AgreeI’m not entirely sure when a crossbreed becomes a ‘designer crossbreed’ maybe someone could help me with that. Staffie x, kelpie x, acd x seem to be a dime a dozen, at the pound, are these considered ‘designer dogs?’ Or are these more likely to be BYBred. I guess it is up to people’s interpretation of the word and not that important.
Which backs up the argument that cross bred dogs are not all a walking time bomb of health issues. To say that all cross bred dogs have health issues is illogical in my view.For any newbies out there who don’t know I have a ‘designer dog.’ She is a Golden Retriever x Samoyed. (sorry I know most of you know this) and I strongly suspect she came from a puppy farm. The idea of this makes me physically sick. I did not know about puppy farms at the time and would not, under any circumstances, buy another dog off the internet. She is, however, a delightful dog. Well natured, beautiful, not all that bright but a really good family pet. In the other discussion I noticed a lot of people (even those vehemently against the idea of crossbreeding) said some of the best dogs they have ever had were crossbreeds (rescues obviously). At the time, I found this rather ironic.
AgreeAs I said before, if it was done responsibly, ie health/temperament testing, only crossing similar sized dogs, responsible homes found for all of the puppies, basically what good registered breeders do now, just crossing the breeds, then I do not think there is a problem. I do not know much about health testing so please correct me if I’m wrong but you have to health test both Dam and Sire so I do not understand why it would be more expensive if they were different breeds.
Totally agree.So in answer to you original question Disney, Yes we should be able to chose but we should also be able to chose a crossbreed that has been bred responsibly. At the moment that is, mostly, not the case