Purebreds would not have so many problems if only responsible people that did the proper genetic testing bred them. Degsigner mutts can still inheret all the health problems of both of the breeds in it. Labs and poodles can have hip problems, guess what, so will labradoodles. Toy poodles can have problems with their trachea, same with poms, and so can anything mixed with them. Breeding one breed to another is not going to simply make the problems go away. A "Daisy Dog" that my aunte got into her grooming shop, that the owner paid $900 for was too sick to be groomed, only four days after the owner got it. Guess what was wrong with it, it had parvo and is now dead. This just happened two weeks ago. My aunte had to close her shop for a couple of days, to clean the entire shop from top to bottom, even though the dog was only by the door. I know parvo is a virus, but this is one example. The breeder obviously sold a sick mutt to some poor, unexpecting person. Last week, at the grooming shop I work at, I got what the owners called a "purebred poofie" It was a Poodle, Newfie mix. I tried to explain this to them, but no, they think it is a purebred, and nothing can change their mind, all because the breeder told them it was a purbred.
My neighbor just got a pug/beagle mix.. She calls it a *puggle* I call it a mix. Anyway, she is a very cute puppy. I asked if she was spayed. She says "oh no, we are going to breed her" I really had to bite my tongue. But I kindly said "Oh you are?" "Do you know anything about the parents" she said "uh, no" Really, it's the same old story. She will only do it for the money.. that's the sad bottom line. She said that "puggles" are hot right now and that she has lots of friends that want one now that they've seen hers. She thinks you can breed a puggle with anothe puggle. I told her that there are no guarantees there and the pup can come out looking more like a beagle or more like a pug. Am I right? Don't you have to breed another pug with a beagle? Clearly they only want to do it for the money. I have no idea what they paid for her but I bet it was a bundle.
it is very bad to breed puggles with puggles also try to convince her not to. anyways i think designer dogs are great BUT how they are created is terrible if someone was really trying to make a designer dog for a purpose not just looks cute and for quality not money then it would be ok because after all ALL dogs are designer dogs they were all from wolves and selectivley bred. then people selectivley bred those offspring to get chihuahuas cocker spaniels german shepherds chows all the dogs we have today. BUt people need to realize that the # of dogs in pounds is not funny at all and its terrible so unless you have a true purpose they dont need to contribute to the pet population and if you breed these designer dogs you need to sell them with spay/nueter contracts because they are mixes they arent official yet also if they were to recognize say cockapoos then puggles maltipoos yorkiepoos and all the 100's of mixes would want to be recognized so unless you have a purpose for breeding and they are prime examples of the breed and you are 110% positive you can find homes for all the pups and willing to sacrifice the mother if any thing bad happens dont breed dogs and unless you are breeding designer dogs for quality then dont and dont but from people who dont fit these limits
Shar Pai / Bassetts are here, they call them Sharp Assetts. They are sooo different. They certainly have a look of their own. A few are being sold in the detroit area. One thing about it, when they lead one of them down the street they will get lookers! Guess if you wanted to meet new friends buy a Sharp Assette and take him for a walk. Probably the legs will be so short he'll have trouble keeping up.
Hybrid puppies, or designer mutts can have health problems the same as purebreds but it is not NEAR as likely. Many of these problems come from line breeding or inbreeding and this doesn't happen with the designer mutt. They are all cross breeds, if they are not they certainly should be. They should have papers showing what breeds are used. They should show what breed the sire was and what breed the dam was.
Wanna know how to tell if a breeder is "responsible"? They sell with a written spay/neuter contract and it is DEMANDED in the contract that if the buyer cannot keep the dog for any reason it MUST be returned to the seller.
This is a common clause in purebred dog sales contracts. The breeders who INSIST that the puppies they bring into the world are NEVER to go to a shelter or to a rescue organization are truly RESPONSIBLE for the dogs they bring into this world.
Bottom line - you bring a dog into this world YOU better be responsible for it for life. Can't do that? Then don't breed - period.
Check out Petfinder.com look at how many Labradoodles are there. Every labradoodle in a petfinder.com ad was bred by an IRRESPONSIBLE breeder!
I don't care if they are breeding Sharp Asses. If they are RESPONSIBLE for every dog they bring into the world, let 'em have at it!
But I guarantee you, if they sold every pup with a proper contract, breeders would be more likely to do proper health and temperament testing prior to breeding OR they are just willing and able to care for all of the dogs who are returned.