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Cava-poo-chon: A New Designer Breed

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    Ha-ha that was the intention Haopee my dogs stern stare is enough to scare anyone! lol



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    I dislike and disapprove of 'fad' dogs. The old adage 'A dog is for life'....
    When the novelty wears off it'll be the shelters that end up caring for them.

    And so many of these designer breeds suffer with unforeseen disabling health issues. I'd say Mother Nature has done a pretty fine job on evolution thus far without some profit driven geneticist chipping in.

    The animal shelters are full of 'unwanted' dogs which would make wonderful loving friends/companions, and (as applicable) protectors, which surely, at the end of the day, is what having a dog is all about...

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    We all have different likes, or even requirements, in the kind of dog that is best suited for us. Some people want a large guard dog, and some live in an apartment, where only a tiny toy sized dog will comfortably fit, and live happily.
    I dont think that a dog should just be a fad, and then be disposed of when the "new" wears off, but I am glad that dogs come in many different sizes and looks, so there can truly be a dog for about anyone.
    I really love Poodles, and Poodle crosses, and they come in about all colors and sizes, and are usually wonderful family dogs as well.
    For years, I only had large dogs, when I lived out in the country, but now I am too old, and need a small dog that wont accidently knock me over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldfinch7 View Post
    Ha-ha that was the intention Haopee my dogs stern stare is enough to scare anyone! lol

    No fighting here - just a misunderstanding but no problems at all! We all have different opinions and discuss them all here but we're all friends!
    Agreed. You better watch out... Alpha might realize that you're bullying us with your Cavi pictures. No Christmas presents for you this year. LOL.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knightofalbion View Post
    I dislike and disapprove of 'fad' dogs. The old adage 'A dog is for life'....
    When the novelty wears off it'll be the shelters that end up caring for them.

    And so many of these designer breeds suffer with unforeseen disabling health issues. I'd say Mother Nature has done a pretty fine job on evolution thus far without some profit driven geneticist chipping in.
    Agreed. I think these people are trying to convince society that 161 AKC-recognized breeds aren't not enough already.

    And besides, at the rate they're working on these designer breeds, people are better off adopting from the shelter. They will basically end up with a mixed gene pool with the perks of saving a homeless dog's life.

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    In my opinion, it is not the fault of the "designer dog" or "fad dog", that there are so many unwanted dogs in the rescues and dog shelters. It is totally the irresponsibility of dog owners that is the cause of this.
    A responsible dog owner (of ANY kind of dog) will have the dog neutered, or at least kept securely in a house or yard, so that there are NO unwanted puppies, and less chance of a dog being lost and captured by the animal control people.
    A responsible owner will also take care of their dog as long as the dog lives, so there would not be nearly as many people acquiring dogs or puppies from breeders, or anywhere.
    If these two things were done by dog owners, the amount of dogs who end up in shelters would drop dramatically.

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    people that buy "designer dogs" are just lining the pockets of back yard breeders and encouraging them to breed more. They are not creating a new breed, they are using fancy names for just a mutt. I have nothing against a mutt, they are just as deserving as any purebred to have love and a good home. But intentionally breeding more when the shelters are bursting with dogs no one wants is just wrong. By the way what is the next generation from these dogs going to be?

    If people would smarten up and stop buying there would be no market for them and the breedings would stop.
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    The definition of perfect dog is different for each family or owner. Many people think that there dog is perfect for their family. Some people think that their pet is lovely and also perfect. So it depends on the owner.

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    I don't see any problem with the designer dogs, and some of them have a healthier life than ones that are inbred from the same line of purebred dogs, so it actually lessens the chance of the dog having the disability that a purebred might be susceptible to.
    Most of the dogs that end up in the dog pound are the fault of owners not having their dogs neutered, and letting them run around, and the next thing, they are trying to give away an unwanted litter of puppies.
    The people who are paying $2500 for a designer dog are probably giving it an excellent home, and will have it properly neutered, and make sure it is well-groomed, and has a healthy diet; as opposed to those poor puppies that come from unwanted litters, and are indiscriminately given to anyone who will take one home.

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    you are forgetting that they use purebred dogs to create their "designer breeds" and what if the pups inherit the bad traits from both breeds used to create them. And it all boils down to they are not a new breed, no matter what fancy words they use they are still mutts. you can probably find the same mix of breeds in shelter dogs. Paying high prices are only lining the pockets of the breeders and they more they sell the more it encourages them to breed more
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda2147 View Post
    people that buy "designer dogs" are just lining the pockets of back yard breeders and encouraging them to breed more. They are not creating a new breed, they are using fancy names for just a mutt. I have nothing against a mutt, they are just as deserving as any purebred to have love and a good home. But intentionally breeding more when the shelters are bursting with dogs no one wants is just wrong. By the way what is the next generation from these dogs going to be?

    If people would smarten up and stop buying there would be no market for them and the breedings would stop.
    I hear you all saying it is the fault of the dog breeder that there are so many discarded dogs in the rescues and dog pounds; but I also see that everyone has a picture of a purebred dog on their avatar picture; so obviously, you all chose to own purebred dogs, and not some homeless mutt left at the shelter.
    I am sure you will claim that you "rescued" these dogs, however, at the same time that you were taking home a purebred that would certainly be adopted right away, you all left the ugly dogs at the pound to go to their fate.
    I maintain that it is the people that get a free dog and then don't take care of it, and those are most of the dogs that end up in shelters and not adopted. If more people bought their dog, they would probably care enough to take care of it, have it neutered, so there would not BE all these unwanted dogs in the dog pounds.

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    as a side note, if the rescues didn't make it so hard for people to adopt more would rescue. I could provide vet references, personal references ect ect but I was turned down by a rescue just because I don't have a fenced in yard. I have a fairly large yard and a huge kennel for if the dog wants to go out and lay in the sun plus every day my dog is taken for a run in the woods, off leash and just enjoys being a dog. Yet I was turned down. Just because someone doesn't have a fenced in yard doesn't mean the dog won't be well taken care of and have an excellent home. I have no small children so that wasn't the issue, just no fenced in yard
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    HappyFlowerLady - that is a very harsh & unfair statement! My avatar IS a picture of my pure breed dog & proudly so. I DID rescue him (no, I don't "claim" to have done so, I did). Just because he is a pure breed or that he would have been easy to re-home had we not got there first, does not make his life worth any less than an "ugly" dog. We adopted him because we fell in love with HIM for his character and took him on regardless of the behavioural issues he had. He is the first pure breed dog I have ever owned. Every dog I've ever had has been a rescue, and we have never looked for a specific breed - we have gone int our search with an open mind and adopted the dog that we fell for, that fit into our family. I don't think a dog being "mutt" does not make it ugly at all - I've fostered dogs all shapes, sizes & breeds and found a home fore very single one of them; they have all been gorgeous in their own right no matter what and all equally deserving of a home.

    Linda: Rescue do not deliberately make it difficult for anyone to adopt a dog - our sole concern is always and without fail the welfare of the dog. No fenced yard is a perfectly justifiable reason for rejecting an application. You seem like a responsible and caring animal lover, I am not trying to imply otherwise but the fact remains that is simply not safe to allow any dog to roam in an unfenced yard. My current foster was hit by a car & severely traumatised as a result of an unsafe garden, sadly she is not the first & won't be the last. Any restrictions imposed by a rescue is only there for the dogs welfare and are in place as a result of years of experience. Nearly all rescues have the same regulations in place & they are there for a reason.
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    Its not the shape or color of a dog thats important, its personality you live with on a daily basis. People need to look beyond the fur and see the dog underneath. The most beautiful dog may be a nightmare to live with, while your "ugly mutt" may be the most aggreable dog on the planet.
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    I agree wholeheartedly with that last comment Linda

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