I Wish I Were a Snot Ball Shooter
Join Date: Feb 2003
Well, I like that people are starting to lean towards these so called designer dogs instead of the purebreds. People are going to "throw away" dogs no matter if they're purebred, designer, Heinz 57s - anything.
BUT, at least they aren't going and buying, for example, a female yorkie so that they can breed her and make some money. With a cross - you can't breed them and get puppies you can sell for some outrageous price. So, it does cut down on backyard breeding.
Maltese/shih-tzu mixes IMO, are one of the best little dogs ever. The maltese lengthens the nose, eliminating some of the breathing problems you have with smoosh-faced dogs, and the shih-tzu eliminates some of the yappy high strung nature of the maltese. Shih-Tese are great little dogs, and adorable too. And anyone I know of with a labradoodle dearly loves them. A nice, big, happy-go-lucky dog that doesn't shed profusely like a lab. Sounds wonderful to me, and I'd love to have one.
Everyone else sounds so down on this trend - I just thought I'd give my different view on it.