Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by SE, Jan 22, 2009.
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww so cute!!!
I love his eyes !!!
I might go look at him this weekend
I am sure Brian will kill me when he comes home and I have a new puppy.
What would you name him ?
I would wait until I got him before I picked a name. Paisley has to like him too
what kinda doggy is that?
Boston Terrier and Pug cross. Can anyone estimate how big these cuties will get?
Cant really tell with mutts.
whats the story on the litter? Was it planned?
Sorry, cute pup but designer breeds ftl
Aww I hate when they are called mutts. They are blessed! They have two beautiful dog types.
don't hate on mutts
Here is his sister.
But thats what they are
Sorry, I just dont support the breeding of dogs, because they're cute, and to make a few bucks. Puggles, labberdoodles, etc.
Now I totally support adopting mix breeds from shelters and such
They weren't breeding them. It was an accident.
I'm mixed on the subject, always have been. In the sports world for example there are alot of mixed breeds bred on purpose. Border staffys, border jacks, border whippets, etc. I will never have a problem with anyone who breeds responsibly and always looks after their litter(s). Responsibly meaning ensuring the dogs go to appropriate homes, get spayed/neutered, NOT over breeding, etc etc. That is more important to me than having pure bred dogs. Just my opinion
accidents do happen. I wont deny that. Are they close friends of yours? Sometimes "accident" is used as an excuse.
The way I see it, unless you're trying to better the breed, health wise, etc, you really dont need to be breeding. I dont see the point in mix breeding dogs. It is good that they look after the litters, that shows responsibility. I guess I have more issue with people out to make a quick buck, and dont care for the welfare of the dogs. They know nothing of breeding, and dont care about the history and health of the dogs. Breeding dogs that have hip problems or other health issues. Thats what I have issue with. This goes for purebred dogs as well. Just because they're purebred doesnt give them a free pass to breed.
That's exactly what I mean. Alot of times in the sports world for example the breeders of the mixed breeds are wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more responsible than the "purebred" breeders. So for me as long as a breeder is responsible then I won't ever complain. Fluke was a MAJOR oops litter, it does happen unfortunately but all the pups are going with spay/neuter contracts, specific training requirements, etc etc.
I don't know. This new trend of so called Hybrid dogs does have benifits though. The Labradoodle for example if bread properly, can result in a great hypo-allergenic hunting dog. I also kinda think the Boston Lab is pretty cool :embarrassed:
As for the thing up top, if its only made up of pug and boston terrier how big can it get? Is 6lbs too big?
But thats the thing, just breeding a lab and a poodle wont guarantee you anything. The whole litter can be more lab then poodle. or vice versa. You'd need more then a few generations to start breeding a dog thats consistently what you want.
I just find most people breeding mutts dont do it for the right reasons and with the right checks in place.
Well, yeah that's why I said done properly.
Well I of course will ask more questions. But I see it as these pups should have jsut as good homes as any other dog. Just because their owner/breeder(as you guys say) is an idiot dosen't mean the poor dog should suffer with not getting a great home.
Apparently, the owners dog ended up mating with a dog the neighbor was dog sitting. Which is an honest mistake. Sounds like these pups are at a great home, and the pictures don't show any bad signs.
I was thinking about 6-7lbs as well. I can't see them getting large. We definently don't have the room for a large dog right now, but hopefully will in the spring.
Its a pug and boston terrier. Unless one was great dane in disguise, there is no way it could become a big dog.
I really have no idea. That is why I was asking for suggestions. I can't see them getting very big.
What do I need to look for or ask about?
But thats the same reason why people still buy dogs & cats at pet stores. Oh they need a good home. Yes all doggies need good forever homes. Its just when you support a back yard breeder (not saying these people are) then it just gives them more reason to pump out more dogs.
Just sounds sketchy to have an intact male and to bring it around an unspayed female "while im dog sitting". What did they figure would happen
Boom chicka waw waw
Health of the parents. The grand parents. are the parents pure breed? Do the grandparents have any heath certificates/checks. that sorta stuff
They didn't know the neighbor was dog sitting and they let their dog outside. BAM turns out they find out it is preggo.
If only it were that easy for everyone.
The mixed breeding that is done mostly in Ontario (biggest region for flyball for example) all the dogs have hip, eye, elbow checks done. And paperwork showing family history is provided.
And thats responsible breeding
see that's what I mean... I can't condone mixed breeding if done responsibly. In fact it's harder and harder to find responsible pure bred breeders this days