Crossbreeding

Discussion in 'The Dog Breeds' started by coreyk, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. CamzKees

    CamzKees New Member

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    I would think you would be hard pressed to find an excellent breeder of today's "designer dog." Most good breeders would not want to pollute their dogs lines enough to create a designer dog.

    Since most of the designer dogs do not have a purpose, they have no standart to which to hold the puppies of such litters- too tall, too short, too stocky, eyes too far apart, too close together, ears low/ high on the head, tail curling, coat long, short, curling, wavy... i mean...how do you know you've got a "good" speciman?

    I mean come on, if you don't know what to breed for, you can't say you're breeding for "the love of the breed." Basically, because there is no breed.
     
  2. MomOf7

    MomOf7 Evil Kitty taco eater

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    Exactlly!!!
     
  3. Julie

    Julie Are You Blowing Me Off?

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    Yes, there are WAY to many mutts being PTS everyday.
    But, there is NO reason to breed purebreds either. Look how many of them end up in shelters, or breed specific rescue groups. And I know many of them come from byb's.....just because you have two "registered" purebreds doesn't mean it is okay to breed.
    If they have proven themselves....as in working or show....... and have had all needed health certs for a particular breed AND a mentor to help and show the proper way to do things. Then I believe that breeder is far ahead of what the "norm" is. Two dogs: the same breed or not, thrown together to produce puppies should be saved for the experts or the ones really "doing it right".
     
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    one question, do you show your dogs?
     
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    I went in to get some sample drugs from my doctor last week, and the office girl and I always talk dogs. I told her I lost my Chip ... but then mentioned Petfinder and Ollie .... she had seen Ollie and even had passed him on to a friend....now he was listed a Golden/Poodle and she said " I love Goldenoodles ! " .... I said , well , he's just a mutt and I feel he's Golden/Chessie mix. Gotta educate !!
     

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