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    [QUOTE=Anne;122966]Sorry - I have to disagree with many points made in this post.

    Anyone breeding them is doing it soley for money. - There is simply no logic or truth behind statements such as this. All manner of people love dogs and care for their dogs. All manner of people enjoy animal husbandry. Just because they happen to not value a pedigree, it does not mean they are looking at the profit scenario only.

    What other purpose could be there be for breeding a large dog to a small dog... sorry but there is no other reason other than money making ... certainly the health of the dog will be the last thing on any breeder happy to do this's mind..

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    Sorry but I also think that anyone setting out purchase a cross bred dog is only adding to the puppy farmers market... look in the animal shelters and pick up one already desexed and looking for a home now...

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    If your figures are correct, then it is a misnomer.

    Just as we correctly state that the 'bad' genes do not dissappear when you cross a dog when we debate the 'hybrid vigour' argument in corss bred dogs, equally, we can not logically state that the 'bad' genes double up in cross bred dogs.

    If we are to show people that the purebred dog is a better choice, we need to use logical and sensible arguments.
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    Kimbastaff, do you honestly believe that purebred dog breeders only breed for the good of the dog and cross bred dog breeders only breed for profit. Seriously?

    The correct statement would be a 'portion' of dog breeders, both from the purebred dog world and the cross bred dog world breed purely to make money.

    Out of these, there would be further groups of those who breed for money but care for the dogs and those who breed for money and see nothing but money.

    These groups are found in both the purebred and the cross bred dog world.

    There are many reasons why the purebred dog is the better option for most people. We are far better explaining these, then running off making invalid and illogical claims.
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    I realise many people on here are purebred owners, and firmly believe that's the only way to be, and with good reason. That said, we are on a forum for crossbreeds, as well

    I have two mongrels, and they are both awesome. Both came from pigging backgrounds—the owners were breeding their dogs to improve the skill and size of their mongrel pigdogs. It certainly had to do with improving their "breed" in terms of their skills at pigging, but nothing to do with money. Is this wrong? I don't think it is. I have never seen a purebred dog used for pigging in Australia as successful as crossbreeds, although, I'd be willing to concede that some Bandogs and an APBT I saw once came pretty close.

    Anyway, my brother-in-law owns a bea-utiful cocker spaniel x poodle that is the absolute perfect mix for their family with 3 young kids. Were they luck that the genetic soup bowl worked out for them? Yep. But, they still have an awesome little dog. My brother has a cav x maltese, and she's good for him, too. Better than either purebred would be.

    I understand all the arguments for pure breeding, but, that doesn't discount the fact that mongrels are great, as well. I think it's a little unfair for someone to jump on a Purebred & Crossbred dog forum, ask about a currently popular type of crossbred dog, and get a bunch of arguments shoved down their throat, as though they're ignorant or have done something wrong.

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    That is true, but Groodle are not cross-breds... they are "designer dogs" which is a whole different kettle of fish.

    "Oops" matings, one time breeders, etc I don't actually have a problem with. I know a few here will not like that. It's the repeat offenders or the ones who slap stupid names on them and charge in the thousands I have a huge problem with.

    A Mini Groodle will usually sell for $1200 minimum.
    A Golden Retriever x Poodle will sell for a couple of hundred dollars.

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    Crested Love....

    I agree with you 100% about the DISADVANTAGES of deliberate cross breeding & the so called designer dog breeding etc & i for one am totally 100% against it full stop !!!!..... we can try & educate until we are blue in the face, but sadly our words just fall on deaf ears, & it's the poor dogs that suffer.... we all know only to well that these "so called bybs,designer dog breeders" etc are only in it for the MONEY.... greedy scum bags......


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Kimbastaff, do you honestly believe that purebred dog breeders only breed for the good of the dog and cross bred dog breeders only breed for profit. Seriously?

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    WHERE DID I SAY THAT...

    what I said was breeding a large dog to a small dog could only be for profit, not a mention about purebreeding at all... I cannot think of any reason at all why someone should mix a large and small breed, it certainly cannot be for the health of the dogs...

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    What is it with this forum, someone joins, asks for advice, people either jump on them and tell them they are bad people, or they jump on others for offering advice about the subjuect which they have experience with and tell them they are idiots or are copping out. This would have to be one of the worst forums I have ever joined. I don't think I will be posting anything else on here, but some on here need to take a real good look at them selves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamstaff View Post
    What is it with this forum, someone joins, asks for advice, people either jump on them and tell them they are bad people, or they jump on others for offering advice about the subjuect which they have experience with and tell them they are idiots or are copping out. This would have to be one of the worst forums I have ever joined. I don't think I will be posting anything else on here, but some on here need to take a real good look at them selves.
    I don't want to increase your angst... but, where is anyone jumping on anyone? We don't all agree on the finer points, but to me at least, it is just a discussion.

    Do you think perhaps you might be a tad sensitive??
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