From Shepard Smith and the good folks at CNBC: Pet adoption is in high demand as people stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic. One breed in particular, the goldendoodle is in high demand, with requests for the breed up 900%, according to the American Association of Goldendoodles. The price tag for a pup can be as high as $4,000.
If you’re not familiar, designer dogs are those cross-breeds that are specifically bred – primarily to be cute as a button! As opposed to typical dogs whose ancestral tree hasn’t been purebred in a long time, these dogs made by always crossing the same purebred breed to another (consistent) purebred breed. For example, a Puggle is made by crossing a Pug and a Beagle. You can’t cross a Puggle to a Puggle and expect to get a baby Puggle. Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: Breeds Used to Create Designer Dogs→
CBC News is reporting that the recent rise in the number of designer cross-breeds is leaving some folks with veterinary bills they can’t afford.
For example, the Bugg (a cross between a Boston Terrier and a Pug) ends up having double the breathing problems than either of the parent breeds. The short snout seems to be compounded in the Bugg.
The Labradoodle, a cross between a Lab and a Poodle, is prone to hip problems, according to Fisher Glen Animal Hospital veterinarian Jane Gates.
Pocket-sized dogs have such small mouths they cannot keep all of their 42 teeth, resulting in expensive dental surgery.
Vets are suggesting that you do your research before getting a designer dog, and plan for the vet bills which will likely be higher than for other dogs. If you have one of these dogs, you might want to consider getting vet insurance.
I’ve posted lots of pictures this week of some cute Yorki-Schon puppies, but I know a lot of you are show people. Which begs the question: what’s the consensus on these new designer dogs, created by breeding two purebreds to make a unique cross-breed?