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    I have a pure Bulldog who thinks she may be a Jack russel. The only time I think she becomes aware of it is after 10 mins of running around at the dog park.
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    I have 3 mongrels.
    I think any pet's nature is partly theirs and partly the nurturing and care given by owners.

    I really don't care whether my pets are pure or not.
    No purebloods in all that I have had I don't think. Maybe the GSD but I did not ask. I might add that I have never paid for a dog and all have been rescues in one way or another.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Why are they 'perfect' for it? Your statement gives the impression that a purebred dog isn't a good pet?

    I have 3 purebred 'pets'. I think they're pretty perfect at being a pet.
    I never said there was anything wrong with purebred 'pets'. I have had purebreds Shepherds in the past, as well as a purebred Silky Terrier and a Mini Foxie. My others have been crossbreeds and they make wonderful pets too. Some dog forums almost crucify you for having anything other than a purebred dog and I think that is sad because you shouldn't miss out on having a dog just because you can't afford the cost of a purebred.

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    I like mixed breeds, the only time a fire up is when they are purchased from less than reputable sources.

    If and when I eventually stop showing I will most likely adopt from the pound.
    It just happens to be that my hobby is dog showing and for that I need purebreds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    I like mixed breeds, the only time a fire up is when they are purchased from less than reputable sources.

    If and when I eventually stop showing I will most likely adopt from the pound.
    It just happens to be that my hobby is dog showing and for that I need purebreds.


    We used to show our Shepherds many years ago when we had them, and it's a great hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieBrown View Post
    I never said there was anything wrong with purebred 'pets'. I have had purebreds Shepherds in the past, as well as a purebred Silky Terrier and a Mini Foxie. My others have been crossbreeds and they make wonderful pets too. Some dog forums almost crucify you for having anything other than a purebred dog and I think that is sad because you shouldn't miss out on having a dog just because you can't afford the cost of a purebred.
    Yes, very true. I love all dogs, regardless of their ancestory.

    However, it isn't quite correct to say that purebred dogs are more expensive than cross bred dogs either.

    In this day and age, a Poodle x Maltese for example will cost you anywhere from $200 - $800. A purebred Poodle, for example, will cost you around $400 - $1000. The price difference isn't really that big at all.

    Years ago, the mutt may have been an average working man's dog, now they are in hot demand and the prices reflect the situation.

    BTW - I use the term mutt in this instance with affection, not with derision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Yes, very true. I love all dogs, regardless of their ancestory.

    However, it isn't quite correct to say that purebred dogs are more expensive than cross bred dogs either.

    In this day and age, a Poodle x Maltese for example will cost you anywhere from $200 - $800. A purebred Poodle, for example, will cost you around $400 - $1000. The price difference isn't really that big at all.

    Years ago, the mutt may have been an average working man's dog, now they are in hot demand and the prices reflect the situation.

    BTW - I use the term mutt in this instance with affection, not with derision.
    So true. A work colleague recently purchased a Cav x Poodle from a puppy farm near our town. $1,200 it cost. Neither of the parents have been health tested either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellie View Post
    So true. A work colleague recently purchased a Cav x Poodle from a puppy farm near our town. $1,200 it cost. Neither of the parents have been health tested either.
    YOu have got to be kidding me!!!!!
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    A work friend of mine paid $1200 for a pet store Husky *sigh*
    He came to me afterwards and surprised us with it, then he asked me if he could enter her in the next dog show.
    This pup would have been maybe 6 weeks old if it were lucky.

    She has since been rehomed as he was renting when he bought her and the landlord found out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Yes, very true. I love all dogs, regardless of their ancestory.

    However, it isn't quite correct to say that purebred dogs are more expensive than cross bred dogs either.

    In this day and age, a Poodle x Maltese for example will cost you anywhere from $200 - $800. A purebred Poodle, for example, will cost you around $400 - $1000. The price difference isn't really that big at all.

    Years ago, the mutt may have been an average working man's dog, now they are in hot demand and the prices reflect the situation.

    BTW - I use the term mutt in this instance with affection, not with derision.

    I definitely agree with you Anne. I don't understand the whole 'designer dog' thing at all. It's just one huge rip off, and people should think twice before part with silly amounts of money for a crossbred dog. I was talking more about the lovely little 'mutts' at the rescues etc who are absolutely fantastic pets. I love the mutts of the old days, and they used to be so hardy and live forever

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