Hybrid Dogs

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Registered: 05-29-2012
Hybrid Dogs
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Sat, 09-08-2012 - 3:23am

My sister has a Goldendoodle, my nephew has a Labernese, and a friend has a Bernedoodle. They all cost as much as a purebred. I have heard of a few others, but I had NO IDEA there were so many! I bet if you pick your two favorite breeds, you'll find them on the list.

Check out the list here: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/hybriddog/mixdesignerdogsa.htm

Do you have a hybrid? Would you get one?

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In reply to: CMEvelyn
Tue, 09-18-2012 - 12:46pm
Supposedly, the advantage to these mixed breeds were that the chances of having problems particular to the breed were much less; because there was no inbreeding, the dogs would be healthier. Also, some of them are bred to be service dogs, and some don't shed (most of the xxx/poodles). Now, however, I've heard that some breeders are breeding the hybrids together, and those offspring are having problems.
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Registered: 11-15-2001
In reply to: CMEvelyn
Sun, 09-16-2012 - 9:26pm

If I were looking for a "hybrid," I would look no further than my local shelter. Hybrids are so called "designer dogs" but they're nothing more than a mixed breed. Look in the shelters first, if searching for a dog. Also, IMO, some of those who are breeding the designer dogs are simply nothing more than a puppy mill. These people don't care about the dogs in their care - they're only concerned with how much money can be had.

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Registered: 03-20-2001
In reply to: CMEvelyn
Tue, 09-11-2012 - 2:53am
no, I wouldn't buy one, I would rescue or adopt one from a shelter though for sure... (not to save money) but purely just to give a pooch a wonderful loving home.
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Registered: 11-19-2001
In reply to: CMEvelyn
Sun, 09-09-2012 - 6:43pm
I agree with what Laura said....
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In reply to: CMEvelyn
Sat, 09-08-2012 - 7:04pm

I volunteer at our city shelter.  I see "designer" dogs every day.  They are called "mixes" at the shelter and can be adopted, fully vetted, for $100.

Would I pay a premium price for one?  No.

Would I adopt one?  Sure.

Every one of thosse strays and owner surrenders deserves a loving home.

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Registered: 11-21-2001
In reply to: CMEvelyn
Sat, 09-08-2012 - 1:25pm

This is just my opinion.....I have owned pure-bred dogs as well as mixed breeds....and have now decided never to purchase a dog again because there are so many wonderful dogs in shelters/rescues.

Having said that....every dog deserves a wonderful, forever home but as to these "designer" dogs that cost a fortune in essence they are mixed-breed dogs with most of the good qualities of a breed as well as the bad.  Responsible dog breeders breed dogs to better the line and this is made more difficult when you have two breeds in one.

Honestly, I just don't get it....but that's just me.

Laura