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    Default Merle Poodle?

    So when i'm wasting time on weekends i sometimes search up dogs on gumtree or look at pet shop websites just to see what ridiculous prices people pay for dogs and what kind of designer dog is popular at the moment... (weird pass-time i know, but it intrigues me to see what kinds of ridiculous X breeds people buy)

    Anyway so i found this pup on a pet shop website.... says its a "Rare coloured Silver merle Cavoodle - Cavalier X Toy poodle"

    Cavoodle (Cavalier x Toy Poodle) Puppy, Dog - 355307 For Sale in Bulleen, VIC, 3105

    Do merle toy poodles exist? Because if they don't then this pup can't possibly be a Cavalier X poodle?
    And the price!!! $2,499!! RIDICULOUS what people pay for a cross bred pup... especially one that is, in my opinion not the breed it is listed as.
    I would naturally assume the merle has come from a shetland sheepdog or something... who knows i guess

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    Two and a half grant?! *speechless* All pets I ever owned together didn't cost that much. And there was a horse amongst them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by margoo View Post
    Two and a half grant?! *speechless* All pets I ever owned together didn't cost that much. And there was a horse amongst them.
    Adding it up, i'm the same, I bought 2 dogs, 3 cats and 4 ferrets for almost $1000 under the price of that one pup! Not to mention that 5 of those pets were rescues and had all vet work done! Its just ridiculous what people will pay for a "designer dog" I don't understand why people don't rescue if they want a cross breed

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddogdodge View Post
    Anyway so i found this pup on a pet shop website.... says its a "Rare coloured Silver merle Cavoodle - Cavalier X Toy poodle"

    Cavoodle (Cavalier x Toy Poodle) Puppy, Dog - 355307 For Sale in Bulleen, VIC, 3105

    Do merle toy poodles exist? Because if they don't then this pup can't possibly be a Cavalier X poodle?
    And the price!!! $2,499!! RIDICULOUS what people pay for a cross bred pup... especially one that is, in my opinion not the breed it is listed as.
    I would naturally assume the merle has come from a shetland sheepdog or something... who knows i guess
    Very likely something else in the mix to get the colouring. Who knows what innapropriate use of merle breeding was done to produce the puppy. Who on earth would pay $2499 for a companion crossbreed or in most cases a pedigree dog from screened lines for that matter.

    Farmers will routinely pay that type of money for good working dogs from proven working lines and I will pay good money for a good working dog. But a companion dog of unknown breeding. I dont think so.

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    What the actual f***!!!

    People are freaken insane if they are willing to pay THAT much money for a cross breed dog. It had want to poop out gold pellets for me to pay that much.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    it doesn't even look like a cavoodle. There's definitely something else in there.

    Bulleen is around the corner from me. I should go there and question the parent lineage... I wonder how they would explain it.

    oh, and look. they have so many more wonderful dogs to choose from. you can choose from their catalogue. I want to vomit just a little...

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    There is no way that's a poodle cross Cav, I'd say more Australian Shepherd. Bollocks it cost that much also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karma&Gibbs View Post
    There is no way that's a poodle cross Cav, I'd say more Australian Shepherd. Bollocks it cost that much also.
    I don't see any Aussie in it, Also it looks too small to be an Aussie X I'm thinking more Shetland sheepdog... maybe it got the colour of Sheltie yet the face of Cavalier?

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    You do get tri colour cavs but not merle.

    It's a mutt. They're not making any promises about it being ANKC listed. It isn't even "silver merle" - having quite a bit of tan in the mix. I've seen a few SWF mixes that have apricot and silver in the coat colour and a squashed face like that. More like Shih Tzu colours. So it could be a poodle x cav ex maltese x shih Tzu. But when it comes to cross breeds and puppy mills - you know they lie.

    I just hope they are telling the truth about including microchipping (required by Vic law now) and desexing.

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