I just read this this morning. If the AKC folds on the goldendoodle and the cockapoo....I think there will be rioting.
And then the next thing you'll know we'll have silver labs.
Melissa, Remy & Brooklyn
While I fully realize my rescued chocolate may or may not be pure-bred, I will stick with rescues of unknown lineage over an expensive mutt (labradoodle, goldendoodle, etc.).
My one boss, bought a labradoodle a few years ago. He would not say what he paid, but I reminded him he essentially had one expensive mutt!
My pretty girl, Lexi!
Here´s where I see the problem: Many breeds have been developed by mixing other purebreds (like Doberman Pinschers and Golden Retrievers, which are pretty "recent" breeds) but they were developed by knowledgeable people who kept a registration of the foundation dogs carefully. The problem with Labradoodles and the such is that every "average Joe" is breeding them, and most people are doing it just for the money, without taking care of studying the genetics, health, and YES: trying to develop a standard. If these breeders seriously organize to develop a new breed and do not call them a ridiculous name like "labradoodle, puggle or the such), then I´m sure eventually they would become a purebred. But with everyone doing crazy stuff it just doesn´t make any sense.
Silver labs for me its an entirely different issue. If labradoodle breeders are creating a new "breed" then that´s fine, but calling a Silver Labrador a purebred labrador that´s a big NO for me. Call it something different, Silver Retriever or whatever they want, not Labrador. Like Akitas. The American "Akitas" are a separate breed from Japanese Akitas, even though they come from the same foundation stock. They are different breeds.