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    Default The Best Present ...for the Pet!

    Just been browsing through some sites as its just about that time for the massive influx of puppies/dogs to come through to the pounds

    Just thinking of how nice it would be to find these special pooches a home!

    PetRescue - find your new best friend!

    check it out



    Had to post a link for this gorgeous little man! Possibly purebred Stafford or they think he may be X with lab.

    Marley's profile at PetRescue - is he your new best friend?

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    Sorry I can't look as I'll start crying (again). Work mate asked why I torture my self coming to dog forums when I don't have a dog. The answer is really easy, after dogs doggy lovers are the best people.

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    Ive just found that if you do a search for male only without putting in a state the most dogs on the site are Greyhounds and Shar-Pei!

    Why?

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    Shar-Pei I was told is because females have the pups, therefor make the money for the BYB, not as many males are wanted I guess.

    Greyhounds because they retire from racing, or fail at it and then need to be re-homed, most of them have never walked on grass, so it can be a task.

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    Look Judge, I'm really interested in this...but...what I would LOVE to know is the percentage of dogs (both male and female) throughout animal shelters country-wide that are purebred; and the percentage that are cross-bred?

    And then, what breeds or breed mixes sit up there in the highest percentages?

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    Why does it matter if they're pure or crossbred?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvershadowwolf24 View Post
    Why does it matter if they're pure or crossbred?
    Is that question meant for me?
    Because there are so many comments on here lately relating to cross-bred dogs filling the shelters. I think that without facts I find that generalising too much. I like to see statistics before i go throwing comments out there.

    If i went into it I'd seriously write another of my rediculously long novels, so i won't SSW. But I would like to know the answers one day. Not from others opinions, but from recorded facts and figures.

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    I meant more, what made you ask a question like that? Does it matter which you get from the pound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    DA I think the more expensive elite pure breeds are more likely to be kept because owners usually put a lot of thought and invest a lot of money into getting them.

    Pure breeds that cost the same amount as a designer cross breed in a puppy store (around the $500-$800 mark) are filling up the pounds. JRT's, Heelers, Kelpies, Staffies etc are the same price as a Cavadoodle (or whatever they are called) and pugaliers and all of those breeds are commonly found at the pound and rescue shelters.
    Yes, you could be right there. I think also many breeders these days do take it on very responsibly and offer to take the dog back at any stage of it's life if you do not, or cannot keep it anymore. For those dogs, the pound is then not an issue.

    Pugger, do you see many of the 'designer' breeds at the shelters you have seen, along with the purebreeds?

    Ewok! Eeeeew.

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    Yes, I think many would refer to them as designer breeds.

    Labradoodles at no stage were developed as a small sized breed. They are a medium to large dog actually. Silly ppl and silly breeders not educating enough.
    Many original Labradoodles shed anyway, so that kind of defeated the purpose IMO. Lol.

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