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    I dont know if I can word this correctly.
    Do you think its right to purposely breed a cross-bred dog? Do you think only purebreds should be bred? Do you have/would you buy a crossbreed/or a purebreed?

    What are your thoughts and opinions?

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    I wouldn't buy a cross bred from a "breeder", but would be happy to rescue one.

    NOOOO...deliberate cross breeding should not be done...PERIOD!

    We have covered this subject so many times in here though

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    There is no way cross breeds should be bred - go look at any pound website, rescue site, and you will see just how many end up dumped, and end up being pts.

    There is no excuse for deliberately breeding these dogs, it is purely to make money, nothing else. They don't get health checks, as long as a litter of cute puppies is produced.

    Most of these "designer dogs" come from puppy farms, and while people keep buying, the farms keep supplying and the breeding dogs keep suffering.

    I will always advocate getting a pup from a registered responsible breeder, or getting one from a rescue group/pound.

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    I would never buy a crossbreed dog, I like knowing what I am going to get

    I know many cross dogs who are wonderful, but just not for me

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    This has been discussed pretty recently on here. If you are interested here's a link to the last thread on the subject.

    http://www.dogforum.com.au/general-d...-standard.html

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    Thanks for the link T-kay!

    My Mollie was an accident. Both the pure-bred Westie and the pure-bred Chihuahua were owned by the lady. The male had been neutured (sp?) but the vets missed something, obviously therefore resulting in the litter of 4. I got to choose out of the last 2 girls - Mollie, the more timid, more westie-like one and a little girl whom was more chihuahua-like. I had looked at both purebred and cross-bred pups, but I found a "bond" with Mollie and knew she was the one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi View Post
    I dont know if I can word this correctly.
    Do you think its right to purposely breed a cross-bred dog? Do you think only purebreds should be bred? Do you have/would you buy a crossbreed/or a purebreed?

    What are your thoughts and opinions?

    Just curious
    To purposely breed a cross-bred dog is wrong IMO. Please note my emphasis is on the word purposely.

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    This is my first time owning a cross-bred dog and no issue as yet, The previous dogs we have owned have all been pure and the only issue we had was skin allergies for our german shepard as she got older, so nothing to complain about there.

    I don't have an educated opinion on the part of breeding so I can't comment, I know where we got these pups from it was a good home and owners are dogs lovers. Still in regular contact with the original owner and she takes a genuine interest in how the pups are.

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    IMO its not about the breeding or cross breeding! If the dog is well cared for, well fed and loved then who care's whether its a cross breed or a pure breed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebec View Post
    This is my first time owning a cross-bred dog and no issue as yet, The previous dogs we have owned have all been pure and the only issue we had was skin allergies for our german shepard as she got older, so nothing to complain about there.

    I don't have an educated opinion on the part of breeding so I can't comment, I know where we got these pups from it was a good home and owners are dogs lovers. Still in regular contact with the original owner and she takes a genuine interest in how the pups are.
    That might be the case, but honestly...what were the reasons to breed this litter? It couldn't have been to improve the breed, since they a cross breeds...it couldn't be to get better specimens either, because cross breeding is a stab in the dark regarding what you are getting. It is also broadening the gene pool yet again...making it harder to determine hereditary diseases.

    So I am truly interested...what reasons did they give you for breeding this litter of Mastiff X?
    Last edited by Cleasanta; 01-31-2010 at 12:15 PM.

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