Well, I've always been torn because I don't want to support the "designer dog" trend, but at the same time, I have to admit I really like some of these "designer breeds" such as "Goldendoodles" (Golden Poodle), "Mini Saint Bernards" (Cocker Spaniel Saint Bernard), and "Chiweenies" (Chihuahua Dachshund). The issue that first comes up in my mind is that the breeders of these dogs are usually in it for the money. But for the breeders who truly wish to perfect the "Goldendoodle"...is that wrong? Is it wrong to produce to a "breed" of dog that a lot of people desire? Or to create/breed or buy a breed such as the Tamaskan or Miniature American Shepherd that are considered to be developing breeds? Isn't that how our AKC breeds of today were developed? By crossing dogs with desirable traits to get a good mix of these traits? I know these dogs are technically mutts, but usually you cannot go to the local Humane Society and find a specific mix such as a Cocker Spaniel Saint Bernard mix puppy. Not that I'm in the market for a new dog, but out of curiosity, do you personally believe "designer dogs" are ethical? It is morally correct for people to breed "designer dogs" or for someone to buy one?