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A "mutt" by any other name...

... is still a mutt! Nothing wrong with that at all, but when I hear about "designer" dogs, I cringe!

Here's a link to an article that will help in choosing the right breeder and type of dog you really want as a new member of the family. Maybe the perfect pet for you is at the local pound!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17616672/from/ET/

"When you want a dog that’s one of a kind, there’s no need to spend big bucks to get it. Visit your local shelter instead and come home with your very own roughcoated Malibu griffon, Golden Gate Chiwienie dog or North American mottled shepherd.

Whatever you choose, and whatever you call it, the dog will be just as unique and special as a pricier pup."





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I was in the local pet store a couple of weeks ago, and was completey floored by what was for sale.

Shih Tzu - "Purebred" $900.00.
"Shihpoo" - $1400.00
Beagle - "Purebred" - $400.00
"Yorkiepoo" - $1400.00

Ridiculous and sad in my opinion.

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I totally agree with the article. If I want a "designer dog", I will get one from the pound!!! I just can't wrap my mind around paying $1,500.00 for a malti-poo or a golden doodle.....rediculous!!!

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I agree. I have a friend who wants my pup to mate with her dog, who is a 'chorkie'. I guess that would be a chorkenese?? It makes me very uncomfortable, beside that it would break the contract. I just said that I couldn't because of the legal implications, but in reality, I don't want to dilute the breed. I bought a purebred, if I wanted to breed him, it would be with another purebred. If I wanted a mixed breed, I would adopt one, not mix one up in a 'doggie lab' for a designer breed
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Joanne - if I am guessing correctly, a chorkie is a Chihuahua and Yorie mix. That sounds like one ugly puppy....sorry. Gland you aren't going to agree.

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"Chorkenese" !! ROFL!! The names that come up are nuts.

Debbie, that is both sad and very frustrating. I just shake my head at the audacity of pet shops as well as backyard breeders that only do this for the money. There is no way anyone will convince me this is for the "betterment of _________ breed(s)" !

The thing is.... before I researched any one breed and before I got onto Havanese lists (and this would go for any breed online mailing lists/groups), I had no clue that designer dogs were such a bad idea!

I was naive about it all until I learned and that's what I hope this forum does....... teaches those looking for a dog to really think about it, to really do the homework and make sure they aren't encouraging the 'business' of getting sick dogs that end up in shelters because they can no longer afford to or want to care for them. And God forbid more people decide to BREED these "designer dogs" even more! Can you imagine one, two, five generations from now?? Heck, those pups could go for $5000 if the idiots had their way!!

GRRRRRRRrrrrrrr !




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Question: weren' all breeds designer dogs at some point- weren't they breed and cross breed to make new breeds to meet certain needs?




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Question: weren' all breeds designer dogs at some point- weren't they breed and cross breed to make new breeds to meet certain needs?
I am quite sure they were, otherwise we would only have a wolf or it's cousin or some such thing.

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I really don't want to get started on this subject again. It makes me really mad. You can go to any animal shelter and get a designer dog, and they are called mutts. I guess a rose by any other name, etc., etc.

But, on the lighter side, I have a cousin who has a Malchi - Maltese/Chihuhua X. She is cute, black and white, looks like a maltese but very hyper. My daughter has two Dachshunds and they are not fixed because she wanted to breed them. Her male has taken a liking (a very strong liking) to my Shelby and we have been trying to come up with designer names for them - Havahunds, Dachsanese - just in case. Shelby will be spayed in a couple of weeks!
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Yaaaaayyyyy for Shelby!! LOL

Oh my, a hyper Maltese, eh?




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“Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew.” -Guillaume Apollinaire"
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