As the business grows and more and more people are hearing about and using the services I am increasingly fascinated by the number of classic and new breeds of dogs that we are catering for. In my youth, admittedly a distant memory now, people had Labradors and Spaniels and Alsatians and the occasional Jack Russell and Poodle; today it's as though every conceivable (?!) mixture of dog is available for ownership. My first charge was a Labradoodle (Labrador x Poodle), I also have the delight in caring for 2 Cockerpoos, a Cavapoo and a Whipoo (Whippet x Poodle) - although I am not sure that the match was as a result a some mad designer...
Not only are these so-called designer dogs very fetching to look at they are quite beautiful in temperament - something that cannot always be said of some of the classic breeds - how many Border Terriers do you know that actually like other dogs?
Although the business has only been in being for less that 8 months I had looked after 22 different breeds not to mention the array of Heinz mongrels that come with no airs and graces and seem to love just about everything and everyone. Is there a motto here perhaps that breeders everywhere should heed?; while it may seem worthy to seek to maintain the traits of classic breeds those with a wider gene pool appear to be more rounded and loveable animals who, on the whole, have a more balanced and carefree life. After all, what is more important the breed itself or the well being of each individual animal?