|Barked: Wed Nov 28, '12 9:22pm PST |
|Those who are against breeding hybrid dogs obviously have never heard of hybrid vigor or don’t know enough about it to open their mouths. Hybrid vigor can improve the performance of many animals. That means, you get a better hunting, herding, agility, etc. dog when you cross breeds. Most serious hunters do not breed purebreds, but actually cross breeds almost every generation. Crossing two breeds is referred to as hybridizing, as a hybrid can be a cross of two species, subspecies, or populations. Trust me, purebreds are far, far from perfect. In fact, many breeders of hybrid dogs find that F1 (first generation) hybrids make the best mothers. It’s also no secret that hybrids outlive their purebred counterparts by many years. With most purebreds, you can’t look at a 3-generation pedigree without seeing at least one ancestor repeating (inbreeding). It’s supposed to secure traits, but I call it nothing less than stupidity. You can health test a purebred until your pocketbook is empty, but only about 1% of diseases are covered by DNA tests. When you breed a Labrador Retriever to a Labrador Retriever, you are doubling your chance of puppies with potential health problems associated with the Labrador Retriever breed. A one-in-a-million disease can easily become a one-in-four disease! Honestly, if you are looking for health, your best bet is a hybrid. However, many of these hybrids are no being bred to be new breeds, with third, fourth, fifth, and so on generations being bred. I always laugh at people who claim that breeding two different purebreds will result in the worst of both breeds! This is just not the case. Dogs from genetically diverse parents are going to have stronger immune systems. This helps in withstanding infections, parasites, viruses, autoimmune diseases, and allergies.
My favorite is the Weimardoodle, of course. They look like a wire-coated Weimaraner. I am a huge Weimaraner fan in general. They are beautiful dogs. There is a smooth-coated Weimaraner, the long-coated Weimaraner, and the Weimardoodle looks very much like a wire-coated Weimaraner! My next dog may be a Weimardoodle. I’ve met a Weimardoodle that was possibly one of the most amazing dogs I’ve ever encountered.
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