Rather than bumping up the other thread where designer breeds were discussed, I thought I 'd mention that I have recently seen two posts on FB regarding “new” and deliberate crosses.
One was a from a doodle breeder who bragged about how big her operation was and how long she has been doing it, and how many different crosses she was breeding. Golden Doodles, Labradoodles, Cockapoos, Pekapoos, Maltapoos, Yorkiepoos, Berniedoodles, yada-yada. And told someone looking for a Berniedoodle she had sold the last litter before they hit the ground so didn’t have any available at the moment, but she was expecting a Pyrdoodle(!) litter in a week or so.
The other post was from someone looking for intact Corgis and Shetland Sheepdogs for the specific purpose of “creating a new breed.”
I do not understand these people, or the people that pay $$$$$ for these mixed breed dogs. AKC currently recognizes 197 different pure breeds. Surely those buyers could find something on that list that strikes their fancy.