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Do mongrels exist anymore?

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I'm not that old but I'm sure that when a dog produced puppies that were of mixed breed they were known as mongrels and folk would be only too glad to get rid of them. Now they all seem to be fashionable cross-breeds with portmanteau names and accordingly high prices. My mother in law bought a mongrel filthy half-breed cockerpoo (it's what used to make the Pulp tour bus pull over... ;)) - anyone care to guess how much she paid for him?

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At least a grand I reckon. Why aren't they called pookers?

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daughter just paid £750 for cockerpoo.. friend of outs breeds springers.. springer x springer =£500 aprox.. he put springer to a poodle, springer x poodle £800 and didnt have enough pups re advert..., no kc reg etc

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They are still mongrels, if people are daft enough to spend that much on them then they can buy some of my magic beans at a bargain price .

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Friend of mine paid 850 for a Labradoodle............

And I have a BeddyWhippet..........which is still a mongrel, when all's said and done !

Edited by Blackbriar

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Just now, Mickeydredd said:

£1500

That is a ridiculous amount of money to guess...

 

 

 

 

...but you are spot on

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My son and daughter in law paid around £800 for a FRUG - Pug / French Bulldog. 

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1 minute ago, spandit said:

That is a ridiculous amount of money to guess...

 

 

 

 

...but you are spot on

£1500, i have to ask why?

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I have a sprocker, who is called Muddy, but I call her "mudblood", because she's a filthy half breed. Actual pedigree is "amphibious stinkhound"

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Just now, welsh1 said:

£1500, i have to ask why?

Why is it ridiculous or why did she pay it? My mother-in-law, who lives with us (and they let me keep guns in the house...) recently had a windfall when someone left her a house in their will. If she wants something, she just buys it, whether or not it is suitable/value for money. She doesn't have the patience to research or wait for anything.

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Personally i think it's ridiculous to pay that sort of money for a mongrel.

 

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27 minutes ago, welsh1 said:

They are still mongrels, if people are daft enough to spend that much on them then they can buy some of my magic beans at a bargain price .

Do you still have some left?:rolleyes:

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Dogs in general are stupid prices. We're looking to get another Ridgeback later in the year. £1200 is about the norm but at least they are purebreeds. 

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29 minutes ago, welsh1 said:

They are still mongrels, if people are daft enough to spend that much on them then they can buy some of my magic beans at a bargain price .

Have to agree with you 👍

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1 minute ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

Do you still have some left?:rolleyes:

I can sell you 2 beans for £500 and you get another free, or for today only 3 beans for £499.

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1 minute ago, welsh1 said:

I can sell you 2 beans for £500 and you get another free, or for today only 3 beans for £499.

Does that include postage?

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13 minutes ago, walshie said:

Does that include postage?

Postage is free, i'm not out to diddle anyone.

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21 minutes ago, stumfelter said:

The dogs that you have described are crossbreeds not mongrels.....

mongrel
/ˈmʌŋɡr(ə)l/
noun
  1. a dog of no definable type or breed.
    "she's a particularly intelligent mongrel with a lot of collie in her"
    synonyms: cross-bred, mixed-breed, half-breed, hybrid
    "a mongrel bitch"
    • any animal resulting from the crossing of different breeds or types.
      synonyms: cross-breed, cross, mixed breed, half-breed, hybrid;

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I used to have strong feelings against this but surely like anything are they not worth what somebody is willing to pay for them 🤷‍♀️

If a cockerpoo or what have you is worth £1500 to the person who buys them then leave them to it I guess 🤔

Does rankle a bit when I sell my beautifully bred health tested springers with hours spent poring over pedigrees for £450 or thereabouts when these ‘breeders’ just chuck two dogs together but then again I’ve never bred to make money. The worthwhile part of it to me is to see the pups doing great and happy in their new homes.

If I ‘make’ a bit of money to cover time worrying and whelping the bitch, a day off work, docking and dew clawing, microchipping, looking after, worming, defleaing and playing with the aforementioned pups (not to mention hours upon hours cleaning up poo) I reckon it works out at about 75p an hour 😂😂😂 And that’s if all goes well!

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The definition of crossbreed.  Produce an animal or plant by hybridising or mating two different breeds, species or varieties. So I'd prefer to call them crossbreeds because generally the matings are planned, as an added bonus crossbreeds also benefit from hybrid vigour. If it makes people feel somehow superior because they own a "pedigree" dog my advice to them is crack on.

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Well I say bol*ocks to those designer breeders. I am the very proud owner of an out and out mongrel no ifs no buts. A local farmers Huntaway New Zealand Sheepdog got lucky with a local Black Labrador bitch. I paid £200 for a pup. So far Celt (our dog) is a cracking and loving pet, and does seem to be in with a very good chance of being a gundog, he's not gun shy, goes into cover and retrieves a feathered dummy to hand he's 15 months old. Over the next few weeks we're doing some pigeon roost shooting, Come September we're out on the marsh together.

I will say this though, I reckon Huntardor or Labaway is a far cooler name for a mongrel designer cross breed than cockerpoo!!

Anyway to answer the initial question yes it still possible to find mongrels, I know I've got one.....So There:good:

Cheers

Aled

 

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