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post #23091 of 24316 (permalink) Old 01-27-2016, 11:48 AM
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Ugh, no coffee in the house and no car here to go get some, excuse me while I go swear in to my purse or something!

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post #23092 of 24316 (permalink) Old 01-27-2016, 01:14 PM
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Customer is all proud of herself, she spent $3500 on a "purebred bernadoodle"


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post #23093 of 24316 (permalink) Old 01-27-2016, 01:46 PM
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Nature never intended those two breeds to mix lol the poor dog, and it just goes to show that many people have more money than brains.

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Customer is all proud of herself, she spent $3500 on a "purebred bernadoodle"


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Well the mix was actually quite adorable and floofy and sweet, but call it what it is, a mutt.
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post #23096 of 24316 (permalink) Old 01-27-2016, 06:39 PM
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Why do people seem to think every breed of dog is made better by crossing it with a poodle?


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post #23097 of 24316 (permalink) Old 01-27-2016, 06:55 PM
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They're supposed to be non-Allergenic, like a poodle, they're not.
They're supposed.to be as smart as a Standard Poodle, they're not.
They're supposed to be nonshedding, like a poodle, they're not.
They're supposed to be easier to keep groomed than a poodle, they're not.
And, they're supposed to be healthier than either breed, they're not that either.
They're genetic nightmares that cost their owners thousands in vet bills, just as much in grooming and aren't as good as whatever breed they use or a Standard Poodle.
I was a professional groomer for 45 years. I can tell you that designer dog breeders can't get their hands on breeder quality stock because no self respecting dog breeder would allow their dogs to go in to a situation where they're going to be used to crank out mutts for profit.
The guy that started the whole doodle thing was trying to develop service dogs without the grooming requirements of a Standard Poodle, but with their brains, hypoallergenic, non shedding qualities. He scrapped the whole project and regrets ever starting the whole thing.
And that's my rant!

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post #23098 of 24316 (permalink) Old 01-27-2016, 07:07 PM
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Back story of the Labradoodle:

Somebody contacted a breeder asking for a service dog for their family member. The twist is: said family member is allergic, and so they can't have the typical service dog like Labs or Goldens. Breeder thought "ah, that's easy! Poodles are smart and hypoallergenic!". Nope. Poodles are smart but they just don't have it in them (apparently... according to the story anyway). And so, in desperation, he started to cross Standard Poodle to Labs. He sent DNA samples for all the pups in the litter to see which one inherits the hypoallergenic trait, and then train them to see which one inherits the Labrador obedience. Then he keeps on breeding until he found one specimen that has both desired qualities. Keep in mind that the kicker is: he sent DNA samples for each pup in the litter for every litter. When he finally found "that one dog", he realized that the client probably won't want a mutt. So he made up a word and said "well, this is a Labradoodle. I made a new breed!". And that was it. "Designer dogs" all over the place. Small dog and big dog, poodles and whatever, corgis and whatever... You name it, they have it. Soon, that same breeder released a public article (or was it a statement on a newspaper?) saying that he regret what he did. He especially highlighted the fact that most people don't realize A x B = AB. Genetics don't work that way. Just because you cross a hypoallergenic dog to a non-hypoallergenic dog, doesn't mean 100% of the litter will be hypoallergenic. Just because you cross a corgi to a Husky, doesn't mean 100% of the litter will have the corgi body and Husky markings. He thought it was common sense, but look at people now. "Hey look at my Pomeranian and Husky! I'm gonna breed them so I'd have Pomskies!". Bull! You'd have a litter of mutts. Fragile ones at that. Imagine how many illnesses that litter will be prone to! (( I can go on and on but I'll shut up now ))

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I also work in the pet industry, and have dabbled in everything from grooming to animal control. The only dog that ever bit me and drew blood was a goldendoodle. I dislike them. I like Goldens, poodles are OK, but I don't trust the mix.

The newest trends in the affluent area I work in are "woodles" (Wheaton poodles) and "miniature huskies", husky shiba inus which are CUTE but oh my god those personalities do not and should not go together. At all.
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Lol my question was sort of sarcastic/rhetoric as being a dog person, I am pretty familiar with the 'whys'.

What never ceases to amaze me about 'designer dogs', is that when a reputable breeder puts an asking price of $1000 or more on a puppy, they are just greedy and trying to make a quick buck. However, these same people won't blink when they fork out thousands of dollars on a glorified mutt whose parents likely had no health and temperament testing, and more than likely came from a puppy mill whose goal is purely profit driven.

I also want to rant about pest snails in tanks. They produce so much waste and it gets over everything in my tanks. I really need to get something to dip my plants in so each new tank I start isn't infested with snails within a week.


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