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30 November 2005 @ 07:00 pm
My name's Mocha.. I'm a year old female cockapoo :-p

I simply just rock.
silentxsarecool on December 3rd, 2005 12:06 am (UTC)
I don't want to sound mean....
but as someone about to graduate with my B.S. in biology, I have to correct some glaring innacuracies in your community info.

with the poodle mix revolution, people with allergies, or just those who dislike dogs that shed unreasonable amounts,

Actually, the "poodle mix revolution" is useless in this respect. You see, when breeding animals (or people or plants or anything), it's not simply "the best (in this case, the most favorable to humans) traits show" with every breeding. some poodle mixes will have poodley coats. Some will have horrible coats that shed copiously. Some will be in between. You can't predict that accurately in a mix of breeds. Now, if you were to mix a poodle with say a cocker spaniel, then take the puppies from that group with the *most* hypoallergenic coats and breed them to the best puppies from another litter, and then keep breeding the best and the best and the ebst over generations (and LOTS of them!), then you'd have a hypoallergenic dog. It's a lot of work. Why not just buy a poodle in the first place? It's more reliable. These dogs are cute, but not guaranteed hypoallergenic. So the hype = wrong and inaccurate.

Moving on...

will realize just how excellent this race of animals is.
"Race" and "breed" are specific terms. these dogs are enither a "race" nor a "breed". They are a mixed breed. You can not have a breed of an animal unless it is true to type, at least in a general sense. And as I said above, these dogs aren't.

I really wish that breeders and owners of poo dogs would realize the horrible innacuracies in the huge claims they make. It isn't fair to consumers. While i'm not saying it;s bad to own one of these dogs, I must say that I do not udnerstand the hype since they're not all hypoallergenic. Not even the majority hypoallergenic. So why market them as such?
silentxsarecool on December 3rd, 2005 12:07 am (UTC)
Re: I don't want to sound mean....
oops, sorry about the html coming out screwy and italicized all over.