I saw someone mention they had a "Puggat" (Pug/Rat Terrier). Is there some reason why they simply can't call their dog a a mutt because thet's exactly what it is? I read the artcile 'Designer Dogs: Fad or Forver' in the August 1995 issue of Dog Fancy and it got me thinking baout a Labradoodle breeders site I recently came across. They wanted 2,500 for black, chalk, cream; $2,600 for chocolate, cafè, apricot cream; $2,700 for red, apricot, gold. To be honest, I think the whole "Designer Mutt" thing has gone way, way, way overboard and wish people wouldn't intentionally cross two breeds just to take advantage of the uneducated folks out there in terms of dogs and prey upon the whole "best of both worlds". After having read 'Designer Dogs: Fad or Forever', I'm not so sure if I see this as fad or forever. I'd like to think it's a fad, but with cross-breed clubs and registries popping up for these "Designer Mutts" it makes me wonder if it truly is "just a fad". What do you all think?