Question by msociety: What is with the interest in “Designer Dogs”?
I am one of those people who think a shelter hound is as good of a pet as any of the wonderful pure-breeds out there. I feel that our society should take care of the animals we already have before we bring more into the world. I tend to advocate adopting shelter animals over buying from pet stores. And to further grow my confusion, we now have “designer dogs” showing up in the arms of celebrities and their fans alike.
Please tell me WHY one would choose an animal as a fashion accessory or because it is the latest trend? What does one do with the “designer dog” when he doesn’t match one’s new wardrobe or is now so-yesterday?
What is the intent of breeding a “designer dog” other than to fill a niche in the pet market?
thanks for your time!!
Answer by sillybuttmunky
I completely agree with you. I think it’s ridiculous to base your life on someone else’s. This is why so many dogs end up abandoned – because people get tired of them. Pit bulls have a nasty reputation however less that 50 years ago they were coveted by American society – so much so they were on WWI and WWII posters and now they are over flowing in our shelters and feared.
Now these damn purse dogs! God what is next?
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