Sherry asked in PetsDogs · 1 month ago

are tiny designer dogs healthy?

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  • 1 month ago

    Not sure, never eaten one

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  • 1 month ago

    Mixed breed dogs are generally healthier, less chance of genetic disorders. But small dogs usually have problems of their own and live much shorter lives.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes. Me basset hound be a designer dog. 

    • Andrew S1 month agoReport

      Basses Hounds are very prone to back and leg problems since they are essentially the midgets of the dog world.

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  • 1 month ago

    No. They are bred way too small and have weak hearts and anemia and die very young.

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  • 1 month ago

    No generally not because most are produced in puppy mills and their related conditions... The rest by back yard breeders. and the attraction is the money that some idiots are prepared to pay for  substandard dogs

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  • 1 month ago

    There is a study showing that dogs like goldendoodles, labradoodles, etc are more healthier than purebred dogs. The reason they are saying this is because a purebred for example a great dane and a great dane will only have great dane issues such as hip displysia, bloat, etc but they are suggesting if you mix a great dane with a poodle (danedoodle; real thing they have done it) it lessens the chances of the health issues...So like mixing a golden retriever and a poodle together not only do they think they make a hypoallergenic dog they really don't. The truth in it is maybe 1 puppy out of the whole little is truly hypoallergenic while the others don't produce the amount of dander a golden would...This is the reasoning behind people mixing two breeds together. While I think they are on to something good with doing something like this they need to do some more digging. And change the pricing. They are ultimately charging $3500 for a mix breed and calling it a purebred.

  • patty
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    they have small brains and low intelligence

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  • 1 month ago

    No.

    Its a myth that mixes are healthier for one thing.   Many dogs of similar size/type are prone to the same genetic conditions...  So you do not eliminate the odds of producing those issues with crossbreeding.

    A purebred from genetically tested bloodlines is going to have a far better chance at good health than a mutt from untested lines

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    • Nekkid Truth!
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      1 month agoReport

      My purebreds have been far healthier than any mutt I ever had.  The mutt we had when I was a kid had bad hip displasia

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No. They are not healthy at all.

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  • 1 month ago

    For the most part, but particular breeds may be susceptible to ailments such as skin or breathing problems, allergies, etc. Always research before adopting.

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