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oh great

February 19th, 2004, 01:44 PM
Another new breed to add to the tons of others:rolleyes:

February 20th, 2004, 08:47 PM
Another breed of dog to be left at shelters.:eek: :rolleyes:

February 21st, 2004, 09:50 AM
It's becoming to much now.:mad:

February 21st, 2004, 10:10 AM
what happened to the word "Mutts"?

I was disgusted last weekend went into pet shop and they were selling a ****zu/poodle and 600.00 ,come on people! There was people there fawning all over it and I bet they were gonna buy it. i felt like saying something but bit my mouth. It's amazing i have any tongue left.

February 21st, 2004, 10:14 AM
I am rarely quiet in pet stores that sell puppies.

The pet store at the local mall has a room with the cages that is glassed off so that you can see in. We rarely go to the mall, but when we do, my oldest daughter and I love to comment on the puppies. Little things like how out of standard the puppies are, how much more expensive then pet quality pups from a respectable breeder, comments about genetic diseases that these pups probably have because there parents weren't tested. Stuff along that line.

February 21st, 2004, 08:43 PM
Like I said a while ago on a post,I don't keep my mouth shut in a pet store that sells puppies.I ask the people who are looking at these poor things if they have heard of a puppy mill.Alot say no,some say yes.To those who say no,I ask them to go in the net and search puppy mills.And for those who say yes,I tell them that they are looking at puppies from there.

The one pet store defines them as "hybred"...And that's what one guy said.I told him it's a disguise.

My daughter hates going in there with me.She knows what I'm upto.LOL

Hey, I'm just trying to educate people.:D

February 21st, 2004, 11:41 PM
I saw on a website once "Labradoodles" I think it's sad when people breed 2 dogs and put them in the paper as if they are an actual breed, tricking people into thinking that they're some type of purebred or something.

The website link you posted seemed like the person was being upfront about why they were mixing these 2 breeds. It seems a little weird but then again... dogs were bred for selective traits for a long long time resulting in all of the breeds we have today. Possibly in the future we could see new breeds added to the list of kennel clubs, you never know maybe these people aren't completely crazy.:confused:

July 24th, 2004, 09:07 PM
I remember reading a long time ago about the Labrador/Bernese mix. At the time, it seemed to make sense, perhaps only for the purpose of Seeing Eye Dogs (although miniature horses apparently do a better job.. and I LOVE the little booties they put on them!!!!). What I can't understand is when you walk in to a pet store, one of them say, a rather large chain at least in the Greater Toronto Area that is synonymous with sleeping attire (I don't want to say names and get in trouble on here) and they proudly have a small puppy with the label "Lab Rotti X" $900. Now, it's bad enough they're selling puppies in stores to be oggled at by people who will buy them on their convenient payment plan on their "no payments or interest" for the first six months plans, but to charge almost a thousand dollars for a dog that you could get from a shelter for under $100, or even a friend of yours for free? IT'S A MUTT!!! Mutts are great, but a mutt is a mutt, how can they stand there and charge a GRAND for a mutt? It's very possible they may have gotten it for free from someone who couldn't keep the puppies. I mean, even their purebreds are overpriced! We just recently lost our Great Dane, and we are casually starting to look for another dog, and I walked into a store today and was flabberghasted. Half the dogs these days are labradoodles, lhasapoos, cockapoos (who thinks of these names, by the way?!? ;) ) There were three purebred: an italian greyhound, and two bulldogs. The greyhoud was 1500, which I suppose might be reasonable from a breeder, but the bulldogs were $5000 each. Now, I have looked around for bulldogs, because my fiance has had many growing up, and they are a RIOT, I highly recommend them if you can stand the farting and the possible medical bills.. but I digress... Most of the bulldog breeders I found asked around $2500 a pup, which for the breed is good, since most of the females are barren and if they have puppies, it's usually through cesearian section, and a lot are stillborn. I understand the need for profit, but as they are charging $900 for mutts and $250 for kittens, I think they could stand to reduce the prices of their purebreds to something closer to the actual price, no?
Not that it matters, since people see the cute puppies, take the dog, the payment plan, and then a year later, change their minds and dump them in shelters where people like us come in, pay $100 and take them to their forever home. :p


Cactus Flower
July 25th, 2004, 01:03 PM
Unfortunately, how much people pay for their dog is often a badge of honor:

"I paid 900 bucks for my dog".....

"Duke here is a (Such-and-Such breed).....cost me 900 bucks..."

Also, people think if the store is charging so much, they must be quite a prize, even rare....


Cactus Flower
July 25th, 2004, 01:15 PM
Sorry- back to the issue at hand: I checked out the website, and while there may be "reasons" that new breeds are and were created, I could give you a long list of breeds that already exist that are EXCELLENT for handicap-assists.....and are already used for that purpose. I see no reason to create a new breed.
Another point to ponder: often there are genetic health problems that don't make themselves known until a few years down the line. Who knows what will pop up with this new breed.

July 25th, 2004, 04:55 PM
what happened to the word "Mutts"?

:( My thoughts exactly. And it's ridiculous what they charge for these animals.