In a strenuous effort to achieve a true and lasting red in our doodle pups we introduced our Irish Doodles in 2012.
Maggie is a stunning deep mahogany AKC Irish Setter with a VERY sweet and affectionate nature. MacIntosh is a very happy, clownish, red, AKC Standard Poodle.
Mac's lines go back to Majestic Kennels, one of only two kennels that spent many years developing the red Standard, a color you can get in mini and toy poodles, but not Standards. After many generations they produced a beautiful red that can hold its red color and not fade to apricot.
We were so stunned with the beauty, charm and calm temperaments of our Irish puppies that we fell in love! We have also had such an enthusiastic response to our gorgeous, laid-back Irish puppies that we added two new Irish moms, both sisters of Maggie. All three are absolutely gorgeous!
The Irish Setter is a more energetic dog, but when combined with the Poodle, the puppies should settle down a great deal. However, I recommend these pups for more active people and families with more energetic children. They will be perfect for the person wanting a devoted running companion, as well as a therapy dog (Setters have been used for this purpose for years).
Both breeds are very family oriented and good with children. The Irish can be wanderers like the Golden Retriever but the Poodle is a 'homebody' that stays close to his family even when the opportunity is available. The mix should balance both sides very well like it does in the Golden Doodle.
The Irish is also a lighter shedder than the Golden Retriever so the first generation cross should do very well with little to no shedding and a very winsome 'shaggy' coat.
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