Ok I was very hesitant to post in any dog forum as I see so many threads turning nasty but I want to do the right thing so I will ask and just hope that people will give good information rather than hurl abuse.
We would love to add a dog to our family. I had looked into pet rescue but to be honest alot of the dogs I saw were too big for us and despite the fact that I personally love the idea of the older dog who is at least house broken I dont want to deprive my little girls of the puppy experience that I so enjoyed with my own beloved dog when I was little.
Now here is where some of you may get cross. I do want to get a cross breed, mutt mongrel whatever you want to call it. I have a friend who has a Beaglier and I just love this dog. Smaller and less intense than a beagle but still has many of the wonderful traits of the beagle.
I am aware she may have just lucked out (she did by it from a pet shop which of course I am avoiding) and I know litters in these "new" mixed breed dogs are variable at best.
What I want to know is it at all possible to find a breeder who has this cross who has done their homework on their dogs and is a "good" breeder. Who cares about the dogs perhaps has bred one of these breeds and is connected with someone who has the other type of breed. I dont want to support puppy mills I thought I was onto a good thing with ACA breeders when Burkes Backyard and Today Tonight gav such good reviews but I was dismayed to see they are being investigated.
Can anyone help me? I am prepared to fly interstate (I am in Melbourne)
Thank you for reading