The Best Family Dog

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

My kids have been begging me for a dog for a very long time, so I finally caved in and started the search for the best family dog. I am a little OCD when it comes to keeping my house clean, so a non-shedding dog was a must. I also wanted a dog that would be really good with kids and easy to train. After hours, days, weeks, and even months of research, I decided that I wanted a godlendoodle or labradoodle. They are a bit more pricey than other dogs, but I figured that since we are going to have this dog be a part of our family for the next 15 years, that I could invest some money and get the breed I wanted. When it comes to buying a dog, being thrifty is not always a good thing. A good breeder will make sure to breed healthy dogs that hopefully won't cost the owner a small fortune in vet bills.  I looked at the local shelter first, but did not find the right dog for our family. I know there are great dogs at shelters, but I had my heart set on a medium goldendoodle or labradoodle. After weeks of searching, I found a medium Australian Labradoodle who was perfect for our family. Labradoodles are the dogs that look like teddy bears, so it is easy to fall in love with them.

Meet Toby, our beautiful Australian Labradoodle. He is now 6 months old and we are working on obedience training. He is doing great with his training, but like all dogs, gets into trouble. I have decided to start my own dog shaming photos whenever he does something particularly stupid. It is a good thing for him that he is so cute.


  1. Yes - it IS a good thing that he's cute.

  2. Hi there,
    Yes we have a small, so called designer dog with terrier and toy poodle in her. Great dog and does not lose any hair. Best behaved dog we have ever had. I was reading an article on Newswire the other day about Labradors and Golden Retrievers being voted the best family dogs. There were some good reasons put forward by qualified people.
    It was comparing other dogs in Australia for this position. If you want to read the article it was at Interesting point of view. Some would disagree I am sure.

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