I don't think I would like to have a Basset Hound mixed with Dalmatian. They are each their own unique breed and I don't think people should be messing with them like that.
OMG, $2500 for a Poodle mixed with Labrador? Can you say ridiculous? I've see purebred, AKC registered Labs or Poodles from good bloodlines go for much less.
The further they get away from the breed standards, the more these backyard breeders ask for the puppies.
It makes me angry to see the Labradoodles advertised as non-shedding, hypo-allergenic. After the first cross, no less. It takes several generations of mixing those 2 breeds before you actually get what could be considered a non-shedding, somewhat hypo-allergenic dog, it does not happen with just the one cross.
More false advertising from people that shouldn't be breeding their dogs in the first place.