Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: East Lansing, MI
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 ))
My rant of the day: I hate the snow. I tried to get off the bus early today and fell face down on the asphalt. Now I got cuts and blisters all over my hands. Aquascaping must be delayed.
EDIT: Also, I'm currently typing up a review for one of the worst, most boring books I have ever read. It's due Monday. I'm seriously fighting off the urge to wait until Sunday to do this thing. I love reading and writing, but nobody likes a bad book. Writing a critical review of a book that can be simply described with one word ("boring") is just torture. Somebody should adopt this as an interrogation method.
Merah (SIP) | Silhouette | Willow | Sapho | Nichi | Cypris | Cobalt
In loving memory of Serendipity
Last edited by Olivia27; 01-27-2016 at 07:11 PM.