Doodles are an intelligent but challenging type of dog. They vary greatly in size and coat type and it is a common misconception that they do not shed their fur. Many of them DO moult and they are NOT an ideal breed for allergy sufferers. Doodles are lively, enthusiastic and sometimes boisterous dogs that require a lot of time and attention. If you are out at work for much of the time or lead a busy life, a Doodle is NOT the right breed for you. These are people dogs and they demand human companionship, they thrive as a much loved family member. If left to their own devices for long periods, they will find their own amusement and could become destructive. Most Doodles love water and can be mud magnets, bringing in an enormous amount of dirt into your home. They are certainly not a breed for the house proud. Some coat types require grooming on a daily basis in order to keep them matt free, whilst Doodles with a shorter coat will require less brushing. Many Doodles also need professional grooming on a regular basis in order to keep the coat manageable and this can be expensive. You should therefore consider grooming costs on top of food, insurance, toys, vaccinations, worming, etc. It all mounts up! Doodles are not necessarily compatible with small children and in any case it is unwise to leave any dog with small children. When considering a rescue Doodle, please also give some thought as to how this may affect any other pets you might own. Some cats for example may not take kindly to a big bouncy dog, and if you already own another dog, how will the new addition impact on them? Most Doodles coming into rescue are large boys so there may be a considerable waiting period before we can match you with the right dog. Waiting times are further increased if you specify a certain colour and coat type and our dogs will always be matched to families by their suitability rather than looks.
We have dogs in foster all over the UK.
Doodle Trust is run entirely by unpaid volunteers in their spare time so please bear with us if we don't respond immediately.
Only apply for a dog if you are in a position to take it as soon as your homecheck has been done. We cannot hold dogs for you. Please do not apply for a dog that you cannot go and collect.
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