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Old 03-31-2006, 04:31 PM
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It comes down to "supply and demand" .... like everything else in this world. It's something we all need to get use to
It's not something we should get used to, it's something we should work harder to stop. Raise awareness people! Just because there is a demand already does not mean people should give in and allow stuff like this happen.

Designer breeds in my mind are a big no. There are accesive amounts of dogs put down every day in shelters. Breeding should ONLY be done to better the breed. Breeding two breeds together is just contributing to the overly large dog population. Instead of paying massive amounts of money for a mixed dog with a fancy name go to the shelter and save a life!
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Old 04-14-2006, 09:46 AM
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I personally like some mixed breeds. Labradoodles and Goldendoodles are fine to me. There are alot of people mildly allergic to dogs and so the poodle-mixes would be great for them...for example, we're getting a cockapoo (generation 4). My mother is mildly allergic to dogs that are heavy-medium shedders, but we've always wanted a spaniel. So we're getting the cockapoo, which sheds less.

I think that if there is a purpose for a mixed breed (like being good for allergy sufferers), then it is fine if people get one, as long as they are familiar with both breeds first. HOWEVER, I am against all designer dogs that are bred just to look cute or "unique" (for example, the Puggle and the Pomchi). Both breeds are regular constant shedders (and Puggles don't look that hot anyway), they serve no purpose. And I would never get an f1 mixed breed.
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Old 04-16-2006, 07:06 PM
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Just because it's mixed with a poodle does not mean it will be good for allergy sufferers.

Labradoodles were first bred because a blind woman needed a guide dog that was good for someone with allergies. But the breeding program was so UNsuccessful that it was stopped.

If you want a dog good for allergies there are plenty of dogs around that can fill that roll. Poodle, Bichon Frise, Lagotto Romagnolo, Coton De Tulear, Puli, Irish Water Spaniel, Spanish water dog, Schnauzers I believe are quite good...and the list goes on. There's no reason to breed a mix when there were already plenty of dogs out there to fill the need.

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Old 04-16-2006, 10:01 PM
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I had said ours was generation four, so we have a pretty good idea of what to expect and what not to. I would NOT NOT NOT take the chance with a generation 1 mixed breed. Those are unpredictable, yes, but if the parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. were all the same then it is pretty predictable.

We had wanted a smallish-type sporting dog and was originally looking into the Cavalier, but MVD drew us back. Springer Spaniels were a bit too energetic for us, and there were so many health probelms with cockers today. Also, all of these dogs shed more than what was best for us.

Cockapoos had been a good match for us, so we did more research and they had fit the bill perfectly. I know everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but if a breed is right for someone, I don't think other people's opinions should hold them back. It would be better than a mismatch.

Edit: After those people research what to and not to look out for, especially in mixes.
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