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    Designer dog= mutt. lets just get that out there. (exactly what reyzor has pointed out).

    I would have to go with a brussels griffon. ( correct me if i have spelt this wrong).

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    We'll have to agree to disagree then. I personally think it is a good idea to create 'new breeds', but I know I'll be shot down for even mentioning that. The people I know who got a mix of two well-know breeds, did so for the same reasons other people choose a particular fullbreed dog. The fact that there are good and bad breeders regardless of what they breed has been discussed at length on this forum before.

    I obviously also do not particularly appreciate the negative way in which 'mutt' is used here. (That tone is actually one of the reasons why I have never and will never get a fullbreed dog, but I won't go there.)

    Sorry to go off-topic, but it got my hackles up. As a mutt-lover I probably should not get involved in this discussion.

    Hope you find the dog you want. Already can't wait to 'meet' him/her!

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    The Griffs are great little dogs, with two varieties, they are rare so suggest you start researching early to find a breeder who is planning a litter if this is a breed you become interested in.

    My mum has a Chi, wonderful little dog, I wouldn't say he barks much at all, he holidays with all my dogs and fits in well after the first day which he spends making sure they all know he's there so he doesn't get trod on.

    Have you considered a Whippet? Loves to curl up on a lap, both dogs and bitches make wonderful pets, very clean - in fact a bit cat like in their behaviour, have virtually no doggy smell, easy wash and wear, are not barkers. They have moments of madness then like to sleep it off, love their toys and will keep the favourites even as adult dogs so can amuse themselves, but equally like the company of other dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    We'll have to agree to disagree then. I personally think it is a good idea to create 'new breeds', but I know I'll be shot down for even mentioning that. The people I know who got a mix of two well-know breeds, did so for the same reasons other people choose a particular fullbreed dog. The fact that there are good and bad breeders regardless of what they breed has been discussed at length on this forum before.

    I obviously also do not particularly appreciate the negative way in which 'mutt' is used here. (That tone is actually one of the reasons why I have never and will never get a fullbreed dog, but I won't go there.)

    Sorry to go off-topic, but it got my hackles up. As a mutt-lover I probably should not get involved in this discussion.

    Hope you find the dog you want. Already can't wait to 'meet' him/her!
    sorry but i have to disagree,

    the reason people breed dogs is to better the breed itself..... if a mutt is what you want, then there are plenty of dogs on death row at the pound in need of a loving home before you go out and purchase a milled "desinger dog".....plain and simple i jsut dont see the need for them..... the marketing the pet stores use is remarkable though, labradoodle etc..... what a crock......
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    From what I have read here somewhere. It tells us that with the pure breed you know what you are getting before you get the pup, like how it will look as an adult and its behaviour and thing's like that.
    A mix breed is exactlly that you don't know what will be dominate in it or how it will look as an adult.
    In that I will say a pure blood is the way to go, but understand why people like mixes to.

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    The problem I have is that they are being bred for absolutely NO purpose other than to fill the pet market.

    The majority of purebreds were bred for a specific purpose and LATER became family pets. Registered breeders are not permitted to sell dogs specifically for the pet market, and rightfully so. Breed and health improvement is foremost, as is workability, only the overflow should be going to pet homes.

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    ok so as to end the aniexty

    the new pup will be a full breed with papers from a registered breeder

    wouldnt have it any other way

    having said that i owned a "MUTT" when i was a teenager and it was the best dog i ever owned equal to the basset of course

    she was called packa and lived until the ripe old age of 20 thanks to dad (who fell in love with her) taking her to the vet every month and basically keeping her in an iron lung until she finally passed

    i buried her under my old bedroom window

    but as for the new dog i have to say the pug and the hairless chinese is winning the race
    I Love the chinese one
    School Picture Pee Wee the Hairless Chinese Crested Japanese Chin mix | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    who couldnt love that ?
    but will need to bring the wife around somehow

    thanks for all the advice so far

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    Ummm, yeah....thanks for that link. I'm going to have nightmares now.

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    1. How owuld you be safer with a purebred or a "rescue"? There are no gaurantees with a rescue, or ANY dog. Granted you know th ehistory of a pure so can make a more informed decision.

    2. OP, is your heart set on a purebred? Why not go to your local shelter and pick something that meets your needs and give someone who needs a home one?

    3. I own a lovely little "designer dog" and don't have a problem with the creating of them. I have a problem with the way and reason they are created.

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    Chinese crested
    Mini poodle
    Pug
    Shih tzu

    There are so many breeds out there. If you go on dogz online there is heaps of breeders there and y can gi through and check out each breed and see if anything takes ur fancy..

    On the issue of "designer" dogs.. Everybody talks about oh they are filling the pounds, oh they in all the petshops ect

    Go onto the rescue sites, the majority of dogs are staffy"s or stafft mixes and greyhounds! Which is in my many pathetic hours of searching rescue sites. petshops either sell purebreds or random cross breds.. I never ever see these so called designer breeds. but apparently they are everywhere.. ???
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