Design jewelry,- not dogs!
|Barked: Wed Oct 26, '11 6:31pm PST |
|Well, I own two Chinese cresteds and both have MAJOR genetic diseases which are very expensive to treat monthly. So far they have both required $1000 surgeries, and one needed another $1500 surgery, and they are still under two years of age.
These dogs came from honest, respected breeders who did ALL genetic testing prior to breeding them, and fortunately for me, gladly refunded my purchase price when these health issues came up.
I am sure there are plenty of dachshund owners on here with genetic problems with their dachshunds as well, things like spine issues, skin problems, etc, that cost way more than the initial purchase price to treat constantly.
I certainly cannot imagine breeding two breeds like this together and the health issues that can arise from doing so. It can be a very expensive, heartbreaking, disaster waiting to happen.
And, I do not know of ANY responsible, respected breeder who would ever knowingly undertake a mixed breeding like this, which means the parents of these pups most likely have NEVER had even the basic genetic testing done prior to the breeding. Most people who breed mixed breeds like this do not have ANY health and/or genetic testing done prior to breeding. They are merely looking to make a quick buck, and when the dog is out the door it is no longer any concern of theirs.
Sooo, what is their value??? No more or no less than any other mixed breed dog, adopted from a rescue or shelter.
I own both purebred show dogs AND rescues. Not one of them has any greater value than the rest. They are all equally valuable in my eyes.