My biggest problem with the 'mixed breeds' is that they have not tried to create TYPE or establish a breed. GSP's--there were many crosses and things thrown in to develop the breed, but eventually a type was established and a breed created.
Most of these 'designer' breeds are just a gimmick and people out to make a buck. Very rarely do you ever see a labradoodle bred to a labradoodle; you only see first generation results and only see labs being bred to poodles and that's it. And TYPE? My goodness, no such thing with these dogs....I've seen them looking like what you'd expect to dogs that look like GWP's and dogs that look more like a lab or more like a poodle. Now if they were actually trying to develop a breed from this I would have less of a problem with it. But I do have a problem with people doing first generation crosses and selling them for over $1000.....no regard to temperament, conformation, performance, health, etc......
This article was brought to my attention recently. Even the "inventor" of these dogs is disappointed in where they have gone, and regrets them becoming "designer" dogs.
But I can't tell you how many people insist their labradoodle (or goldendoodle, or maltipoo, or whatever) are purebreds because they have a breed name and they came from a purebred lab and a purebred poodle. Really????
Well............. you gotta cut the little guy some slack that type drool doesn't count
I've goose hunted over a couple of lab/poodle crosses and they were good dogs. Neither of them were hyper and they bowled over wounded geese like a freight train. They were also friendly and biddable. That being said I'm not a fan of designer dogs and the myriad of problems it causes.