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Tuesday
Nov172009

"Designer" dogs errr mutts

Ugh, one of the things in the dog world that disgusts me are the scam artists cross breeding purebred dogs and calling them "designer" or "hybrid".  And then charging people a lot of money for them. Wake up consumers!!!!   These are not even breeds!!!  They are mutts, mongrels, curs!  If you pay a lot of money for one of these mutts you have been SCAMMED, lied to and have supported back yard breeders/puppy millers.

People cross breeding dogs are doing it for one thing and one thing only-MONEY. Studies have proven that these "designer" dogs are NOT healthier than purebred dogs.  In fact in many instances they have even more health concerns.  Charles Rupert Stockard is considered by many in the scientific community to be the father of genetic studies.  His early work was conducted at Cornell University and his subjects were purebred dogs. In an effort to study genetics before we even knew that genes and chromosomes existed, he cross bred purebred dogs. Often times the results were disasterous. Jaws that did not match up, legs too long/short for the torso, socket problems, etc. http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/28881#1

There are no such breeds as:

Puggles, Frenchtons, Frenchbos, Royal Frenchels, Fauxbos, Malti-poos, Silky-poos, Peeka-poos.  etc.

Unscrupulous back yard and commercial breeders can create all of the cute names that they want and it will NOT change the fact that these dogs are MUTTS!  Are they any less worthy of love than a purebred dog??? NO!!!  They all deserve love, however they do not have the careful breeding behind them that a purebred dog from a reputable breeder does.  Are the breeders producing these mutts concerned about improving the breed and conducting health testing on their dogs? It's doubtful, as:

1) these types of breeders usually are not very intelligent

2) it would cut into their profit margin


So, buyer beware. Do your home work and do not be fooled. If you already have one of these "designer" dogs, love them, but also do not be offended when someone informs you of the truth. Instead of being angry with those telling the truth, be very angry with the one who lied to you and conned you into paying a lot of money for a mutt that in my childhood, would have been given away for free in front of the grocery store, or sold for no more than 100.00

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