Greater genetic diversity
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Are mixed breed dogs healthier than purebred dogs?
Although every dog鈥檚 health is unique to themselves, over the years, many people have discovered that mixed breed dogs are often healthier than purebred dogs. Because purebred dogs have a limited gene pool, genetic disorders that arise continue from generation to generation.
Are mixed breed dogs good for first-time dog parents?
When it comes to mixed breed dogs, each one is unique (both in personality and appearance). Although some dogs do require certain diets or medicines, or exercise routines tailored to them specifically, most mixed dogs are easy to care for and train鈥攖herefore making them a great choice for first-time dog parents.
What is a mixed breed dog?
In contrast, mixed breed dogs (aka mutts) are defined as the offspring of dogs that are not from the same breed and usually have unknown ancestry. But there is another category you might not have heard of鈥攈ybrid dogs. According to the American Canine Hybrid Club, a hybrid dog is the intentional offspring of two purebred dogs from different breeds.
Do mixed breeds have genetic disorders?
So 鈥?many people believe that mixed breeds don鈥檛 express genetic disorders. And designer breeds 鈥?like goldendoodles, yorkipoos, puggles (the list is almost endless) are ever more popular. So breeders of these dogs are jumping on the hybrid vigor bandwagon.