My baby girl had her first litter of pups... I don't know what to call them and I don't like "mut" any who the momma is a boston terrier/Jack Russel mix, and the proud papa is a Min Pinscher.... i was wondering if there were any suggestions on a "breed name" for the little tikes... (I'm leaning towards "Mini Boston Russel") let me know... TTFN
Sorry, but no matter how you look at it, they are mutts. Mix breeds is just a better way of saying it. Pyrmom is right, Why don't you just call them a mix of whatever breeds they are. Giving them a "cutesy" name is just sugar coating what they really are.
***Edited By: riley1 on 11/27/2009 3:01:49 PM*** Reason: *
Animals, what animals? My children just have alot of hair!
Why do they have to have a cute name? Are you tring to con people into buying them by lieing to them? Call them a mix breed puppy, of whatever they are.
There is absolutly nothing wrong with a good old fashioned mutt, they make terrific pets, and are loving dogs. Be honest with people, and find your babies a good loving home. Most people have no problem calling their mutts a mutts, mix breed, or whatever.
For what its worth, I second (or third or fourth, whatever) that mutt is not a dirty word. Best dog ever was a german shephard mutt that I had that lived for 14 years. Still miss him dearly. While I agree they should not be intentionally bred, the beauty of a mutt is that its a unique dog, you just can't find two alike if you wanted (and I'm not ashamed to say if I could get another just like my German Shephard mix I would do it in a second!)
1.A group of organisms having common ancestors and certain distinguishable characteristics, especially a group within a species developed by artificial selection and maintained by controlled propagation.
***Edited By: pyrmom on 11/28/2009 5:07:27 AM*** Reason: removed comment
I believe a dog's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment he holds dear, is when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-with a ball in his mouth."
Back to the actual topic, I don't understand why people say things like, "I like my mutt, best dog there ever was" (I'm not directly quoting anyone on this thread, just the general idea) - the other posters never said they didn't like mutts. Most of us have mutts. What they don't like is the deliberate breeding of two dogs of a different breed for the sake of making money. Good breeders strive to maintain their breed's standards and/or improve the breed. They spend a lot of time figuring out who to breed to whom so that their breed survives. So if I was such a breeder, I would get pretty insulted if people were purposefully breeding a designer dog for the sake of money. Good breeders usually don't make money; they break even. They do it for the love of their breed. So maybe you can see why some people on this forum wouldn't want you to call your puppies a cutesy name. It is what it is - your puppies aren't a new breed, they are a mixed breed. They are not less lovable or cute, but they are not a purebred. i guess some people could see this as snobbery; but some of the breeds have been around for a long long time and if you've dedicated yourself to continuing a breed, wouldn't it make you feel a little insulted if someone just came along with two dogs and just stuck them together without any thought of testing them or any forethought other than dollar signs? There's no doubt your puppies are adorable but please, be real and just say they are a Terrier/Mini Pin mix. I'm sure you are a reasonable person.
What are you going to do with the puppies?
***Edited By: pyrmom on 11/28/2009 5:08:35 AM*** Reason: prior commented deleted, no need to have response
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. ~Edward Hoagland
There is nothing in this world WRONG with Mutts (by whatever name). I have been blessed with several in my life and wouldn't have traded them for all the lineage and registrations in the world. However, that's what they were, mixed breeds (Lab/Great Dane pound puppy was the last).
I didn't choose them because of some spiffy name nor did I pay more than the shelter's or rescue's fee for them. I brought them home because I fell in love with them. Wouldn't have mattered one iota what they were called. It was their personalities and their circumstances that prompted me to choose them over any other. Hopefully, the OP will find wonderful homes for these pups and will be happy to let the new owners know what went into the mix. Not that anyone who falls in love would really care.
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I'm not trying to con people into buying them.... I am giving them to good homes with one condition... if for some reason they have to get rid of them they don't take them to a shelter... I love my baby girl and her unplanned pups... they are cute little tikes.... if i could keep them all for myself I would... i love them and I already know it's gonna be hard giving them away (I'm a little/a lot attached to them and they are only bout a week old) I didn't mean to offend anybody with this post.... they are boston terrier/Jack russel/ min pinscher mixes... is that better.... ttfn
that was the plan before this litter.. we were going to wait until after her 2nd heat before we did and woops... puppies.... it was almost inevitable(<--I can't spell) because my boyfriends 14yr old Min Pin is the papa of my just 1yr old Boston Jack russel mix's pups.... so as soon as these pups are weened she is getting fixed... I'll tell ya what tho puppies are exciting... YAY!!!!
Deputy.. may I ask what I did to rub u the wrong way... I was only questioning what to call them for my own mind... not to disrespect any breed or breeder... sorry if I have upset any of you with this... sorry
QUOTE FROM MOMMADOTDeputy.. may I ask what I did to rub u the wrong way... I was only questioning what to call them for my own mind... not to disrespect any breed or breeder... sorry if I have upset any of you with this... sorry
I am not offended and I apologize if I appear to be too cynical. I accept that perhaps you are casual pet owner that just happened to have two mixed breed dogs that got together on a "girls night out".
It is just that I am so very weary of breeders that try so very hard to appeal to the latest greatest puppy craze with designer breeds and have little or no respect for established breeds that really ruffles my fur. I work VERY HARD to improve and perfect an established breed to just let this go with no comment.
You seem sincere in your request to just request an accurate description for your puppies. I would also recommend the consensus name of Terrier/Min Pin mix.
My wife tells me that at times I am too plain spoken and not very diplomatic. She is is wise woman.
***Edited By: DeputyDog on 11/28/2009 9:13:35 PM*** Reason: *
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I suppose I should clarify a little about myself.. I am not a breeder... I got my dog around last christmas from a friend of mine in Georgia... I fell in love with her thru pictures and when he brought her to MI in December I couldn't stop myself from falling head over heals.. my BF's dog is a 14yr old AKC registered Min Pin who's purpose was never to breed but to be my BF's companion.. "sam" has only had 3 litters in his life 2 with other registered Min Pins and this 1 with my "dot".... I have no intent on selling these puppies not even to cover the costs... the only thing I want from the lucky recipients of these puppies is to know that they will never ever get dumped at a shelter... my door is always open for thier return in the event that something happens where they can't keep them(moving somewhere that doesn't allow pets or something else)... I have great respect for breeders and the breeds that they are trying to make better