Some of you may remember me from yesterday. I know we all didn't get off to a great start. I think its great that people on this site are animal lovers. I too am one. when I first came on to this site with ed, I thought people were brutal. After listening to what they had to say I can understand why they are against breeding two different kinds. Many shelters are packed with unwanted dogs. these dogs are smart and loving. some might need work becuase of abuse. I think when someone new to this site asks questions about this sore subject we should start out explaining our opinions before jumping the gun. maybe if we are more subtle with the anwser they might listen. I'm sure you get lots of annoying questions and its about what we discussed the other day. I do think there is people, especially younger ones, that do not understand why you strongly disagree. Maybe if you kindly tell people why you feel this way it will have stronger and lasting impacted.
That is a good idea and what we need to do. I don't like mixing two breeds b/c i believe we need to perfect the breeds we have not make more. they all started out as puppy mill acidents and then people saw them in the pet store liked them and made more. to i blaim the people that own them NO. They don't relize and thats ok. like last night i answered your post there is no reson to get in a fight over it i was answer what you asked. That is the best way to go you bought the dog you have it so what i said you shouldn't breed them didn't say it mean no critization (sp). Good luck with your pup he is soooo cute can't get over it :)
We have many more of those. If you would like I could email you a bunch or whatever. thank you for being so nice to me. I think mopar has a good mix. He is a smart and healthy pup. I can understand why some have feelings towards this. If you get a chance check out puggle.org.
The point, pinkygirl, is that there are so many mixed breeds dying in shelters every day because they aren't adopted, that people here feel that continuing to breed these mixed dogs is only making the problem worse.
The public is a bit clueless to some degree, because they see a mixed "designer breed" dog and they line up to pay thousands for them, and they don't even realize that they could run down to the shelter and adopt virtually the same dog for $50.
If people are going to pay out the wazoo for a dog, then they should pay for a true bred dog, not a mixed breed that's been glorified and slapped with some high price sticker.
Sadly, people come here practically on a daily basis asking about how they can breed their mixed dogs, and after a while people get a little frustrated with having to go over it time and again. I do agree that there's a nice way and a mean way to communicate or educate, but there's a few people that stop by here regularly that are a little brash and rude, and I don't even think they posted on the OP's thread, heh.
Anyway, maybe you guys can keep that in mind, so the next time someone comes here and posts about mixing breeds, you can try to explain it to them before someone else gets angry with them.
I personaly feel that we should stop paying a rediculous amount for a pure breed dogs and just go down to the shelters and get a dog that is in despret (sp?)need to be given a good home where people will love and care for them. those other pure breed dogs from the breeders will all find wonderfull homes. but the dogs in the shelters are confined in cold cages where theyre all crowded together. hoping that the next person to walk through those front doors to take them home. I think that it's sad.
lorrix I understand your frustrations. I wasn't trying to insult people that were angry. I was just trying to help the matter. the only reason I wrote this was explain to others why some people strongly disagree with buying mixes. Instead of people getting defensive maybe they will just listen to you or someone else. when we got mopar they explained to us they knew the breeders and would not take dogs from people who over bred their dogs. they said they dealt with them for a number of years. they seemed like decent people. thats why it first we were floored by some of the comments. All I am saying is some people have good intentions and don't realize the problem
Morpar, Thank you for your kind words i looked at the site it is cute.Puggles are one of the cute designer mixs i have seen i would get one from a shelter if i find one. I can't email now it is acting up but in a few days i can you are a nice person and your animals are sweet When my email works i will email you what is your email?
I don't think the price for a purebred is ridiculous if paid to a reputable breeder. It reimburses them for all the time they took showing, researching pedigrees, doing health test, properly raising and starting to socialized puppies. And you aren't going to get a dog like that in the shelter, because any reputable breeder keeps in touch with their puppies people and would take all the dogs they produce back at any times in there lives. They also don't breed enough to contribute much to overpopulation and usually have homes lined up before the breeding even takes place. Shelter are wonderful places to get a dog, but for people wanting a well breed dog or show dog they go to a good breeder. I'm involved in dane rescue and have three that I adopted now, but I also wanted a good pup (not saying the others are bad, I wouldn't trade them for the world) so I got my youngest girl for a wonderful breeder.
"those other pure breed dogs from the breeders will all find wonderfull homes. but the dogs in the shelters are confined in cold cages where theyre all crowded together."
Are you not paying attention???? Where do you think shelter dogs come from??? Do you know how many purebred dogs and 2-breed crosses I've seen in shelters? They DON'T all find wonderful homes! The owners discover problems that shouldn't come up from the crossing of 2 breeds according to the breeder. The breeder told them to expect only the best of both breeds and that is not a realistic expectation at all. The owners have an expensive dog that they cannot live with and send it straight to the nearest shelter because since they aren't the type to research things before acting on them they believe foolishly that their baby will get a good home because, after all, it's a fancy designer breed and they are worth more aren't they (I hope you can hear the sarcasm)?
"" I personaly feel that we should stop paying a rediculous amount for a pure breed dogs and just go down to the shelters and get a dog that is in despret (sp?)need to be given a good home where people will love and care for them ""
pinky girl, that is a ridiculous statement. people have the right to aquire the dog that they want, be it purebred or mixed. and the rarer breeds are rarely found in shelters. i wanted a french bulldog and finding one in a shelter was not happening. so i researched breeders until i found one that i was comfortable with. if i could have found a frenchie in the shelter, i would have gladly adopted him/her. but it just wasnt happening. my only option was a breeder. so i made sure that i found a reputable one.
shelter dogs can sometimes come with problems. someone that has small children , or health issues, may not want a dog that they do not know the history on. because people choose to mix breeds together for experiment or whatever reason, then dump the puppies off at a shelter , doesnt mean others should be expected to adopt those puppies. its sad for the puppies, but its not others responsibility to take them in. if people are wanting a mixed breed, then they are better off looking to the shelters for their dog than buying from someone who intentionally breeds mutts. but you can not expect everyone to do that.
i hear ya wandering ! lol . we had talked to a lady at our local shelter about adopting a frenchie. she laughed. she said that in her three years at the shelter, only one had come through and it was reclaimed by its owner in less than 20 minutes. so we figured that getting one from there was not going to happen.
I'm just saying you guy that some people would rather get a dog from a shelter and not from the breeders. see I would rather get a dog from a shelter. I was always taught that dogs are just dogs. it doesn't matter what breed they are and it doesn't matter what color they are, it just matters how much companionship and love it brings to your life.