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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    These breeders you speak of sound very far and few between!!!

    How are people supposed to find these breeders?
    We do exist. And not in fairyland. Those of us who breed to such standards sink lots of money into it. It is a hobby, not a business. Breeding dogs does not turn a profit if you do it right.

    Vet bills can easily run into thousands, puppies need lots of time, food, medicines etc etc that all costs. They may live at home for extended periods before finding the right home... etc etc

    And if anything goes wrong then the costs can be even higher - losing a beloved girl during whelping is a big and very real risk and good breeders only undertake breeding very seriously indeed.

    Accidental breedings can and do happen - I can personally vouch for that! And sometimes all the intervention in the world after the event doesn't stop nature's course. But deliberate cross breeding is a different matter and I can't think of a single example where I would think it was ok.

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    Amy, one thing you seem to have a grasp of is that you have no idea! So you came on here to get advice originally. Members gave it, but it remains just that - advice.

    It was then up to you whether you took that advice on board, or not. You chose not to, which is your right, naturally.

    However, you have a puppy that is dragging it's arse, which usually means bad news. You appear to have absolutely no idea in hell what you are doing, and also not a bloody clue about dogs in general, so I guess this is your first dog ever???

    I don't mean to be rude, and I'm NOT being rude. But you must at least try to understand ppl's reactions to all your questions, please.

    Reality is, this pup of yours is NOT a pup from a good, responsible breeder. No breeder in their right frigging mind would do what this one has done, okay. It is a puppy mill through and through, and a more expereinced dog-woner would probably have to be deaf, dumb and blind not to have recognised that.

    If you have further questions, which I'm sure you will and I hope you do, I have no doubt all members here will assist you in every way they can - but you cannot expect them to give you a pat on the back for the choice you made.
    Just think about it, please Amy.

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    I am not far and few between. I am right here with puppies looking for responsible homes (well shortly anyway they are young yet).

    The people I associate with at the dog shows are the same.

    I have to date turned away 3 potential buyers, there was something I didn't like about them. I take this Very Very seriously.

    No one needs to go to a byb. If you like x-breeds then go to a shelter. You know they do have puppies - far too many of them.

    If you want a purebred go to a responsible registered breeder who is passionate about their dogs, breeding and yes showing. Because if you do not show, at least on occasion you cannot in all honesty tell if your stock is worth breeding from. You must see how it stacks up against the competition. And if the competition is better than yours then you need to introduce them into your kennel or you need to sterilize your stock and start again. The key word is improve.

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    IMHO I believe that crossbreeds shouldnt be bred on purpose. That said, My cross bred girl is wonderful. But some breeds that have been crosed to produce better dogs (Labradoodles) were bred to produce a dog for guide work that dont shed. Those dogs are useful, and I reckon are good dogs to breed. But, only using the best dogs from each breed, not just any random dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    DogzOnline for PURE BRED dogs...local BREED clubs etc etc!!!!!
    Dogz Online is a brilliant site! I love it! In fact, I am on it right now..

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    I'm against purposely crossbreeding. I'm more for education than I am against cross breeding I must admit. If we educate people = lesser the problem.

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    Boxerini

    Only a very few of the labradoodles in each litter are suitable as non shedders, and only a very few of those are suitable as guide dogs. And then they have to home all the ones that were not suitable. I'm not sure it's worth it. Especially when so many people think poodle x automatically means non-shedder. It's not true.

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    If you want a non shedding puppy, why not just a poddle instead of a noodle, coodle, schnoodle etc?

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    I admit that I never used to know what was so bad about cross-breeding. I had a shihtzu/pomeranian when I was a teen.

    Since joining this forum I have learned so much and now would never purchase a crossbreed again (unless it's from a shelter).

    So in answer to your question. No, I don't think that people should be mixing breeds together.

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    Hyacinth, very true. BUT, some of the failed guide dogs, which are bred by guide dogs australia are then turned into mascots. But, Me personally I wouldnt even consider breeding a crossbred.

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