|Barked: Fri Jul 6, '12 10:26am PST |
|I agree with Sanka, Mulder and others. These "breeders" are NOT creating new breeds. I don't care if some of the Doodle breeders are crossing these dogs through generations, it still is NOT a reliable, established breed. What's wrong with a Cocker Spaniel? What's wrong with a Poodle? Adopt, or buy from a reputable breeder, simple as that.
I've never seen a Doodle that was more attractive than its purebred counterparts. Quite the opposite. What I love about this, is that one of my friends had a red Standard Poodle for thirteen years, and they very rarely shaved all the hair off of her face. What did she look like? A very, very attractive Doodle with a gorgeous coat. If you don't like the "look" of a Poodle, don't give them a cut you don't like! It's common sense.
Cavaliers do not shed that much when properly groomed, and I can't think of a dog with any more health issues awaiting him than a Cavalier/Pug cross. You know the dog was NOT bred responsibly. Both breeds are riddled with health issues as it is. Also, you got the dog at four weeks? You either got it from a horrendous breeder or a shelter that doesn't know what it's doing.
An FYI - Want a low-shedding, apartment dwelling dog? Shih Tzu. Your dog is going to shed, A LOT.