why do you hate designer dogs so much i have 2 labradoodles a goldenchon and a maltipoo they are all great dogs. DId you know every "purebred dog" was once just a designer dog? you cant say stuff like its because theyre only bred for money because their are some responsible breeders and some purebreds are just bred for money you cant say every time you buy a designer dog a shelter dog dies if you buy a purebred dog a shelter dog dies too. I think these mixes are healthy and happy and unique. You get the best of both worlds and more. Now you had a discussion on whats so great about them well whats so wrong with them??
I don't hate the dogs, I hate what the breeders are doing. They are creating a zillion more mixed dogs (which the pound is the most full of) selling them for lots of money, and all for a fad that will passs as all fads do. Obviously the dogs can't help it , and are lots of times very cute and sweet, as are lots of other mixed breeds and purebreds. I CAN say all that stuff because I will not buy from a breeder.
Everyone loves mixed breeds, but there are enough of them in the world. Why wouldn't one of the LABRADOR/POODLE mixes, MALTESE/POODLE mixes, or other mixes that are given fancy names that are in the shelter work for you? Why not find that "perfect" mix and rescue it? I have a mixed breed dog, a golden retriever/chow mix. I adopted him from the shelter but I love him and think he is beautiful but I would never PURPOSELY breed those two breeds. And if you want to give the lame excuse that you have a Labradoodle or any other doodle due to allergen reasons..... go get a standard poodle...mini poodle..... or any other hypo allergenic dog.
We love mixed breed dogs just as much as we do purebred dogs. Our issue is with people who make false claims like these dogs are healthier, or less prone to disease without doing health testing and carefully researching the pedigrees of the dogs being breed. We have issues with people who breed irresponsibly to make some more money with no breeding program in mind outside of to breed two dogs together 'cause they look pretty'. We have issues with purebred dog breeders who make the same claims, and breed for the same bad reasons.
Yes! And you can get a mixed breed from a shelter for thousands less... I love mixies, just not the people who intentionally breed them. ---Allie the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?41063 ---Mönica the Kitty http://www.catster.com/?57596
Ok, I am going to handle this in a sweet and mannered way. By the way doggy doodle, just ignore the people who will probably yell at you. >I think these mixes are healthy and happy and unique. You get the best of both worlds and more.< BUT the thing is, that is not true. Sometimes there will be a goldendoodle and it will act and look just like a purebred golden retriever. Some you can even pass off as a purebred. Also, they are VERY unique, but the thing is, mutts should not be bred. The mutts you buy are bred just so that the breeder can get money on their "one of a kind'' dog. And yes purebreds were once mutts, BUT they were bred for a purpose. If you want a companion dog then stick with a companion breed, like a golden retriever, and pass up the mutts that should not have even been bred. And you feel bad for the mutts in shelters right? Well they are there because they were BRED. They couldn't have been there if they weren't bred. That is why only purebreds should be bred. There are pures in shelters, but there are more mutts however. And the excuse of "Well blind allergic people need a labradoodle" is bologna. You can easily train a poodle to be a guide dog because they are indeed very friendly dogs. Thanks! With all my doggie love, Chili Pepper
They hate them because they are taking money out of the pockets of greedy purebred breeders who claim they are breeding to "improve" the breed when in actuality they are breeding to make a quick buck. A reputable breeder takes back any dog it has bred and sold. It is the RESPONSIBLE thing to do. Ask any rescue coordinator how many times they have located the breeder of a purebred dog and the breeder has hung up the phone or refused to discuss the purebred's genetic medical problems. I have absolutely no respect for people who are obsessed with the genetic makeup of their dog. These are the same fanatics obsessed with the color of their child's skin, how blue their newborn's eyes are or whether Susie has blond hair. Being obsessed with the genetics is one thing if you are trying to establish paternity being obsessed because you want the perfect color. Don't get me started on how the golden retriever breeders have "degolded" the breed!
>Ask any rescue coordinator how many times they have located the breeder of a purebred dog and the breeder has hung up the phone or refused to discuss the purebred's genetic medical problems. < That is very true mls2004. The breeders KNOW that they are doing wrong and just act very ignorant. I e-mailed petcitypets.com on their disgraceful breeding and damage to the chihuahua, labrador retriever, and golden retriever and many other breeds and they just e-mailed saying "Have a nice day". If they knew they were doing right, they would reply and have backup.
But the above reasoning,MLS2004's, cannot possibly apply to the many of us who spay and neuter our animals and who do not buy from breeders. (not saying that it applies for those who DO breed, either, just that it is completely not feasible for those of us who don't) I haven't seen anybody yet who has said they hate the dogs who are the products of the designer breed fad, only the fad itself. I actually met the most wonderful little cockerspaniel/poodle mix the other day. Her owners run a convenience store and she gets to go to work with them. They told me that they got her from the pound and she was a purebred "Cockapoo!" I didn't tell them that there was no such thing-- they rescued her and she was spayed-- no need for me to say anything they might take as offensive to these nice people about their sweet dog. Now when I go by there I always bring her a milkbone or 2. That's all for me folks! On to another thread:-)
In reply to your statement "every purebreed dog was once a designer dog". That may be true, but I believe the AKC won't recognize the breed until several generations have been carefully bred and they breed true. I'm no expert, but others on this forum can correct me if I'm wrong. Anyway, do you think that is what the designer dog breeders are doing? I don't think so. They are indiscriminately breeding to make a buck and a hefty one at that. If I was to pay 1000 dollars or more for a dog, you can bet I would want one that was bred with good health, good temprament and free of genetic defects. That's what that high price goes for. Designer dog breeders are ripping people off.
mls2004 I hear your complaint. I am a lover of purebreed mals. I like mals cause Of their working qualities. They also have a similar personality to mine. But i don't think every designer dog is bad. but some things we are asking of designer dogs like breeding not to shed and "just be the perfect pet" is unreasonable expectations to put on dogs. I am not sure dogs can preform this kind of work? everyone here knows how i feel about some practises in breeding esp. show dog breeding. not all mixed breeds are bred responably. they are breeding designer dogs for 2 or 3 times the price of most purebreeds. their is nothing wrong with wanting a dog for a practical pupose, that is the deal we have with dogs. we provide care, they provide a service. I really think their are bigger problems in the world of dogdom than designer dogs. The problem is not the amount of dogs there are or of what type. the problem is the people dealing with them. there is not enough regulation on dog ownership and breeding. the type of dog is irrevelent. People get away with to much. It is too easy to just call a dog useless, bad or just doesn't fit the living situation, and then drop it off at the pound. If we slow down the demand for dogs and make people responsible for their decsions we will see a dramatic decrease in dog ownership, which means less dogs in pounds, less demands on breeders, which means not a whole of money in dogs. we are chasing the dragon by trying to pump dogs out of the rescues. we need less rescues and more accountablity for the people who already have dogs.
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standard poodles and mini poodles and whatevr are feminine snappy and over bred they arent that kid friendly and are real prissy these people are just supplying the demand just like when 101 dalmaations came out every one wanted a spotted dog!