Doodles (Daxie-Poodle Cross)
Bogles (Beagle- Boxer cross)
Bugs (Boston Terrier-Pug Cross)
What do you think of these types of dogs? Most seem to be really expensive, and you can get a loveable crossbreed at a pound/dog shelter. Does anyone own one of these "hybrid" dogs? Do some people just buy them as accessories and not think that they, like all dogs, need lots of attention, walkies and love.
This is from an article I was reading:
Designer dogs, now as trendy in some neighborhoods as Volvo station wagons and Coach bags, are being dumped in numbers that have county officials stumped.
"They?ve become the newest thing, and people think they?re going to be perfect," said Lisa Wahoff, director of the Franklin County Department of Animal Care and Control. "I truly think people believe they won?t smell like a dog or act like a dog."
Poodles are a popular choice because they don?t shed; the shelter has seen four of the Labrador retriever-poodle mixes in just the past few weeks. Other popular combos are also typically available for adoption, including "bugs," a Boston terrier-pug mix, and "puggles".
Allen Reznik , editor-in-chief of Dog Fancy and Dog World magazines, says "society seems to have become infatuated with labels. Now, the trendy thing is not to have a cocker spaniel mix, but rather a cockapoo or a 'corkie' (cocker-yorkie cross)."
This is a good article, long but interesting
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What do you think?