I, in fact, did adopt my purebreed. The previous owner paid $500.00, then decided her lifestyle had no room for a dog. She was about to put her in a shelter, but I took her before she did it. So I win and so did the doggie.
my 2 labradoodles(lab X min poo) are for me they can hunt with me small and hairy my golden chon(gol. ret. X bichon) looked like a teddy bear and my daughter convinced me to get it and My wifes maltipoo she got it for a gift from her friend who had a litter
I am not impressed with pretty. i am impressed with health sound temperment and drive to work. confidence and willingness to work with me. I couls careless what the dog looks like. Pam Anderson is good looking (in some people eyes) but not a whole lot of talent.
I don't hate the dogs, I LOVE all dogs, I myself own a mixed breed, but not a designer mutt. We already have like 111456456,665774677 LOTS more dogs in shelters,s o why BUY a mutt for thousands, when you could adopt for 70-100$? They need you the most.
cute and cuddlly? ....This guy is killing me! my malinois not so cute and cuddly (his teeth are 2 inches long). a meance to train. but smart as they come. my fila big and stong. more willing to do what i say than my malinois. my female catahoula. small but robust. best working dog i ever owned. 10 years old and can out work both the dogs above. realy easy to train. she has very good problem solving skills.
I don't think everyone gets a dog because of it's genetic lines, it's working ability or it's temperment. You can pick a dog who supposingly has a good temperment and still end up with a vicious dog. Some of us just want a cute(yes I said cute), cuddly, sweet companion or pet (however you want to classify that). I don't see any thing wrong with wanting those things in lieu of tracing all the history, genetics, etc. of a purebred dog. There is nothing wrong with that, don't get me wrong, but not every pet owner is all about that. I got my Maltese/Pomeranian for the reasons I listed above. I am very happy with him. If he develops problems because of his mixed breeding, so be it. I will take care of it as they come. I didn't purchase my mixed breed under the notion that he was a "designer dog". I went to look at him, fell in love with him and that was it. I had never even heard the word "designer dog" before I came on this forum. I checked the shelters and want ads before purchasing my puppy. They did not have what I was looking for. Doggydoodle-not everyone hates designer dogs, especially not me.
We love our dogs for the reason's that we do! I dont care what kind of dog's you have...To each their own....Just love and take care of your dog's. Think of how you would want them to care for you, if it were the other way around?
doggydoodle< you odviously know nothing about standard poodles other than what they look like. Your comment on why you don't like standard poodles was actually quite funny.... We don't hate the dog. We hate the irresponsible breeders (pure and X) and the nieve(sp) buyer (pure and X). It is true that bad breeding can happen in any breed or cross. That is just a given. If you read some of the other posts on this board most people are against breeding unless you know everything about the breed that you can, and have all the health tests done. I would also like to add that 99.9% of all puppies are "cute and cuddly". When you breed two different breeds you never know exactly what to expect. Just like with humans. example: My mom has horrible eyes, my dad has awesome eyes....that doesn't mean that my sisters and I have eyes in the middle. I have bad eyes, and one of my other sisters has bad eyes. The other two have normal eyes. Also you can't guarantee the looks either. example: Both my parents have brown hair...they had four VERY blonde daughters. I fail to see what your exact argument is. Just that your dogs are cuter and more cuddly than someone who has a purbred dog? One of the biggest reasons there are so many dogs in shelters is because people get the cute puppy that they see in the pet store (or in a box in front of wal*mart, or whatever) and the dogs personality does not match the families lifestyle. If you are mixing so many breeds, you cannot be certain how the dog is going to act, but if you get a dog that was bred for herding, then you know that it is going to need a lot of excersize, or a hound-you will know that it will probably follow it's nose anywhere. One of my most favorite quotes: "there are no bad dogs, just bad owners." Any dog can be easy to train, if you take the time to be consistant. I honestly don't care where you get you cute and cuddly dogs from...but it would be in your best interest, and the interest of future puppies, that you do your research and get a puppy from a breeder that does health testing, and honestly cares about the breed. If you get a dog from a shelter, find out as much information on the dog as you can. As far as supply and demand go...what do you think you are doing? The "designer dog" phenomenon seems to be producing a lot of mixed breed dogs to fill the demand....interesting choice of words DON'T EVER GET A DOG JUST BECAUSE YOU THINK IT IS CUTE!!!!
Gunny, How can you tell that? I noticed you really appreciate working dogs. I'm not trying to be negative to you, I totally respect you, I'm just saying that not everyone looks for a dog for the same reasons. I did pick my dog because he was cute and cuddly (your favorite combination)LOL. You are probably blowing chunks now, huh? Anyway, that is what I wanted. A lap dog who would give me kisses all day.
I have to disagree with you on that one. The only reason i have my oldest dog is because my mom thought he was cute. He was abused and the family that owned him was going to abandon him when they moved. Because my mom thought he was cute we were able to get him. She was against any pets at all.
"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!" My response to you doggydoodle is you don't really know anything about the poodle breed. Come to my house and knock on the door, and see what my prissy black 60 lb. female standard will do, with her 42 pearly whites. "Prissy?" I've seen male standards as tall as 32" at the shoulder, males that weigh up to 90lbs. If you look on AKC and see that they are the #3 most popular "Registered" dog, that is for all three sizes, not one. Poodles also are one of the most easily trained breeds there are. I suppose you got a 101 Dalmation because of the popularity too and found out how hyper and hard to train a Dalm can be.
The only thing that drives me crazy about the mix breeds is the crazy name people give them. Labradoodle, come on ya'll its a MUTT!!! Don't get me wrong I don't think there is anything wrong with mutts its just I wouldn't pay anything for them. Go adopt from your local shelter there are plenty of unplanned puppies there. I have to admit I did get my Dane from a very good breeder that would do anything for his dogs. I even talk to him about 3 or 4 times a year. But I do plan on going through the Great Dane rescue the next time I get one. Oh well, I'm not going to waste my time about the designer mutts. Kim Oscars pics http://www.dogster.com/?50558
Paige, I paid for my mixed breed. And I call him Toby(my mixed breed) not a designer dog. I guess I didn't know any different. Like I said before, I looked in the shelters and even the papers for a puppy like I wanted and there weren't any. I looked for a long time too. I finally ended up purchasing a Maltese/pom mix puppy. Being new at this puppy stuff, I didn't know any different. I'm with you, I'm tired of this subject.