Designer Dog?

Question by creamsicles616101: Designer Dog?
Has anyone ever had a poodle/ lab/ golden retriver mix dog before, or can anyone find a picture of one?

Were thinking about breeding our lab/ golden retiever mix with a labradoodle. Is that a good idea?

Thanks in advance!
Alright everyone- I’m sorry I was just thinking about it. I won’t do it, I don’t want to have to put dogs to sleep =(

Alyssa, its really rude to call someone retarded, my brother is austistic and calling someone retarded is almost like discrimination.

Best answer:

Answer by dogsrmylife92
Not a good idea.Your breeding mutts to mutts. Never a good idea. There are so many mutts being eutanized daily please dont add to the problem.

edit:Its not a designer dog,whats designer about it? its a mutt!

What do you think? Answer below!


  1. Go for it! It sounds cute! and don’t listen to anyone who says that mutts are bad! The dog I have now is a “mutt” and she is one of the best dogs I have ever owned! There are so many people who say that a “mutt” makes a better companion then a purebred “snobby” dog! So go for it and don’t listen to the dog breeding snobs out there who are just trying to make a buck on their fancy breeders!

  2. no its not a good idea. you are just making more mutts!! please get your dog fixed!

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  3. fluffy_aliens says:

    If you have to ask ‘is that a good idea’ then you have absolutely no where near the amount of information you need to be successful at breeding dogs.

    Beyond that, think about the over population problem. A lot of shelters have puppies in the spring and fall. Many of these puppies are put to sleep due to a simple lack of homes for them all. Yes, PUPPIES are being put to sleep. Many of these puppies are in the shelter to start with because someone bred them and then couldn’t sell them.

    PLease spay or neuter your dog.

  4. No, it’s not a good idea. Number one the dog would be 34 retriever and that is not what people want from a “designer” dog. You have a mixed breed dog! It is not responsible to breed it. There are already too many dogs euthanized in shelters because there are not enough homes. Spay your girl.
    Look at all the posts on here lately. There have been a ton about deaths related to breeding. Only well established breeders with purebred dogs should be breeding. These reputable breeders take all aspects of bettering the breed into consideration.

  5. Bad idea! Go get your dog fixed, please. It’s just a glorified mutt and you are putting a lot of stress on your dog that it doesn’t need. You would be putting so many breeds to gether, that a lot of things could go wrong. Do you know anything about breeding? What can go wrong? How to deal with people who buy the puppies? How do you qualify people for homes? What if they don’t want the puppy anymore? There are so many things that can go wrong. Please don’t add any more dogs into this world that don’t need to be here.

  6. Don’t do it, there’s just going to be more unwanted dogs in the world. And to Shawna its not that mutts are bad, but breeders use the term ‘designer dog’ to get a lot of money out of a mutt… a mutt is a mutt no matter who its parents are.

  7. Are you out of your mind? Why on earth would you deliberately bring more mutts into the world. With all the dogs being put down in shelters because there are to many dogs and not enough homes your thinking about breeding? UGH!

    Don’t be a backyard breeder and please spay your dog.

    Number one cause of death in healthy dogs is euthanasia because of people like you!

  8. If you must breed your dog, then you need to make sure you produce healthy puppies and to make sure your dog stays healthy during and after pregnancy. Hip dysplasia is a HUGE problem in all those breeds, along with allergies. You need to get the mother and fathers hips and elbows xrayed to make sure they are healthy. Mom dog needs a complete checkup to make sure she is healthy enough to have pups. Before you breed, make sure you have responsible homes lined up to take the pups. Think long and hard before you breed. It is a huge responsibility!

  9. I am sorry to say this, but you are either very naive or completely without a heart. How do you justify breeding your mutts when so many die on a daily basis in this country? Do you live in a bubble?
    There are 126,804 homeless dogs listed on Petfinder right now. It is nothing short of criminal to irresponsibly breed more.

  10. It’s NOT a good idea. Large breed mixed dogs die in the shelters by teh thousands daily. Please don’t contribute to that. A dog should only be bred to improve their breed, and since mixes don’t have a breed to improve, they shouldn’t reproduce. If you’d like a great new friend for your dog, please go to and save a life instead of creating more to die. Your female dog won’t be put in danger of dying giving birth that way either. Spaying her will stop her form ever getting deadly diseases like pyometra, ovarian cancer, and uterine cancer. It will reduce her chances of mammary cancer. If you really love your dog, spay her.

  11. hockey_gal9 says:

    I’ve seen them at the kennel that I work at, but I wouldn’t want one personally (they just don’t enchant me). You could probably google an image of one, though.

    Beside the fact that you would be breeding a mutt to a mutt (and I have nothing against mutts, I have two very sweet mutts that I adopted) you shouldn’t breed your dog to anything unless you can positively answer these questions:
    Do I have homes for every puppy, plus some extras in case some don’t work out?
    Is my dog medically and genetically sound?
    Do my dog and the mate have complimenting traits?
    Is the mate medically and genetically sound?
    Can I afford the vet bills for the puppies, plus (if yours is the female) my dog if something goes wrong during her pregnancy/delivery?

    If you can’t answer these questions with a firm ‘yes’, it’s not a good idea to breed your dog. And if you decide not to, I would suggest getting your dog fixed. Like I said, I don’t know if you have a male or a female, but getting your dog fixed would prevent testicular cancer (male), ovarian cancer (female), plus other cancers and other possible medical conditions.

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