Why do some people treat “Designer Dogs” like breeds?

Question by Apples: Why do “Designer ?
They breed them. They name them. They “design” them, more or less.

They’re mixed breeds. They’re supposed to be naturally bred. I’m pretty sure most aren’t bred for a purpose, other then for money, unlike other (most breeds were originally mixes).

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Answer by Basset Puppies = land piranhas
Because you can charge more for a “Puggle” than for a Pug/Beagle mix.

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    • Dazzlingstarz
    • February 24, 2014

    I don’t know. I’ve been trying to figure out the same thing for a while now. I remember when we got our chow/lab mix the add in the paper read: “free to good homes chow/lab mix puppies. must have fenced yard”. Same thing for a lot of poodle mixes. Of course that was back in like 1998. Now, I see people charging outrageous prices on these dogs. Some people are so stupid to actually buy a mutt! When there are lots of them waiting in the shelters to get adopted!

    I’m starting to think maybe a celebrity started the trend. You know, monkey see monkey do?

    You’re right, they aren’t bred no other then for profit. What do we need a new breed for that can do something that the other established breeds can not?

    I mean we have breeds that were bred to hunt, breeds bred to protect cattle/sheep. Breeds for companions. Breeds for search and rescue,etc. What else is there that they can’t do?

    There are no regulations to that sort of breeding, no standards so I doubt they will ever be recognized as a purebred as that takes generations of selective breeding and such. Not just a few years in the back yard. That’s why the lab/poodle crosses hasn’t been recognized by AKC because they have no consistent coat type,etc.

    It’s mainly people that don’t know any better or what not that buys those dogs.

    • Garry
    • February 24, 2014

    It’s sort of an ignorant way to look at it; all dog breeds around today were bred for specific traits:

    Basset Hounds were bred from the blood hound in order to have a dog both adapt at being a hunting dog and a companion.

    The Bulldog was bred from the mastiff in order to bait bulls.

    The greyhound was bred from an Arabian breed by ancient cultures in order to catch deer, boar, and other game (long before they were ever used for racing).

    These are just a few examples of the literally thousands, as ALL dog breeds were bred for a specific function.

    • Maureen M
    • February 24, 2014

    Simply put, they are dogs bred for the sole purpose to generate income for people that can con folks into believing that they have a “special breed”. Sadly, these designer mutts are not bred for health or any kind of conformation. The dogs are simply cash cows for greedy breeders.

    • Blunt Force Trauma
    • February 24, 2014

    CROOKS make mutts & stick lies on them just scam the SUCKERS.

    • Dana
    • February 24, 2014

    All breeds of dogs started out somewhere. They are currently attempting to have Goldendoodles recognized by the CKC… There are many breeds that were cross bred to get a dog that had the characteristics most liked of the two. Even though Pekingese started out in the year 700, two other dogs were cross bred to create them and then the pups were bred to get the liked characteristics brought out… so that’s all that’s happening now.

    If someone is willing to spend the money on a dog, regardless of what it is, they will do it. I know that there are a lot of shelter dogs out there that need help and these “designer dogs” take that away from them, but it is what it is…

    All dogs came from something… be it accidental or intentional… and regardless of weather someone actually buys a dog or not, people will still continue to experiment to create what are considered new breeds by some.

    • JOAN W
    • February 24, 2014

    B/c there is some fool who will believe it & pay for one. Then they have to defend why they spent so much money on a mix. If no one would pay it, they would stop.

    • roni013
    • February 24, 2014

    It started by people not wanting to pay the high price of a pure bred but still wanting a certain trait (like hypo-allergenic) but now it’s gotten out of control and the mutts cost as much, if not more than pure breeds. They are very common though and things like golden-doodles may infuriate some but I believe they are wide enough known and recognized that they are a breed or dog, yes its a mutt but it’s a specific kind of mutt. I don’t know, it sounds cute and people like it.

    • Amy ~ R.I.P Boris
    • February 24, 2014

    They are *mutts*. Get it. You cannot considere them a breed, no matter how funny, cute and how much you payed for them. It’s shocking to see how people clame their purebred labradoodle was brought for 3000$ $ $ … When they could go to the dog shelter and adopt a dog with the exact same level of pedigree for FREE? I just can’t get it…

    I’m not sure what was your question – I cannot answer it though. People are stupid, stubborn and only believe in themselves. Why do you think there are so many trolls on Yahoo Answers?

    Peace & Love

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