The Rabies Challenge Fund has recently announced that the canine rabies challenge studies have begun. Leading authorities on veterinary vaccines will be studying the long-term duration of canine rabies vaccines to determine if they can provide a minimum of 7 years of immunity. Updates provided by by Kris L. Christine, Founder, Co-Trustee, The Rabies Challenge Fund will be published in our Health Articles section.
HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT SITE ADDITIONS
Rabies & Vaccine Information - by Kris L. Christine, Founder, Co-Trustee,
Therapy Dogs, Inc - read the updates of Twinkler Bean's therapy work. Twinkler was bred by Linda Rogers of Timshell Farm -
NorthStar Foundation - Barbie of Landmark Labradoodles bred Maggie, who serves as a working dog to two autistic brothers -
Guide Dogs of Texas - read Mason's Tales with updates of Mason's training by his puppy raisers. Mason was donated by Dixie of Dixie's Doodles -
Photo Fun - more interactive pages for our Dood owners
Fun photos : http://goldendoodles.comfun_stuff/photo_fun1.htm
Site Distribution chart - we've added an updated pie chart showing the distribution of the now over 750 pages of the website
Stats page graphic - we've added an updated line chart showing the change in traffic over the past 2 plus years
IN THE NEWS
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 :
BREEDERS' ARCHIVES UPDATES
Recent additions to archives
• Oct 20, 2007 Subject: Dr. Dodds New Vaccination Protocol LINK TO POST
• Nov 2, 2007 Subject: Mastitis discussion LINK TO POST
• Nov 28, 2007 Subject: Fading puppy info worth keeping in mind LINK TO POST
An interesting historical note is that the Goldendoodle Website was first created during the 2000 holiday season. It was the first time the term 'goldendoodle' was used on a website, and it was chosen to create a shared 'doodle' community of Goldendoodle and Labradoodle owners. At the time there were perhaps ten Dood breeders in all of North America. Times have changed!
Wishing you and your family a joyous holiday season & a healthy and prosperous New Year!