You know, I just went to lab/poodle combo, I saw PRA and I almost croaked. I would venture to say PRA is so prominent in the Labradoodle it's sincerely scary. Reason being, people that would mix the 2 are not going to PRA test (let alone other types of tests).
I genuinely feel sorry for anyone that ends up with a pup having PRA. All genetic diseases of course, it's just that PRA is not really spoken about and its incredibly prevelant, as common as hip/elbow problems in fact. SCARY.
Wonderful post Windy, I'm going to learn about other combined breeds off that. Thanks!!
The site is a wealth of information. It also defines what is a BYB, a Puppymill, Broker and other terms those new to dogs or wanting to get a dog could find useful. I just hope lots of readers take advantage of this link.
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Thanks for the valuable info...I really enjoyed searching the link...wow alot of info...I am so scared to death of all these different kinds of mixes and want to be breeds...I look at my purebreed cocker and I love her to death..even though...I would like to see her have pups..I have opted to have her spaded for many reasons..When I purchased her from a reputable breeder she gave me full breeding right with the AKC...I am very happy and pleased of that but I want my baby to be happy..I don't want her as show dog which she does have some good potential...that wasn't my purpose...I guess you learn alot when you get alot of information and stuff that you were not really exposed to and it really makes you think...once again thank you for all that info...I have to tell you I see alot of cockapoo's in the pet stores..and I was like what the hell is that and then I asked and the pet shop owner would say you don't know...no if I did I would not be asking these are designer dogs what is a designer dog? so after some research I was really mortified that some people believe that these are really Breeds and I would like to know how so..this is very wrong..no one takes into consideration of health..this is no better than 1st cousin's having babies..this is wrong.
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2thumbs up for loveallpets. On another thread I posted if one comes to a forum like this with an open mind, you really can learn a heck of a lot and make truly responsible decisions based on the wealth of information you find.
Some of the breeds that are being mixed are genetic messes waiting to happen. French Bulldogs are just one of the breeds that are prone to some of the more serious health issues. Good breeders have been working hard to improve on the problems. Along comes Joe Smoe and decides he wants to mix a frenchie with a poodle . ugh. Not only are people paying an arm and a leg for the pups of these mixes, but they are buying into a wealth of possible and probable health issues. People are going to continue to breed these so called "designer" dogs. I just wish that they would be responsible enough to health test both parents, but sadly that is rarely the case. I also wonder what happens when these cute little puppies turnout to be unattractive adults. When you mix breeds you never know what the pups will end up looking like. What happens to the ones that turn out to be larger than the expected "purse size?" Or the ones that dont inherit the expected temperment ? Alot of people want what they think is cute, popular, in fashion, etc , etc, but when they grow tired of it and decide they no longer want it, they do not seem to care what becomes of it after they ditch it, dump it, euthanize it, etc. Its always the animals that pay the price because ignorant people didnt bother to do the research or look at the dog as a lifetime commitment. Doesnt really matter if you buy a purebred or a mix. With the purebreds, you just have a better idea of what your puppy will grow up to be. If you buy a mix, be responsible for it, even if it does not turn out to be what you expected it to be.
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That is a good starting point and link. It however is incomplete and also I noticed just withion my own breed does not have things listed that should be so I'm sure things are missing in others as well
To find out about any one particular breed other good places to check are with each purebred parent club for your breed or breeds if the dog is a mix you'd check multiple breeds than which you can do by a simple google check or you can also plug in for instance health issues with pups . On anothewr note you can go directly to the OFA site to read about amany of the disorders and genetic issues carried in various breeds
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