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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Those pictures contain three different pure breeds and different crossbreds. So a certain appearance really isn't a justifiable reason for wanting a specific cross.

    Coated small dogs and youngsters look like small fluffy dogs - ie: cute.

    In fact appearance is one of the major reasons for these crossbreds being rehomed as adults, because they don't turn out how the owner wanted, their coats are difficult (if not impossible) to manage. They just turn out to be something a little unexpected. So owners give them up and try again.

    And I know there are folks here who argue the health issue. How many poodles, cavs and other breeds used to create these fluffy puppies - breeds that can and do carry serious genetic faults are tested for them? PRA anyone?

    Murphy's Story - pet shop pup // Where do puppies come from?

    PRA is a huge threat to poodle crosses. Double that threat when you add poodle to another breed that can carry PRA - like Cavaliers.
    The pictures are all still gorgeous, I dont care what they are. I always go for looks first....is that wrong, not really....

    I like certain purebreds because of the way they look, same as I pick a mutt pup because of the way it looks. Temperament comes into it after that for me. Though as a general rule, I am a lifer so regardless of temperament my pups have a lifetime home with me. My current dogs have vastly different temperaments in some ways and then in other ways they are similar (probably a by product of the way they are raised). At the end of the day, if I dont like the way a dog looks then I am not going to buy one. I am not a fan of poodles (great dogs, just dont like the look) so I personally, would never own a poodle, or a poodle x because of this.

    I dont disagree about the health issues, and that is something I have focussed on in talking my friend out of buying a cavoodle from a breeder who has performed no health testing. I think you will find most people would be in agreeance in regards to health testing.

    Sure, soe people might rehome because the coat didnt tuen out how they wanted, but that is not the majority of owners. I would say the majority of "designers" end up in a life time home where they are loved deeply regardless of how they turned out. What we see in shelters is a small percentage of what is actually bred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by margoo View Post
    I don't really understand this fixation on oodles. I don't know about the shelters where everyone else life. But I've been browsing the shelters in our area over the past 6 months or so as we're still contemplating a second dog. The vast majority of dumped dogs seem to be bull breeds (X) and working breeds (X). Cute, fluffy things tend to disappear from the websites pretty quickly and so do most of the labX... but there seem to be zillions of unwanted staffies and kelpies out there.
    I agree. Also in NZ where I am from, small cute fluffy x breeds are just as popular but you dont really see them in the shelters. It is mostly staffy (or x's), or working breed x's (probably because people get one and dont realise they have a working dog temperament) and labs and shepherds or crosses of those. When you do get a small cute fluffy x breed in, its adopted pretty quickly after being put up for adoption.

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    Ok nattlou, i like all the pics of the dogs on the left, in particular the top and the bottom left. So now that ive picked, tell me what breeds i liked the look of best!

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    Yet Petrescue is full to the brim of them. Note also that many of the "terrier crosses" are most likely poodle crossed with a harsher coat breed such as a jrt. Add poodle coat to short hard coat and you get a proportion of odd, scruffy, heavy shedding coats.

    I still cannot accept that people are so naive as to say that "they are cute so why can't I have one" when they know of the potential background, the high proportion of unwanted pups produced, etc etc.

    And next time you think they all end up in loving homes being perfect pets, try talking to a few professional groomers about the suffering they see daily of high numbers of these DDs. These crossbreds are the most common to see as grooming disasters. And if you think neglecting an animal's coat is not much, think again. That goes for ALL coated breeds:

    Grooming Neglect - Ruff Cuts - Dog Grooming Studio - Ottawa Ontario

    matted dog - Google Search

    How many impulse DD buyers are prepared for this?

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    Do you know factually that most of the terrier crosses are poodle crosses?

    Didnt think so, lets not post vague assumptions.

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    I love the way you throw the word "naive" around.

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    I think that the health issues are often things we dont see or account for. My friend simply had her small flUffy cross euthanaised for severe HD. A member of my family who is a surgical vet specialist told me that many thousands of dollars are spent by loving owners on trying to fix things caused by poor breeding. Some of them are not fixable, or the owner cant afford and the dog is euthanaised, others will spend the money. It really makes her cross for the dogs' sake and keeps many a surgical practice booming.

    My mum has a doodle from BYB and the coat is very high maintenence compared to a poodle which she has also owned. The hair is weird - grows very quickly and is fine and tangles easily and is very hard to deal with, this dog also has weird growths that appear on her eyelids and around her eyes and head and paws that need removal everytime they grow back. Her eyesight is also poor, but my mum loves her and forks out the money.
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    I'll throw it around if I see it around.

    Apuppyforme - is your like based on your own google searches to match them up? Or is there actually something there that is different to the others? I actually genuinely want to know and have asked previously. But it's another one of those questions that keeps going unanswered.

    So otherwise I am bowing out - my head and the brick wall of greed and ignorance have met enough.

    I have still not had any reasons put forward for the creation of DD crossbreds, and my statements about them being bred solely for the purpose of ripping off gullible and NAIVE consumers stands. No challenge has been put forward to it.

    Not one supporter of crossbreds on here has answered the question. What do they bring to the dog or human world that any other existing breed does not?

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    Nattylou you didnt answer my question. What breed are the dogs that i selected?

    Also, absolutely nobody here is advocating dd bought from petshops. Lala beloz and myself are simply saying cross breeds are no worse than pure breeds and if their breeding were regulated we wouldnt have problems with the conditions the dogs are kept in, and having to wait would also stop the impulse buying.

    Here is a challenge for you, find me a cavoodle in petrescue in canberra, i certainly cannot find one, and no, some maltese cross is not what i am looking for at all.

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    Do you also apply that question to people who cross breed working dogs natty?

    Or just oodles?

    IMO, its one or the other...you either can x breed, or you cant...it shouldnt matter if its working or companian.

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