This is my 1st time here & great topic. My opinion is there are so many mixed breeds and purebreds in the pound right now - why not go save a life - please don't go to someone who actually breeds these "designer dogs". These kind of people usually just want to try to make a quick dollar on a so called new breed. Please start checking at shelters - Im sure you will find a maltese/poodle mix.
Speaking of malti-poos, there was one on The Dog Whisperer today that had some serious fear biting issues when it came to being groomed. He really nailed Cesar. The dog was a rescue at 9 months so there's no telling what kind of background he came from, but he definitely was a work in progress.
ok i will address your gromming matter once again. if it has mats, its not good enough!! you must either be: A: not brushing enough B: not brushing well enough C: using the wrong brush
thats aside from your family telling you that they really do care for the animal when they do not!
no dog has reason to be matter unless it is not properly cared for! the end!!!
now back onto MONGRELS! a pedigree is a pure breed with parents on both sides of the same breed and a good family background of only the 1 breed...nothing extra slipped in there on the way!
now a dog that is not of pure breed...not a pedigree...is a MONGREL!!!! it sounds bad....coz ppl love their animals and think that their animal is more important and perfect than any1 elses animal! and this is fine for ppl to believe.
now i own a BITCH!! a female dog, and thats the correct termanology. being that i work in an animal industy get used to me using proper language. i need to refer to things correctly as to not confuse people.
now, i've had this current job in this workplace i'm in atm for 3yrs. before that i've had yrs of experience and volenteer work in many other practices. i now work in a veterinary hospital!! a lot bigger than your normal ******round the corner clinic. i am living in australia WA in Perth city and work in a local hospital to where i live in suburbial area.
***Edited By: cricketmom on 6/2/2005 7:51:04 PM*** Reason: Please use clean language. *An attitude adjustment might help as well.*
Nurse - You're not helping anyone with your constant !!! and cursing. Although it may be corect that a mutt is also a mongrel, you know that the word "mongrel" has a negative connotation. If you know so much about pets, why not just offer helpful advice? Try to tone down your superior attitude.
THANK YOU ALLDOGSLOVER......U R ONE OF THE ONLY ONES WHO HAS INFORMATION!!!EVERYONE ELSE CHILL OUT!!Oh...y can't u keep her?My best friend is looking for a maltepoo.....do u no of where she could find a FREE female.PLEASE....list specific sites....
If you are interested in applying to adopt the Maltese/poodle mix (and yes, she is a girl) I am currently fostering you need to go through the rescue agency I volunteer for. You can contact them at http://www.stnicholashope.org. There is an application to fill out. There is a $200.00 adoption fee and a home inspection as well. I am not sure how they would work it out with someone that is out of California(if you are out of California) please ask them when you get in contact with them.
I would like to take the liberty to suggest volunteering at a rescue center if you have the time so you can get more familiarized with various types of dog breeds, including mixes. Also, if you can, become a foster parent, it is awsome to see these dogs come in bad shape and little by little see them change for the better.
You would not believe the condition these dogs come in. They are parasite infested, with mange, completely starved, afraid, etc. and I am not talking just about mix rescues, we also get purebreed dogs that are abandoned by their owners.
You asked why I can not keep the malti/poo I am fostering? I already have 4 dogs of my own and I can't keep all the dogs that I foster, I have to let them go once they are ready to a permanent home to make room for a new rescue.
You asked to be referred to a web site or to someone for a FREE malti-poo? I am sorry but I do not believe in getting anything for free. I am a firm believer that in order for humans to apreciate what comes into their hands(mine included), they have to pay a price for it, otherwise they do not take as good care of it/him/her.
I love fostering because I get to meet and have alot of dogs around me (I only foster small or medium size dogs because of my babies and because I live in a condo). It really makes me feel good to take care of a dog and see it get all better and have a chance to be happy and know that I was part of it!
***Edited By: alldogslover on 6/2/2005 9:07:47 PM*** Reason: .
QUOTE "ok i will address your gromming matter once again. if it has mats, its not good enough!! you must either be: A: not brushing enough B: not brushing well enough C: using the wrong brush
thats aside from your family telling you that they really do care for the animal when they do not!"
No, thats not always the case. My friend's golden retriever has some mats, and believe me, he gets groomed enough. That is, if you count hand grooming him once a week, brushing him everyday, and taking him to Petsmart to be professionally groomed once a month (I know...spoiled...lol!). Who are you to tell us that we (or other people) do not care about our dogs ?
If your a vet and you have to call dogs by 'proper names' how come my vet doesn't call shadow a 'mongrel'? He calls her a beautifull mutt, with the shinest coat he's ever seen.
***Edited By: ShadowDog on 6/2/2005 8:12:06 PM*** Reason: add
BITCH BITCH BITCH! its the correct terminology! that is my reference to MONGREL.
my !!! is just a trademark of my net language sorry to hear if its offended any of you.
now bitch is not a swear word....you r into animals here r u not? then refer to them correctly as they should be.
a male dog is called a dog, female, bitch, male cat can be refered to as a tom, and female queen
yes its not fair that a female cat gets to be called a queen while a dog gets the term bitch. buts its the context in which this word has been used to offend ppl in the past which lead ppl to refer to it as a swear word in which it is nothing of the sort!
Actually Nurse you did swear. You used a word in reference to feces...Sh--ty but I believe one of the mods edited it. I was just giving you a hard time because honestly I couldn't care less if you swear or not. You really should calm down though there's no reason to get so upset! Besides if you are going to be an active member here these sort of posts are something you will have to get used to. This post is actually very mild.
I usually do not even read these Maltipoo, Maltyorkie, whatever threads, hoping the other moderators do. I just don't like the fact that people are messing with the breed. GOOD NIGHT NURSE, yes you did use a slang/curse word. As far as you HAVING to tell us one more time about anything, DON'T. The only thing I have learned from you is that you like to type.
I haven't learned anything either. I know female dogs are bitches, and never said it was wrong to call them that, though I have never really used it before, many people on here do. But some people get offended by the word 'mongrel' as it has a negative background. Whats wrong with the word "mutts" or "mixed breeds" is it not proper enough for you?
Nurse_Shorty, Firstly Grow up. Please. You are coming off far less mature than some of our youngest members. Your constant use of !!!!!!!! in your "net Launguage" is nothing but annoying. Having come up with your own style of speak on the good ol interweb, one would think you would have quickly found out that using !!!!!! in every other sentence is a good way to annoy people. It also conveys a feeling of emotion that is best labeled as EXCITED!!!!!! One last thing before I melt away. With all of your vast edjumication I would think you would at least have a better grasp of grammar. Please, please try to use a dictionary, people will take you a little more seriously if you do what I have suggested, trust me. Oh and saying Bitch just to say it is utterly juvenile. GOOD-BYE!!!!!