That was a very interesting line I heard at a recent agility dog camp. A poodle fancier had been asked how she felt about the upserge of
Labradoodle dogs or so called “Designer Dogs”.
Now, I’m all for mixed breed critters, but the problem with Labradoodles is that like anything else, there is a lot of misleading information out there.
- Firstly, Labradoodles are not a recognized breed in the AKC but are often referred to as AKC dogs… mostly because someone took a registered Lab and a register Poodle and had a party.
- Secondly, the chances of getting the qualities that you want in a labradoodle out of random breeding are pretty slim.
Until the labradoodle fanciers can successfully breed with consistent results, please think twice before you dish out WAY too much money for a designer dog. You are only supporting unscrupulous breeding. Many of these folks who are flooding the market with these dogs have figured out there there is no money in producing recognized breeds (Reputable breeders do not make money, contrary to popular belief) so instead have started their own backyard puppy mills…
And while I’m on this rant…
White Dobermans— no such thing.. this is an albino dog with a plethera of health problems. Doberman Rescue of North Carolina has some good info on these poor critters, along with myths about the “Warlock”, “King” or Oversized Dobermans
On the other side of the spectrum, there is no such thing as a TeaCup Chihuahua, Maltese, Poodle, etc, etc, etc, … these are merely dogs that have been bred to be tiny.. and usually have all kinds of health problems as well such being hydrocephalic and prone to hypoglycemia.
Want a Designer Dog?
Why not get a one of a kind? Contact your local pet shelter for your very own Original Creation!