Kimberly Robinson
Louie the labradoodle is "A remarkable family dog," said Jodie Prescott. He lies back and loves to play with Chris and Jodie's daughter Christina.

Pet of the week: Louie the Labradoodle

At six months of age Louie the Labradoodle has become an essential part of the household for Chris, Jodie and Christina Prescott.
"We decided to go with a labradoodle after our last dog (a yellow labrador retriever) and keep the hair down. We had a lot of shedding with our last dog," said Chris, "Louie's just a great walker, he cuddles well when he's tired and with our little girl, just under two years old... he's been very gentle with her."

Louie is very well mannered, going to Junction True Value Hardware, waiting patiently while some shopping is done, "He behaves himself"Chris explained. He does however seem to enjoy Christina's toys chewing them frequently. "It's a constant 'Drop! Leave that!' then Christina gets mad at him because he's taken her toys and she'll run up and pull on his hair until he yelps, then it's like Christina no don't do that," Chris offered.

Jodie Prescott said, "He's learning to love everything... I think the best thing about Louie is that he loves Christina so much from the get go, and she can sit on him, she can lie back against him, use him as a head pillow, he'll lick her face and let her keep playing. He's a good pillow for Christina. He's a remarkable family dog."

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for those who may worry- christina didn't really pull his hair that much- just until she figured out other enthusiastic ways to get him away from her toys! he now leaves her toys alone. and she no longer pulls his hair- she loves and kisses him. ;)