Need Advice on Mini/Med. GoldenDoodles & LabraDoodles
We are now looking for a new puppy in the 20-35 pound range, currently looking at a Goldendoodle or Labradoodle F1 or F1B.
My concern is the health of these dogs especially when it comes to cancer. As you know Golden Retrievers and even Yellow Labs are very prone to cancers.
I would assume this mixing with a poodle dog would probably have the same health issues with even epilepsy added and the usual eye, hip, and heart issues.
Another concern is that here in the Toronto area (S. Ont.) finding a reputable breeder when dealing with a "designer" dog has proven to be a nightmare.
They don't answer emails, even online applications for upcoming litters. It seems questions as to where the dog parents & their certified health are taboo questions for the ones I managed to contact.
I have seen prices starting at $2,500 to $4-8,000 to as much as $16,000 for a 10 month puppy leash and toilet trained. INSANE ! Of course a $500-$1,000 non refundable fee applies to put you in line for a puppy. With the F1 & F1B the Hybrid Vigor does take hold. Usually providing a little better health as far as I understand.
I look forward to any advice and breeder recommendations based on your actual experience.
Thank you for taking the time.