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lodgedup
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Labradoodle for duck hunting?
anyone ever hunted with a labradoodle? not getting a dog anytime soon but a buddy just got one and thinks he can turn it into a hunter. pretty cool how they apparently don't shed


oleyeller
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re: Labradoodle for duck hunting?
I dnt have one. But they make great duck dogs.. poodles are great bird dogs, and labs are also.


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Ol boy
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re: Labradoodle for duck hunting?
My cousin has one and while I’m sure they can be made into a duck dog as I have seen his fetch and handle obedience.
My issue would be keeping them shaved short enough to be practical and still have enough warmth. I can only imagine what one with hair would be like full of duck weed, Lilys rosceaux cane and matted mud...


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bbvdd
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re: Labradoodle for duck hunting?
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they apparently don't shed


Not the case with all. You have to get puppies from on down the line f1b or f2 to get them to not shed.

Ours is an F1 (father poodle and mom lab). She sheds worse than our lab.


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Ppro
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re: Labradoodle for duck hunting?
Poodles are retrievers and tracking dogs. I have trained or partly trained literally 100 plus labs.The smartest lab has not been as smart as the dumbest poodle. That being said the poodle is a finicky dog that does not like pressure applied wrong. If you mess up training a lab you can fix it the next day not a poodle. I find it really neat that they have all these different doodles. The 1 thing in common with these is the poodle part. Just get a poodle and train it. My dad gave me the best training advice and it still holds true today. To train a dog you have to be smarter than the dog. Poodles are smart son of a guns.
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re: Labradoodle for duck hunting?
Waiting on Kemo for his answer on this.

All I know is if I showed up at a pit in Mecca with a poodle anything I would be hazed unmercifully for the rest of my life.


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re: Labradoodle for duck hunting?
My gf and I have a goldendoodle and while he isn’t the best dog I’ve ever seen in the field, he’s been fine for me in dove season.

Mine does not shed at all.

Never tried duck hunting because I have friends with better dogs, but mine does love the water.

I know you asked about labradoodle’s but thought I’d give my experience with another poodle designer breed.

He has been a great dog and I will get another one eventually.

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al_cajun
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re: Labradoodle for duck hunting?
My labradoodle is incredible easy to train and loves training. I have no doubt that I could turn him into an incredible duck dog but I just don’t hunt that often anymore so it’s not worth the time. He a driven dog too, I imagine he would out fetch just about any lab.


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re: Labradoodle for duck hunting?
IF you bred a smart poodle to a Quality GR I have no doubt there would be players in the litter. The IF is going to be impossible since GR people with players would never do that breeding. GR folks are extremely tight knit and the interview process to buy a $2,500 puppy is difficult. $2,500 GR pups are the low end. My house may end up with a doodle, TWT has a new doodle at his house.


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re: Labradoodle for duck hunting?
I searched up and down for a dog a few years ago. I looked hard for the coolest breed out there. I was gonna train and hunt over the dog plenty, so I needed a dog that could make multiple water retrieves reliably. I couldn’t justify putting a lot of time and money into a dog with a high probability of failing. I knew I would love whatever dog I got, so why risk the potential hunting flop? I got a black lab and I think she’s awesome (like everyone who owns a dog). The difference is she panned our to be an amazing hunter who easily loves it more than any human could ever fathom.

You can get a $1000 lab pup that will almost guaranteed be a serviceable hunter. Why chase the fancy breeds and risk that unknown?

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MWP
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re: Labradoodle for duck hunting?
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You can get a $1000 lab pup that will almost guaranteed be a serviceable hunter. Why chase the fancy breeds and risk that unknown?



The same reason people get Silvers. It is a way to be different I guess. I would probably take a Labradoodle over a Silver though since Poodles are fricking smart as hell. I am sure that the combo would make for a jam up hunting dog, but why not just get a pure bred Lab with a proven bloodline if you were really serious about duck hunting?


bullred84
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re: Labradoodle for duck hunting?
Labradoodles are for people with allergies or people whose ol lady wont let em get a lab


HebertFest08
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re: Labradoodle for duck hunting?
if you want a hunting dog get a damn bird dog. Not a crap shoot on health, shedding and the ability to learn. If youre going to spend $1200-$1500 on a dog you can get a damn good bird dog. If you spend a little more, than an even better one.
Lab, golden, GSP (good luck), Boykin etc....

Do your research, don’t buy from Uncle Joe down the road who puts our pups every 3-6 months and you can find a great dog.


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Ron Cheramie
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re: Labradoodle for duck hunting?
I know someone who tried to train his labradoodle

He also shoots a crossbow

And wears hunters pink rather than hunters orange


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LSUballs
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re: Labradoodle for duck hunting?
We have a golden doodle. The goofy sumbitch ate 2 of my All-Star rods the other day. Didn’t just chew them up, it ate them. Somebody is welcome to come retrieve his arse from my house.


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aTmTexas Dillo
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re: Labradoodle for duck hunting?
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Labradoodle for duck hunting?


Dogs are pretty smart and trainable. Work with it and it will do most anything you need.


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NOBOTIGER
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re: Labradoodle for duck hunting?
The rods are probably splintered and will puncture his intestines and you will be rid of him soon Enough!!!


GREENHEAD22
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re: Labradoodle for duck hunting?
Yup, that is a dead dog.


BoogaBear
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re: Labradoodle for duck hunting?
I have 2 golden doodles.

One is F2 both parents are golden doodles. He's a window licking tard but is sweet as can be and great with the kids. Absolutely will not fetch.

The other is F1b, dad poodle mom golden doodle. Smart as a whip, easily trained, fetches until you have to make him stop. Also perfect with the kids.


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