"Husky do you own enough dogs to pull a dogsled. if so whats that 6-7 mid to large dogs? If so do they all live in your house when they are not made to pull you miles threw the snow and wind. Just thought I'd ask."
I own 17 dogs, all of which but two are sled dogs. I can put all 15 of my dogs on a line and they can all pull a sled at once, but I do not do that due to tension between a few of them. They have special groups they can go in, and they go in certain places on the line (read up on dog sledding if you don't understand).
Now, no, they do not all live in my house. They HATE being indoors, with a very strong passion. My dogs are NOT bred to be pets, or show dogs. They have the strongest drive you'll probably ever see. To put them in the house would be abuse. Their energy is much too high, and there's not enough room for them to be free. The only time they come in is if one is injured, sick, or if there is a bad storm, they will all come inside and we will make due with the space we have.
You said my dogs are MADE to pull me through snow. This is not true. It is what they are bred to do. For literally thousands of years, these types of dogs have had no other job but to pull people through the snow and protect their camps. So, I do not MAKE them do anything. As a matter of fact, they tend to MAKE me hook them up so that they can pull. If they even see a piece of equipment come out, they go bonkers.
So, if your post was some sort of sappy attempt to make me feel like less of a dog lover, it didn't work. Otherwise, you should choose your words better next time.
*I made this into a new thread because Molly Doll had no reference to the actual topic on the thread she put it on in the first place. Didn't want to hijack.
***Edited By: HuskyHauler on 1/11/2007 5:25:39 PM*** Reason: +
Sorry I am new this all this tread stuff as one of my puppy owners directed me to this site. I knew your dogs would live outside being as they are Husky and I knew that you would not love them any less for it. As my Beagles love to go hunting with my Husband and he does not make them as well he takes them because they love it. Just as you don't make your Dogs pull. I don't feel I am irresponsible when it comes to my dogs and my vet and buyers don't either. Buyers started to ask me about pug/beagle crosses back in 2003 I didn't just have an oops slap a silly name on them and add a for sale sign I went to my vet they have 10 at the practice she ask what everyone thought. then asked the Pug owner if they were intrested. Every thing was done on a professiena level. l also know everyone is welcome to their own opinion. Thank-you for yours
So you bred these dogs for money, basically. That was almost admitted. "Buyers asked..." BUYERS shouldn't have the say in what you produce. You should follow your standard for what your dogs do. Not what a buyer tells you.
But go ahead. Obviously you're under the impression this practice is okay because some vet said so.
I make no more or less then I do for my beagles. Most dog are breed for something Sledpulling, hunting, guiding, showing, my pug/beagle crosses are breed for being a good family pet just what then love doing. breeding dogs is not a business you get rich on I work as a dental assistant. Many years of schooling so I am not an idoit. I just have a different outlook on some topics.
So, the fact that you are creating potentially deadly crosses, that will, in the future if their breeding is continued, will progress into health problems seen in many purebreds that designer breeders complain about, doesn't bother you? And just because you make people pay the same for them doesn't mean you aren't making anything. You are now breeding three different dogs...that is more money; it's less than simple to figure that out.
You are breeding for pets. That is irresponsible. Someone could easily buy a Pug, or a Beagle, as a family pet. Or even better, go to the shelter. But they convinced you, for THEIR pleasure, to create more mixes.
Beagles and puggles I count only 2 breeds don't know where you learned how to count. I live in Ontario Canada if you go on pet finder and find a puggle I will give you a pat on the back. I know you won't since I check it daily. The Cockapoo has been around since the late 70's with no real health issues as a child we had on for 15 years that only needed the vet for shots and check ups.
Molly Doll, I was under the impression that you bred Pugs as well. Either way, you still breed mixes. So you put females through a pregnancy, so that they can pump out people's pets, when they could just as easily find this same mix as the shelter, as was proven against your statement above.
I breed mixes (Alaskan Huskies/Eurohounds). My mixes have never and will never be solds as pets. They have too much drive. They make TERRIBLE pets. They are for working. You, on the other hand, only breed for something that can be adopted out of a rescue. They have no real working purpose, and are bred because people think they are cute, and people are never satisfied.
But, you don't seem like one who wants to listen to reason, so I'm wondering why I waste my fingers on people like you anymore. I guess I hope you'll eventually see why this is wrong. But if you're too thick, then I guess my work is just at a standstill.
First of all, I would like to apologize for my inappropriate remarks I made here. My sentiments still stand, but I do apologize for the way I stated them.
As far as purebred breeders go. About 6 years ago I was looking for purebred. I found a breeder, after talking to her on the phone I flat out told her, "I don't care if you were the last person on earth selling Irish's I wouldn't buy one from you". She was just as evil as a designer dog breeder. If you want all the details I can provide them to you.
If you are not improving the BREED standard, pure or mixed, you are just flat out wrong. PERIOD.
Am I a pure bred snob? Hardly....But for you its all about the money and the rest be darned......
***Edited By: irishacres on 1/11/2007 9:03:29 PM*** Reason: correction
Even if she couldn't find any IN Ontario, rescues DO have ways to get dogs to new owners if they are far away. The American Eskimo rescue has the Eskie Railroad. Groups of people will stop and pick the dog up and drive it to other people who will then drive it to other people, until it reaches it's new owners. I know for a fact there are many rescues who do not limit their adoptable dogs to certain areas. If people aren't willing, then they do not deserve a dog. Impulse buyers wouldn't do this because they would have to wait.