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Guy Who Invented Labradoodle: 'I Released a Frankenstein's Monster'

Wally Conron regrets creating the cross-breed

(Newser) - What's not to like about a labradoodle? The breed has taken the world by storm since it was invented in 1988 , and was even considered by the Obamas as a possible choice for "first puppy." But the man who invented it all those years ago now calls...

Labradoodle Falls From 200-Foot Cliff, Lives

'It's a miracle,' says owner

(Newser) - A Labradoodle named Gracie fell 200 feet off a cliff in Oregon—and survived. Dog owner Michelle Simmons says Gracie and another dog were playing on a trail in the Columbia River Gorge when Gracie went over the side of the cliff. "We kept hearing her rolling and rolling...

Labradoodle Fans, Relax: Obamas Still Undecided

First Lady's dog vote just one of four: rep

(Newser) - It seems Michelle Obama was using the media to influence household politics when she announced her dog choice, the Los Angeles Times reports. “They have not selected a breed,” her press secretary insists. “Mrs. Obama likes the Portuguese water dog, but she is only one of four...

Poll: Nation Prefers a Mutt for Obamas

43% want first family to get pooch from shelter

(Newser) - A majority of Americans think the First Family should adopt a mutt, according to an AP poll. While the nation’s pet-less are split on the issue, pet owners, who represent 60% of the population, went 2-1 in favor of a mixed breed. That may not be enough to sway...

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