Right on cue. Did my Goldendoodle pics drag up an internet dog snob?
FYI, I purchased this mutt (I'll call it a mutt if that makes you happy) because:
(1) It came from a well-bred sire and dam with no health problems
(2) The two breeds that have no recessive health traits in common.
(3) There is a contract that the pups be neutered
(4) The pups were carefully socialized for the first 8 weeks of their lives.
If my pup causes a few dog snobs to be up-in-arms for the next 15 years, then so be it. It's almost satisfying.
Hi Travisk... congratulations on your new puppy. Coda's very cute. Hope you stick around Chaz. We have some owners of very lovely mixed breeds on this forum. (Poodle-Lab and Poodle-Golden crosses, as well) While a lot of these dogs are often healthy, beautiful animals, that's often not the case. Hence, the disapproval from many proffessional breeders, exhibitors, rescue/shelter employees and Chaz members who've simply done their homework on the "designer breed" industry and the pit falls of supporting it. As you read more posts on this forum, about breeding, you'll understand the concerns. That makes your puppy no less lovely than a purebred pup or shelter pup though. Glad he's currently healthy, with appropriate OFA hip and Cerf eye checks done on both parents. (Very important with these 2 breeds and rare that someone producing mixed breed pups invests in those tests) Hope to see more pictures of Coda.
That's a fairly silly generalization. I had a therapy dog - a GSD/Akita mix, rescued when he was about 5 years old from the pound. MOST of the therapy animals involved in the HABIT program (through the UT School of Veterinary Sciences) at the time were rescues.
But I have a suspicion that TravisK is someone who has been here before and only posted this to troll for reactions . . .
Glad you're happy with your pup. Looked at the rest of your pictures. Fun stuff! I see you also bought a Yorkie-poo, so you're not new to this. (Have you been on this forum before, as suggested in another post?) In anycase, good luck with that baby, look foward to more pictures.