According to some people if the cross in new it must be a mutt. Many people instantly loved the doodle for her friendliness and non-shedding qualities. Others thought we had enough breeds already and should stop making a fuss over an expensive cross breed. What these people perhaps forget is the all of the dogs that are the result of successful crosses. The Whippet was a cross between the Greyhound and small terriers, most notably the Bedlington Terrier. The only difference between the Whippet’s history and the Australian Labradoodle is 120 years. The Yorkshire Terrier has his roots in the Paisley, Manchester and Clydesdale Terriers. The Yorkshire has been around such a long time we call him a Yorkie not a mutt.
The breeders at the beginning have a vision, do the work and then wait for many generations for the breed to be recognized. New dog breeds are recognized by the Canadian and American Kennel Clubs on a regular basis. The Black Russian Terrier is a cross between a Rottweiler a Giant Schnauzer and an Airedale Terrier. They were bred in the 1930 by the Russian Army and finally recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2001.
The International Australian Labradoodle Association and the sister organization the Australian Labradoodle Association are working to have the Australian Labradoodle recognized by the Australian Kennel Club.
The Black Russian was designed as an athletic guard dog. This is perfect for the castle owner or an army needing a working dog. Before you choose a dog find out his original purpose because it will be in his genetic makeup to be true to his design. I found out long after our darling Yorkies were in doggie heaven that the Yorkie was not only bred to be tenacious and follow those rats into the hole underground but he was bred to do it while barking. Somebody had designed a dog with a nonstop bark! This was to help the farmer know just where she was while she in the tunnels below the barn.
Even though an American Pit Bull may never have seen a pit and is loving and friendly it is entirely possible that the sun may glint on the neighbour’s beagle a certain way and the beloved ‘Pitty’ will remember the job her genetics call her to do.