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*I know almost nothing about schutzhund.*

I'd assume any breed or mix could participate in schutzhund. It's common with certain breeds but if a dog had the right personality for it I don't see why not. I've seen video of a dane doing schutzhund and even herding. So it's not impossible, just unlikely.
 

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It's possible there's a lady on an FB group I belong to that does Schutzhund(which is now called IPO) with her Standard poodle(he's also a show dog). I also know people with Border collies who do the sport. So yeah there are a few off breeds out there...

On another note I'm going to my first IPO trial in April! Can't wait!
 

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It would be difficult. The dogs that perform best in Schutzhund are dogs that have been bred specifically for working drive.
A goldendoodle is a mongrel, so temperament is unpredictable. However, almost all doodle mixes (lab, golden, whatever) tend to have very docile personalities which makes them such great service dogs.
Where I train, almost all dogs are either Belgian Malinois or German Shepherds. We've had a couple of Rotties, Pitt Bull like dogs, and the smallest I have seen certified was a corgi. Never have I seen any type of Golden Retriever, lab ect.
Chances are better if the dog has been taught from puppyhood to bite the sleeve. That is how pretty much how all successful Schutzhund are trained.
I am sure a doodle would perform very well in the obedience parts of Schutzhund. You should have no trouble doing the BH with him. Maybe consider rally obedience or some other dog sport that doesn't require bite drive.
 

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Any dog can be trained in this protocol if it has the right temperment and intelligence...........Schutzhund is difficult rigrous training for sure!

P.S. The Standard Poodle breeder that got her Title 1 also trials her dogs in ob and agility She has gorgeous dogs!!!
 

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Unlikely, yes, possible, yes. If the dog turns out to have the right drives and enjoys the bite, you both have fun, and are welcome in the club, go for it. If it feels like you have to 'train' the dog to tug and bite, why bother. Find your dogs drive, train accordingly.
I love schutzhund, never done it, but love it. The dogs are doing what they are mentally and physically built for.
I'm sure there are 'mongrels' out there who have all the right stuff and would shine also, but given the breed characteristics of goldens and poodles and it's probably not likely that a golden-doodle would be into the bite work.
 

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I'm doing IPO foundations with my Beauceron which is considered an "off breed" in the sport. As long as the dog has the temperament and drive it shouldn't matter, though you will probably get a lot of funny looks.

If you are serious about it find a club near you and have your dog evaluated by the training director. It's a sport that you really need the guidance of an experienced club if you are new to it.
 

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My dogs and I do agility because my dogs enjoy it. I would not participate in a sport that was not enjoyed by my dogs. My youngest dog does not enjoy agility so much so we are pursuing rally. She does not have the temperment for agility and that is ok with me. your Beaceron may not be a common breed to Schutzhund however they are a breed with prey drive. Goldendoodles drive is to love all people which would not go well in the French ring.
 

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My dogs and I do agility because my dogs enjoy it. I would not participate in a sport that was not enjoyed by my dogs. My youngest dog does not enjoy agility so much so we are pursuing rally. She does not have the temperment for agility and that is ok with me. your Beaceron may not be a common breed to Schutzhund however they are a breed with prey drive. Goldendoodles drive is to love all people which would not go well in the French ring.
If the doodle has the drive then he will love the sport. Not all dogs are alike, even if they are the same breed.
We've had corgis at our club being titled and those little rascals love it.
 

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My dogs and I do agility because my dogs enjoy it. I would not participate in a sport that was not enjoyed by my dogs. My youngest dog does not enjoy agility so much so we are pursuing rally. She does not have the temperment for agility and that is ok with me. your Beaceron may not be a common breed to Schutzhund however they are a breed with prey drive. Goldendoodles drive is to love all people which would not go well in the French ring.
That particular dog may love it, you really can't judge by breed. I have no doubt my lab/pointer would have loved schutzhund. But his personality isn't very lab like, I sometimes call him an anti lab. I do agree however that you probably don't want a poodle mix if you want to get into schutzhund, there are better suited breeds. But that's not to say that one can not do it.
 

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I guess I have seen to many handlers drag their unhappy dogs around a ring trying to make them do a sport that they don't enjoy. One sheltie in particular breaks my heart every time I see in the agility ring. :(
 

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Golden doodle is a mutt so it's hard to say. I've did some schutzhund classes with my lab and he loved every one. even tracking which he wasn't great at.
 
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