One day Professor Arnold and his family went searching for a well behaved puppy at a pet store. They were going to choose another puppy but the dog had already been adopted. Their only option was to pick the last puppy. That puppy is an apricot labradoodle named Buddy. He is 10 years old now and extremely smart! He has learned how to train his owners to give him a treat every time they enter the house. If not, Buddy will be very upset about it. He is a very fast learner and he is good with both verbal and hand commands. Even though he didn’t do so well at the local training school for dogs, he is still a very intelligent dog.
Every morning he likes to sleep on his favorite chair and occasionally bark when he senses a stranger passing by. He is very protective of his pack (family) and can be very territorial of his food along with his favorite spot on the couch. Buddy is very aware when anything is approaching that may cause any harm. He isn’t very fond of people he doesn’t know and will bark at them but once they come up to him he will start wagging his tail.
Buddy loves walks, playing with his toy ball and treats. If you were to say “walk” or “treats” around him, he will go crazy! He is obsessed with those things. When they do play fetch, Buddy isn’t very good at finding the ball because his sense of smell might not be too good. The possible cause of this may be that he has canine epilepsy and used to have seizures when he was a puppy. Buddy is now on medication that prevents it from happening and hasn’t had a seizure in a long time which is amazing. Even though Buddy has had a lot of health scares, his pack loves him just the same. Most likely even more. He behaves like how a normal labradoodle would. He has the intelligence of a poodle and the poor behavior of a lab.
The creator of the labradoodle, Wally Conron, believes that creating the mixed breed was one of his life’s regrets because of the very poor behavior they have. Conron created this breed for a blind lady whose husband was allergic to dog hair and now he isn’t too sure as to why people keep making them (New York Times). According to rover.com, labradoodles are easy to train, full of energy, loving, playful and very good with children. Buddy isn’t good with kids or strangers so there are some inconsistencies when it comes to comparing Buddy to what was described. Also, labradoodles are also known to be smart, affectionate, energetic and always ready to play as stated by Dogzone. Buddy matches up perfectly with this description of labradoodles! Even though there might be some differences between Buddy and the breed as a whole, he is still an amazing dog and perfect just the way he is.
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