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Old 12-31-2005, 09:09 PM
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I know that, and about every hour they are putting a animal to sleep, and thats sad , But I do what I can and I make sure to spay and neuter my animals.. I was just saying that it dont matter "Mutts" and"Purebreeds" are wonderful dogs.
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Old 01-01-2006, 02:41 AM
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From what I know you got a deal on your dog. I know you will love him I love my maltipoo to death. My maltipoo I got 5 years ago and he was $350 candaian. i have seen the money considerably fo up and I know see the average cost around 450 for a mix little dog. They are much healthier then purebreeds I used to have a lab and they are also very long lived. My maltpoo is the best dog i've ever had.
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Old 01-01-2006, 10:48 AM
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Maltipoos are also known for being one of the longest living dogs some have liven up to 18 years but thats at the very best most commen is 14-16 years. Also cross breeds are known for being much healthier then purebreeds. He has never had any health problems and is now 5 turning 6 in May
Not to scare you, but that's not at all a proven fact. Mostly because those mixes are fairly new and there's probably none of them (other than accidental breeding) that is over 7 year old now.

I see the point of people who really want small dogs now though, and why some people end up buying those mixes. I agree that it's hard to find small dogs in shelters. You didn't pay too much for them, which is ok also in my book, it's the breeder that sell them for over $400 that make me scream.
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Old 01-01-2006, 11:36 AM
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They are much healthier then purebreeds I used to have a lab and they are also very long lived. My maltpoo is the best dog i've ever had.
This is false. This was a lie made up by ignorant breeders that wanted you to buy their mixed breeds.
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Old 01-01-2006, 11:47 AM
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For those who have these mixed breeds, enjoy and love them to death. For those who own pure breeds... don't knock the owners of others.
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Old 01-01-2006, 01:18 PM
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Also cross breeds are known for being much healthier then purebreeds.
I missed that one :P

As Tessa said, it's false. It's what breeders say. If if there is no testing on the parents, you can end up with a puppy with problems too. For example, if both parents have eye problems, your pup is likely to have eye problems. Yes, mixes benefit from having a much wider range of genes than purebreds, but if they are poorly bred they're likely to have problems too. And unfortunately I have yet to see a breeder of those mixes do any kind of testing on the parents.
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Old 01-01-2006, 02:22 PM
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Fran you are intirely intittiled to your own opinion but I know a lady personally who has a 13 year old malti poo and a 15 year old malti poo she used to have an older one also but it just recently past. Also yesterday while I was walking mine a lady with a 14 year old maltipoo asked if mine could play. About 3 years ago when I first met my dogs groomer she said she had known a maltipoo which she groomed that was over 17 years old. My dog is 5. So Im not sure your right about that one, but like I said you are intitled to your opinion. What I am 110% sure about is that I LOVE my dog. I have him now and so does this other lady with her new puppy. You guys should remember when ou brought your new puppy home and your all excited and want to tell the world how you have theh best dog ever. So just go easy on it. You may not agree with some of her/ my opinions but dont crush that feeling of having the best thing in the whole world I bet you all remember it. She understands its not purebreed. But she has the dog now and I guarentee her it will be the best dog shes ever had. So its done she has it and I know if I where her I'd be upset. It sounds like you guys are trying to guilt her into thinking she just broke a law or something.

So I'd Like To Say Congradulations On Your New Pup! I Know You Will Enjoy It And I Know You Will Also Not Regret Your Decsicoin! I love my maltipoo so much I cnat imagine my life without him.


ps. My vet has said they are healthier then purebreeds and all my dog books. And I have had a lab that had health problems. And my neighbors purebreed corgi has had problems. But known of the mixes or crossbreeds i know have ever shown problems. But again I may be wrong. So im not trying to start anythng. My dog has never shown any health problems at all. But I do also love purebreeds I love dogs doesn't matter how big or little or what breed tupe / mix or cross.

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Old 01-01-2006, 03:58 PM
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The main reason why so many purebred dogs have problems is that they are poorly bred. I think that probably 70% of purebred dogs out there come from those places, which is why so many seem to have problems.

And of course you love your dog, and I love mine too, we're not criticizing the dogs. I have a mutt too and I love him also, I just know he might develop dysplasia or something later. Because he's a mutt doesn't mean I love him less nor that he will be very healthy all his life. Our problem is just that people are breeding more dogs when so many are in shelters, and that with such a surpopulation the only good reason to breed is to work on improving a breed.
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Old 01-01-2006, 04:14 PM
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Just because some dogs are not purbreed, don't mean they are less of a dog then the ones that are! All our life we had mixed dogs, some we paid for some we got free. We known people who have purbreed and they had more problems with there dogs then we did with our mixed dogs. You cant put a price on a dog when you see how happy they are to see you, or how they can love you non stop.

This is my Multi-poo and I am not sorry that I paid 200 for him. Madaline is right when she said its nearly impossible to find a little dog that is a Mutt or Purebreed for cheap.


Thanks for backing me up Your Maltipoo is adorable.

I only payed $300.00 for my Purebreed Poodle 13 years ago, now they go for around $1,000. or more. My Mum payed $600. 7 years ago, they keep going up and up just like everything else. People have more money these days so they will pay the price, Most mixed breeds are over $300. I love my Maltipoo and when my Poodle passes on Im going to get another one, I think it was the best move I ever made getting Madeline, I have never owned a mixed breed before, maybe they are a fad, designer breed what ever you want to call them but as long as they are loved and looked after I dont think they will end up in the pound, the people that pay alot for there dogs there is a very very good chance they will keep them for there live time.
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Old 01-01-2006, 04:24 PM
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Mixed breed or a purebred, it doesn't matter. As long as you love it and take good care of it. That should be the most important issue.
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