthy Pets by Dr.Becker. "For U.S. farmers in the Corn Belt, the summer of 2012 will be remembered as one of the hottest and driest on record. In addition to lower crop yields, conditions were ideal for the growth of two types of molds that infiltrate corn plants -- Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus."
Nov 14, 2012 - The Dangers of Genetically Modified Ingredients in Pet Food - by Dr. Karen Becker of Healthy Pets by Dr.Becker. "For those of you still feeding your dog or cat a commercial pet food with corn-based ingredients – which includes most inexpensive pet foods on the market today – here's a big heads-up and another reason to reconsider the diet you're offering your four-legged companion.
Chances are the corn products in your pet's food are genetically modified (GM). This means the seeds have been chemically altered to produce plants that can withstand repeated spraying with Monsanto's Roundup weed killer."
November 2012 - Reader's Digest - The Amazing Animals Issue Hero Pets - Stories of Love and Devotion. Cover photo is Alida and her service dog Mr. Gibbs (Mr. Gibbs was bred by Ayers Pampered Pets)
Oct 27, 2012 - Animal magic: How a specially trained dog is helping a young boy with autism to cope with his fears by Julie Cross of the Daily Mail Online U.K. If evidence were ever needed of the special relationship between man and dog, then you need look no further than teenager Murray Whooley and his goldendoodle Clive.
Oct 13, 2012 - FDA: Release - Nature's Recipe Voluntarily Recalls Nature's Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits With Real Chicken Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination. Nature’s Recipe brand is voluntarily recalling a limited supply of Nature’s Recipe® Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken, manufactured in one of its U.S. production facilities. (thanks to Sheron Mariah Steele of Xanadoodle for sending this in)
Sept 24, 2012 - FDA: Release - Kasel Associated Industries Recalls Boots & Barkley American Beef
Bully sticks Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk. Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is voluntarily recalling its BOOTS & BARKLEY 6 COUNT 5 INCH AMERICAN BEEF BULLY STICKS product because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. Contact - Consumer: 1-800-218-4417 (thanks to Sheron Mariah Steele of Xanadoodle for sending this in)
Sept 21, 2012 - Chinese Government Refuses to Allow FDA to Collect Jerky Treat Samples - Here's another disturbing update on the China-made chicken jerky dog treat contamination problem that has sickened or killed over 2,000 dogs since 2007. (thanks to Sheron Mariah Steele of Xanadoodle for sending this in)
Several sources, including NBCNews.com and the non-profit organization Food & Water Watch, are reporting the FDA has just revealed that during its visit to several Chinese jerky treat manufacturing plants in April, Chinese government officials refused to allow U.S. inspectors to collect product samples for independent analysis. Read more here :
Sept 11, 2012 - FDA: Release - Breeder’s Choice Pet Food is recalling a single manufacturing batch of Breeder's Choice AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula due to possible contamination with Salmonella. The product affected by this recall is identified below and has the following "Best Before" dates:
Product Code/SKU/ Material # - 1000065074
UPC Code - 0 5290702043 8
Size - 26 lb.
Product Name/Description - AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula
Best Before Code (day/month/yr) - 28 Aug 2013, 29 Aug 2013, 30 Aug 2013
Recalled products were distributed to retailers and distributors in the states of California, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Virginia, and Washington.
Consumers who have purchased the AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula product with the above-referenced "Best Before" dates are urged to contact Breeder's Choice Customer Service representatives.
A letter and instructions have been forwarded to all Breeder’s Choice Pet Food customers. Breeder’s Choice Customer Service representatives and company veterinarians are responding to inquires through the 1-866-500-6286 phone number and will answer any questions regarding pets that have been fed the product. Pet owners can also visit the Breeder’s Choice Pet Food website for more information http://www.avoderm.com/.
(thanks to Sheron Mariah Steele of Xanadoodle for sending this in)
May 23, 2012 - FDA: Nearly 1,000 Pets Sickened by China-Made Dog Treats - According to updated records kept by the Food and Drug Administration, chicken jerky pet treats from China have sickened nearly 1,000 dogs in the U.S. in recent months. (thanks to Sheron Mariah Steele of Xanadoodle for sending this in)
Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/05/23/fda-nearly-1000-pets-sickened-by-china-made-dog-treats/#ixzz1xTjAjlPm
Mar 12, 2012 - Dog comforts residents at Schowalter Villa - by Ashley Bergner of the Newton Kansan. Therapy dog Zoey walks patiently beside Eva Mae Andres as her wheelchair is pushed down a hallway at Schowalter Villa in Hesston. (Zoey was bred by Cottonwood Labradoodles.)
Feb 29, 2012 - 2-year-old girl has four-legged lifeline - by Stephen Milligan of The Walton Tribune. For 2-year-old Alida Knobloch, her dog Mr. Gibbs is more than just a friend, he’s a true life-saver. (Mr. Gibbs was bred by Ayers Pampered Pets)
Feb 28, 2012 - Fourth-Grader's Diabetic Alert Dog Will Be Life-Changer - Mark & Annesley Hackathorn of Tidewater K9 Academy and The CARES Organization have trained a diabetic alert dog especially for Laura Pearlman, 9, who has Type 1 Diabetes. Report by WTAE.com Pittsburgh
Shared Feb 20, 2012 - Bursting with smiles and unbelievable cuteness,
Milo the Goldendoodle hams it up for the camera - YouTube upload by MilotheGoldendoodle.
Feb 10, 2012 - Just when you thought you couldn't dislike bankers any more... Cold Wet Nose Blog by Beverley Cuddy, Editor & Publisher of Dogs Today Magazine --- "... they break a promise and let down thousands of pet owners and make it likely that lots of dogs and cats will get put to sleep."
Jan 27, 2012 - Labradoodle saves grandfather after ravine fall by Donna Bowater of The Telegraph ---
Monty the Labradoodle really was man's best friend after rescuing his owner, Maurice Holder, when a fall knocked him unconscious.
Shared Jan , 2012 - Beautiful Day at the Dog Park by Kelsey Wynns, sent in by J. Long, Chelsea & Chloe. A dog's camera view of a day at the dog park. Keep an eye out for the Dood pup playing with the other dogs.
Dec 29, 2011 - Hero goldendoodle saves kids from blaze by Gary J. Remal of the BostonHerald.com ---
A pup who barely ever barks saved his family from a fire in their Haverhill home, making a racket to shake the heavens and wake them just in time to escape the raging blaze.
Dec 6, 2011 - Paws for Heroes helps serve those who have served - by Pat Muir of the Yakima Herald-Republic
UNION GAP, Wash. -- With a quick grooming and bath, Labradoodle puppies Myah and Dusti began their journey Tuesday toward becoming psychiatric service dogs for war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Nov 14, 2011 - Skunked! - Goldendoodle Chelsea got skunked one night and owner J. Long wrote us to let doodle owners know about a great remedy for skunk odour - a must have on any dog owners' shelf - peroxide, baking soda and liquid soap.
Nov 10, 2011 - Dog Blog or Surviving My Golden Doodle (Kindle Edition) - by Karen Helliwell
Dog Blog is a romp through the first two years in the life of a Golden Doodle, a big, daft, teddy-bear of a dog. Join Bertie, his family and friends for some light-hearted and often hilarious frolics and adventures in the beautiful South Pennines of England.
Dog Blog or Surviving My Golden Doodle is a novella of approximately 27,000 words.
Sept 19, 2011 - The Astonishing Lifetime Costs Of Owning A Dog - by Jill Krasny - businessinsider.com
Bloomberg's Rankings Team released an excellent study over the weekend, comparing the costs of a high-end Australian Labradoodle living the good life in New York versus a run-of-the-mill, but decidedly fuss-free mutt.
July 27, 2011 - Investigators - Vaccines, Vets and Vagarities - MyFox9.com
All pet owners know it’s important to protect our four-legged friends from rabies, but how much is the veterinarian telling about that shot? The FOX 9 Investigators went undercover to find out if some clinics are taking financial advantage of pet owners by being vague about vaccines.
July 12, 2011 - Health Tip For Dogs sent in by Linda Rogers of Timshell Farm - to help dogs with itchy skin add ground flax seed, human feed quality, to their diet. Article on eHow
July 9, 2011 - Peanut-sniffing dog more than man's best friend - Aberdeen News - Winston is a medical alert dog specializing in alerting on peanut products for 10-year-old Jacob Tobin, who has a severe peanut allergy.
June 7, 2011 - Pet owner article on Joey and his Pup-Peroni Treats - Nutritional Information on Pup-Peroni treats by blogger Steven Fitzgerald, US Army-Retired on PennyPinchersPal.com
June 4, 2011 - Labradoodle wins pet-owner look-alike contest - NCTimes "They share a goatee and a passion for helping veterans and together they won a pet-owner look-alike contest Saturday..."
May 19, 2011 - Dog decides to run half marathon for charity - "Dozer was a last-minute entry in the Maryland Half Marathon last Sunday. The three-year-old goldendoodle busted out of his yard and joined the more than 2,000 runners going past his house at about the 5 mile marker. "
April 21, 2011 (messaged on) - Flush Puppies! - flushable, biodegradable dog doodie bags. Made from Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) – a water soluble, eco-friendly, “green” alternative to plastic – Flush Puppies are specifically made to dispose of doggie doodie down the toilet. Great news for the eco-friendly Dood owner!
March 2, 2011 (messaged on) - ChipMeNot.org - A website dedicated to informing the public about health problems associated with microchip implants.
February 7, 2011 - Dog toxic xylitol in gums, mints, desserts ... and now drugs by Dr. Patty Khuly
"I've written about the dog-toxicity of the popular sugar substitute xylitol so often and so fervently that a Google search for "xylitol and dogs" digs up my past posts on the subject among the first several findings. And that's cool. But it's not nearly enough."
This site attempts to list the products containing xylitol - from chewing gums, to OTC and prescription meds: http://petdiabetes.wikia.com/wiki/Sugar-Free_Products_Warnings#Prescription_Medications_Containing_Xylitol:
Note that they do not claim it is a comprehensive list, so just because a product is not on there does not mean it is safe (read the label!)
Anyone in the US that knows of a case where a dog has been poisoned (or nearly so) by xylitol in a product (general, OTC medication, Prescription medication) can call their local Consumer Complaint Coordinator listed here: http://www.fda.gov/safety/reportaproblem/consumercomplaintcoordinators/default.htm
The more reports, the more likely they are to take some action. The more people that raise the concern, the more likely they are to take it seriously. There are millions of dog owners, let us speak up! Getting proper warning labels on all products containing xylitol would be the ideal. ;)
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT XYLITOL
• ASPCA.org December 2006 Veterinary Medicine - New findings on the effects of xylitol ingestion in dogs
"Once thought to cause only hypoglycemia in dogs, this sugar substitute has recently been discovered to also produce acute, possibly life-threatening liver disease and coagulopathy. And the number of reported exposures to xylitol has been increasing."
• ASPCA.org search results on xylitol:
December 7, 2010 - Seized dogs, pups for adoption
"Sixty dogs from a Labradoodle breeding operation that was raided in July are now available for adoption...SCRAPS Director Nancy Hill said the dogs include Labradoodles, poodles, terriers and other breeds. They will be available for $82.04 apiece, which includes spaying or neutering, microchip implantation, licensing and vaccination."
For more information -
October 9, 2010 - Blue Buffalo recalls dog foods
"Blue Buffalo has recalled three varieties of its dry dog foods after researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) linked Blue Buffalo Wilderness Chicken to reports of elevated blood levels of Vitamin D in 16 sick dogs from 8 different states."
Read more here -
October 8, 2010 - Ludwig's Doodles are featured on CMT TV show - Pick a Puppy
Check out Episode 4, Part Two and visit Marsha and John of Ludwig's Doodles!
August 14, 2010 - Michele Reinkemeyer of Heaven Scent Paws ordered to pay back fraud victims
The civil case against Heaven Scent Paws and Michele Reinkemeyer has been decided. A judge has ordered Michele Reinkemeyer to pay back over $192,000 to the families that were scammed. Additionally, she has been ordered to cease and desist from the diabetic alert dog business.
August 12, 2010 - Derbe (Skip) Eckhart denied probation. (article The Morning Call, by Kevin Amerman)
'Ex-kennel owner has served 3 months of 6-23 month sentence for animal cruelty. A Lehigh County judge has decided not to throw former kennel owner Derbe "Skip" Eckhart a bone, ruling Eckhart should remain caged on animal cruelty charges.' For more information see -
August 10, 2010 - Baxter, the oldest working therapy dog. Thank you to Deb for sending this in (make sure you have a tissue handy).
July 29, 2010 - Update to Labradoodle FAQ : Donald Campbell, a British speed record breaker who died in a water speed record attempt in 1969 used the term 'Labradoodle' in his autobiography in 1955.
"It was a gloomy job but we had some laughs, many at the expense of my dog, Maxie. I'd had him since he was a pup in 1949 and we call him a "Labradoodle" since he is a mixture of a Labrador and a poodle, all black with thick, curly hair." This quote can be found in his autobiography, Into the Water Barrier, Odhams Press Limited, 1955 on page 125.
Mar 30, 2010 - Goldendoodle Lenny goes to the source to fetch his stick! Check out this YouTube video! Lenny is a 3yr old Petite Goldendoodle bred by Timshell Farm.
Mar 4-5, 2010 - AKC Partners Novice A obedience trials in Oklahoma City - the first year that hybrids were welcome to enter the competition. Zoe the Goldendoodle won 1st place in the OB Novice "A"competition on both days with scores of 190 and 190½. It was a combined group with both purebreds and mixed breed dogs. Zoe was bred by Timshell Farm.
February 19, 2010 - Dr. Kate Schoeffel Kate introduces The Australian Association of Pet Dog Breeders (AAPDB) to the Anthrozoology Research Group.
January 2, 2010 - Surf Dog Ricochet A wonderful YouTube video showing a pup trained as a Service Dog, finding her path as a SURFice Dog, by Judy Fridono, www.puppyprodigies.com.
December 22, 2009 - THS workers can return to work, judge rules OSPCA to remain in charge of animal care until legal battle is resolved.
December 8, 2009 - The trash that led to Toronto Humane Society arrests: OSPCA sifted garbage for evidence. Read more in the Globe & Mail -
November 26, 2009 - Toronto Humane Society officials arrested, face animal-cruelty charges
The shelter's president, chief veterinarian and three others face criminal charges. Read more in the Globe & Mail -
August 2009 - CLIX Sound Phobia CD (thank you to Linda Rogers from Timshell Farm for sending this in)
This CD helps sound phobic dogs through desensitization, and includes 30 common sounds.
August 8, 2009 - Dogs as Smart as 2-year-old Kids - by Jeanna Bryner, Senior Writer • LiveScience.com
"The canine IQ test results are in: Even the average dog has the mental abilities of a 2-year-old child."
August 2, 2009 - Goldendoodle wins dog agility contest at fair - by M.K. Guetersloh • Pantagraph.com
Shelby won first place in a dog agility competition at the McLean County Fair at the Interstate Center
July 2009 - Australian Labradoodle Smooth receives the Heart of Hospice Award
Congratulations to Al & Jacqueline Gordy of Barksdale Labradoodles!
April 17, 2009 - 'Bo' wins Register's Cutest Canine contest - by Mary Challender • Mchallen@dmreg.com
Congratulations to Gina, Stella & Brodie Bear for their 3rd place win in the DesMoines Register Cutest Canine Contest 2009
March 13, 2009 - Mutley might not be top dog - but he was close! - article by David Hemming in ThisIsTheWestCountry.co.uk
"The three-year-old Labrador/Poodle cross finished second in his class at Crufts last week."
March 5, 2009 - Kennel Club Crufts Announcement: Canine Genetics - article by K9 Magazine News Editor, DogMagazine.net
"The Kennel Club will today announce the launch of a new canine genetics centre with the aim fighting the incidence of genetic diseases affecting dogs."
March 2, 2009 - Unconfirmed Crufts Rumour: Big News Announcement re Crossbreeding - by Ryan O'Meara, DogMagazine.net
"...There could be a huge announcement at Crufts that the Kennel Club is preparing to open the studbook and (finally) encourage crossbreeding to widen the gene pools of pedigree dog breeds...."
February 22, 2009 - Quincy was on an episode of "Flight of the Concords". Not only can you see him they actually mention Goldendoodle in the episode! Quincy is in the front row on a chair! (Quincy's Page)
January 27, 2009 - DNA tests show Almost Heaven kennel in Upper Milford tricked dog buyers - article by Bill White of The Morning Call
January 15, 2009 - The Chai Story - This is an informational warning about unsafe toy balls. (A story well worth repeating - Thank you to Beth for sending this in)
Caution - vivid content.
January 13, 2009 - Narrowed choice for Obama dog - ABC Chicago News news story - The Obama family has narrowed their choices for a presidential pooch. Features interview and video with Labradoodle and PWD owner, Greg Hiss. Greg's Labradoodle was bred by Tasha Miller of Naperdoodles.
January 5, 200 - Cocoa Bean Mulch is Toxic to Dogs (Thank you to Al of Barksdale Labradoodles for sending this in. It's been printed before, but it's well worth repeating)
It is available at several large stores and is an attractive and nice smelling mulch. Too nice smelling to the dogs who will eat it!
December 14, 2008 - Hypoallergenic hounds: Many breeds can be easy on the allergies - Written by Teri Greene for The Montgomery Advisor. "...According to goldendoodles.com Web master Blue Sterling of Ontario, the hybrid breed was first deliberately bred in North America in the mid-1990s in an effort to achieve a larger version of the beloved cockapoo."
December 12, 2008 - HSI Canada - Quebec is considered by many to be the puppy mill capital of Canada, producing hundreds of thousands of puppies annually for distribution across the country. By shutting down mills there, we are helping to cut off a major supply of puppy mill puppies.
Please take action today -- write to your Member of Parliament to urge support for a strong national law to make puppy mills a thing of the past in Canada. You have the power to stop the suffering of innocent puppies -- please act now to help change their lives for the better.
November 8, 2008 - Goldendoodle talked up as first dog - Breed reportedly in running for Obama family - The Boston Globe
October 9, 2008 - A pet's best friend - An article in The Daily Record about sitters stepping in to provide companionship and exercise when the owners can't.
October 7, 2008 - Dood sighting - An amazing video of a dog sculpture cake. The end of the video shows the model dog.
October 2, 2008 - Animals Receive Medical Care After Massive Puppy Mill Raid - article from My Fox Philadephia (www.myfoxphilly.com) following the largest rescue of abused and neglected animals in Pennsylvania history.
September 28, 2008 - The Chai Story - This is an informational warning about unsafe toy balls. (Thank you to Cyndi for sending this in)
August 23, 2008 - CAA/AAA Petbook - Libby the Goldendoodle, owned by Donna in Ontario, has her picture on the back of the 10th edition of the AAA/CAA Petbook. The book lists all the pet friendly places you can stay with your pet on your next family road trip throughout North America. A copy can be picked up at your local AAA/CAA office or at Indigo or Amazon online.
August 8, 2008 - What's The Deal With Hybrid Dogs, written by Melissa Gette. A terrific article on hybrids, featuring Labradoodles and Goldendoodles, with some words from Blue Sterling of Goldendoodles.com
June 13, 2008 - Cocoa Bean Mulch is Toxic to Dogs (Thank you to Shari of Olympic Labradoodles for sending this) It is available at several large stores and is an attractive and nice smelling mulch. Too nice smelling to the dogs who will eat it!
June 12, 2008 - Bluto is now the official mascot for WDHA- FM (NJ Radio Station)! (Congratulations to proud owner Rosalyn)
June 9, 2008 - Is there a goldendoodle in the Obamas' future? An online article in the L.A. Times Blogs
May 30, 2008 - 90 Dogs, Puppies Removed From Home - (Thank you Paul in Brookline for posting this). BOSTON -- About 90 dogs and puppies were rescued from a Randolph home. Donations are needed. For more information see -
May 27, 2008 - Warning re Xylitol in sugarless gum & candy - (Thank you to Valerie for sending this in) This is true & serious. Xylitol found in sugarless gum or candy can be harmful to your dogs. Here is the link on the Snopes Urban Myths website -
May 2008 - Canadian Gardening Magazine - Dood spottings! Dood in cover article and in 'Beauty Unearthed' (by Veronica Sliva, photography by Roger Yip) article of Canadian Gardening May Special container edition.
Apr. 16, 2008 - Warning re ProMeris flea & tick preventative - (Thank you to NEDA volunteer DebM for sending this in). This warning status is undetermined, the link to it on the Snopes Urban Myths website -
Apr. 9, 2008 - The benefits of Early Spay & Neuter - (Thank you to Al of Bark's Doodles for sending this in). Angel Wish.org sent out their newsletter discussing the benefits of ESN. Here's an wonderful article on their site ( This article requires Adobe Acrobat - )
Mar. 19, 2008 - Dog Donations Needed at Blood Bank - Breeder Amy Lane of Fox Creek Farms was interviewed by the local news station about the need for dogs to donate blood -
Mar. 14, 2008 - Buster Alert regarding herding breeds - there is an inexpensive mouth swab test that is helpful in detecting dogs afflicted with a mutation of the mrd1 gene :
Mar. 3, 2008 - Bonzer Can Dance! (Bonzer has a page in our Special Stories section)
Bonzer is learning to dance and has been working on "back around" (circle me backwards) and "shy" (where he lifts one paw to his forehead like a salute)- This clip wasn't anything previously choreographed, but just some moves we were "rehearsing" in the garage.
Here's the first video of Bonzer learning to dance - http://www.dropshots.com/Bonzer
Feb. 12, 2008 - Stem cell therapy offers hope for pets dogged by pain - USATODAY.com
Jan 9, 2008 - CAA/AAA Pet Photo Contest - And the winner is..... Libby the Goldendoodle, owned by Donna in Ontario. Libby will appear on the 2008 edition of the book sold at CAA/AAA offices and Barnes&Noble locations across the U.S. and Canada. This book is recommended for people who take their dogs on road trips.
Coming Soon - SuperDogs at the GM Centre in Oshawa on December 27, 2007. For a bit of family fun they are holding auditions for a cameo appearance in the SuperDogs show. To register and for more information go to -
Nov. 24, 2007 - Stop the Ban on Labradoodles and Other Crossbred Dogs - An Independent Member of the NSW Parliament, Clover Moore, introduced a Bill in October 2007 that will effectively ban the breeding of Labradoodles and other crossbred dogs in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
LINK TO INFORMATION - provided by Melinda Sheldon, Labradoodle Owner
Oct. 26, 2007 - You Tube Tribute to Moss Creek Doodles - Owners of Kelly & Rens' pups have put together a wonderful video celebrating Moss Creek Doodles.
Oct. 19, 2007 - Canine Rabies Studies - Two world-renowned giants of veterinary vaccine research -- Dr. W. Jean Dodds of Hemopet and Co-Trustee of The Rabies Challenge Fund and Dr. Ronald Schultz of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine -- have volunteered their time to ensure that critical 5 and 7 year rabies challenge studies are conducted in the United States. Read more about it on their website :
Sept 13, 2007 - Help For Hounds - Stem Cell Therapy Goes to the Dogs--and Horses - This MSNBC.com online article discusses how stem cell therapy is already being used to treat dogs.
Sept 10, 2007 - Reported problems with Smoke House Chicken Tenders - here is an online post on the eBay forum :
Aug 15, 2007 - Breeding more than puppy love - Service Dogs for Self-Reliance seeks volunteers - by Margaret Slaby, The Fresno Bee. Cayden the Labradoodle, bred by Carol McDonald of Rainbows End Puppies, is being trained as a service dog for an autistic child.
Aug 2, 2007 - Therapy dog ready to aid others - by Vidya Padmanabhan, Daily Record Maggie, an Australian Labradoodle, was donated by Barbie of Landmark Labradoodles to the NorthStar Foundation and is currently being trained as a therapy dog.
July 10, 2007 - My Story - I Designed a Dog - by Wally Conron (originator of the Labradoodle). Article is in Reader's Digest Australia -
June 14, 2007 - Designer Dog - Maureen Holloway's blog, The Last Word on Q107 - Maureen owns a Golden Doodle and talks about life with a Dood in her blog -
• Sept. 15, 2006 - Bad Dog - Maureen's dog ate the coffee table.
June 12, 2007 - A bit of ruff - Kelsey Munro's article in the Brisbane Times gets opinions from purebreed supporters and hybrid enthuastics. Kathy Young of Cloudcatcher Labradoodles in Australia is interviewed as well -
May 25, 2007 - Canine Heritage Breed Test featured on the Today Show
Meredith Viera discovers her dog Jasper’s heritage. See the msnbc videoclip at the top right of the page - http://www.metamorphixinc.com/
May 16, 2007 - Service Dogs For Self Reliance - Two Labradoodles bred by Carol McDonald of Rainbows End Puppies are in the videoclip in this news article.
Link to KMPH News - http://www.kmph.com/news/local/7499322.html
May 3, 2007 - RABIES CHALLENGE FUND -
"Two anonymous donors have generously pledged to match all donations of $100 or more to The Rabies Challenge Fund up to $20,000 from May 1st through November 1st...
"The concurrent vaccine studies will determine the duration of immunity conveyed by the canine rabies vaccine, with the goal of extending the state-mandated interval for boosters to 5, and then to 7 years.
...Scientific data suggest that vaccinating dogs against rabies every three years, as most states require, is unnecessary.
...Researchers believe the rabies vaccine can cause adverse reactions in animals and concur that it should not be given more often than is necessary"
For more information see - http://www.rabieschallengefund.org/
May 2, 2007 - FDA's Updated List of Recalled Pet Foods -
Apr. 26, 2007 - Chenango Valley pet foods issues voluntary recall -
Apr. 20, 2007 - LiveSmart Weight Management Chicken and brown rice recall -
Apr. 19, 2007 - Royal Canin USA announces voluntary recall of dry food -
Apr. 17, 2007 - Menu Foods Refines Recall List -
Apr. 16, 2007 - New information on Natural Balance Dog Foods
Mar. 31, 2007 - 'Del Monte Pet Products Voluntarily Withdraws Specific Product Codes of Pet Treats and Wet Dog Food Products - Please read this article on more products being recalled -
Mar. 30, 2007 - 'Dry Food added to recall' - The recall has expanded to include dry foods as well. For more on this story see CNN.com
Mar. 17, 2007 - 'Menu Foods Recall Information' - list of affected foods
Mar. 17, 2007 - 'Recall of Pet Foods manufactured by Menu Foods, Inc.' - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has placed a warning and affected pet food list on their site -
Feb. 22, 2007 - 'Bark to the future' - Chic canine crossovers like the spanador and the cockapoo are redrawing the doggy map of Britain, by Kathryn Hughes of the Guardian Unlimited - http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,2018477,00.html
Feb. 20, 2007 - 'Protection by Dogs, Part 1' - Two Labradoodles, bred by Cindy of Blue Ridge Puppies, have been trained to protect their owners as 'alert dogs'. Link to a video new story on FoxCarolina.com. Click on 'Protection by Dogs, Part 1'
Feb. 19, 2007 - Don Burke on Channel NIne's "Mornings with Kerri-Anne" shows and discusses some of Australia's favourite hybrids. Link to video segment on You Tube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXHJWYyZXp8
Jan. 27, 2007 - 'PETA workers' cruelty trial to enter second week'
Jan. 21, 2007 - 'Pooch to order nothing to sneeze at...' - GROODLES, cavoodles and schnoodles are displacing labradors and German shepherds in Australian backyards. - The Sydney Morning Herald -
Jan. 17, 2007 - 'Labradoodle saves owner from Santa Cruz cottage fire' - Santa Cruz Sentinel
Dec. 14, 2006 - `Designer Mutts' - CBC News
Dec. 11, 2006 - `Designer dogs breeding some discontent' - The News and Tribune:
Dec. 9, 2006 - 'Hunter Shot Dog' - The Athens Banner-Herald
Dec. 5, 2006 - `Designer dogs' caught in divorce' - The Labradoodles were turned over to animal control after their breeders split. Orlando Sentinel:
Sept. 12, 2006 - `New Monopoly: Here & Now tokens remodeled to reflect “Here & Now” icons' - Hasbro
2006 - New Labradoodle Plush Toys available from Douglas Cuddle Toy and Aurora World
2006 - New Goldendoodle Plush Toy from Aurora World: