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Old 01-14-2013, 06:30 PM   #21 (permalink)
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if we go back far enough, aren't all "purebred" dogs designer dogs/mutts ?
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if we go back far enough, aren't all "purebred" dogs designer dogs/mutts ?
That's always been my thought but I guess the difference is those people usually were breeding for a purpose and not for a quick buck selling a "designer breed"... But every breed today is a mixture of other breeds so I don't really understand all the hate towards them but that's just me I guess.
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Carrie, I certainly don't mean to "hate" on them. For me, I can't get over paying large amounts of money for what, 30 years ago, was a pound bound hound. It is just weird for me, personally.
Lies, I saw one at a show and actually thought it was an Italian Spinone. There were Spinones there, and this was similar enough that I had a moment. Will I ever admit that to a Spinone breeder..... No way.
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Oh I totally understand! I guess I just come from a different perspective because I own one though I only paid an adoption fee for him, lol. I agree that the last thing this world needs is more dogs... more specifically dogs bred willy nilly and for profit. There are lots of non poodle crosses like chiweenies or however you spell it that make even more horribly tempered dogs.

Sometimes I just feel like people are blaming the dog, like they had some sort of choice in the matter but maybe that's just me being sensitive.

My "doodle" absolutely loves and adores my GSD, they are best friends... So at least they seem to have good taste in other dogs.

My point is if you see one(and this is general you) don't automatically assume the owner is an idiot who paid a lot of money for a mutt... I saved mine from going to a shelter and god knows what happening to him because here in California they often times send them to labs.

Edited to say, I'm not advocating the breeding of designer dogs and I would not recommend them to anyone... The grooming alone is horrendous! I just feel like I need to add a voice from a different perspective on the topic is all.
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All of our clients at work who have doodles brag about how much they paid, and how their dogs are top notch. After all that bragging, the dogs have AWFUL temperaments, are insane, have to be groomed constantly (which they fight with everything they have... Even the 10 week old pup that got groomed recently), etc.

So, yes. I despise the doodle fad. I also despise all the other "designer" dogs. Don't get me wrong, I love mixed breeds and they can be AMAZING. But. I will not seriously give a special name to a mutt. And I would NEVER pay more than an adoption fee for one. Just me.
Carrie- I love your boy, or what I've seen of him in videos and pics. He seems like the total opposite of all the ones I see at work!
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i read some where that the "doodles" were bred for people with allergies. not sure if it was only to make a quick buck. i can't think of any breed that isn't a mix of others, but to each their own.
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I think in one of the previous links, the labradoodle was bred by an Australian as an alternative dog for a service animal. The original breeder states he regrets having done it and contributing to the "designer dog" fad.
And BTW.... I do own a poodle. He weighs just over 5 pounds.
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Oh I totally understand! I guess I just come from a different perspective because I own one though I only paid an adoption fee for him, lol.
The one I saw at a Show/Match was also a rescue. Seemed to be a nice dog.
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You know, I LOATHE poodle mixes. (Labradoodles, Golden Doodles, Shepadoodles, Dobadoodles...ick!)

While about half that I have met are great pet dogs, with the other half being HORRID, I still don't get why people feel the need to mix poodle into EVERYTHING!! It does not, IMO, create a better dog AT ALL!
Agreed. It seems to take on the worst of both poodle and whatever it's mixed with.

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These dogs are the bane of most groomers existence, because the owners want the fluffy dog, but aren't willing to groom 10 hours a week BETWEEN grooming appointments, to keep up with the coat. Then get mad when the dogs have to be shaved naked...breeders need to be VERY upfront about what the coat requirements are.
And they don't, because there's some hype about how 'doodles shouldn't be clipped, and have non-matting hair, and "don't take your 'doodle to a groomer cause they'll just shave it off" so these people get these dogs and think the coat just takes care of itself.

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All of our clients at work who have doodles brag about how much they paid, and how their dogs are top notch. After all that bragging, the dogs have AWFUL temperaments, are insane, have to be groomed constantly (which they fight with everything they have... Even the 10 week old pup that got groomed recently), etc.
Yep! I just had a new client the other day with "Australian Labradoodle". She went on about how he was 4th generation "Australian Labradoodle" and that's a different breed, don't you know? She clearly paid a lot of money for this dog and was very proud of him. While he was a bit smaller than most 'doodles I've seen, he had that wavy kind of hair that's impossible to make look good, he was just like every other Labradoodle I've ever seen--screamy, headstrong and totally nuts.
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I think in one of the previous links, the labradoodle was bred by an Australian as an alternative dog for a service animal. The original breeder states he regrets having done it and contributing to the "designer dog" fad.
And BTW.... I do own a poodle. He weighs just over 5 pounds.
This is what I have heard. The man apparently was involved with Guide Dogs Australia.

Slightly off topic but here it seems that the most common 'designer breeds' are small white fluffies. My MIL paid $700 for one from a pet shop
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