we currently have a 2.5 year old male Shiba Inu and we are looking to get a 2nd pup and we're looking at a Golden Doodle.

Call me crazy, but we have a 16 month old daughter and I'm due with LO#2 (a boy!) at the end of April. We have wanted a second dog for a while and it just seems like the most logical time would to get one between now and april so that i can be home for the first 3 months after the babies born to also watch/train the new puppy.

i realize how insane that sounds, but i think its actually doable, especially considering I'm not going to be getting any sleep anyway.

Do any of you have experience with Doodles? I've only heard wonderful things about them and how they're easy to train and great with kids. our current dog is super independent and not really a snuggler, so i think it will be nice to have an affectionate dog as well.

let me know your thoughts and experiences, both with this breed and any tips on dealing with a new puppy on maternity leave! : )