blybo wrote:Helgirl wrote:My condolences Parawolf & family, we're thinking of perhaps getting a Spoodle. I hear good things about them temperament wise.
But your Charlie was just beautiful
Say NO to puppy farms!
Not sure if any "designer" dogs are being breed by well intentioned breeders yet. I hope so as a few are really nice. My wife is a vet and about 18 months ago refused to keep working with the owner of multiple pet shops due to the amount of puppies presenting with serious defects and diseases which were often transferred to the new owners!
Ooh, bit harsh. I know of a number of "<insertbreedhere>oodles" who have come from good, "well-intentioned" breeders (including ours). That said, our local pet store stopped selling puppies and kittens due to some bad experiences with a couple of their suppliers. Their main problem seemed to come from the maltese-shitzu-x types. I think the best approach would be to discourage buying from the "stack 'em high and sell 'em cheap" types of pet stores found in suburban shopping malls.