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Old 10-04-2012, 08:19 PM
 
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Default Newfangled breeds---why?

Why oh why do humans keep making more trendy breeds?? Don't we have enough variety in dogs already, not to mention enough dogs and oh...don't forget...not enough homes for all those dogs. Where's the common sense?

I know I'm preaching to the choir here; just wanted to vent.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:03 PM
 
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Well, and since these breeds are not able to be registered with AKC or a reputable registry, there is almost no oversight. AKC doesn't even really oversee, but at least you know what you're getting. I have registered dogs only. I can go back at least 10 generations on any of them, check out that many of them had certified hips, eyes, thyroid, and hearts. I can seriously diminish risk when it comes to not only buying healthy, but supporting breeders who breed healthy dogs. The disreputable ones get found out in a hurry, courtesy of registered names, numbers, and the internet. None of this can be done without a reputable registry.

As far as people buying purebreds, I see nothing wrong with that.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:23 PM
 
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I don't understand why people do this. People are just confused.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan and Sometimes Orange County CA
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THey are inventing new purebreds.

They like making up cutsey names for mutts.

Everyone wants a bull****

INstead of mutt, it is fun to tell people you have a St. Elk Berhound. It sounds much more sophisticated than "He is a mix, he came form a shelter"

These ar ento new breeds, they are just new names. Goldendoodles and Snickerpoos or whatever have been around for ages. We only recently started giving them breed names oto compete with the snobbery of the accepted breeds. As these new "breeds" become accepted, AKC will find itself forced to accept every dog as a purebred something. If they accpet one mutt with a fancy name there is no justification for not accepting anyhting people come up with. "I want to register my Newfoundobermastiff. He is the newest breed." Maybe they will require ten or a hundred of them to be bred before exceptance.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Santa Barbara CA
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THey are inventing new purebreds.

They like making up cutsey names for mutts.

Everyone wants a bull****

INstead of mutt, it is fun to tell people you have a St. Elk Berhound. It sounds much more sophisticated than "He is a mix, he came form a shelter"

These ar ento new breeds, they are just new names. Goldendoodles and Snickerpoos or whatever have been around for ages. We only recently started giving them breed names oto compete with the snobbery of the accepted breeds. As these new "breeds" become accepted, AKC will find itself forced to accept every dog as a purebred something. If they accpet one mutt with a fancy name there is no justification for not accepting anyhting people come up with. "I want to register my Newfoundobermastiff. He is the newest breed." Maybe they will require ten or a hundred of them to be bred before exceptance.

It is not easy for a new breed to get accepted into the AKC and it takes a long time in most cases. Dazzle is 4 now and when I got him the breeders I talked to all said they thought the breed would be accepted into the AKC soon but so far it has not happened. In a way I am glad because I have seen what has happened to some other breeds once they got accepted. The only reason I would love to see the Silken Windhounds go AKC is that they will shake up the hound group in the dog shows being such stunning elegant dogs.. Right now the breed is very healthy with no known genetic illnesses and they are also the first breed to have the complete genome on file as every one born has DNA sent to UC Davis. So I think the control of the breed is better now then it will be if it gets AKC standing.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:39 PM
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why? because as long as there is money to be made somebody will be more than willing to cross all sorts of dogs to come up with something "unique". Sad really.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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A mixed breed can have less health problems. As we all know, especially with smaller breeds, they are plagued by a number of hereditary diseases and the ever popular poodle being bred with other small breeds has produced a popular and what appears to me to be solid dog. Think "cockapoo"! So many people are happy with the poodle mixes.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:21 PM
 
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My Diesel (county shelter adoptee) was listed as a red nose pit bull. Take a look at my album of him and you will see why.

HOWEVER, the more I studied him, the more physical traits I noticed that were NOT APBT nor Am Staff. After the doggy DNA test, it was no surprise to find Am Bulldog (you can hear it in his breathing and snoring) basset hound (boy put that nose to the ground and tracks ...) has shorter legs and a longer body than normal APBT OR AM Staffs, additional genetic markers showed two additional hounds (explains his huge webbed paws) and high prey drive ...

Point is ... he is not a pit bull. He's a MUTT-PUPPY!!! Now, don't get me wrong, he's got bully genetic's...but that dog has so many breeds mixed up in there, he really is a mutt-puppy and I don't care. He's got a sweet temperament unless there is a vermin around. (...and I don't know many dogs that like squirrels or other vermin.)

Now, if the AKC wants to add another breed...it could be: AmericanBulldogBassetJRTPlottIrishDeerHoundBoxer and they could call it "Mutt-Puppy" for short. (HA!)
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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But it's not like there is a shortage of mixed breeds out there. I agree with No Kudzu, it's about the $$.

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A mixed breed can have less health problems. As we all know, especially with smaller breeds, they are plagued by a number of hereditary diseases and the ever popular poodle being bred with other small breeds has produced a popular and what appears to me to be solid dog. Think "cockapoo"! So many people are happy with the poodle mixes.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Midtown Atlanta
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Now, I do appreciate the non-hypo allergenic breeds. I'm very happy that someone who cannot otherwise have a pup now can. That's a good thing. I tend to agree with the mantra, "adopt a homeless pup". I've done it numerous times myself. However, I did adopt a Blue Picardy Spaniel (a mix likely). I fell in love with her, so found one of the three breeders in North America and got a pup. She's a wonderful addition to my pack of four and family of five (the breed was almost lost over the past 100 years, but is experiencing a come-back). But, generally, I agree with you guys on this.
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