Crossbreed Idea

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  1. Haraz

    Haraz Crazy Dog Lady

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    Well I wanted to get a Dalmation and a Hungarian Puli one day. I love those dog breeds and I've always wanted one.

    Though a thought came to mind that what would a Dalmation and Puli cross look like? Would it be a good idea considering they are both too very different dogs but they are both working dogs.

    I would be getting two dogs in one!
     
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    Bichonmum New Member

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    I wouldn't recommend it unless you find one in a shelter or rescue.
    Otherwise get one or the other and from a good breeder.
     
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    No you wouldnt. I have a Australian Shepherd/Alaskan Huskey, both working breeds I should have a high drive dog right?

    No. I have a fairly laid back mello dog.
     
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    Haha, it would be a Spotted Mop.

    I wouldn't recommend ever actually trying to breed for one of these, but the image is amusing.
     
  5. Haraz

    Haraz Crazy Dog Lady

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    Yeah a spotted mop.

    It would be interesting but why is not a good idea? I'm just wondering why.

    Yeah we have a kelpie cross border collie and she is as lazy as anything lol.
     
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    Because breeding crosses is not responsiable breeding, getting a cross from rescue if fine but dont get a so called designer breed, it will cost you loads and you are likely to get a un healthy dog
     
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    It's one of those things where it is Fun to think about, but something you just shouldn't do.
     
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    I have a 3 Purebred Newfoundland dogs champion's in 3 countries for the male, Champions in 2 Countries for the females. You would "think" having the perfect speciments for the breed I would have dogs that could swim...or even have the drive to swim....or could possibly cart and be a draft dog.

    No. I got 3 dogs that can't swim. One that almost drowned if I hadn't rescued it when it fell of a peir. And of my 4 Newf's prior to these 3...only 1 could swim and compete in water rescue competitions.:) And, you would think they would be healthy instead of having elbow dysplasia which means my male will never be able to do carting.:(

    You can lose either way with purebreds, Crossbreds or Mongrels.
     
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    I've never really looked into this but considering all the damage breeding for show has done to breeds (ie. bulldog) I'm curious as to why you'd expect an unhealthy dog out of breeding two healthy dogs of different breed?

    I'm not arguing for breeding crosses I'm just looking to be edjumacated.
     
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    Because most designer dogs come from BYB
     
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    Actually backyard breeders are responsible for many different types of breeding and this includes Purebred dogs. Any thing for a $$$, and as long as people support them by purchasing them, then it's a situation we can't do much about.:(

    Actually our purebred dogs were developed by crossbreeding programs. I personally feel that breed clubs should be outcrossing some breeds that have pathetically small gene pools. We could eliminate some genetic diseases with proper outcrossing programs if the breeder were doing it for the betterment of the breed and not just to make a quick buck.

    There are many working dogs that are the result of continuous crossbreeding programs...for instance the Alaskan Husky which is not a purebred dog but just a cross of the fastest dog...most have a lot of border collie in them.
     
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    People keep getting the idea that if you cross dog breeds they will take the attributes of both dogs and form a super dog. This is not true.

    If you get a labrador retriever and a guard dog, you don't have a guard dog that can retrieve. You have watered down traits of both dogs.

    This is not a good idea as it would add to the pet over-population, unless you get one from a shelter.
     
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    Unless it's done the at least 5 generation way,, but by GOOD breeders, stay away from the mix breed unless it's from the Humane Society. Even within the stand with purebreds, things slip up. Just like when you have children.
     
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    Athebeau, thanks. Interesting read. It's maddening that so many breeds are ruined and/or being ruined by elitist attitudes that a healthy dose of common sense and biology 11 would alleviate.
     

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