"Hi Linda, welcome to the DRC website. Unfortunately, goldendoodles do get the same diseases as their parent breeds, and are very prone to developing the same cancers seen in purebred Goldens. We know many, many goldendoodles who developed &…"
linda is now a member of Doodle Rescue Collective Inc.
i am 68 years old , vet technician, i have run and currently run a not for profit animal rescue aloha adoptions for the last 20 years.looking to adopt a golden doodle male, preferably between 1 and 4 years old.
Do you currently own a dog? If not, have you owned dogs as an adult, with vet records in your own name (not parents' names)?
golden retriever 4 years old male neutered
If you are looking to adopt a doodle, why have you chosen this mix?
love the golden personality, have had them for 30 years, but looking for less prone to cancer.. just lost our 10 year old to hemangio sarcoma .. sudden , splenectomy , chemo only lived 2 weeks..we have an animal hsp.. my husband son and daughter in law are veterinarians and we did blood work and ultrasounds every 4 months… i know it’s not a given but would like to lessen the likelihood of devastating cancer.
Have you read our adoption policies, located under the "About DRC" tab?
Are you aware that many doodles are not allergy friendly and that many of them do shed?
yes .. would rather have the more straight coat golden looking.. it’s the mix that i’m looking for .. healthier.. less cancer prone
Are you aware that we do not adopt to homes with children under 10, and that we do not adopt dogs for service work?
Are you now involved in Rescue? If so, how? Are you interested in volunteering with our rescue?
i run a not for profit aloha adoptions
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Hi Linda, welcome to the DRC website. Unfortunately, goldendoodles do get the same diseases as their parent breeds, and are very prone to developing the same cancers seen in purebred Goldens. We know many, many goldendoodles who developed & died from hemangiosarcoma, including dogs owned by our own board of directors and volunteers. With 66% of all Golden Retrievers developing some type of cancer in their lifetimes, mixing those genes with Poodles does not really produce healthier dogs. That's basically a marketing myth. We find that the healthiest dogs are those from preservation purebred breeders who do thorough health screenings/testing of their breeding stock, know the history of their lines, and "prove" their dogs before breeding them, and that just simply doesn't happen with doodles or any other mixed breed, where they are being bred strictly to sell puppies. With any doodle, health is a gamble.