SCBCA! HA! Liek they're reputable.... The APRI is better! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I'm assuming you had a bad run in with them or something? Otherwise, how can you judge? I am not familiar with the APRI but I would not go as far as saying that they are not reputable - because of my lack of knowledge about them. The SCBCA has always done well by me and I'm pleased with their service. I'm curious as to why you said that?? Maybe you're one of the breeders they rejected because you didn't meet their standards? That always seems to tick a breeder off.
Then forgive my sarcasm. I just don't see the point in bad-mouthing a breeder, agency, dog, or any other factor for that matter if you have no knowledge of them. If she did have a bad experience with them, I'd like to know. Maybe it will give me a heads up in the future. If she didn't, I just want to know the basis for her comment. I would find the comment equally questionable if made about the AKC, CKC, UKC, AMBOR or other such reputable agencies.
Please forgive me if this has allready been brought up I didn't read everything...Where I am at most of the dogs in the shelters are dogs that well, like our wal-mart dog, Big dogs that have lived on there own by themselves with out owners (I guess they would be considered wild). And then they have puppies. One of them had a litter under my dads office. Not all dogs in shelters are in there do to bad breeders are they, couldn't some of them be in there because of bad owners for not wanting to take care of them, I mean even if I got a dog that did have some problems, I wouldn't necessarily put it in the shelter, i would try to fix it and live with it. I don't really know, It just seems like most of the time when I go to my shelter it is litters of puppies that came from a dog that people didn't own. .
i went to petsmart yesterday afternoon and met this lady i had a long in depth conversation with her she told me how it is terrible that people think they can create their own breed that there really is not a need for all of the mixing she said poodles help create the bichon so thats already nonshed and cocker spaniels wont shed if you keep them groomed and you have to get cockapoos groomed anyways she explained to be that there is enough breeds that can fit your charachteristics(sp) that you dont need to make any up if you like labradoodles get a curly coated retriever golden retrievers have a recessive for curly hair and all of that soft coated wheaten terriers are a good big nonshed dog and how the worls is sososososo overpopulated with these dogs people really arent conserned about the dogs they bring into the world and the negative effect it causes my next dog will be a shelter dog SPREAD THE WORD DESIGNER DOGS ARE NOT GREAT they can be great pets and companions but after my labradoodles goldenchon and maltipoo die you will never ever find me buying another designer dog sorry for starting arguments if i did
at least i can admit when im wrong also i read and article on why people have the dog they have and 15% said a friend or family member's dog had puppies 35% said a friend or family member had a dog and fell in love with the breed(just because that dog acts that way doesnt mean all of them will) 40% said because it was cute 4% said they researched the breed and 6% rescued adopted or took on a stray. Lots of people say they dont adopt from shelters because theyre 2nd hand pets, have problems thats why they're there, they want a puppy,or they want a purebred. and 25% of shelter dogs are purebred and a good amount are puppies and even though im totally in love with mydoodles poos and chons i realize that i should really rescue and i can probabley find one of my beloved hybrids there
Whoa! I am not sure if you [the adults in here] know that you are arguing with kids and teens [a lot of them in here]. I know I'm going to get some heat for this statement - but the tone of conversation in disagreement in this forum is rude, inconsiderate and downright hostile. I know you kids don't talk like this to your parents or other adults [I hope not] - and I am not sure if you guys [gals] don't realize that not everybody in here is 13 or 15! And I dare make a pretty guess, that the majority of adults in here with teenage kids would not tolerate behavior and talking like this from their own kids. You all can agree to disagree without insults, name calling and cussing and snapping at each other! Just because someone doesn't see your point or you can't convince them of it, does not make your point the only valid one. There are at least two if not more points of views, and more than one solution to a problem. There is no reason to attack someone personally, just because you don't see eye-2-eye!!!
the website mentioned above also goes on to say.... "If you are unsure of any of the questions above, we highly recommend that you wait to purchase a canine of any breed regardless of its registration. Puppies or dogs that are registered will cost you more in the beginning than adopting a canine from an animal shelter or humane society or shelter. If you have limited funds but do want a family pet, please consider adopting a puppy or dog from your local animal control or humane society. There are many great dogs of all ages who are homeless and in desperate need to love a family and become your pet! We are not above owning shelter dogs and several of our dogs came from our local shelter. They are spayed and neutered and we did not get them with the intention of breeding. We got them to love them and to get them out of the situation they were in and they have been wonderful pets to this day! So please keep in mind when seeking a new puppy or dog for yourself or your family, purebred or registered dogs are in no way better than a mixed breed.................a dog of any walk of life can be your best friend and shower you with tremendous love for many years!" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ They are such awful breeders. How dare them tell us the importance of adopting a shelter dog! Bad Breeder!!! Bad Breeder!!!!! (yeah right) It seems to me that the breeder doesn't have a problem. Their website is VERY informative....and as far as their prices........a dog is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. Supply & demand, thats all it is.
Those prices are unbelievable! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yes they are, but so is the $800 toilet seat that was put on a toilet in the White House, (paid for with tax dollars I might add) but nobody seems to be griping about that. If other people CHOOSE to spend THEIR money that way.....I really don't see the problem. I know I don't have a problem with it.
Hey, I'm new to all of this, but THIS TOPIC IS IRRESTIBLE. I'll admit that I didn't read all 115 posts, but I read about 50 and looked at that atrocious "labradoodle" web site. Lord in Heaven, for $1,200 you could buy yourself a true show quality poodle, of any size. For $300 to $700 you can get a really NICE standard poodle puppy for a pet home from a reputable breeder who will be looking to eliminate juvenile cataracts, displaysia, bleeding disorders, tendencies to sebaceous cysts and tumors, etc. etc. For $100 to $250 you can adopt an adult poodle from a poodle rescue group. Why pay $1,200 for a MUTT? Wouldn't it make better sense to adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue group for $50 to $200 and then DONATE THE REST TO THE SAME RESCUE GROUP TO HELP OTHER ANIMALS??? Oh, yes, just to establish my bona fides: I am owned by a 9-year old NEUTERED standard poodle who cost me $600 along with $150 for shipping; a westie/schnauzer ???? mix who I grabbed out of public park where she was starving (she'd already had more than one litter of puppies and was in heat when I found her--she's spayed now) and a Siamese mix who came from a very picky private rescue group. These are all great ways to get a pet, but having experienced them all, I'd raise a purebred poodle from a puppy (the best dogs I ever owned) and adopt an adult cat any time. Also, please please believe me: POODLES DO SHED! Whatever idiot came up with that one should be shot. If an animal grows hair, it loses its hair. This is called shedding. If you cannot put up with a little mess in your house DON'T GET A PET.