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For seven yrs Izzi has been a healthy dog... but (there is always a but is there not?) Recently She was losing hair. small patch lead to larger patch... Vet ran blood tests and found she has developed an issue with her thyroid. Now 3 months later she has regrown/filled in the patches. The new growth is light brown. I think the genetics of the original cross breed has shown itself.. she's is an F1 Goldendoodle. Unlike many full blooded breeds that have known health issues, we don't have scientific facts of what we may face...
We do know they are great family dogs, intelligent, easy to train and loyal. Easy Keepers
Funny now... I didn't know what I was purchasing when I bought her for a grandson.. Just a little ball of fuzzy fun... who grew to 70lbs. Puppy fuzz was everywhere for the 1st 5 months... lol finally reaching the goal of no shed breed..
At the same time I purchased Izzi, I came home with a cocker spaniel of the same age. 1st spring I put both into obedience training with the kids.. Mostly to train young age grandkids...
The spaniel was lost to cancer at 5yrs. which was the second spaniel we lost as a family, same age, same reason.. Some of you may remember Charlie. Izzi now takes thyroid meds daily with a fish oil added to her food. Her coat is shinning and healthy today, still does her doodle zoomies, and refuses to except squirrels in her yard.
Goldendoodles are a wonderful 1st time family dog for busy parents.
Whatever may come in future health issues she brings a smile to us each and every day.