The reasons they spew for these dogs is pure drivel, they talk about "hybrid vigor" and how they poop less, WTF. How does a 15lb pugbeagle cross bred dog poop any less that a purebred dog of any breed?? I mean yes a 20inch tall bulldog will poop more than a 20inch whippet, but come on people, when it comes to weight it all is about the same. And the lady talking about how because it is a crossbreed they are more cat like, where does that come from? Why do people think that crossing a poodle with any other breed will make a non-shedding hypo-allergenic dog, and with less dander, who comes up with this bull crap???? And if you don't like 2 different breeds how is crossing them going to get you the perfect pet???
If someone is stupid enough to go out and spend money on a dog find a great breeder and get one, don't fuel Puppymills and BYB.
Unless your dogs have titles on at least one end of their names, don't breed them, unless they have passed all of their health tests, don't breed them, unless you are willing to help rescue don't breed, if you are not willing to do all of this and everything else breeding entitles you are just contributing to the pet overpopulation that plagues us. If you don't know the basics then get your dog spayed or neutered, leave the breeding to people who are willing and able to help better their breeds. It is people who don't care enough to learn that are filling up rescues and shelters with unwanted dogs.
A few do not's of dogs:
DO NOT get your dog from a pet shop DO NOT get a certain breed because a friend had(has) one and it was(is) a great dog DO NOT breed your bitch because she will be a better dog after a litter DO NOT breed your dog because you just have to have a pup from him DO NOT breed any animal just to make a quick buck
Just because you think you own the best dog, does not make it true, face it we all think that, just some know better. So we show and do health and temperament testing on our dogs so we really do KNOW that our dogs have something to add to the gene pools of our respective breeds.
Talk about self-centered and lazy!!! Why bother getting a dog you don't have to spend time on? They want company without interaction let them hire a maid or butler. When the weather gets too cold just "throw it in the back yard" instead of walking it? I wonder how much of that statement had to do with the owner being too cold and how much really had to do with there not being enough other people out in the cold to compliment and admire thus making it not worth the walk. "Stepford" dog? Buy one of those battery-operated yapping pups-no poop at all, no feed, no brushing and totally narcissist proof. Sorry, I have nothing against the dogs but I have a whole lot against the people who breed them on purpose just to make a buck and against the people that buy them simply because they're convenient and they have too much money to throw around on a living fashion accessory.
You guys sound pretty upset over designer dogs-if the reports upset you that much Do Not read them. I respect your opinions but it just sounds like you are really upset about this report and in some of your other reports regarding designer dogs (I know you don't hate the dogs, it's ithe people doing the breeding for a buck that bothers you more) but don't let it give you high blood pressure and stress you out, take a chill pill and calm down. :)
I kind of agree with Cody's mom; if "designer dogs" upset you stop reading the articles that aggravate you so much.
I also can understand where your coming from, but just don't read them. I don't. If it's something you get pissed off about, keep the articles out of your mind. You can't complain when you're the one searching for them and that's what you come across.
As everyone now knows I love mutts or mixed breed dogs. But I agree w/ ruffian about the breeding. There are enough unwanted dogs out there without creating more. People want what they have to pay big buxs for and they have to pay big buxs for a purebreds. But I am not completely against hybrids because that is how we got every type of dog we have now, every "purebred" came from someone wanting to make a better dog that would act a certain way, be a certain way. The breeds are old now so we call them "purebred" but when they started they were hybrids too. For example long haired doxies now a pure bred breed came from a cocker spaniel and regular doxie. Nothing was purebred to start out with.
I think what is most upsetting is what these breeders are claiming to be true. Hypo-allergenic dog, doesn't hardly poop, perfect behavior (w/out training), will not shed - that is all a big crock of bull.
Face it the fact is ANY and EVERY dog WILL have to poop (sorry that's life). Most dogs do shed (unless it is hairless) some may shed more than others but even humans shed hair. I don't see how you can create a hypo-allergenic dog(???). And most dogs with proper training WILL be well behaved.
They are making such huge claims that I wonder what will happen to these dogs when the claims prove to be not true.
Health guarnteed? A GOOD breeder can make that claim since they have gone thru all the medical tests BUT how can someone blindly say that. What happens when one of these dogs do get sick. The fact is NOTHING IS 100%.