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    Well I don’t hate cross breeds. How could I ? The breed I love started out as:

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    I get really tired of explaining why I prefer to have pedigreed purebred pups in my life – so now I don’t bother. I just get on with it, do my homework and research of family lines and breeders and look forward to my next pup when it is born.

    Type was mentioned above as being important. Temperament - is far more important to me and is a known quantity/quality in a pedigreed purebred pup. Whereas in cross breeds/mutts/Heinz varieties – your guess is as good as mine as how the pup will turn out.

    As ‘Beloz’ very correctly stated –
    But it's very rarely purebred pups that end up at the pound...
    I wonder why that happens ? Though with the popularity of some purebreds – BYBs are getting on the bandwagon – so there will be more purebreds found in pounds in the future.

    In GSP rescue – we are finding more and more GSPs FTGH and in pounds – which is very sad. It doesn’t take much and a few questions to work out where they are all coming from. That’s right – BYBs in for the money and no care and responsibility for what they have produced.

    I get really tired of the armchair critics/warriors found any/everywhere. Because I buy purebred pups – I am not responsible for the death of dogs in pounds – just one example of the crap sprouted to me.

    Sorry -

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    Just to show you how stupid all this hate and crap is:

    People think Steven Spielberg killed a Triceratops

    Read the comments and be amazed and weep !

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    I'm with Thingz on this. The fact that knowing a dog's genetic background a few generations back may allow you to make some predictions about its temperament or health outcomes does not make it a better quality dog than most well raised mutts in my mind. They're living creatures, not German engineered cars!

    I'll stop because I don't want to respond to insults with insults.

    ETA: And this post wasn't about the right or wrong of buying a purebred dog at all. It was about some who do thinking crossbreeds are inferior creatures and talking about them in a very denigrating way.
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    Thanks for your input Beloz. Like you said this thread isn't about breeders or anyone's choice in purchasing a dog, the idea was to try and understand what about crossbreed dogs is apparently so bad.

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    I don't think people hate cross-breeds as such...but they including myself hate backyard breeders and puppy mills who cross different breeds and call them stupid names ...all for the mighty dollar...they don't care about the health of the dogs...may they rot in Hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    If there is no market for crossbred mutts then people will stop deliberately breeding them
    Oh but there well and truly is a market out there for them, but unfortunately it seems there's even more people just chucking their male and female dogs over the back fence and letting them go for it too. Saying if people would stop buying crossbred dogs and there would be less breeders is a bit like saying, well, lets just stop breeding all animals and we won't have any animal cruelty. There is nothing stopping anyone breeding crossbreeds from doing all the same health checks registered breeders do, so you cannot say that crossbred dogs "as a breed" in general are any less healthy than a purebred dog.

    Remember, this thread is about the DOGS, not the breeders
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    If that's your opinion then that's fine, but you still haven't given me any evidence supporting your claim that crossbred dogs bred by people that do actually care are still "low quality" dogs (or even the definition of a low quality dog). As I will reiterate, the thread is about the dogs, not the breeders. If I'm ignoring facts, show me the facts.
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    Except this thread is not about the breeders, it's cross bred dogs. I thought I'd made that clear but obviously not. Your argument is that all crossbred dogs are low quality, yet you don't even seem to have a definition by which you're defining them. My intent with this thread was to see if there were any ACTUAL, breeder-irrelevant problems with cross breeding, one of which regarding the size of the dogs has already been brought up.

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    But are the problems a result of the cross breeding, or just bad breeding practices? If you think it's a stupid question then leave it for the people that don't.

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    about the cross breed dog not the breeder?

    Well not really - because if you have a designer dog with a fancy name like a red belly blue speckled borattlepie - are you not rewarding the breeder or pet shop or both who have been irresponsible in their breeding practice.

    And then you end up complaining in here about the quality of the dog and its behaviour because you (the owner of one of these dogs) didn't do your research - except maybe on the fancy breeder's website -those testimonials from happy customers that the breeder made up - are convincing, ie if it's on the internet - it must be true...

    I could probably find hundreds of threads in here - where I wish the person had come here before they bought their puppy not afterwards.

    But problems with over supply of dogs are helped most with education, and discussion and spreading the word.

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    Yes, but also in reality crossbreeding could give some more desirable properties that a single breed might not have. If you focus on the negative then it'll always be negative. A dogs personality is not representative of their health. Your example crossbreed might be aggressive and a pain in the ass to deal with, but that might be desirable to some people. Chances are it won't be and it'll just give them a bad name, but there are hundreds of other breeds out there which can give a positive example.. Purebred dogs are a direct result of crossbreeding for exactly that - to obtain the qualities the breeder wanted in their dog. Someone just happened to decide that the resultant dog was popular and/or suitable enough for their purposes and that they would call it it's own breed, and that further cross breeding would not be beneficial. There are already a few crossbreeds out there that have proven to be very popular for many reasons, and just as words are constantly being added/revised in dictionaries, I would not be at all surprised if one day they are labeled their own breed, just as literally every other breed before it.
    Last edited by Thingz; 07-31-2014 at 12:26 AM.

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