No, we're not pregnant, we got a dog!!! I've been researching dog breeds for months now and finally narrowed it down to a labradoodle (lab and standard poodle mix) or a goldendoodle (golden retriever and standard poodle mix). Both breeds have the intelligence and little shedding of the poodle but have the gentle, fun-loving personality of the lab or retriever. They were originally bred to be therapy dogs so they make great pets. There is only one tincy wincey problem....they are expensive!!! Getting one from a decent breeder easily cost $1800, yikes!
About 6 weeks ago I posted a 'labradoodle or goldendoodle wanted' plea on craigslist. We had gotten a few hits but none of them worked out. Last week I got an email from a nice family about Jackson, a 2 year old, 63 lb goldendoodle. They had recently found out that the dad was HIGHLY allergic to the dog so they needed to find him a new home. They got him from a wonderful breeder in Missouri and had him shipped to Texas. He is neutered, up to date on shots, they gave us his crate, 6 months of heart worm and flea meds, collars, leashes, toys, and treats all for FREE! We are stocked! It will be great to have a dog around especially when Chase is deployed.