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Old 12 February 2014, 07:21 PM
Ryda Wong, EBfCo. Ryda Wong, EBfCo. is offline
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Originally Posted by StillandSilent View Post
Clearly, there is a niche for them that is not being filled by current breeds. An Old English Sheepdog may come close looks-wise, but they don't really make a good pet for an average family.
That's the issue, though. They AREN'T filling a niche. Not really. People buy these because they want to have the latest thing.

There are PLENTY of existing breeds out there without having to create this monstrosity of a mix. And, frankly, most doodles I've met make HORRID family pets.

I actually don't have a beef with attempting to create a true breed if the need is there (Black Russian Terrier, for example). I don't even object to crossbreeding for a specific working purpose (Lurchers, for example, although I draw the line at the flyball loonies who create stuff like "BorderJacks").

But, honestly, as a family pet, A Portie, Irish Water Spaniel, Standard Poodle, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, or Xoloitzcuintli would be far better than a Doodle.
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