I literally stumbled on an article written in the NY Times (February 7, 2007) about the history of designer dogs. It's a long article, but worth reading if you want to know about the origin of this class of canines. The author, JON MOOALLEM, makes some important points such as the following:
"what we label a dog — how we brand it — doesn’t necessarily have much bearing on its quality. Ultimately, the value of any dog, purebred or hybrid, is bound up in the priorities of the people stewarding it through the hazards of nature and nurture. " My point exactly - I wish I had written this statement!
Should you choose to find out more about the class of dogs we call "designer" or "hybrid," this article is an excellent starting point.
Click here to read The Modern Kennel Conundrum by Jon Mooallen.
For those of you who aren't sure about the meaning of conundrum, here's the dictionary.com definition:
1. a riddle, the answer to which involves a pun or play on words, as What is black and white and read all over? A newspaper.
2. anything that puzzles.