What Makes Hybrid Dogs Different From Mutts

Both hybrid dogs and mutts are products of crossbreeding dogs of different breeds, hybrid are a notch higher than mutts. Popularly known as designer dogs, hybrids are the products of scientifically-controlled breeding programs. It involves selecting 2 different breeds of purebred dogs to produce puppies that possess identified traits. Unfortunately, this type of breeding program is known to have unpredictable results. 

Although designer dogs only became popular during the end of the 20th century, crossbreeding has been done for centuries. It is scientifically ‘engineered’ so that positive and desired traits of the two breeds that are crossed can be exhibited by the offspring. Some of the more popular designer breeds are the labradoodle which is a cross of the Labrador retriever and poodle, and puggle which is a result of mating a pug and a beagle.

Your veterinarian Plano, TX is an important source of information when it comes to issues and concerns that you may have about your pet. More information here.


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