Goldendoodle, labradoodle, shepadoodle, pugapoo, pekepoo, and cockapoo. There are over forty different types of doodles and they are all strolling around North Andover. Our town has gone crazy for these curly, wiry, small, & tall high energy breeds!
High St, Stevens , Dale or So. Bradford and every street in between chances are you will meet someone that owns some type of doodle. But what is a doodle?
The most common two are the goldendoodle and labradoodle. Golden retriever and poodle mix or a labrador poodle mix. Basically, it is any breed that is mixed with a poodle. Why is the poodle the primary?
Poodles are considered a great breed to cross-mix because they are very intelligent, make great family pets and have a non-shedding, hypoallergenic coat. In other words, poodles have “hair” while other breeds of dogs have “fur. The difference is that hair doesn’t shed like fur and people who are allergic to dog fur are often not allergic to poodle hair. Most allergists do believe that no dog is 100 percent allergy-free, and often as dogs grow older their coats can change and become more troublesome for allergy sufferers.
The energy levels of any of these breeds are just so much fun. With North Andover being a family orientated, community driven town these breeds may be the perfect fit for your family’s lifestyle. They love to walk, run, jump and sometimes they just climb into your lap and cuddle too. I have several clients that just can’t get enough of the “doodles” and my owners have just as much fun naming their pets: Kella, Duffy, Piper, Kayla, Maggie, Cooper, Cassie, Kia, and Bella.
When one of my clients; Dick Vaillancourt’s goldendoodle Dori passed, (one of the most compassionate sweet sweet dog’s I have ever met) the Vaillancourt household immediately felt the sense of loss and loneness. Their home was just not complete anymore. Dori was the first one in the kitchen in the morning and the last one to go upstairs at night. The Vaillancourt’s decided to take a road trip out to their breeder in Michigan and when they did they came back they had not one, not two but four ! Two for their family and two for their brother’s family. I love it.. and..
North Andover really has gone Oodles for Doodles !