The Most Dog Friendly Community Online
Join and Discover the Best Things to do with your Dog

Welcome to Our Community
Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Cross breeding yes or no?

Discussion in 'Dog Groups' started by Josie, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. Nanny71

    Nanny71 Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    486
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Dudley is a cross breed as I have written before. He was an accident not from a breeder. He is a lovely little dog, I always refer to him as a cross breed and leave it at that unless people ask what the cross is. Most guess the Bichon because of his coat. Although I have been asked if he is a poodle!!!
    He is neutered because I have him as a pet not as a money maker.

    He is apparently known as a Chichon in America.
     
    leashedForLife likes this.
  2. Nanny71

    Nanny71 Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    486
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Another thing occurred to me, as a child we always had dogs. Generally mongrels, or what my dad referred to as Heinz 57. We did have a Boxer which my mum was given in a pub and brought him home as she had been told he was a Labrador.
    A much loved dog despite mums disappointment when she was told he was not a Labrador.
    This was the fifties and most dogs were let out for a walk alone, which probably led to the vast amount of mongrels, cross breeds etc.
    Only 'posh' people had pedigree dogs.
     
    Mad Murphy and leashedForLife like this.
  3. leashedForLife

    leashedForLife Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    1,630
    Likes Received:
    718
    Trophy Points:
    113
    .

    pretty much sums it up, yep. :(
    U can imagine what will happen if they have "extras" in a sport-bred litter of crossbreds, & either sell them cheap as pets, or relinquish them to a shelter - as infants, Border-Jacks are cute & small, but as adults, they can be demons in k9 costumes. :eek: An APO family looking for a small dog as a pet would be utterly out of their depth, dealing with one.

    Over here, the relatively-recent kidnapping of BCs as a show-eligible breed by the AKC has resulted in the breeding of "Barbie Collies", who are built MUCH heavier from bone out, resembling taller-than-average Aussie Shepherds, plus they have almost as much coat as a full-sized male Rough Collie, altho thankfully without the ruff. :rolleyes:
    They look like nothing so much as piebald Aussies with too much hair, as if they're wearing extensions.
    The wiry, athletic, tough-bodied, tough-minded, biddable BCs of working lines would never make it in the show ring, among a bunch of oversized, over-upholstered, lumbering Barbies. :confused:

    Barbie Collie -
    They are ALWAYS b&w, never tri, merle, or any other colors / patterns, & they NEVER have prick ears, nor one falling / one up - tulip ears or drop ears, on the Barbies, & they gotta MATCH; can't have one tulip & one button, or any other variations.

    Screen Shot 2018-04-29 at 1.23.23 PM.png

    working-lines BCs - the smallest B&W bitch, shown in a dirt arena, in the middle pic, is working cattle.

    Screen Shot 2018-04-29 at 1.23.56 PM.png

    Screen Shot 2018-04-29 at 1.24.15 PM.png

    Screen Shot 2018-04-29 at 1.24.49 PM.png

    They gave-up... no, they STOMPED OUT all that lovely variation for a dog who is practically die-cut, they're so alike, & too hefty to do the job.

    Imagine a Barbie Collie facing down a 1,000# cow with a calf, who doesn't want to be moved, or shifting fell-raised sheep over hill, dale, & beck! No way.

    - terry

    .
     
  4. arealhuman

    arealhuman Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    1,870
    Likes Received:
    1,784
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Blimey, I go out and do some painting for one day and this thread explodes! :D Anyway, "FTW" - there are many definitions online, but the one I prefer is "For The Win" and I've always used it in that context. Carry on ;)
     
    leashedForLife, Josie and JoanneF like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.