I have a one year old male teddybear that we just love! Wish there was a female close where we could breed him, but you just can't find them anywhere. We live in Roanoke Va. If anyone can help please let me know!
Oh, please fix him. Why? Go here: http://warrentonkc.tripod.com/wnt2brd.htm http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/7244/costs.html Also, I do not believe in breeding mixed dogs. What kind of designer mutt is a "Teddy Bear?" ---Allie the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?41063 ---Mönica the Kitty http://www.catster.com/?57596
~~What kind of designer mutt is a "Teddy Bear?" ~~ Allie, that wasn't very nice. Couldn't you have just asked what two breeds the dog consisted of without calling it a designer mutt? It's only a designer mutt in your opinion. You can state your opinion a little nicer. This is the very behavior we are trying to get rid of on this board.
Well, sorry. That is how I word it. Sorry if that offended you, but if the person would have put "my mix" instead if "Teddy Bear," I would have asked what breeds that were mixed was he looking for. ---Allie the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?41063 ---Mönica the Kitty http://www.catster.com/?57596
Whether the owner uses the term 'mix' or 'teddybear' should have no outcome on how you word your question. Regardless of what he called the dog - all you wanted to know was what the dog was bred from. No excuses. Sorry.
Yes, I do want to know. But wording doesn't really matter to me. I could curse every other word jsut because I want to. But I worded in in something a tad better. That's all that could come to my mind at the time, and I am sorry that it doesn't seem "nice" to you. ---Allie the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?41063 ---Mönica the Kitty http://www.catster.com/?57596
Just try to understand that the term is very offensive to most of us that own these dogs. 'Designer Mutt' is a lable that was placed on cross bred dogs by the media - not the breeders or the owners. It generally is meant to be used in a deragotory, demeaning, and sometimes sarcastic way. Pure bred enthusiasts have picked up on the fact that the term is quite irritating among cross bred dog owners and seem to use it to their benefit of making people feel like their dogs are superior because they are 'pure'. One dog is not better than the next. My guess is that if that term wasn't used so much around here - this place would be alot more friendly. I for one, always go on the defense when I see that word. Because of the media's portrayal of the name 'designer mutt', the breeders and owners of cross breeds are constantly subjected to harsh remarks. I know it's hard for you to understand - but you haven't walked in the shoes of a cross breed owner/breeder and probably never would. On the other hand, some have never walked in your shoes and feel the devotion you feel to your breed. We just have to accept that we are all different and have different likes. I like cross breeding - you don't. That doesn't make either of us 'bad' people, nor does it break any laws. It just means that we are different. Can't we all be different without using slanderous remarks? I'd like to think so. Hope this helps.
swiftibe: If you type in Teddybear dogs in google you'll come up with some sites...otherwise go to the Dogs for Sale on the left column here and so a search..... I hope you find what you are looking for... And welcome to the forum....not everyone here is a grouch. Just ask the questions you need and someone will help you out...you may get some other information that you don't want, but that is what happens in public forums.....
Well, be warned, jawlaw, when you hit the big 500th post you'll become a "snob," too. I thought I was being nice, but I guess I am just not nice anymore. Also, I never meant to use "Designer Mutt" in a "slanderous" way. Sorry you feel that way. And also, if I did not show, I would walk down to the shelter & adopt a dog. I love mixed breed dogs, I just cannot have one since I already have a Chihuahua. ---Allie the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?41063 ---Mönica the Kitty http://www.catster.com/?57596
Even though you might not have meant for it to be offensive, for some of us, it is no different than seeing the "N" word. Ok, it's a little different......but it's more like the "N" word of the dog world. I have seen that word used on this board so many times. All it ever does is create chaos when used. There is simply no point in using it because you are not going to get anymore than defensive remarks back from those it upsets - which is no way to communicate the point that you are trying to make. If I told you that your Chi was ugly, retarded, or stupid would YOU listen to anything I had to say? Of course not - and I wouldn't expect you to if I had said mean things about your dog. I on the other hand, choose not communicate that way. But then again, I'm not 12 either.
Oye..don't know if I want to get in this one...I think what ansy is trying to say is that certain slurs or terms that are associated with certain breeds can offend people that have that breed. Like 'mutt' for mixed breed, 'rat' for toy breed, 'horse' for large breed just to name a few. Not just names are offensive. Generalizing a breed is offensive to some people. Like how people generalize pit bulls. I know that one gets people riled up. lol Allie doesn't like it when people call her chi a 'rat'. I think that is all ansy is trying to say Allie. To some, 'rat' may be considered a normal term and not offensive. I know people that call their dog, 'rat dog' in an endearing way. But to someone like you, who has a chi, 'rat' is offensive. 'Designer Mutt' or 'mutt' can come off as offensive to people that have mixed breed dogs. I have a mixed breed dog, and it doesn't bother me, but some people it does, so you kind of have to choose your words. You know what I mean? I guess take this post and turn it around like you wrote it. But instead of saying something about breeding, you said something about showing your chihuahua. And someone responded, 'You're going to show that rat?'. It would be easy to take offense. Even if they didn't mean it in an offensive way, but more a joking way. I think that is all ansy means...maybe...lol
wow, poor allie. whats everyone attacking her about that for? she spoke her opinion, in fact i read her post twice to see if maybe it was just me, but i saw it the same way both times. it doesn't seem rude or snobby to me, she was voiceing an opinion, one i happen to agree with. so hey allie, apparently i'm a snob too! woohoo for us! lol