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Old 03-14-2019, 06:44 PM
 
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As a spinoff to an earlier post, are there breeds of dogs that you rarely saw and now suddenly they're everywhere?

I never saw chihuahuas as a kid or young adult. None of my dog-owning friends or family ever had one. Now I see them all over the place. And it seems like a lot of the "small" dogs available in shelters or rescues are chis or chi mixes.

I think there are more poodle mixes now. Like someone saw a Cockapoo in 2001, thought it was cute, and then proceeded to breed all sizes of poodles to every other breed under the sun. Now I've seen Goldendoodles, Aussiepoos, St. Bernadoodles, Shih-poos... Poodle mixes come in more varieties than M&Ms.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:40 AM
 
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I think there are more poodle mixes now. Like someone saw a Cockapoo in 2001, thought it was cute, and then proceeded to breed all sizes of poodles to every other breed under the sun. Now I've seen Goldendoodles, Aussiepoos, St. Bernadoodles, Shih-poos... Poodle mixes come in more varieties than M&Ms.
OMG, yes! I live across the street from my neighborhood park and most of the dogs I see being walked are poodle mixes, Teddy Bears, chihuahuas and yorkie/yorkie mixes. Although I am contributing to the cause by having a Maltipoo.

I think it is the intelligence of a poodle, and being no/low shedding, that make these 'designer breeds' so popular. Then you can mix this breed with others that have desirable traits such as size and temperament.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Malinois, unfortunately. Hey, let's get a dog that's bred to bite! What could possibly go wrong.

The GSP is now in the top 10. That's really not a good thing, but mostly bad for some of the dogs since people don't realize how much energy and how tightly wound a lot of them are.
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:29 PM
 
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The breeds I see the most of are not necessarily dogs that have become popular through being en vogue, but rather are a result of failure to spay/neuter or do breed research before getting a dog. Chihuahuas and pit bulls (some purebred but mostly mixes) are the most abundant dogs in rescues right now, so I see a lot of them. I also see tons of purebred German Shepherds and Huskies in rescues/shelters. It's just people getting a dog for looks and not researching the breed first, and then they end up in rescue.

Very sad. It's why I have a chihuahua mix myself even though I never wanted a small dog and definitely not a chihuahua in particular. But I must admit she's the cutest dog ever and cracks me up on the daily. Definitely worth it, but not what I set out to get when I started looking for a dog.
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Old 03-15-2019, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Around here a lot of doodles of one sort or another. I might have been interested myself if it wasn't for the cross breeding between two breeds with similar health issues. And I see a lot of little dogs, usually mixes. And lots of Labs and Aussies. The Labs aren't new around here though.

There's one guy I pass sometimes walking a giant dog that looks like a wolf and may be a wolf for all I know. Reallly big. Very beautiful. I've wanted to roll down my window and ask what kind of dog it is but I haven't done that yet as it might in fact be a wolf cross of some kind.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:10 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Pitbulls and pitbull crosses are everywhere.


And the rescues are deceitful about it. Ad for a collie cross, the photo is a pitbull. Ad for a cocker spaniel mix, the photo is a pitbull. Ad for German Shepherd mix, the photo is a pitbull.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:52 PM
 
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Pitbulls and pitbull crosses are everywhere.


And the rescues are deceitful about it. Ad for a collie cross, the photo is a pitbull. Ad for a cocker spaniel mix, the photo is a pitbull. Ad for German Shepherd mix, the photo is a pitbull.
That's terrible. The rescues here definitely state that they are pitbulls or pitbull mixes. We have one rescue that started out being only pitbulls but eventually broadened their scope. I don't mind the breed personally but I don't want trouble with my insurance, so I won't go there.
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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IF your dog is truly mixed you won't have any trouble with insurance especially if you're talking homeowners insurance. Renters insurance I can't speak to.
I'm seeing a lot of French bulldogs lately.
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:14 PM
 
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I was about to say French bulldogs. Never used to see them, now there are a ton. Pugs and corgis also seem a lot more popular than they used to be.

And the "doodle" mutts are EVERYWHERE.
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I see a lot of:
1. Siberian huskies (as someone else said they end up in shelters a lot due to their high energy, prey drive, independent nature, and escape artists abilities). Awesome dogs though. So freaking cute and friendly.
2. Poos and doodles (people think they are hyperallergenic. But they aren't)
3. Brachy breeds (i.e. French Bulldogs). I would want one (best personalities and sizes) if it weren't for their horribly disfigured skulls leading to eye, breathing, and cardiac problems. And not a good breed to have in FL in my opinion.
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