Stacia Porter· Registered
I am sooooooooooooooooooo with you on this one Sarah. Here was my long relpy to the designer dog breeding site you postd in the thread in the Canine Lounge. I think it pretty well covers my issues with this practice:Sarah Hall said:There are a lot of different "designer dogs", mixed breed dogs that are now being recognized as breeds.
Here are a few that REALLY get under my skin:
Shepadoodle (GSD x poodle)
Malipoo (Malinois x poodle)
Rott-a-poo (Rottie x poodle)
All of these mixes (and others un-mentioned) are bred in 3 different sizes, based on the poodle. Toy, Miniature, and Standard.
I just think this is plain WRONG, but worse is that these dogs are soon going to be able to be registered with various small breed registries in the US. These dogs are MUTTS from uncertain backgrounds and should NOT be bred! (IMHO)
What do you think?
I just have to comment (vent) some more about "Northern Sky Kennels." After perusing her site I have the following issues:Sarah Hall said:Speaking of Shepadoodles, here is a gallery following one from a few weeks to 6 months.
1. Her "shepherds" look awful. She says one is from "champion German bloodlines," yet fails to provide any of their pedigrees.
2. Her "labradoodles." Both parents are STILL PUPPIES. She bred a yellow lab to a BROWN poodle (is that even a poodle color? I thought htey were black, apricot, cream, and white, and grey when they get older). Both are just over a year old!
3. They charge more for their "shepadoodles" and "labradoodles" than they do for their AKC registered cocker spaniels! They also say they "charge accordingly" for unusual colors or markings (read MORE MONEY FOR FAULTS).
4. Cocoa the badly bred 1 year old Standard Poodle is ALSO the father of the shepadoodle puppies. He's a busy poodle. Gaia, their mother, is ALSO only a year old. These people are breeding PUPPIES.
5. They have a picture of a puppy just born in January of 2006 with the caption "Future Mother" over her. YUCK.
6. Not one dog has any evidence of health certification, no show titles on any one of them, no working titles on teh working dogs. They apparently just pop out litters.
7. What the heck is an "APR" registration?
8. The list of future litters is daunting. Again: Cocoa the standard poodle is one busy boy. And how on earth are they CKC registering the Labradoodles? CKC accepts this as a breed?
9. All of the pictures of the dogs are shot while theyre in motion. Leads me to believe they are also not bothering to obedience train the dogs since it would be fairly easy to get good shots of each dog if they were (in a sit stay, down stay, stand stay, whatever).
10. And the biggest issue: you can pay them through PayPal by submitting the caption under the picture of the dog you want in the subject line hmmmmmmmmmm.
11. Go check out their customer feedback page. On one of the shepadoodles it says, Hannah is doing great at puppy class. She learns quickly and we are hoping she will grow out of submissive urination and jumping. They say she will And the first one if the labradoodle breed is right for our family. It isnt a breed people!!! Its a really expensive MUTT. You can go find one in a shelter and pay the $20-85 adoption fee...
I'm sure there's more I could point out but I'm preaching to the choir here and my stomach is severely turned. YUCK YUCK YUCK.