tipsy pixie asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

What's the purpose of an Aussiedor?

Ive been googling away today, trying to get info on the cocker spaniel having biting tendencies as per another question last night. (i own one). Now, I know how many backyard breeders are turning out designer dogs at the moment and i only have support for the 'Australian Labradoodle', which is a dog in development in australia under government guidance by the Australian Guidedog Association, to provide guidedogs for allergy sufferers. Even after 30 yrs of cross breeding 8 different dog types, the research is still only beginning. this has unfortunatly led to back yard breeders crossing poodles with just about anything in a false claim of hyper-allergenic dogs. But I came across a 'breeders' website who 'specialises' in aussiedors. A cross between an Australian Shepherd and a labrador. Now, anyone who has ever visited a pound will have come across at least one German Shepherd Lab cross and a few collie lab cross. Why oh why would anyone purposefully cross these two dogs, and what stupid people would pay £100's for one? Im amazed!!!

Then I come across a man who's next door neighbours dog broke through the fence to his dog, resulting in golden x lab pups. He's giving the pups for free to vetted homes, with puppy packs, at 12 weeks, fully vetted and health checked, shots etc, 6 months free pet insurance, and has the cert on show that the dad has now been neutered, and the mum will be spayed on recovery. Okay they made a mistake but at least took responsibility for it, at alot of cost. Another page shows 'Goldendor Retrievers' for sale $400? Arrrgghh, making me angry!!!! lol. Soz, had to rant. If they are going to build websites, put all this work in then why cant they breed responsibly for fecks sake??

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Why oh why would anyone pay £450 for an australian shepherd x lab? why?

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    I would guess that the (dumb) purpose of an "Aussiedor" is to get a dog that looks like an Aussie but has the temperament of a Lab - because while Aussies are beautiful dogs, they are unsuitable for 99% of homes.

    It's really, REALLY stupid though. Lab looks tend to be dominant in mixes, and the idea of a Retriever that also herds makes me feel a little ill.

    What really gets me are the "Goldadors." What purpose does crossing two retrievers serve? They're practically the same breed already! That's like crossing, I dunno, English Setters and Springer Spaniels. Or Kuvasz and Great Pyrenees. Or Old English Sheepdogs and Polish Lowland Sheepdogs. You get the idea.

    And don't even get me started on intentionally crossing the companion breeds, which already serve no purpose!

    I really don't get it. People who want particular traits in a dog - or desire to confer "status" upon themselves - can buy a purebred. People who just want a cute pet can find one in a shelter for nominal cost. Why would you fork over a ton of your hard earned money for a mutt puppy no better than the dozens on death row at the pound down the road?

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  • 1 decade ago

    There is no purpose - you're preaching to the choir.

    Re: The Australian Labradoodle. The guide dog project was begun in 1989, and scrapped in 1996 after it failed to produce the "allergen free guide dog" that it had hoped to create.

    http://www.blythmoor.com/labradoodle.pdf

    Whatever nobility of purpose began this endeavor, it has now been replaced with profit-hungry fad jumpers. Even those claiming to be crossing several breeds to create the "Australian Labradoodle" are doing so to no purpose. This dog STILL isn't a "hypoallergenic" guide dog, and serves no purpose other than profiteering.

    Just FYI.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Mind cannot live without purpose. This is the truth. Look at it this way.There is a person who has no work. He sits and eats, and sleeps. This happens for few days and this goes on happening. But one day his mind would start revolting the same idea of living a life without taking up anything productive, so he would start doing something productive. Life/Mind is for a purpose, mind is built like that! Without purpose there cannot exist the mind. Even mad people have a purpose and their purpose is to be mad. The important thing is that the ultimate purpose should be realized and worked upon. The ultimate purpose is to reach our natural state.

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  • 1 decade ago

    actually the true group who started to try to breed the "labradoodle" as a breed with a purpose has long since given up because they couldnt get consistent, desired results... so anyone breeding them now ("australian" or not) is still unethical breeders.

    There are guide dogs for allergy sufferers.. Standard Poodles.

    People are selling mutts for profit, because there are people who are dumb enough to pay the price if a stupid name is attatched to it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    to me all these types of dogs that arnt a pure breed are mungruls and i hate that all these new breeds are coming out its stupid its easy 2 breed to diff dogs but then to make a name up and sell it for 100`s is stupid cross breeders are ok but i think its only ok if it wasnt planned other wise its just stupid

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  • 1 decade ago

    I hate backyard breeders too. I work at a shelter, and so many of our dogs are the result of this. If you had to have a licence to breed, the quality, health and temparement would be good, and we would nt have all these poor, dumped puppies!

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  • 4 years ago

    Aussiedor

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  • 6 years ago

    The purpose of crossing purebred dogs, is to not have the genetic problems like hip dysplasia, blindness, etc to occur. Fact- Mutts live longer, and have less congential diseases. You can keep your inbred pedigrees, thanks

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because it sounds cool....and they can make up any story they want about what their special characteristics are. Hypoallergenic, Xray vision, is bred to "herd" birds to the hunter, can actually speak...but doesn't have much to say...etc.

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