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While at the Vet today he was telling me about a new patient, the owner called her a "Purebred Comfort Golden" He said she's 14 months old and weighs 27 lbs. Bentley is 16 weeks and weighs 46 lbs...my question is ...WHY?!?
First of all, it can't be a "purebred" anything. It's a mutt. I'm sure it's a cute mutt but mutt just the same. I don't doubt that someone saw her coming and charged a pretty penny for that dog too.
Why not just get a small breed dog?? Can somebody explain the logic to me??
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From pervious threads I've read, I believe people are trying to fit the temperment and personality of a golden in a smaller more convenient package. Maybe they're looking for a lap dog? All my friend's dogs are lap dogs - they just don't realize they weigh 50+ pounds - not that I mind. lol!

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I just think it's insane to turn such a wonderful breed into a "froo froo" dog.
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there is no such thing as a "purebred" comfort retriever....

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I know when I was originally researching breeds, I was over the moon about the doodles. I had worked as a groomer for about 3 years and I loved my labradoodle clients. They were always obedient and patient, good natured and loving. Breeders touted that I would get the best of both breeds - and I, at the time, preferred the fro-ish curls to the short, coarse coat of a lab.

But doodles were out of our price range at that moment in time, and when it was time to start our puppy search - Bear stole our hearts.

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i ran into a girl who had a 8 week old "comfort retriever" at petsmart the other day. cute little guy but you are right a mutt is a mutt. She told me he cost $2,500... thats rather expensive for a mutt, no???
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I know this was discussed in other threads, but I think the hybrids really took hold b/c some celebrity somewhere got a mutt and to make it classier, they made a fancy name like "teacup australian shepard poodle", "malti-poo", etc. Suddenly everyone wants a puppy from a breed "that's never been heard of before".

Well, Bear's a Rotti Retriever, oooo la la

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Oh, or they breed them smaller so they can be stashed in purses.

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I know this was discussed in other threads, but I think the hybrids really took hold b/c some celebrity somewhere got a mutt and to make it classier, they made a fancy name like "teacup australian shepard poodle", "malti-poo", etc. Suddenly everyone wants a puppy from a breed "that's never been heard of before".

Well, Bear's a Rotti Retriever, oooo la la

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That must make Bear worth a fortune LOL
I wish these "celebrities" would rescue dogs instead of making up dogs.
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That must make Bear worth a fortune LOL
I'll claim he's my 401(k).

He's truly worth is weight in gold, though gold does not seem valuable enough for this analogy.

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