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I don't even think they're cute, and I see plenty of mutts that look just like that who come in for grooming.

But yep, due to the gullibility of the general public you can charge way more for a "bassoodle" than for a plain ol' basset/poodle mix.

As far as I'm concerned "designer dogs" are the second biggest dog scam out there.
 

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The reason I call it the "second biggest" scam is because when you buy a "designer dog" at least you end up with a dog. Withthe Cameroon dog scam you spend a lot of money for a dog that doesn't even exist!
 

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What's the 'biggest' scam?
The Cameroon Dog Scam I referred to above. Scammers advertise a puppy as free to good home, you just pay the shipping. If you fall for that and wire them the money, then they send you a message that there's a complication en route (paperwork, vaccinations) that requires you to senf more money. They'll keep this up as long as you keep sending money. The puppy never existed in the first place, they just use cute pictures they found on the net. They usually claim to be missionaries or aid workers or some such thing. The most common breeds involved are Bulldogs and Yorkies but it can be any breed.
 

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The point of crossing any breed with a poodle is to get a dog that doesn't shed or sheds minimally.
And that's why we end up with so many of them being abandoned - because they DO shed, in fact some of them shed a considerable amount. And they're NOT hypoallergenic. Not to mention the ones like Goldendoodles and Labradoodles are also grooming nightmares and hyper to boot. Anyone who believes that just because you cross with a poodle the puppies won't shed much has no clue about basic genetics.

Just as anyone who believes that ALL dogs are mixes at some point does not understand how different breeds developed in the first place.
 
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