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What do you think about designer dog breeds?

What do you all think of designer breeds? Unethical or no? I've recently been reading about newly created mini rottweiler and was intrigued


Created By on 06/01/2021

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carriex
31st Mar 2021 01:22:21 (Last activity: 31st Mar 2021 07:49:48)
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So long as it doesn't introduce health problems. Horrible news stories at the moment about 'overbred' flat faced dogs who are going blind. The flat faced ones have breathing difficulties too.

And that dreadful case of the Cruft's Alsation with the deformed slanting back.

Any breeding programme that introduces health problems should be stopped immediately.

To my mind, ALL breeding programmes should be halted until every single abandoned and homeless dog has been rescued and rehomed.

So many people just want a 'vanity dog' to boost their ego.
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topcatturner
9th Jan 2021 11:12:11
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My concern is we’re forcing the dogs to fit in with our views or fashions, for the dogs looks, more convenient sizes for smaller homes etc. I don’t like the trend in expensive combined dogs, cockerpoo, jug etc let’s call them for what they are mongrels. Plus the natural selection is out of the window possibly creating a less robust animal. I’d love a natural mongrel, the old 57 variety, but as so many dogs are spayed/neutered there’s a reducing chance of that (unless you import a rescue from abroad)

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