For all you people out there that are infatuated with the cutsie named "Hybred" (what bosh) breeds out there.
How about before you go advocating it and saying oooooo ahhhhh over them and then breed them. Look up what the breeds health issues are, add them together and thats what your 'Hybreds' most likely will cost you 5 years down the road at a vets office.
Jeezum! Look in the pound, ask them how many 'Hybreds' they put to sleep in a week and then go home and think REALLY hard how badly you want possibly half your litter to end up at. I bet they end up at the wrong side of a needle being put to sleep.
Gads! I am so upset with this tripe I could puke!
***Edited By: JOcquelle on 8/1/2006 3:50:46 PM*** Reason: spell
Lots of "hybrids" are ending up in shelters now. Theres a pekingese/poodle mix in my local SPCA that they can't seem to adopt out. Lots of pug/beagle mixes too. Wonder why? Because people are mixing two completely different dogs together that don't even compliment each other and making horrible mixes. They may look cute as puppies, but thats about it. They are not hypoallergenic seeing as you are mixing the poodles with breeds that are not good for allergies. Grrr
I agree. I saw somewhere online, what they call a huskyPoo! The poor thing looked like a freak of nature!!They were selling the poor thing for $250.00. I told them they were CRAZY!!! I just do not understand that. Just because a dog is mixed with a poodle I guess they think people will just run out and buy it!
First off, this isn't the first time this has been mentioned. Either way, your preaching isn't going to change the fact that it's always going to happen.. so stop blowing hot air. Not only that, i'm annoyed at the fact and the number of people using this topic to get attention on the forum... seriously, it's surpassed pathetic... actually, it happened a long time ago. Put a sock in it, really.
By the way, IM A PROUD OWNER OF A SHIHTZU/TOY POODLE MIX.. and your dog is no better than mine. :) Just for future reference. Drop it already.
Also, as HuskyHauler pointed out.. a Hybrid is a mix of two SPECIES.. not two breeds. Before you go trying to sound all hip and intelligent.. perhaps get the facts straight before hand.
***Edited By: halosfire on 8/1/2006 5:39:24 PM*** Reason: Add.
I DONT AGREE WITH ANY OF YOU!! Mixed breed shouldn't be called "mutts"!!!! That is just wrong humans have lots of different breeds. That doesnt make us mutts now does it. You wouldnt like to be called stupid and People treat you differently just because you have alot of different cultures/or ancestors. I've had alot of what you call "mutts" and they listen just fine and there good watch dogs. People sometimes mix breeds because not all of us can pay a thousand dollars for a dog!!!You should all be ashamed. Oh and if this is about me and wanting to start breeding that is redicious.
We all know that if the hip people these days would stop breeding the "designer dogs" that the overpopulations in the shelters wouldn't go down all that much. There are always going to be stupid people, who don't take the time to train their dogs... feed their dogs... who buy and fight there dogs... no matter how much campaigning against it that we do..be it purebred dogs, or mixed.. but they would only go down for a little while. There isn't a solution to this problem, it's always going to be. To preach and preach and preach about it isn't going to do you any good.. after hearing it 1000 times, it gets really old.
***Edited By: halosfire on 8/1/2006 6:01:24 PM*** Reason: add
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A mixed-breed dog (also called a mutt (shortened from muttonhead), crossbreed, mongrel, tyke, cur, or random-bred dog, see Terms for mixed-breed dogs, below) is a dog that is a mixture of two or more breeds, or a descendant of feral or pariah dog populations. Since, except for extreme variations in size, dogs interbreed freely, mixed-breed dogs vary in size, shape, and color, making them hard to classify physically. Historically, all purebred dogs have been selected from a mixed-breed population. See Golden Retriever for an example.
I dont think anyone has anything against mixes, One of my favorite dogs was a bullmastiff/pit mix I got at the shelter. Its people breeding them for money thats sickning. And as far as not everyone having 1000 for a purebred, thats no reason to breed mixes, there are tons of them at shelters that would love to be adopted.
I just want to add to boomers mom i proudly tell people I am a mutt all the time, I have no idea of my heratige, I feel no shame in that I am a canadian Mutt.
And people ask me all the time what cross breed my Shiba-Inu are all the time, now that PO's me evrytime. Not because they are purebred, but the fact that everyone just assumes everything is some retarded cross.
And a mutt is a mutt is a mutt, I grew up with a great mutt, named Copper, loved him to bits, and always will, and if I want a family dog that I cant show it wil be a mutt, from an animal shelter, that is where they should come from.
why are people always so offended by the term mutt ? i always call my dogs mutts ... even the purebred ones. its like a term of affection in a sense. i dont find anything derogatory about it at all yet people get so upset by that word.
Guess what? I am a mutt too. I have no idea what all of my heritage is. Who cares really.
I have an English Setter (tri color) who people are constantly asking if he is a dalmation mix. I just laugh and say yep! Life is too short to be offended. I love my rott/lab/pit goodness knows what just as much. As a matter of fact I think she is a whole lot smarter than the setter most of the time.
Dogs are dogs and when it comes right down to it they just want a nice place to sleep, good food and someone to love them.
The issue isn't that someone is against mutts it's that they're against people breeding them specifically for money....because let's face it, they are CUTE! And people pay for cute....and the fact that we call them *Designer Breeds* makes them that much more desirable....
My coworker's dog just had puppies. Mom's a Rottweiler and the father is a Pug and you guessed it, they're PUGWEILERS.
But she is giving them away for free. She is not making money off of them. She adopted the Rott from a shelter that told her she was spayed....um, guess not....and her Pug was a show prospect, hence the fact why he wasn't neutered..and ....ooopsies. So that would be an accidental breeding....which will never be repeated....
I'm sure they'll be darned cute if anything (haven't seen them yet - only 2 wks old) and she's being responsible about the homes they go to. She is having them all spayed/neutered before they go to their new homes...she doesn't care of the cost she incurs....
She's one in a million.....
***Edited By: stdogz on 8/1/2006 8:02:10 PM*** Reason: spelling
If you get this upset about this topic, DO NOT read the posts or lists. Life is to short to give yourself a heart attack over such things. This situation is always going to be so get used to it. I myself have a 1/2 breed, Bichon Frise/Westie mix, I purchased him as a pet and he can not be bred because as any responsible pet owner would do I had him neutered! Here is a pic of Cody, now you take a look at him and tell me he shouldn't have been born. He is as sweet as he looks we have several friends who want a dog but not any dog, they want Cody because of his sweet nature and because he is so well behaved. He is one smart "designer dog"! I have had both, purebreed and mixes (I perfer that term over mutts-sorry just me) I love them both the same, they each have their own good things and bad things. Cody is the first mix that I have had that had only two breeds in him that is why I call him my little 1/2 breed. When we had to put our Buddy down, he was from the shelter and they said he would be small well he turned out to be 70lbs. small and he had golden retreiver/collie in him we found out after taking him to the vet so this time I knew we had to be sure to get a small dog as I am the one who takes them to the vet, groomers and such and I just can not handle the larger dogs so we choose to purchase one that we knew would be small-saw the ad in the paper and went over that night, he was from a litter of 4 males and it took us (my hubby, my mom and myself) a little over 2 hours to choose) I could tell that that lady wasn't used to people taking that long, I think to her they were all alike, just pick one up and go. i don't regret taking that long and I don't regret getting Cody! I do understand that most of you don't dislike mix breeds that it is more the byb you are not happy with and I have had several dogs from the Humane Society but sometimes you have to buy them instead of adopting for what ever reason.
I too am a mutt, and proud of it. My lines include Dutch, German, Irish, Czech and Polish...hey, my family gets around!
Mutt is a term of endearment in my home. All my purebreds have been referred to as mutts at one time or another. It's not a derogatory term. I too would rather my dog be called a mutt than a Hybrid or Designer Dog. Mutts make wonderful pets, but shouldn't be exploited for profits.