DESIGNER PUPPYS: Everything you wanted to know about raising designer or mixed breed dogs,
featuring The BOYZ: Prince Alvin His Cuteness (on left) and Sir Simon The Sad, Cockapoo pups.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Dog Heads Magically Disappear

Conehead Alvin Meets Bro Simon


Anonymous said...

I hope you understand what you're doing by pushing designer puppies. I know shelters full of 'em, they just lack the fancy names.

valmillsy said...

My response is summed up in this quote from Abraham (as in Abraham-Hicks):
There is a big mix out there, and there's lots of different things going on, and there is not one way that was intended to be the right way. Just like there's not one color or one flower or one vegetable or one fingerprint. There is not one that is to be the right one over all others. The variety is what fosters the creativity. And so you say, "Okay, I accept that there's lots of variety, but I don't like to eat cucumbers." Don't eat cucumbers. But don't ask them to be eliminated and don't condemn those who eat them. Don't stand on corners waving signs trying to outlaw the things that you don't like. Don't ruin your life by pushing against. Instead, say, "I choose this instead.

Anonymous said...

Your site disgusts me. playing as if designer dogs should have mor elime light. its terrible you promote designer dogs and buy from back yard breeders

Anne said...

Catchy title for your post. Cute photos.

Anonymous said...

Here's a cute 'designer pup' a friend sent me. This all-too-spoiled one is a 2-pound, full grown, female pure Chihuahua. I've seen a pic of her in a wine glass- when she was a baby- sooooooooooo cute! I'll try to get that! People thought she was a lil mouse!!!


Anonymous said...

P.S. I think your site- and 'designer' puppies are great! It's funny- do you think that the critics who bash those who like 'designer' pups would be critics at all... if the word designer/mixed/teacup.../mini...(insert any combination of two dog names mixed together- i.e. 'Chihuahuador Retriever, Mini Doodlepin, Pomerhuahua, Jack Ridgeback or Rhodesian Russell!'), etc was replaced with (as in your SERPs/page title, captions, text, etc) simply- 'my dog Max' or 'my best friend Spike' or 'my tiny puppy Spot'...?

For all the reader knows your dogs could very well be a 'rescue' (which I think is more of a creative way of marketing a dog... in most cases) or similar. I know it's not exactly the same- but- because the shelters are full of puppies... (which- if they are- let me know where- because I rarely see a true-to-form puppy in any shelter (no- a 9 month old German Shepherd is not a 'puppy' -- that's just a rather young dog!)- then should I be required to get any puppy from there and only there? I'm not allowed (or I get chastised) for getting a pet I want from a breeder- or wherever- to love and bond with?

Hmmm. There are certainly more kids in the world (living at a foster care center or similar) than households willing/able to take them in. If the opposite were true- there wouldn't be foster care or adoption centers. So... is it wrong for me to choose a wife who I love AND who I think would make a great genetic mix- as our genes blend to produce a gorgeous child? Is that even worse? Shouldn't we not have a beautiful baby of our own or am I disgusting for not having stopped to browse the kids up for adoption?

Essentially, if you keep an open mind, and as I KEEP in mind (in addition to her temperment, health history, intellect, demeanor) what type of child a woman would produce with I as the father (prior to marrying and having children with her)... which I ABSOLUTELY think about (and most all of us innately do on some level- same in nature) in addition to have a baby on my terms- not an adopted child- THEN... am I creating a 'Designer Child?' And I know it's not exactly apples to apples- but I think the examples of designer puppy/kid theory/connection is at least fruit to fruit.

Breeding dogs for purposes that benefit man has gone on for such a long time. Only now, as we have gone from an agrarian society to one that's industrialized- all but a key spattering of dogs are not bred for assistance/purposes that they used to- as man doesn't require aid in many of the areas for which the dogs were bred- save search and rescue, attack dogs, etc. Now- we still continue the same act of breeding to produce desired traits. These traits are usually more geared to creating a dog that excels in affection, companion, closeness- mental health in a way... as we know that therapy dogs provide a benefit.

So- essentially- designer dogs are nothing new. What's new is what we're designing them FOR! So take advantage of modern medicine and the shift from agrarian to industry- and take a Xanax (or Valium!)

valmillsy said...

Love this comment about Valium. For all you fanatics who get so bent out of shape when "designer dogs" are mentioned, take a chill pill!