My son got in trouble in church because he told people that a friend had some free cockrats which is a cocker and a rat terrier mix
They obviously didn't understand, but still, they should lighten up a bit.
only from the mouth of babes....at the wrong moment...
Im sorry it happened, but it is funny
I say someone somewhere had a rat on his cock, or ratted out someone doing something with their cock and nevertheless put it in short form, thanks
poor little guy. i wonder if he would have gotten into trouble if his friend had some free cockateils.
anyway they should call that breed of dog cockaterrs, or something like that. i mean they already have the cockapoo, which is a cocker spaniel mixed with a poodle.
I would say your son was joking or being rude. Cocker mixers are normally called [ ]ockers. In this case jockers.
Seems to me as though these people in church ought to clean up their minds.
I think those people at church don't appreciate a good joke when they hear one.
Thank you but I don't think the Sunday school teacher will ever like us again sadly to say
I once had a Jack Russell Terrier who decided to mate with a Shiatsu. We would have hat JackSh**s. So Cockrats isn't too bad!
Thank you got to love the dog names. I wonder what the worst mixed name would be. I bet we could come up with some that would get soap in are mouths
I don't think mixes should have names. It's a cocker spaniel jack russel mix- nothing else.
There's nothing wrong with mix breeds, I have one, but why make mix breeds sound any more special? Besides being able to charge more for the poor soul who feels he's getting something other than a mix breed.
Why breed mix breed dogs to sell, when the same thing can be adopted from a shelter and give a great dog a great home.
I think some people have accidental litters, make up stupid names, and then sell them to ignorant people.
My dad used to buy pedigree dogs then mix the breeds. We got rid of some eye and arthritic tendencies in our lab crosses and produced some truly great dogs. These days I would just buy from a good breeder.
Agree with the shelter bit and with the names as far as pets are concerned.
Might be a little different for working dogs, though, where a mixed breed can be very special
Working dogs are different, but for plain pets, there's not reason to spend hundreds of dollars on a mix breed just bc some ignorant backyard breeder bred their lab and poodle.
There are "breeders" who have been breeding the above pair for 10s or near 20s of years but personally, those are the only ones who should be allowed to call themselves breeders of lab/poodle mixes, and I'll tell you there just aren't any of those people in the U.S. that aren't in-breeding. When a lab/poodle mix litter shows traits of both breeds in each and every puppy, then it's closer to a breed, versus each puppy looking completely different, some with more traits of one breed and some with more of another.
No reason to give these dogs stupid names. They're mixes.
No argument here - it seems to be all part of a huge marketing scam. People say, "I have a labradoodle," thinking that it sounds cool.
It is probably aimed at people who can't afford pedigrees but want to hang out with the 'in' crowd.
I am happy to use 'mix' or 'cross'
That's the problem that I have with pedigrees, in general - they were originally bred for a purpose, but some breeders take it to extremes and maximise unhealthy and harmful traits, just because it looks good.
mixed dogs are mongrels.as most dogs are.
I think your sunday school teacher has a dirty mind. Tell her words aren't bad, people are bad. I bet she'd love that.
I also agree about these "designer breeds", they're an invention of people who want to sell mixed puppies for top dollar. My husband has a friend that paid $500 for a poodle/beagle mix (can't remember the "designer" name for it), any idea how many of those are in shelters?
I have a miniature schnaupin. That is, that's what the people who bred her, along with a bunch of other dogs, prefer to call her. They are listed on some "designer breed" or "hybrid dog breed" sites and have been gaining popularity in some parts of the country. This particular miniature schnaupin was bred in a minivan, where she was kept with 19 other dogs, 13 cats, and a couple of birds...the dogs that went before her were sold on the street corner as designer dogs, which would have been her fate as well. Authorities finally caught on to how badly these dogs were being treated and seized them. All of the dogs had worms, all of the breeding dogs were severely underweight, and none of the animals had ever seen a vet. My own pup was in the shelter for three months before I adopted her, most people didn't want her because she had a broken leg that healed back improperly because she wasn't given veterinary attention, and she could no longer compete for food (table scraps only, they never had dog food) with a broken leg so she was also severely underweight...it looks like it got caught in a sliding van door. Some of the dogs died, but they all would have been put to sleep if we had a bigger shelter with a stricter holding policy.
The cock shall crow, or something like that is in the bible. And ya, they should loosen up a bit, the child shall lead, and the child was not being "cocky"
they could call the dogs cockrat terriers in the church.
There are so many soles to save, good grief
If thats what its called then thats what its called. Lets call a spade a spade. I bet the sunday school teacher would have had a cow if you had said Cock-A-Poo. Oh my, thats just dirty dirty dirty. LOL.
Did your child get in trouble for saying the breed name ...or for how they SAID the name?
You know kids, they will try to put a naughty spin on normal things, lol.
This is also a cock.
I think the Sunday School teacher has a dirty mind. She can make it up in her head and blame others for being nasty. That is twisted and typical of overly religious types, from my experience.
I had never seen a cock with that many colors.
Need to process this for a bit
be back at some point and time, I cock, I mean think.
I don't like the word cockrat -it sounds very rude. Labradoodle is bad enough and so is cockapoo (this is the current trend in the UK) but cockrats is worse.It sounds a bit like a cockroach.
As for Shi-tzus -I met a women who had 3 and I stupidly said "do they sh*t a lot (cos they're shitzus LOL) and she was NOT amused -yes some people DO need to lighten up, I agree and she wasn't religious -just uptight.
a cocker spaniel and jack russell mix should be a cockajack anyway
I have a shelter adopted Cockinese and I still get a kick out of saying it.
The shelter just described it as having dubious origins.
perhaps lifting up the status of mixed breeds will slow down the irresponsible breeding and buying patterns that have led to me watching 3 Boxers completely lose the use of their backlegs at a ridiculously young age.
If fancy names will help, then so be it.
Why can't it be referred to with what it is... A cocker spaniel-jack russell mix. There's no reason to give a mix breed a breed-like name.
Get Real.... Mixed Breeds are a real problem in this world
I fear the Day that A WartHog jumps a BlueTit
Sheeessh.... I'd have to become a Leg Man
They never did explain how they came up with that name Cockatoo
isn't that the name for a group of men who just want women for sex, and then talk about it after?
Cockrats is funny (so is Jackschitz). The sunday school teacher's reaction confirms the stereotype of religious folks as a bunch of stern-faced prudes, tsk-tsking around the church yard with sphincters snapping and narrowed eyes staring down noses while they waggle their fingers and make sure you know how much you need to shape up in the name of the lord.
So why is it a cockrat instead of a ratcock anyway? Just curious.
What's in a name anyway? They should let the kid explain, hehe!
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