Ep #11: Happy International Doodle Dog Day!

The Doodle Pro™ Podcast is thrilled to celebrate International Doodle Dog Day! This episode celebrates all of the doodles and the fabulous people that love them!  

Today’s episode is airing 2 days early to celebrate this holiday and the next 5 weeks will feature bonus Thursday episodes devoted to each of today's most popular doodle breed mixes.  The longest-running mixes Labradoodles and Goldendoodles each get a special episode. Then the most popular lapdog doodle Cavapoos (which Corinne is biased as that's her personal doodle Nestle’s mix!), followed by the more trendy mixes of bernedoodles, aussiedoodles, and the latest trend on the scene, sheepadoodles. 

This episode dives into what makes doodles so unique, trends, and Corinne's personal path to doodles.

Enjoy The Doodle Pro™ surprise for you with her free exclusive 
Doodle Personality Quiz! https://thedoodlepro.com/personality

Chapters:
1:22 5 upcoming bonus episodes airing Thursdays

2:03 Short history of our doodles

4:20  Surge of doodles and trending mixes

5:34 Doodles to the allergy rescue!

7:22 Poodles, the OG's of allergy-friendly dogs

8:03 Doodles led Corinne into her dog training career

8:39 Corinne's first personal doodle, cavapoo Nestle

9:19 Why not just get a poodle?  

9:48 Doodle Personality Quiz

Read Transcript:

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Today we are thrilled to celebrate International Doodle Dog Day!  Let’s hear it for all of the doodles and the fabulous people that love them!  

Today’s episode is airing 2 days early to celebrate this holiday and the next 5 weeks will feature  bonus Thursday episodes devoted to each of today's most popular doodle breed mixes.  The longest running Labradoodles and Goldendoodles each get a special episode. Then the most popular lapdog doodle Cavapoos (which I’m biased as that’s my personal doodle Nestle’s mix!), followed by the more trendy mixes bernedoodles, aussiedoodles, and the latest trend on the scene, sheepadoodles. 

Today we are going to discuss what makes doodles so unique, trends, and my personal path to doodles. 

There’s different tales of where the intentional breeding of doodles began, or which was first! One is In 1969 Monica Dickens, the great granddaughter of CharlesDickens, bred the first “doodle” variety by breeding a Golden Retriever with a standard Poodle in hopes of gaining the benefits of each breed. Dickens sought the gentle nature of Goldens and the athletic intelligence of Poodles while

The name “labradoodle” was first used in 1955 when Donald Campbell, a British speed racer, jokingly referred to his dog as a Labradoodle “since he is a mixture of a Labrador and a poodle, all black with thick curly hair.” 

Most famously, in 1989 there was the  breeding manager for the Royal Guide Dog Association of Australia, Wally Conron. When a blind woman needed a guide dog but couldn’t use one of his labradors because of her husband’s allergies, he tried standard poodles.  For 3 years he tried to have 33 poodles trained but said they all failed and poodles were not cut out to be guide dogs.  This blows my mind as I’ve personally raised or worked with dozens of standard poodles and many are used as guide dogs today.   When he crossed a labrador and poodle, no one wanted a mutt for their guide dog candidate.  He instead used the term labradoodle and made a huge fuss out of this and told the press that he invented a new dog.  The gimmick worked and the dog world would never be the same!

He’s famous for saying in 2019 that he created a FrankenMonster, which many attribute to his disappointment in unethical breeding practices of doodles. But he also said standard poodles weren’t cut out to be guide dogs so…. 

I’ll dive into the history of doodles AND the backlash and “doodle hate” trend on upcoming episodes. 

From the 90’s on there’s been no turning back.  Doodles are THE default family dog and for first time puppy parents looking for a dog from a breeder! Often their first question is “which doodle to get” instead of what breed dog should we get. 

The most popular doodle mixes include labradoodles, goldendoodles, cavapoos, cockapoos, aussiedoodles, bernedoodles, sheepadoodles, yorkipoos, whoodles, malitpoos, australian labradoodles, schnoodles and more uncommon ones include bordedoodles, shih-poo, poochon,  St. Berdoodle, Poogle, Irish Doodle, and Lhasa Poo. If there’s a dog breed, it’s been crossed with a poodle.

Wait, are mixes that end in “poo” doodles too? They sure are! The definition of doodles, or oodles as they are often called outside of the States, are a dog crossed with a poodle. Any size poodle! So yorkipoos, cavapoos, maltipoos, etc are all doodles. 

Doodles gifted access to other dog breed’s features, temperaments, and qualities to people limited by their allergies.  

I’m one of them! Yes, I am a dog trainer who is allergic to dogs.  Mind blown? 

Growing up my mom had the same allergies and we were told that dogs were not an option for our family.  I was not to be dissuaded.  I eagerly wrote to Santa every Christmas in crayons to plead for a puppy. I promised the jolly man that I would keep that puppy in my room and my mom's allergies. Safe instead, Santa helped me grow my enormous collection of dog figurines books, training guides, and stuffed animals.

Only when I was an adult out of grad school, did I meet a standard poodle and poof, my allergies were safe. That is not the case for all varieties of dog allergies. Of course, if you're allergic to dog saliva, there's not a breed or mix out there that's without any saliva. A standard poodle was my young family's first dog and dearest Hershey was a wonderful family dog.

She also taught me so much about the lifelong and anxiety. She also taught me so much about the lifelong anxiety and fear a dog can need help with when not socialized early. We brought her home after the peak socialization window had closed and she was ripe in a fear period. She was my crossover dog as well.

Teaching me how to move from outdated training. Teaching me how to move from outdated training principles to force and fear free science based ones. But that's a story for another episode, taking a break from my career in student affairs and counseling to raise my young children at home. I found a small window to pursue my lifelong passion of.

Dogs with poodles and Hershey opening the door to working and living with dogs. I developed our trademarked shed free stay, welcoming doodle mixes, and non shedding breeds into my home while their parents were out of town or at work doodles have been by my side, every step of my education and training as a professional dog trainer, when a family member was unable to care for their intended kava poo puppy, our Nestle came into our.

Hershey passed soon after from a congenital issue. Did I mention, I didn't know what to look for breeders before her did I mention, I didn't know what to look for in breeders before her. And he was the gift. I didn't know. I need to process my enormous grief for her. Yes. Our dogs have been named Nestle and Hershey and I don't even like C.

But boy, do I love them in six years, I personally worked with over 500 doodles and over 20 doodle mixes in the last six years. I've personally worked day in and day out with over 500 doodles and over 20 doodle mixes, we spend day in and day out together. In the last six years I've personally worked hands on with over 500 doodles over 20 doodle mixes in the past six years, I've personally and hands on worked with over 500 doodles and over 20 different doodle mixes.

We spend day in and day out together over their combined four. We've spent day in and day out together over their combined over we've spent day in and day out together over their combined 4,000 plus visits. People that don't know say why don't they just get a poodle? As a former poodle parent and poodle lover, I can confidently say doodles are different.

They bring some unique challenges that I'm happy to spend my career as they bring some unique challenges that I'm happy to spend my career as the doodle pro helping their parents work through. But on the other side, they are very. Very very special dogs with unique gifts and qualities of their own to celebrate this holiday of international doodle day, I've created a special doodle personality quiz for you.

Go to thedoodlepro.com/personality. To see what personality type your doodle has. I'm looking forward. Spending the next five bonus Thursday episodes discussing the most common doodle breeds and what makes each of them unique. In the meantime, visit me on Instagram at the doodle pro to see behind the scenes of the doodles I get to work with daily and I can't wait to hear the results of your doodles personality quiz from the page https://thedoodle pro.com/personality, happy international doodle dog day. 

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have a pawsome day!

Corinne

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