Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Mixed "Purebred" or Shelter Mut?

You've heard of those "designer purebred" dogs like the Labradoodle (Labrador mixed with a poodle)? Are they "real" purebreds? Does it matter?

Here is a site that dares you to tell the difference between some of these deliberately bred dogs and some found at local shelters. Even if you manage to get 100%, I think you'll be amazed at what you see!

Here is the quiz.

[Mine were mostly total guesses, and I got a 28%.]


YummY! said...

I cringe everytime someone mentions a dog with ooodle anywhere in its name (except of course for the actual poodles)

What gets me is that these people are so PROUD of their oodles, yet most of them would cringe at the thought of owning a "mutt" or a "mixed breed" dog.

I wanna shake them and say, "What do you think you have right now!?"

Meanwhile I'm eagerly awaying the Rottendoodle or the Doberman Pinoodle. A pit buloodle? I'd have to own the latter just so I could say the word buloodle.

Oh, and I got at 28% too. I picked the pretty ones to be from breeders. That just goes to show that 72% of the time, the shelter dogs are prettier!

4HisChurch said...

I've heard that many times, you can spend more for a mixed breed "oodle" than you can for a full bread poodle. And, I would assume that many "oodle" breeders are not as experienced as good poodle breeders are. Also, some of the "oodle" mixes shed--which goes against the reason they were "bred" in the first place.

On the other hand, if a particular dog exists in a shelter and needs to be rescued it would be better to go ahead and rescue it. (A pet store is another thing entirely!)

Moneybags said...

I got 14%. I guess I won't ever get to be a dog breeder... :)

LifeisgreatTAC said...

I got a 42%, but that doesn't mean I would pick the dog from the breeder. You know me, I'm a rescue person all the way and think everyone should be until there are none left to be rescued.

4HisChurch said...

Well put, Lifeisgreat!

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