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  1. 1. Hybrid or designer dogs have become very popular. They are the result of breeding 2 different pure breed dogs to get the best characteristics of both. An example is the Labradoodle.hybrid cloud
  2. 2. If you are thinking about getting a puppy, you may be considering a hybrid,also known as a designer dog In the last several years, hybrids have becomevery popular  A hybrid by definition is a combination breeding of2 different pure breed dogs
  3. 3. The fact that the 2 dogs being crossed are pure is why they are notconsidered mixed breeds or mutts  The idea is to get a dog with the bestcharacteristics of the two separate breeds There is some controversysurrounding hybrid breeding
  4. 4. It has been determined that the first generation breeding of 2 differentbreeds can produce puppies with superior health and vigor Vigor in this sensemeans that the offspring of two pure breed dogs will likely be healthier than theparents The problem is, if you breed 2 hybrid dogs in order to create a newbreed there is a greater chance of genetic health problems
  5. 5. A lot depends of the dominant genes in each of the 2 pure breed dogs Whilecombining 2 breeds to develop a dog with the best virtues of the parents canbe a good thing, it is also possible to end up with a dog with undesiredcharacteristics For example, if you want a dog that doesnt shed, there is noguarantee that a particular trait will be passed on to the puppy
  6. 6. Also, it is possible that puppies from a single litter will have differentcombinations of the parents traits Designer or hybrid dogs are popular for theirlooks and desirable traits They are well suited for companions but the crossbreeding gives no consideration to the original purpose of the breed, such ashunting or working
  7. 7. It may be difficult to find an experienced, reputable breeder of hybridsDesigner dogs are often more expensive than their pure breed parents so youneed to be certain about the motives of the breeder
  8. 8. Although not recognized by the American Kennel Club, hybrid cloud hybridowners and breeders have established their own registry There are currentlyover 300 cross breed dogs registered and there seems to be no limit to thecombinations possible
  9. 9. I understand the appeal of a Labrodoodle or a Puggle, but Im not sure aboutseemingly random crosses of any and all pure breed dogs Article Source:Article Tags: ,
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