We (or I anyways, can't speak for the others) are not picking on anyone. I simply stated something almost in the same manner as you did about mixing breeds.
This is an extremely infomative forum. What I can not understand, is why you would search for a Min. Pin. to breed to your dachshund INSTEAD of another dachshund???? This statement in itself says you are intentionally (sp) wanting to mix the two. Sure, they would be cute, what pup isn't? But, I'm also sure that there are some in shelters, no?
Before you get your undies in a wad, take a deep breath, sit back, and listen. Alot of the people on her have excellent advice. I know I have learned alot from them.
Just depends on if you're willing to learn or not.
luckygal, there is so much more to breeding dogs, than just picking 2 that you think might be cute. You have to know why breeders breed dogs in the first place,and I don't hear any of the reasons coming from you. Do a whole pile of research, read up on the inherant traits of your dog, and if you still want to breed, after all that, find a mentor, and check out a few shows to see what you're trying to attain. I would wipe out the idea of mixing the 2 breeds, with no hesitation. Good luck.
p.s Jackie, how about your Rottie, and one of my girls. We could call them ROBOTS.
Luckygal, I tried to PM but you are not accepting messages. No doubt because you have received dozens of mail begging you to put a halt to what you are thinking of doing. Perhaps you are acutely unaware but your proposal of breeding the 2 dogs is EXTREMELY unethical and BEYOND irresponsible. I am not saying this for the sake of just slamming you dear I am attemting to educate you. I have rescued Dachshunds for 7 years and usually because of people like you. The pups get "purchased" by halfwits who were able to buy them from a halfwit breeder who just wanted to make cute pups and sell them for a quick buck not caring what really happens to them. There are hundreds upon hundreds of Doxies and Doxie mixes dumped each month and you want to make more on purpose? Here is the skinny on this. The fact that you got this MP to breed means that you got him from a breeder who is VERY irresponsible and only cared about the money. No good breeder would have sold a dog to you knowing what you plan to do. That brings me back to your second or third post where you ask what kind of money you can get for the pups? If you are doing this for the money you are nothing more than a puppy miller or back yard breeder who cares nothing for the breeds of your dogs much less the pups. You will likely sell them to anyone with cash and call yourself a reputable breeder. You have no "breeding program" if you are intending on breeding non champions or mixes. You have a money makeing idea and no more than that. Do the dog world a favor and sell old crap from your garage on E-Bay and leave breeding to the experts who actually want to better the breed. You have no idea what you are talking about and no professional worth his or her salt will help you with this unethical practice. If you receive help it will only be from a puppy miller or other rotten person who only cares about money. My advice is hang up this idea now before it goes south (and it will!) and you make all the dogs suffer. Each day Doxie mixes are euthanized because someone like you wants to breed simply because they have a male and a female. Have you researched the genetics of each dog so that you are not breeding negative traits that result in birth defects or illness as an adult? (do you even care?) Do you know and understand fully abut IVDD in Dachshunds? Have you cleared your female of IVDD before she breeds? Here is a clue if you don't even know what IVDD is you have NO business even thinking about breeding. Give this insane idea up! Doxie/MinPins are nothing more than muts who you will end up stuck with because there are already muts in pounds they can get for $50.00 or less. I can already see the "free to good home" ad in the paper...
Nice post Badger, and that also goes for alot of other mixed & pure breeds...
Pen...I don't think Loki can go that low to the ground without laying down, and if by some miracle he does, I don't see a good outcome with your female. BUT,,we can do the switch-a-roo and put one of your boys (I like Nimrod) with one of my female pits (Sugar or Lalli) and make some Pistons.
They would sell like hot cakes during basketball season..
Haha. Thats funny, build a ladder. My Yorkie needs a ladder to reach my MinPin. He keeps trying to get her but he is to short. He has a belly band diaper on, so he cant get her anyway. AND we keep them seperated 99% of the time. Dont worry. They are not gunna breed. Crackers is soooo determand to get to her, he managed to squeeze throught the gate bars in the kitchen. That little sh*t. lol. So now he is in his large crate. He dont slip through alot, just a few times. They are both getting fixed on April 1, I wish it was sooner. He is so annoiing right now. Wining constantly and panting.
Please lady or guy. Go get your dogs fixed or they are a real handful when she is in heat.
I had to express myself on this one!My moms dog Tala was a product of someone seeing what they could get by crossing a wiem and a german shepherd...we all love the dog to death but she is the only one who survived out of the litter because the woman who made the breeding couldnt find any buyers so she began killing the puppies off.The only reason she was caught was because her neighbor heard the puppies whining and went over saw whats was going on and called the police.I cant stand people who sit here and do this!And I know i am just repeating the same thing that has already been said but it makes me so mad to know people want to put poor puppies who did nothing wrong into situations like this!!
Sorry, the RottenPoos aren't happening. Stoopid Poodle wouldn't hold still. I like the PitPoo idea somebody suggested...think a cute, curly little fuzzball that would tear your throat out (cause everybody knows that is what Pitts do, right;) We could start our own dog fighting ring....
Course...RottenPits would be really cool...
Then there are always Siberian Poodles and Mini St Beagles and Best...Rottweilers and Cocker mixes...what could we call them....An idea comes to mind, but I think I should not post it. Really the possibilities are endless. We are living in an Ellis Island of dogs people!
ok for starters i have to say that yall are rude. most have nothing better to do than wait for the so called troll to come along. and bash. what kind of forum is this? i looked all over the computer for a forum that was nice and terific pets kept coming up! wow?? most are fat over weight that got bored with myspace!
That's redundant...can you be fat but not overweight? Count me in on the bullschitz puppies if only for the pleasure of telling people what kind of dog I have. LOL I gotta love you dog people, you can carry on much further with your trolls. We don't get so many over on the cat side because they are usually so off the wall and pointless that the moderaters pull the threads. If she's serious about this stupid idea to breed, you know she's not ever going to listen to you anyway. But keep up the good advice because you all know what you are talking about whether she wants to listen or not. Nobody needs to pay for mixed breed pups and nobody needs to add more victims of irresponsible breeding to the pounds to be euthanized. My dog is a pet that somebody got tired of once he wasn't that cute little puppy anymore. And just for the record, luckygal, there are plenty of doxie-pins for sale on the internet and for adoption at shelters. Just get yourself one of those and let your poor dogs be just pets. If you spent any time here reading the threads, you would know that these people are serious animal lovers and you'll not find support for ideas like this. A "troll" is somebody who searches the internet looking for places to tick people off by spouting things they know will get them riled up. In other words the people who called you a troll think you're just messing with them.
***Edited By: MaxandAllie on 2/9/2008 6:04:15 PM*** Reason: add
Still waiting for the answer to why the OP is seeking a differet breed rather than breed te daschund to another daschund, and the min pin to another min pin?
In no way though, am I encouraging this person to breed regardless, seems alot of research is still needed before they can even consider that. Though doesnt seem that education, knowledge and ethics are interesting to them, just the idea of making a buck.
Sincerely, a thin person who still after all this comes here to read the forum.
People are like slinky's, not really good for much. But its still fun to push them down the stairs.
Actually, the OP has a good point. And there is something else I hadn't thought of until just now. If she breeds her Min Pin and Dachsund, the puppies will be CUTE. And lord knows there aren't many cute puppies in the world. Really, it is her duty. Going back to my donuts now while I troll for impressionable teenagers on My Space.