Designer Dogs are less likely to suffer such problems due to the benefits of 'hybrid vigour'. Designer Dogs benefit from a stronger genetic makeup far more superior than the weaker purebreds, and are often not prone to the conditions which may affect the parent breeds.
I think we all agree that you have to choose your breeder carefully when buying a pup,regardless of whether it is a designer pup or a purerbred. You can be rest assured that if you are choosing your parents carefully that the breeders are screening parents to eliminate the genetic problems.
Now admit it, I am right and you are all wrong
Me thinks that dogsonline is a good place for t-rex...
T-Rex, go to this website, they LOVE discussions about hybrid vigor and designer dogs:
Dogz Online Forums (Australia's Pure Breed Dog Community)
2 breeds = twice the likelihood of getting the conditions. It doesn't automatically wipe out these conditions.
The breeding of tested dogs eliminates the risks, not cross breeding
You didn't tell us what tests your breeder did...
Whether the end product is a pure breed or a crossbreed, intensive breeding is a form of animal cruelty and shouldn't be condoned by anyone who claims to love animals. What sort of conditions are your pup's parents living in now?
Aussie Floyd sounds to me that you are on hear just to start trouble, I am going to ignore you if you just spin useless aimless remarks. Try and say something half educated or make a point. Dont spin things that you have presumed.
If I do go on dogs on line, promise me that you will cover me when I go in.
Carefully using Hybrid Vigour to base your arguments on T Rex.
Hybrid vigour works by increasing heterozygous genotypes. This is fantastic if both breeds are not suspectable to the same diseases. If they both are you can still end up with an idividual who is h0mozygous for the trait (who still gets the disease)
Straight off wikipedia: Both the Poodle and Golden Retrievers breeds can suffer from hip dysplasia. Therefore an OFA or PennHIP exam is required to check for this problem before dogs are bred. Both breeds can also suffer from a number of inheritable eye disorders, so it is important that annual CERF (Canine Eye Registration Foundation) exams are performed before breeding.
Its likely that your dog will not receive benefit of hydrid vigour for these diseases. Were your dog's parents checked for these problems? I have chosen to buy a crossbreed from a breeder. I have done lots of research, made an informed decision and feel reassured that my puppy has a good genotype.
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