Even though 1800 is a very large price for a mix breed, and no, there is no standard for a mutt, you all make me sick with your elitism! Your Doberman is a dog made from a bunch of other dogs and was at one point a MUTT. You need to be a little more respectful. People mix dogs with poodles because they have allergies and cannot tolerate a shedding dog. I never thought Doberman owners could be so ignorant. People aren’t out to get rid of your breed, just make dogs more suitable for other people. I am really disgusted by the amount of ignorance that has been had on this page. You are all very sad people to make yourselves feel better by putting other people and their practices down! I hope you find a way to be happier about yourselves so you don’t do this again. I happen to be the proud owner of a MUTT. A Shi Tzu Havanese (among other dogs) from a rescue. Are you going to call me stupid for not getting rid of my beautiful dog? Should I have just looked over him at the shelter? Shame on all of you who were rude.
Did not mean to thank that at all.....
First off, NO we do not think you should get rid of your dog. Everyone on DobermanTalk pushes hard for people to rescue dogs of all shapes and sizes. We love rescues, mutts, from the shelters etc. What we do not
like it when people purposely breed
these dogs. Breeds are there for a reason. And most of these dogs being used as "designer dogs" are poorly bred to begin with and should not continue to be used to produce more ill dogs.
How many doodles have you met? Really? I have seen ~20 of them at the boarding facility or training facility, and 100% of them (all 20
) were NOT hypoallergenic, and they DID shed. Breeding a dog who is half doberman to a dog who is half poodle is NOT going to create a Doberman with a poodle's coat. Genetics do not work that way, and it is not a way for people with allergies to enjoy other breeds. Half
of their genes come from a poodle, and they will equally be just as much poodle as they will Doberman. Only thing is, it is nearly impossible for the average person to extract the specific genes that are responsible for the "anit-shedding" trait, and without isolation of this gene, the dogs will always unequally show each breed's traits.
I wish a basic genetics course was necessary for high school graduation
maybe less people would aid in reproduction of all species.
Also, out of the 20 so Doodles I have met, only one of them had a decent temperament and somewhat of a brain. Where as out the ~50 Dobermans I have met, I have only seen 6 or so with extreme temperament issues that were not due to a lack of training.