Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Poodles: Part of Every Mix These Days?

I was recently looking through ads for dogs, and is it just me, or when people set out to make a canine mix, inevitably Poodles are one half of those mixes. Oddly enough, I found a list (which ends with a joke) that sort of made my point.

I mean, I don't have anything against Poodles, I really don't, but there has to be another breed out there that someone could be throwing into this process.

Now, I am not advocating someone making a hybrid of a Great Dane and a Chihuahua or something equally bizarre, but these crossbreeder have got to get a little more creative.

Just as putting vodka into any random non-alcoholic liquid is not a recipe for drink making, throwing poodles into every crossbreed is also not a great idea.

I know that people want little puffy dogs. But not everyone does, and I hope that in the future there are a few more options available for people looking for combocanines.

Of course, I could always look at other, non-designer mixed options. I am sure the local shelter is full of them.


Megan said...

I beg to differ on the vodka thing...

John said...

I have a Papillon. I think that a large one could be mated with a small Sheltie to make a rather pretty breed.

MC said...

Megan: I thought that you might.

John: See, I would be interested in seeing that pairing.