SnowKoi2010 wrote:Whats wrong with Labradoodle being considered a breed? You can take two Labradoodles and get the pups look the same as the parents. All of your 'pure bred' dogs now where mutts back in the day and I am pretty open to new breeds.
Actually, this is not true. When you cross two F1 "doodles" of any type, you will get some that look like the parents, but you will also get a mix that have more characteristics of one or the other parents. It takes multiple generations AFTER the F2 line to solidify the traits that characterize the F1 standard. I know there are goldendoodle breeders who are into the 4th or 5th generation and who do CERF and OFA testing. I do not know of any other mixed breed that is putting this sort of effort into the breed.
Puggles are the best example... puggles are cute, but F2 puggles are NOT, and very few look like their F1 parents. Use a punnet square for all of the traits that are VERY different between pugs and beagles, curly tail vs. straight, coat length, smooth vs. wirey, color, ear size and set, muzzle length and on and on and on. Mix and match all the traits and your F2 MUTTS will come in just about every variety of options between pug and beagle.