|Barked: Sat Oct 13, '12 12:05am PST |
|Dogster needs to check itself. Trying to be appeasing to all tends to stir up more hostility than you would have had in the first place.
As in all things, there is a line where there is a healthy debate, and then where it just gets stupid. Like Snorkerdoodle or whatever have you. Labradoodle is a fine debate. That breed-thingie-or-whatever-you-call-it annoys me to no end, as there is a very fine..and I mean VERY fine...all purpose dog named a Lab, and there is a very fine dog of high style and snazz known as a Poodle, both iconic in their trainability and versatility, and quite frankly if a Lab couldn't turn you on, or a Spoo couldn't turn you on, enough, then WTF are you doing breeding them together. That's just horse hockey to me.
AH, but still a debate. And a fair one.
Snorkerdoodle, though? I mean honestly. There is no debate there. It's slap 'em together and you get to say ANYTHING. Not only is this a discredit to breeding the right way, not only are these breeders spared from evaluations more easily held on others, but for CRYING OUT LOUD!!!!!!!!, it is an affront to rescue and it....hear me here....KILLS dogs!
That's straight up. My rant for the night. As an adoptions counselor, I hear a lot from people who do not want a purebred because they want to avoid genetic problems in health and temperament. Ok, flawed logic perhaps, but a lot of people do think that and want a mix. And pay $2,000 for a Snorkerdoodle. Well I know of plenty of Snorkerdoodles. PUPPIES, even! It really raises my hackles that these money grubbing pots of grossness are coming in on territory that to me is categorically NOT ethical!
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