gar-dog wrote:Aren't all modern dogs including hunting dogs crosses? What year defines when crosses became designer crap? 1950? 1850? 1750? I wonder if guys were bitching and moaning 200-300 years ago about crosses. What year should have been the year that after which there should be no new breeds? 1962?
I think these so-called designer dogs are silly, but stepping back and looking at the big picture and history as a whole, why should there be no new breeds developed? Why after thousands of years must this stop? I cannot answer these questions, but it makes you think about bashing crossing breeds.
I don't think that it is the crossbred dogs that are being bashed, it is the reasoning behind the crossbreeding. Too many people are cross breeding dogs just to make money and not to create a new breed. I have yet to meet a person who is selling a "designer" dog that is carrying out a program that would allow the AKC to recognize the breed. They are simply preying on the publics desire to own something cute and new. I would like to see an honest effort in creating a new breed. But, until I see that happening, I will continue to disapprove of the crossbreeds and the blatant desire to make money at the expense of pure breeds.