It is one of a number of traditional breeds whose futures are threatened as owners opt for 'fashionable' cross-breeds
such as Labradoodles (labrador and poodle) and Puggles (Pug and Beagle), owned by the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Uma Thurman.
Dougal is a young black and brindle cross-breed
with a white chest.
race separately as they are faster."
There may be variables but some of the cross-breeds
are sold for more than double that.
The charges relate to an attack by two bull mastiff cross-breeds
on May 16, last year.
The RSPCA has a Paws insurance programme with cover from pounds 5.95 a month for pedigree cats and pounds 9.95 a month for pedigree dogs (cross-breeds
Researchers at the Department of Animal Sciences, at Colorado State University, showed that meat from zebu and zebu cross-bred animals is less tender than that from British and European breeds and cross-breeds
But the Canadian timber wolf-German Shepherd cross-breeds
are being advertised as "perfect family pets'' although they are three-quarters wolf.
They transplanted SCNs between wild-type hamsters with activity cycles of about 24 hours, mutant hamsters with 20-hour "clocks," and cross-breeds
with 22-hour cycles (SN: 9/3/88, p.148).
David Mayo's huge cross-breeds
- which are FOUR TIMES the size of ordinary rabbits - will feature in the cult BBC kids' show.
Leah's mother Diane Reynolds, 28, had only moved her family into the house, in Hawksford Crescent, Low Hill, just five days before Thursday's attack by two bull-mastiff cross-breeds
Beverley added: "Some dogs are here for months, especially cross-breeds
and greyhounds, but all it takes is for the right person to walk in and very few come back to us."