Malti poo

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  1. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    HAHAHAHAHAHA
    you are joking right?

    Right?

    free from all the problems purebreds are having? such as what? Please fill me in on what your malti poo doesn't have that purebred maltese and purebred poodles do.

    they charge the price they do because people who don't research before buying will pay that price because of some string of BULL the "breeder" feeds them. Do you know why pure bred dogs from GOOD breeders are so expensive and may not go as quickly as your "designer dogs for the truly ignorant" because that money goes towards the cost of breeding good pups. It goes to the cost of all the testing that should be done and other such medical needs. What they sell the pups for is often not even enough to cover but a portion of the bills. That money doesn't go into the breeders pocket so they can buy more bitches to impregnate so they can make more money.

    You don't see a problem with buying a dog because "it's the thing ot have" at the time? Would you adopt an asian child because its the IN thing. Come on now
     
  2. Juicy

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    umm a wolf & a dog is a hybird, last time i check a toy poodle & maltese are the same species, so therefore a MUTT, MONGROL, MIX

    a hybrid : Genetics. The offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock, especially the offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties, species, or races.

    a toy poodle & a maltese are not genetically dissimilar


    so what your saying i have a hybrid? ummm how about NO. pepe is a bichon frise x beagle, not no bicagle, or whatever fancy shamacy name people are giving dogs these names.
     
  3. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    I lived in BC for a long time and it sounds like you didn't do your research. "we" in BC do not call mutts hybrids. Maybe the people who subscribe to the novelty dogs do but for the most part a mutt is a mutt. A hybrid? :/

    How do you know they don't have the problems of purebreds? I doubt your dog had the genetic testing done that a reputable breeder will do.

    I'm sure you love your dog and it's a great dog but there is a lot more to it than a novelty item.

    Here's a list of small dogs that need to be adopted in the lower mainland http://search.petfinder.com/search/search.cgi#

    first one on the list is a chihuahua from the burnaby SPCA. They usually charged $100-$150.

    Maltese/Lhapso Apso in Kelowns.
    http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=5463837

    I just searched all of petfinder for a 'maltipoo' but there is none because it isn't a breed.
     
  4. Madaline

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    Mutts

    Well actually I dont call them Hybrids and we dont call them that, On a TV show Regis & Kelly, they had a vet on and a whole bunch of dog crosses that were all the craze in the STATES, she is the one that says that is the name they are called when Regis said arnt they just mutts.

    I dont care what anyone says I love my little girl, I have a purebreed poodle also and he is wonderful we have had him for 12 1/2 years I only payed $300. for him but that was along time ago, things have changed, I think it is up to the individual what they want in a dog and how much they want to pay, unfortunately that is what the price of a dog like mine is in the papers. I know you can get one from the pound but that is not what I was looking for and a majority of the dogs at the pound are big dogs, I dont set the price of the cross breeds that is what they are, I know five people in the last few months that have got Mutts as you like to call them and not one of them payed less that $400.00 for them, that is what they cost here.

    Dogs are getting expensive just like anything else, I think what ever dog you have it is well worth it as they give you so much love and enjoyment they are worth every penny wheather a cross or a purebreed.
     
  5. Ash47

    Ash47 Taco Dog

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    But every mutt you buy from a breeder just makes them think that it's ok to continue breeding dogs that have no papers and no testing. What type of contract did your breeder send home with your puppy? What are we to do in the next couple of years when these dogs go "out of style" and big dogs come back in?? Just go for that Shepadoodle or that DoberCollie because it is the "craze?" No, don't think so. I will get my mutts from the shelter or for free and my PUREBREDS from breeders, not puppy millers.

    **edit**
    Do you see Spud in my signature? He is the result of a puppy mill.

    My grandmother, whom I no longer speak with for other reasons, is friends with a scary old lady that owns Pekes and Shih-Tzus. She breeds a Peke to a Shih and comes out with, I guess you would call it a Peke-Shih??? Anyway, the breeding dogs are kept in horrific conditions and one is even an aggressive little punk that stays in the yard all day and night! My grandmother was given one of the puppies, and when she didn't want him anymore, I got him. Is Spud cute in most opinions? Yes. Is he fluffy and small? Yes. Is he loving most of the time? Yes. Did his parents have hip and ,most importantly for their breeds, eye testing? No! Did they go through proper temperament testing? No!
    Spud has to be worked with all of the time to control his anger/aggressiveness. Had his parents had any care taken of them, been purebred with a longstanding standard, and tested... he probably would not have ever been born. I love Spud. But... I could find the same mix at several shelters around me. I know that with his selfish birth (selfish of the puppy milling lady), a mixed dog of the same size and breeds was put down. I know without a shadow of a doubt that if I asked this woman that produced him what her goal was in breeding these mutts, she would most likely be stumped for an answer.
    What purpose does your Maltese/Poodle mix serve that another mutt could not serve?
    I know I have made some bad choices with my dogs before (who I got them from, what food I fed them, etc.), so I just want to help others before they make too many bad choices.
     
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    They're in fashion so they bring in more money, why? :p
     
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    Any breeder who considers themselves responsible follows a code of ethics, check out any of the national breed clubs code of ethics, Labradors, Poodles, Maltese, Schnauzers, ect. ALL of them DO NOT ALLOW crossbreding!
     
  8. rottiegirl

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    I think its pretty weird that people who breed "designer dogs" consider the word "mutt" as a bad word. I think its disgusting that people are out there breeding mixes and getting thousands of dollars off of one puppy. those breeders dont know crock about dogs and breeding, period.
     
  9. Ash47

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    It's a "bad word" rottie, because they know it's the truth. They don't want the truth to get out there. That would risk them losing their profits. DUH! :p
     
  10. rottiegirl

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    I know, but the word "mutt" is just a word for a dog that is mixed with two or more breeds. Its just retarded how they came up with the phrase "designer dog" to describe a mutt.
     
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    Oh I know. But, it makes them money, so they don't care what they call it, as long as the cash keeps rolling in.
     
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    On a lighter note...Murphie is a rescued mutt, but when someone asks what breed she is I say "oh, she's an all Canadian", and its usually gets a good chuckle. For some reason, 'mutt' is seen as sort of a pejorative or substandard, as in "oh she's JUST a mutt". Don't know why and have never understood it.
    She's all good dog as far as I'm concerned
     
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    I checked on Maltipoos today and yes they are a "breed" accepted by some cross breed assoc. Sad !!
     
  14. rottiegirl

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    What are cross breed assoc.?
     
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    Just google into breeds,,, they (unfortunatley ) are listed ...
     
  16. Zoom

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    Associations. I assume it's an organization created by those who felt left out of the AKC, CKC, UKC, NKC and any other KC's out there because their dog is an overpriced mutt and they want some sort of recognition for that.
     
  17. rottiegirl

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    Exactly. Just because they make thier own little organization and list mutts as breeds doesnt make those "designer dogs" actual breeds. Does anyone agree? Do they even have a breed standard?
     
  18. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    The only breed standard is that they be cute when they are born so they can sell em for big bucks.
     
  19. rottiegirl

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    Thats what i thought.
     
  20. mojozen

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    What papers? Are they from the AKC or the UKC or the CKC? Papers don't mean crock if they dont come from a recognized NATIONAL kennel club. And even then they dont' say anything about the validity of the temperment or the health of the dog in question.

    I have a mutt. He's a pit bull - dachshund cross. Very sweet, has skeletal problems mostly in his hips and in his legs. I paid $40 for him. But because all these cutesy names are so popular these days for mutts, when people ask me what he is? I say he's a "Mongolian Poochie Dog."

    I get asked repeatedly where they can get a Mongolian Poochie Dog like mine.
     

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