Another Breed, Just What We Need

 |  Oct 13th 2009  |   0 Contributions


ANIMALS Puppy 125670Every day, day after day, I report on the millions of unwanted dogs that are put down in this country. Today I read about a new breed, a cross between a Belgian Malinois and a Siberian Husky to be called a Huskinois.

Whether you agree with buying a purebred or not, nothing is ever going to change because there will always be people who want to purchase a certain breed. I get that, and hopefully the dog is purchased from a reputable breeder.

What I have issue with is that there are breeders looking to come up with new breeds. Do we really need another breed? Aren't there enough to choose from? What about all the purebreds that are now showing up in shelters, is the Huskinois going to eventually end up in the same place?

Here are the details from The Press Association.

Mr Debenham, who co-owns DK9 Security Services in Ipswich, Suffolk, with his father Anthony, said the puppy was born late on Sunday last week. "People have been trying to breed the two dogs for years but for some reason they would not breed and the pups died hours after they were born," said Mr Debenham.

"We believe this is the only one in the world and we hope now we can create a bigger and better breed. We wanted to breed the two because the Belgian Malinois is a very fast and active dog and they can get to great speeds. They also have a high prey drive, but they do tend to over-heat and get tired very quickly.

Mr Debenham - who sells dogs all over the world to police forces, the military and to celebrities - said that colleagues from the US and Canada "could not believe it" when they heard about the birth and are coming to see the puppy in the next few weeks.

Mr. Debenham talks about the new breed being great security dogs, don't we have enough dogs that already fit the bill? Maybe it's just me, but I simply don't understand coming up with more breeds when there are already puppies being born simply to be killed.

Give me a bark, what do you think?

* Pic courtesy The Press Association

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