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Cobbadogs? Really? Will the intrigue never stop?


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Feb. 8th, 2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
Ok, I'll bite.

What's a Cobbadog?

I'm guessing someone doesn't like Labradoodle...?
Feb. 8th, 2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
oh yeah... over the years so much drama with the originators and decedents...
Feb. 8th, 2012 07:27 pm (UTC)
Totally NOT fair. I'm just NOW trying to train myself to think Parsons Russel Terrier, instead of Jack. Sigh.
Feb. 8th, 2012 07:29 pm (UTC)
ha! do you know any boarderjacks? i know a pure breeder kind of gal now getting one...
Feb. 8th, 2012 07:32 pm (UTC)
Bonnie has a borderjack, maybe.

Here's the deal. These are MIXED breed dogs!! I think we used to call them mutts! Nooooo offense intended. Seriously. I Know why people are breeding Doodles, puggles, shits-a-poos or whatever, but having an issue with what to name them seems... I don't know, odd.

If I had an Aussie/Bc mix. I would call it just that. And love it just the same!
Feb. 8th, 2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
ah, me too...
Well. you know how there are dogs that don't just have to pee but they have to pee on things... i imagine its kind of like that.
Feb. 8th, 2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
my husband usually tells people she's a poodle mix... and I've taken to that too... she's supposed to be 11 different breeds all in there to sweeten the product... but I think its amusing that people who once turned their nose up at labradoodles are now open to other deliberate (deliberate isn't the word I want, not designer either) mixes... or concoctions... anyway, I wouldn't trade her for nothing whatever she is

Edited at 2012-02-08 09:28 pm (UTC)
Feb. 8th, 2012 09:33 pm (UTC)

But I think your pee analogy is spot on. It's MINE! because I named it. Yah, that makes a ton of sense.
Feb. 9th, 2012 04:58 am (UTC)
but hey, aren't all breeds derivatives or combinations of prior breeds? didn't they all start as "mutts" essentially? until predictable and consistent qualities and traits were eventually established and accepted?
Feb. 8th, 2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
I read an article about the guy who supposedly "invented" the Labradoodle. In it he was quoted as saying that the Labradoodle *wasn't* bred to be hypoallergenic and indeed wasn't hypoallergenic any more than any other breed. Is this true?
Renaming the Cobberdog sounds like a way to charge more money for it to me.
Feb. 8th, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
well, I am allergic to dogs and I tend to notice this these days at indoor trials... but I am not allergic to Stella, so I would say she is hypoallergenic... as a therapy dog they wanted her to work in pediatrics in particular because of kids with allergies, so I think its pretty well accepted... Its cause she has hair not fur I think... funny about the guy who invented them... I read some article that he (or someone else claiming to have invented them) developed them first as seeing eye dogs for people who needed a dog but had allergies... he infused some other breeds too and then the Australian mother daughter team started breeding them and adding other breeds into the pot, for hair texture and temperament and size and color...and then they had a big fight and split into the two biggest breeders and there were lawsuits and more drama with American breeders blah blah blah... I don't know what would be behind changing the name at this point, but I am sure its all do to with the mother keeps trying to create this in crowd of the authentic australian labradoodle and shutting everyone else out and there are hair-raising stories... but all I can say is I do have a great dog and some day I'll get another
Feb. 8th, 2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
Doesn't this kind of infighting always happen? It happened between the JRTCA (Jack Russell Club of America) and the PRTCA(Parson Russell Club of America) and now they even have the "Russell Terrier" (I guess they're known as the RTCA). I think it's a product of having a club. To have a club you have to define who *isn't* allowed in as well as who is. Which is why I don't join clubs.
Feb. 8th, 2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
Feb. 9th, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)
I was among the people hoping this dog, the Australian Labradoodle, would be established as a breed. If Beverly Manners hadn't been so crazy, maybe it might have happened, but she kept wanting to exclude breeders from the "authorized list", even those who were breeding dogs from her lines and her daughter's. There has been a lot of drama.

I don't know why it happened just now, or why they chose the name Cobbadogs, but obviously they want to differentiate their dogs (I see the daughter Angela is also using the name Cobbadogs on her website) from the straight poodle/lab crosses and I suppose from the unauthorized breeders of Australian Labradoodles.

Sometime soon I hope to get another one of those unauthorized Australian Labradoodles to keep Matilda and me company.

Feb. 9th, 2012 05:00 am (UTC)
Curtis was going to check in on the breeders lists to see what they were all saying--he hadn't heard yet
Feb. 9th, 2012 05:08 am (UTC)
I saw it FB from a doodle rescue person who friended me.
Feb. 9th, 2012 05:24 am (UTC)
Let me know what he finds out.
Feb. 9th, 2012 02:42 pm (UTC)
repost this on yours... or something like it - for responses
Feb. 9th, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."

Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)
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