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(BBC-US)   More people are going with mixed breed dogs over the pedigreed ones so they can brag about having a Goldendoodle or a Puggle. Or how about a Jackhuahua or a Poochon?   (bbc.com ) divider line
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2014-05-26 11:40:34 AM  
Thanks Obama.
 
2014-05-26 11:46:28 AM  
I like mixed breeds, or as other people call them: mutts.
 
2014-05-26 12:25:17 PM  
I want a daneiuaua
 
2014-05-26 12:39:27 PM  

sithon: I want a daneiuaua


Are you sure? Doctors have had a lot of trouble treating that condition.
 
2014-05-26 12:43:16 PM  
So more people are getting bulldog/shih-tsu mixes.
 
2014-05-26 12:44:29 PM  
It's probably healthier for the dogs, help avoid inbreeding.
 
2014-05-26 12:44:37 PM  
mine is a pedigree heinz 57 mutt
 
2014-05-26 12:44:48 PM  
In the lab working on my next genetic masterpiece: The Schnoxer.
 
2014-05-26 12:45:29 PM  
I want a jack shih terrier.
 
2014-05-26 12:45:48 PM  
Get a mutt off the side of the road or from a shelter. Cheap, hardy, and loyal to the end. Buying a designer dog is one of the few things that makes me way angrier than it should.
 
2014-05-26 12:46:15 PM  
Call me when I can have a giraffamster.
 
2014-05-26 12:46:20 PM  
Meanwhile the Aussie who claims to have invented "designer dog" mixes has said he seriously regrets it now. Yeah, well, genie's out of that bottle, isn't it.
 
2014-05-26 12:46:21 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: In the lab working on my next genetic masterpiece: The Schnoxer.


Poor lab...
 
2014-05-26 12:46:26 PM  
"Sweet nature and sturdy build of the cocker spaniel"? Really? They must have a very different definition of sweet and sturdy than I do. Evil little bastards, all of them.
 
2014-05-26 12:47:59 PM  

Pribar: mine is a pedigree heinz 57 mutt


I call mine an American Mutthound.

Rescued, which is really the only way to go.
 
2014-05-26 12:48:27 PM  
Our first pound puppy rescue was a mixed breed terrier named Whiskey. When people ask what his breed is I tell them that he is a Jack Daniels Terrier.
 
2014-05-26 12:48:34 PM  
Note: Poochon died on the way back to his home planet.
 
2014-05-26 12:49:42 PM  
All the best dogs I've ever had were mutts.
Every last purebred had one issue or another, health or mental.
And as an added bonus most mutts are free, purebreds not so much.
 
2014-05-26 12:50:03 PM  
I prefer mixed breeds myself.  They are less prone to the many ailments purebreds typically have, i.e., hip dysplasia,   Their demeanor is typically calmer and friendlier.

That being said, a lot of the pure breeds are aesthetically pleasing and can be easily trained to do the jobs they were bred for.  I would love a greyhound because most of the retired ones are laid back and super-friendly.  Deer and wolf hounds are loving.  But chihuahuas?  No.  Little barking rats!

Either way, their definitely better than cats, for sure.
 
2014-05-26 12:51:01 PM  
I'm cool with anything that pisses off anyone who owns one of those hideous standard poodles with those ridiculous fur styles.

I know a jerk off who has one. Both he and his dog are a$$holes.
 
2014-05-26 12:53:50 PM  

brimed03: Meanwhile the Aussie who claims to have invented "designer dog" mixes has said he seriously regrets it now. Yeah, well, genie's out of that bottle, isn't it.


He's probably really just mad he couldn't make a fortune off the idea. He gets all the blame and none of the sweet, sweet cash.
 
2014-05-26 12:55:04 PM  

People_are_Idiots: So more people are getting bulldog/shih-tsu mixes.


I'm calling bullshiat on this.
 
GBB
2014-05-26 12:55:07 PM  
Random Stranger: Cute dog... purebred?
Me: no, Purina.
RS: ????
Me: Purina fed.
RS: No, I said 'bred', purebred.
Me: god no.  how can a dog survive on just bread?  weirdo!
 
2014-05-26 12:56:04 PM  
The smartest dog I ever was a biatch mutt.  I swear she would have been able to talk if she had the required physical bits.
 
2014-05-26 12:56:41 PM  
I am a proud owner of a Labradane.

/rescue, had DNA test done.
 
2014-05-26 01:00:05 PM  

Occam's Disposable Razor: Get a mutt off the side of the road or from a shelter. Cheap, hardy, and loyal to the end. Buying a designer dog is one of the few things that makes me way angrier than it should.


This.
Full disclosure: I have had a Basenji and currently have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (the 11-year-old talked me into it). My rescued mutts were smarter (except for the Basenji; that little bastard had serious critical thinking skills), better tempered, and healthier than the registered dogs. Only pound doggies from here on out for me.
 
2014-05-26 01:00:41 PM  
I want a Jackhuahua.  So much excitable energy that they could literally burst into flame.
 
2014-05-26 01:00:48 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: It's probably healthier for the dogs, help avoid inbreeding.


clivecusslerfan: I prefer mixed breeds myself.  They are less prone to the many ailments purebreds typically have, i.e., hip dysplasia,   Their demeanor is typically calmer and friendlier.

That being said, a lot of the pure breeds are aesthetically pleasing and can be easily trained to do the jobs they were bred for.  I would love a greyhound because most of the retired ones are laid back and super-friendly.  Deer and wolf hounds are loving.  But chihuahuas?  No.  Little barking rats!

Either way, their definitely better than cats, for sure.


This; that. Chiuaua Terriers make good dogs actually. It's still a crap shoot, genetics wise. My folks bought 3. 2 of them are the bug eyed freaks. The one has terrier features. And by god, I don't hate them. They are kinda like small spaniels. Good doggies.
 
2014-05-26 01:01:29 PM  
I've got no problem with mixed breeds, but people who call them "goldendoodles," "peekapoos," and so on are as bad as reporters coining asinine terms for celebrity couples like Brangelina.
 
2014-05-26 01:02:25 PM  
I have a maltipoo and make no apologies for it.  Some asshat abandoned her as a puppy in my mom's yard.  Mom asked me to adopt the dog, so I did.
 
2014-05-26 01:03:14 PM  

clivecusslerfan: I would love a greyhound because most of the retired ones are laid back and super-friendly.


I'm all for rescuing dogs, but I would strongly advise against a rescue greyhound unless ours was an anomaly. Far and away the absolute worst dog I've ever had. He never learned to come when called - if he got out of the yard you literally needed to corner him and catch him. Remember, this is a greyhound so this often required a vehicle.

He would not walk in certain parts of the house because he once slipped on a wet tile floor, this cut off a large portion of the house to him. Sometimes he'd try to find the path with the least exposure to tile and run across very quickly, often falling again.

Very afraid of going in and out of the door to the yard; he would hesitate and back up numerous times before quickly darting through like he was leaving a chute. This caused the last 3 inches of his tail to get caught in the screen door once. Another thing is that they have very thin skin, so yeah, this skinned his tail. Afterward, getting him to go outside became a huge job. He dug huge holes, was dumb as a stump, had posture issues and eventually became riddled with cancer at a fairly young age.

Laid back and super friendly he was not. A huge bundle of nerves like a war vet with PTSD. Again, maybe he was an anomaly. Our family actually named him "Troubles" before we even picked him up, so maybe it was destiny.
 
2014-05-26 01:04:15 PM  
When I was a kid, my first dog was a mixed breed. The first time I took him for a walk, the neighbor-lady asked me if I new what breeds he might have in the mix. I said that I didn't know the complete history but I was pretty sure that the father was a Pointer and the mother was a Setter.
 
2014-05-26 01:05:59 PM  
Shouldn't we be posting dog pics? This is a valley near Soda Springs, CA. Other than being beautiful it's got a ginormous population of toads. They are everywhere. Most are small but I saw a giant one hiding in a dusty hole. Commando the Wonder Dog is the brown one and Harry is the white one. Okay, I included the toad picture too.

img.fark.net

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2014-05-26 01:09:35 PM  
Those are "designer dogs". Yes they're 2(or more) breeds combined, but they aren't what traditionally people call "mixed breeds".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heterosis

Most designer dog breeds are not produced to increase Heterosis, but to achieve some rare combo that some dumb asshole can brag about.

Hybrid Vigor FTW.
 
2014-05-26 01:11:29 PM  

Locklear93: I've got no problem with mixed breeds, but people who call them "goldendoodles," "peekapoos," and so on are as bad as reporters coining asinine terms for celebrity couples like Brangelina.


The Aussie mentioned in the article coined "labradoodle." If portmanteaus make you so angry, you should probably seek counseling. Or maybe get a therapy dog.  I understand Lassie-Apsos are good for calming people the fark down.

/proud owner of a labradoodle.
//best dog ever.
///threes
 
2014-05-26 01:12:24 PM  

hubiestubert: I like mixed breeds, or as other people call them: mutts.


or, as the first guy said, "Obama".
 
2014-05-26 01:13:58 PM  

danfrank: Pribar: mine is a pedigree heinz 57 mutt

I call mine an American Mutthound.

Rescued, which is really the only way to go.


We refer to our latest rescue as a "Georgia Yard Dog".

/Best guess is Boxer/Greyhound-ish breed/Maybe Great Dane.
//8 Months and growing like a weed.
 
2014-05-26 01:18:26 PM  

advex101: I want a Jackhuahua.  So much excitable energy that they could literally burst into flame.


You would think that. I had a Jack Russel Chihuahua mix...never barked when not appropriate, yet always glad to see me. She died last year and I'm still heartbroken.

/csb
//rip darla
 
2014-05-26 01:23:04 PM  
In response to LadySusan's request, Sandy the wondermutt:

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2014-05-26 01:23:09 PM  
I need Chowskys, or Chowamutes, whatever these are, in my life.

i1126.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-26 01:23:45 PM  
Pfft. I just love showing people my cock...er spaniel.
 
2014-05-26 01:27:28 PM  
This thread makes me miss my dog. It'll still be a week at least before I get her back.. She's a mutt that I Googled "free puppies" for one day. Best dog ever. She's smart, loyal, adorable, et cetera. I'm assuming she's a mix of German shepherd, and either lab or beagle or both.
 
2014-05-26 01:30:36 PM  

danfrank: In response to LadySusan's request, Sandy the wondermutt:

[img.fark.net image 850x637]


Adorable! The one ear up and one ear down is always a winner. Is Sandy wanting you to throw that?
 
2014-05-26 01:34:50 PM  
I once had a mix of a collie, a lab, and a French poodle. We called it a collaborator.
 
2014-05-26 01:38:10 PM  
While purebreds have more breed specific problems, as long as they're taken care of almost all dogs can live a happy healthy life. As for the mixes being "designer"...someone jumped the fence and the owner was smart enough to capitalize on it. A few years back a maltipom was a mutt, now I see owners charging $8-9 hundred for them!
 
2014-05-26 01:41:03 PM  

drewogatory: "Sweet nature and sturdy build of the cocker spaniel"? Really? They must have a very different definition of sweet and sturdy than I do. Evil little bastards, all of them.


My childhood English cocker spaniel fell in the category of sweet and lovable. We got her when I was 5 months old and she was there for 14 years of happiness. Did you at least train the dog?
 
2014-05-26 01:42:03 PM  

dilettantegrrl: Occam's Disposable Razor: Get a mutt off the side of the road or from a shelter. Cheap, hardy, and loyal to the end. Buying a designer dog is one of the few things that makes me way angrier than it should.

This.
Full disclosure: I have had a Basenji and currently have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (the 11-year-old talked me into it). My rescued mutts were smarter (except for the Basenji; that little bastard had serious critical thinking skills), better tempered, and healthier than the registered dogs. Only pound doggies from here on out for me.


I have a Basenji / Coonhound mix
 
2014-05-26 01:44:33 PM  
I've got a Yukon Golden Retriever. No, wait. It's a potato. My mistake.

I blame the people who brought us Benifer. Personally I'd like to bite them.
 
2014-05-26 01:46:17 PM  
I would like to see a Chihuahua / Irish wolf hound mix. No not to see the dog but the mating.
 
2014-05-26 01:48:05 PM  
When we started looking for a dog i was tempted to go for a labradoodle. I have a niece with allergies but wanted a dog to pheasant hunt with. In my research I found out it was crap shoot on whether or not the dog would be hypoallergenic. This with the on average $2000 price tag, and the fact that I would have never wanted to tell anyone the breed, meant we passed on it.

Went to the humane society and came home with a mutt. Believe he is a border collie newfoundland mix. Best temperament ever.

/one rescue had a purebred cockapoo listed. I was temped to call them to tell them just how rare this purebreed was.
 
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