Originally Posted by shannon0218
Don't even get me started on designer breeds!
I had someone tell me they had a multi poo. WTF? I am guessing maltese and poodle...
I always feel the need to yell at them "MUTT!" come ON people, it's a MUTT!
My SIL has a pug/pekingese/poodle that she paid $600 for... all the health problems in the world... and she was told she was getting a "registered" pugapeekapoo.... good lord.
Goldendoodles, cockapoos, labradanes... they are MUTTS! Although, I must say, that I DO love labradanes... as in, MISTAKE MUTTS that happen to come from a mostly great dane and a mostly lab. They get the best of both but I would NEVER buy one or breed one or advocate them. But if I came across one in a pound... I might not be able to stop myself.
Grrr.... I hate producers. And I hate even more that they call themselves breeders. A breeder has the breeds best interest in mind... invests time and heart and money into each litter and is lucky to break even money wise... a breeder knows everything possible about their dogs, their breed, and their future. Someone with two "purebred" dogs they got from a bed store that makes puppies with them to buy a new TV is NOT a breeder...
When anyone says something is RARE in an animal... most people with half a brain wonder why. If it is so special, wouldn't it occur more often?
Although, of all the great dane colors... my fav really is merle. I know it's a defect and they have problems and you should never breed them or strive for them (and if your harlequin or black dane is throwing them out in high numbers, most good breeders understand you should retire that dog) but when I come across them... I just love them. And Harls.... LOVE harls.. I don't care for fawns or brindles... and blacks scare me. Blues I can live without too, mostly for the health problems.
Oh, and if you end up looking for a dane... and you end up buying from a producer (not a good breeder)... you should only ever breed within a color family...
Blacks can breed with anything, but should really only breed with harl, black and blue. Blue and harl can ONLY breed with black or with the same (harl and harl, blue and blue) TRUE blacks (from ALL black dogs, never any other color) can breed with anything, but they are hard to come by.
Fawns and brindles should only breed with fawns and brindles, though it is acceptable for them to breed with black, but not preferable. And ONLY a true bled black (from an all black line, not a black from a harl/black or a blue/black or any other black breeding)
Merles and whites should never ever be bred with anything.