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    I'm going to be the devil's advocate and repeat that I don't see anything wrong as such with DDs. Puppy farms can breed anything, not just mixed breeds.

    If the breeder is responsible and does health checks, etc. I don't have anything against them crossing breeds.

    But I know you will all come up with a zillion arguments to prove my ignorance.

    And I agree with BL that there is an opportunity in there to promote responsible ownership, inlcuding making sure you do not buy from puppy farms or pet shops.

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    It will be another excuse for a political ripping, I heard some abc talkback this morning and well... far out man I think she will cop a big serve, even though its a free country and people can do what they like. the issue of PF's are becomming more and more topical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I'm going to be the devil's advocate and repeat that I don't see anything wrong as such with DDs. Puppy farms can breed anything, not just mixed breeds.

    If the breeder is responsible and does health checks, etc. I don't have anything against them crossing breeds.

    But I know you will all come up with a zillion arguments to prove my ignorance.

    And I agree with BL that there is an opportunity in there to promote responsible ownership, inlcuding making sure you do not buy from puppy farms or pet shops.
    My stance on the matter exactly.
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    My major issues with DD's is that they are a fad and people buy them because they are the "in" thing and then the majority of them get dumped at the pound. Then there are the issues of puppy mills, people charging $1500 for a first generation cross (seriously WTF! The PM's pup is a first generation cross it isn't one of the ones being bred several generations along and $1500 for a dog which you don't know what it will grow up like temperament wise, coat wise, health wise, looks wise) and the fact that many breeders of these dogs don't do any health checks.

    If people were breeding these dogs properly like say some of the Labradoodle people who are trying to get the breed recognized and have people who are breeding more than 5 generations in. Then it isn't so bad but still do not see the point of more breeds and more cute little doggies which people do not look after.

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    My thing is Cavoodle pups are a dime a dozen at shelters, $200 max and Tim bought one for his missus 50'th for $1500 and supported the cycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    My thing is Cavoodle pups are a dime a dozen at shelters, $200 max and Tim bought one for his missus 50'th for $1500 and supported the cycle.
    I very rarely see cavoodles in shelters to be honest! If its a matter of whats cramming up shelters i would say lets do something about Staffy's and Greyhounds. Wayyyy too many for my liking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    My major issues with DD's is that they are a fad and people buy them because they are the "in" thing and then the majority of them get dumped at the pound. Then there are the issues of puppy mills, people charging $1500 for a first generation cross (seriously WTF! The PM's pup is a first generation cross it isn't one of the ones being bred several generations along and $1500 for a dog which you don't know what it will grow up like temperament wise, coat wise, health wise, looks wise) and the fact that many breeders of these dogs don't do any health checks.

    If people were breeding these dogs properly like say some of the Labradoodle people who are trying to get the breed recognized and have people who are breeding more than 5 generations in. Then it isn't so bad but still do not see the point of more breeds and more cute little doggies which people do not look after.
    Nope, still don't get the whole "with purebreeds you know exactly what you'll get" thing. I mean, I get that that is what may happen up to a certain level. I don't think it's that important personally. As long as the parents didn't have obvious temperament and health problems, I'd be happy to get one of their pups and just wait and see what they turn into. Again, that's just me.

    And the "in" thing happens with purebreeds just as much as with DDs. It happened when Lassie was on tv, it happens now with the Red Dog movie, corgies are popular because of the queen, other breeds may be popular because of celebrities... There are always going to be people who get a dog on a whim. It doesn't make a difference whether they are purebred or DD.

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    Lineage traits are a better look out if someone is considering a certain purebreed. It's imperative when looking at a purebreed to look at the line the dog comes from to garner the traits they have had passed along.

    Breed traits are generalised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    I very rarely see cavoodles in shelters to be honest! If its a matter of whats cramming up shelters i would say lets do something about Staffy's and Greyhounds. Wayyyy too many for my liking.
    Totally agree. Here it's staffies and random staffy crosses mainly. Quite a few of working dog crosses too.

    I've been checking the dogs at our local pound for months now and I'm yet to see the first DD.

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    DD's do come up for re-homing as well as everything in between and yes pure breeds, I personally don't care what dog it is the point is that any publicity for any breed ends up resulting in larger numbers being bred for a fast buck or due to supply and demand with little regard for the dog or the people getting a pup, I just wish the news would stop adding to the whole cutsie image of any pup and state the pros and cons of ANY dog they put in the public spotlight and advise people of the health risks and behaviour that any breed/x/mutt may have and that not all dogs are the same temperament.
    ALL kittens are devil spawn wrapped in cuteness!

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