A cockerpoo

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  1. froghopper

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    A big hi to all my new friends, can't wait to meet you, roll on summer. This is me.
     

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    Nice looking little chap/chapess

    Seem to be a popular cross

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    What a darling - what's his/her name?
     
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    Suki looking forward to meeting him/her
     

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    What a cute little dog, I understand that many of these cross breeds have minimal coat shedding characteristics when one of the parents is a poodle and has given rise to a plethora of similar crosses. It seems that anything that can be given a suitable name for the “breed” is fair game as in cockerpoo, jackapoo, goldypoo etc. Those who saw an opening to make easy money then began breeding other dogs that could be suitably named; one of the early ones was the labradoodle.
    Being a “purist” owner of many dozens of dogs in the past who has also bred dogs on occasion I find it a little disturbing that these breeds are springing up all over the country and sell for quite large sums of money, more money in fact than the original parents could realise on the market because they are “fashionable”. A friend of mine (professional breeder and trainer of gundogs) had a litter of labradoodles, 8 pups were born and each sold for £1100, ridiculous money but the market was there.
    Having worked and competed with dogs for many years I would, when contemplating the purchase of a new one, put in my “home work”, by looking at the work of the parents, listen to the opinions others, look at the pedigrees of the parents for compatibility and individual qualities, look at the work of dogs that (maybe) came from the same parents in an earlier litter to enable me to come to an informed decision and only then would I buy a dog that turned out to be a pile of s**t.
    It appears to me that those who breed these “fashionable” dogs give little thought as to what will they will turn out like regarding health, size and the all important temperament, the most important being how much will they sell for and what can we name this mongrel to keep it “fashionable”, the shih tzu and the bulldog spring to mind (bullshitter).
    Where will it end when these cross breeds are further crossed giving rise to (perhaps) the labradoodlecockerpoo or maybe the bullshittergoldypoo?
    Most breeds of dog have been bred over many generations of selective breeding to fulfil a purpose, Labradors for retrieving game, Husky’s for their strength as draft dogs, Terriers for their courage in going to earth, Pointers and Setters for their incredible nose and hunting ability, Springer’s for their style and fiery hunting, Collies for their herding instinct, the list is long. What purpose do these modern crosses with their fancy names have, purely companion dogs I think and maybe to fill the bank accounts of those who breed them.
     
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    My new friends

    My name is Molly and my hobbies are traveling in the motorhome and being spoilt, no more than I deserve,,,, well now u have seen me:Blush::Blush::Blush::Blush::Wink::Wink::Wink::thumb:w
     

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    For designer dog read cross breed. My first dog as a lad was a Labrador/Collie cross,it was a dog not a colliedor or labracoll,just a dog and quite a character as well. There was no need for made up names or papers. My current dogs are Shi Tzus,I have no knowledge of any cross breeding with Bulldogs-Bullshit or Jack Russell-Jack Shit,I imagine they are urban myths. Any dog,whatever their pedigree should be loved and cared for.and not be a fashion accessory.
     
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    There is a family close to me with a Labradoodle. I saw the chap out walking the dog. He told me it was cross between a Labrador and a Doodle!:Rofl1:

    "Designer" dog breeds are just a way for lots of unscrupulous people to make money. We have a rescue Labrador from Dogs Trust. She was apparently sold to the last owner as a cross between a Labrador and a Boxer. A Boxador!
    In reality, she is a proper golden Labrador with a docked tail but was very underweight, just under 20kg! She is now 38kg and looks slim According to the vets, she was probably used in a puppy farm, hence her docked tail, she was spayed just before we got her and had all the signs of a hard breeding life. Whatever they are.
    But, she is a lovely dog and a good mum to our wayward Barrier, ( beagle, harrier cross) who was used as a hunting dog in Ireland and according to the animal behaviourist, was taken away from his mum far too early.

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    I agree that these faddish purposely cross bred dogs are really just a money making racket for those breeding them :Eeek: i love all dogs in general, there are no bad dogs, just dreadful owners, but this current fad for breeding anything with anything else on purpose really does not bode well for the individual breeds, where hundreds of years of purposeful breeding for specific activity has been recorded. I fully understand that most of these dogs are great companions, as most dogs generally are, and its definitely not their fault - more fool the general public who will pay crazy amounts for some of the "designer crosses" :Doh:

    Having said that, Froghoppers little pal looks a grand pup and I wish them all the best with her and hope to meet up with our Cleo and Nika sometime. :thumb: dogs deserve to be cherished, loved and well treated and itsgreat that Funsters have so many doglovers in our midst! :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hi Molly and welcome to the Fun! :welcomefunster:

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    We've got a labradoodle and he's great. We were going to get a rescue dog but our son was allergic and a friends labradoodle was ok. He was secondhand cost £200 and was a shock to the system as we haven't had a dog before He even won best in show at the all about dogs show in the scruffiest dog section. I think there are a lot of snooty dog owners who support "proper breeds" despite a lot of evidence that in-breeding can be the cause of a lot of genetic defects some of the breeds have long since moved away from their working characteristics and very few dogs are now working ones. It's a bit like chosing the best motorhome listen to everyone else and then make our own mind up just be aware you will have the dog for a lot longer.

    Molly looks lovely anyone who judges her otherwise has no heart

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    A dog in you life is something to be thankful for:thumb: what a lovely pup

    Poppy says hello
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    As in my avatar

    buddy is a cross note cross not designer

    Also rescue under different conditions scuse me whilst I explain

    He was taken in to be bought back to full health
    By a woman in Chelmsford she had 10 small dogs
    All for rehoming and her 4 dogs
    She stayed up with him for 4 days and nights
    And a chest clearing pump
    She had been advised by a vet to put him to sleep
    But she gave him a chance

    The money paid for him went to assist another dog
    In the same way

    He had to be rehomed as he was a dog amongst bitches
    Coming into season he was very interested
    And that is why we now have

    A cross bred sht-zu chiwauwauwa
    I have no idea if was by design or accident
    And we don't care
    Most thnk he's a jack Russell
    But he thinks he's a Rottweiler

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    I think there are a lot of snooty dog owners who support "proper breeds" despite a lot of evidence that in-breeding can be the cause of a lot of genetic defects some of the breeds have long since moved away from their working characteristics and very few dogs are now working ones. It's a bit like chosing the best motorhome listen to everyone else and then make our own mind up just be aware you will have the dog for a lot longer.

    Molly looks lovely anyone who judges her otherwise has no heart

    David[/QUOTE]

    Totally agree,a few years back I watched a documentary about Pedigree dogs that basically proved that a lot of their problems stem from the fact that their gene pool was so poor.They more or less said some dogs were more in bread than some 3 fingered and 2 toed carrot crunchers ! :Eeek:




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    I don't think anyone has anything against cross bred dogs. As previously stated they are often healthier than pedigree dogs and can be wonderful dogs.
    The objection is to the breeders who get away with charging stupid prices for their cross breeds as if they were pedigree just by inventing a silly name.
    Our last dog Sam was a a collie cross saluki and you couldn't find a better dog. Meg our present dog is a border collie on both sides but this breed is more of a job description than a fixed breed. Collies can look very different to each other but they all have the 'stare'. Try to stare one out and your eyes will water before they blink. Apparently it's an aid to controlling the sheep.
     
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    Dawn helps out at the local rescue centre by doing the rehoming of a lot of them. Needless to say we have a lot of foster dogs in our place - mostly mutts but a lot of unloved pedigree dogs. We always used to have recognised breeds of dog but now have anything we like.

    Last two dogs were the sort for whom the term "mixed breed" was invented but we now have a pedigree cocker who is lovely but a bit in yer face (and officially ours), a fostered golden retriever bitch and a staffie mutt pup who is really lovely natured but very annoying like a lot of big pups. Both fostered dogs have homes now.

    I've said this before but talking of designer dogs (a very unwelcome import from USA where pet shops are full of them) if you cross a labradoodle with a cockerpoo you get a.........


    ......... cockerpoodledoo :Rofl1:
     
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    We've always had mongrels, I think they live longer and have less ailments when they are older, our dog Suki, is half Old English Sheepdog/Jack Russel, (we reckon the mother was laying down at the time:Rofl1:) but still a mongrel, and he's nearly 12
     
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    weve always had mongrels hardy and resilient breeds are all prone to something
     
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    When some of us where a Lad. We called them a mongrel
    How times have changed to make more money from the masses :RollEyes::Laughing::Smile::Doh:
     
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