Anne unfortunatly is no longer a member
Some people believe crossbreeding makes the puppies healthier, but the fact is, the puppies could either take all the best qualities, and end up with a perfect dog, or take the worst qualities, and end up with a dog being put down at a very young age, or the owners spend thousands on operations and medications. Its a lucky dip with crossbreeding.
With pure breeding, you know exactly what you are getting.
Registered, responsible, reputable breeders get health and temperament tests, attend dog shows and earn titiles, and have extremely well thought out breedings.
Registered breeders are not allowed to breed cross breeds. So they wouldn't attend dog shows, and they wouldn't earn titiles. The average cost for a health test including BAER, OFA patella, OFA hip and CERF is about $430.
Now times that by two. What kind of crossbreeder wants to spend that kind of money when the dog looks pretty healthy on the outside?
The facts are, crossbreeders are either under educated or our for money. Neither are reasons to breed.
I own a 12 year old Jack Russell X Maltese from a pet shop(puppy mill) and an 8 year old Kelpie X Border Collie from a shelter. I am so lucky to have two healthy crossbreed dogs. Roly's only issue are his bowed legs.
Im sorry, but while thousands of crossbreeds are dying in shelter, there is no such thing as a responsible crossbreeder.