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Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by Fuzzbugs!x, May 5, 2010.


  1. Fuzzbugs!x

    Fuzzbugs!x PetForums VIP

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    Why the hell does everyone want to breed these days? I mean today alone i met a gsd, two labradors, a whippet cross, a cockapoo, a springer, a collie cross, a dog that is most definately a husky but the owner is under the impression that its a malamute, a dalmation, lhaso apso and a little white dog - all of whom were planned to bred from. When i asked each owner why they wanted to breed them? The answer was i want one of their puppies. When i asked about health tests you would've thought i'd grown tentacles ( i hadn't, i checked :eek:). What happened to just owning a dog because you love owning a dog :(? I mean what the hell is happening to the dog world - on one hand you've got dogs that can barely breathe or are riddled with health problems, on the other you have the local puppy farmer churning out countless litters, then the random pocket filling crosses and to top it all off everyone second person you meet with a dog wants their tuppance worth out of their four legged friend. It's sad :(. Does anyone else feel like the dog world is going under? xx
     
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    It pi$$es me off to here people breeding poor quality dogs, especially when there are so many needing rescuing. So much so that I really do want to lock myself in the house and disconnect my internet. Its bad enough doing it with other breeds, but now they are starting to do it with my breeds and ruining them. It really does make me feel like someone sits on my chest when I read about it all. Dogs are being ruined. :(
     
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  3. nic76

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    i love cross breeds. we had one when i was a child. she lived till she was 18 and no health problems till the end. dogs are dogs and loving family pets. if parents are clear from tests and have good bloodlines whats the problem???

    i am not scared at voicing my opinion on the sites that seem to be filled with people that have a problem with cross breeding
     
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    Sorry i'm not talking about crossbreeds alone - i'm talking about the whole of the dog world. If you re read my post then you'll realise the people in question don't even seem aware what health tests are. I am sorry if you misunderstood me in any way.
     
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    There's nothing wrong with cross breeds but choose any size,shape and colour and there is already one in kennels waiting for a home before it gets killed. Why make more in the mistaken belief that you will get a clone of the one you already have.
     
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    It's just heartbreaking. I've never felt more deflated than today, it's just like the whole dog world is going downhill and no matter what you say to people they can't see your point. I love dogs and to watch them fall apart at our hands. I mean we're killing them aren't we? Not us specifically :p but human beings :( x
     
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    I really could cry it is heart breaking. It sounds daft, but I feel like I am the only person fighting against breeding for the sake of it.
     
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    Totally agree. There is almost every breed of dog in rescue. An every dog is different, so attempting to get as you say a clone is a tad naive.
     
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    there are also lots of pedigrees in kennels but many on here still breed.people seem to think breeding pedigrees with good health tests and bloodlines is good but you can go back 10 generations and still get bad unhealthy pups which unfortunetly my friend has experienced when 2 of her cavaliers died. i didnt just decide to breed and make money. you dont often make any money in breeding but i looked for months on the websites at pros and cons. i spoke to breeders of pedigrees and crosses and lots of different vets and heart/eye specialist etc and came to the conclusion it does not matter how much you spend on test and heathly dogs you can get an unhealthy litter
     
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    thats ok. i know alot about tests. its not something i just went into.
     
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    The excuse 'I want one of her/his puppies' falls flat when you realise that you cannot clone a dog by breeding it.:rolleyes:

    MONEY plays a big part I fear. New kitchen, family holiday etc, all reasons to breed! (Well they were with one of my neighbours!) If I wanted another dog, I would either go to a rescue to adopt one of the thousands of already unwanted (whose breeders probably thought it would be nice to breed for one of their own and didn't realise they would end up with 6 or more!) or go to a proper breeder who bred for a good reason not a fluffy or financial one and buy one from them. If I wanted a particular crossbreed however, then I would patiently search the rescue shelters to find the right one.:)
     
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    Your not alone. But compared to the amount of muppets it feels like it doesn't it :(. It's sad to watch breeders like you get knocked sometimes when you ovbiously know what your doing and breed good healthy dogs. The good breeders of the country are being black listed i feel. It's just such a vicious circle :(.
     
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    why wont my dogs be heatlhy??? just because they are a cross breed dont mean they havent had their tests
     
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    How did this thread get onto the subject of crossbreed? :confused:

    Or did I read the OP's post wrong :confused:
     
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    how many of you on here have kids. you saying we should have children beacuse of all the ones in homes????????????
     
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    Ah but that's the problem right there. It just takes a few well-meaning comments from strangers ("Oh I'd love a puppy out of her" or "wouldn't he throw some handsome puppies") to plant the seeds of an idea in some people's heads, without them even thinking the whole thing through. The number of times I've been out at trials or working with my black dog and I've had people come up to me saying they'd be "extremely interested" if I had puppies out of her, simply because she's a very tall, strong bitch (often mistaken for a male), and because her sire was bred by a well-respected working man in my area. If I did decide to have puppies from her (which I'm not), would they all definitely take a puppy each? I somehow doubt it.

    My point is that people can sometimes get so stuck onto an idea that they fail to see the reality of it until it's too late.
     
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    I'm talking about all dogs, pedigree, crossbreeds or heinz 57.
     
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    duplicated post
     
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    its really sd im all for breeding from your dog if your going to be responsible and get help from people who know what they are doing. Also if you always keep in mind the bitch is the most important any puppies she has is a bonus.
     
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    I totally agree with you - it's very depressing, but I'm not sure these people are part of the 'dog world'. I don't think they see their pets as dogs, but as surrogate children so having a litter would be like having grandkids :( - grandkids that they could make a bit of money out of too :(. We live in a society where people believe everyone has the right to do what they want? Well I too believe in rights, but someone forgot to tell them that with rights go reponsibilites.:(
     
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