Thought you all may appreciate an interesting article in our local paper this morning:
From the article:
"He's deemed the man who unleashed the designer dog craze, this wave of Maltipoos, puggles and shorkies.
A Doberhuahua? Not quite.
But from that new Super Bowl ad to Hollywood boulevards and nearly to the White House, these pooches with cute names are pretty popular.
Hardly what Wally Conron expected -- or ever wanted -- back in the late 1980s when he first bred a pair of prize canines and called the result a Labradoodle.
"I've done a lot of damage," Conron told The Associated Press this week by phone from his home in Australia. "I've created a lot of problems."
"Marvelous thing? My foot," he said. "There are a lot of unhealthy and abandoned dogs out there.""