A Community of Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Lovers
About a month ago we heard a stray dog howling in the middle of the night outside our door. We just recently moved into the barn that we are renovating and have allot of land, with no close neighbors. It was odd that he came up to our front porch. I peaked out the window and there was this big shaggy head with a big nose, sniffing at the window. It startled me because I couldn't see his eyes - shaggy long hair covered them. So to keep the story short - he stuck around until morning and my husband determined that he was friendly before I went outside. He had hopped up on our picnic table and when we approached him he was all bouncy and goofy and kept slapping me with his paws. But he also cowered - got nervous and scared when my husband approached him. He would only let me pet him. Poor guy was very stinky & dirty with matted hair and sticky burrs caught up in his hair. My husband told me not to feed him, but I did because he was skinny under all that hair and he was so hungry. He hasn't left - We get home from work in the evenings he is just sitting on the picnic table waiting for us. Since we have had a few cold nights I picked up a bed for him and he sleeps on it in the barn were its warm.
I took him to the vet to see if he had a chip to try to locate the owners but unfortunately he doesn't have a chip or a collar. I had the Vet do all of the tests to make sure he was healthy and up to date on his shots. The Vet said that he looks like he is a mix of poodle and some sort of retriever so I started googling to find out more information about his bread. We thought if we knew more then he would be easier to find him a good home. There were several people in the waiting room at the vet's office that said he may be some sort of a doodle. Which led me to this community forum. Can anyone tell me if Shaggy (that's what we named him) could be a goldendoodle? He has such a funny, sweet personality and he's really smart. I took him to get groomed today and they were able to get all of his knots out by shaving him. He no longer looks Shaggy LOL. One of the people from the Vet's office asked if she could have Shaggy but now he's wiggled his way into our family. He is so nice and gentle with our old Cocker Spaniel so we are keeping him with us.
I would like to know if he is a Goldendoodle - anyone know how I can find out?