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Hmmm…Which Are Best, Hybrid Puppies or Purebred Puppies?

March 20, 2018

There are so many awesome puppy breeds in both categories, it can be hard to know which way to go!

There’s a great debate within the dog buying/owning community as to whether one should own hybrid puppies or purebred puppies. So what’s the difference? Purebred puppies are dogs that have been carefully bred to produce offspring with identical characteristics and traits of the parent breeds. Hybrid puppies are a cross of two pure breed dogs. This really is a personal decision that should be made. At the end of the day, we really recognize that either choice is arguably a sound and reasonable one based on many factors. Neither is right or wrong, but rather based on an individual preference for each owner’s lifestyle. To help you make a choice, we’ve compiled some of the most commonly asked questions regarding purebred puppies and hybrid puppies.

Are purebred puppies healthier?

Most hybrid puppies are pretty unpredictable in a lot ways, from their size to their haircoats! Purebreds are tested for issues usually known to affect the breed. This is to ensure only healthy dogs are being bred. Most diseases are being detected and eradicated this way. When breeds are crossed, it creates hybrid puppies with unknown results, thus they really can’t be tested in advance. However, it should be said that hybrid puppies are relatively healthier than their purebred brethren.

What are the temperaments of purebred puppies?

Now with this question, the answer is easier to answer and relatively straightforward. Purebred puppies possess a temperament that’s fairly predictable based on breed standards. Hybrid dogs have a few question marks attached to them! For most hybrid puppies, you get characteristics from both parents, but it’s impossible to tell exactly how they’ll turn out.

Are there hypoallergenic purebred dogs?

Technically, there’s no such thing as a 100% hypoallergenic dog.  There are, however, low-to-no shedding dogs with little-to-no amounts of dander. Hybrid puppies that are a cross of two or more breeds may or may not grow into a low shedding adult dog. It’s kind of a toss up.

What’s the verdict?

As we mentioned previously, this is a personal choice. People who own and love dogs are passionate about them. Some may favor one breed over the other. Ultimately, all dogs are wonderful and beautiful in their own rite and whichever you choose to own depends on your lifestyle. What’s most important is that any dog purchased or should be done with reputable breeders and research should always be conducted to ensure that your puppies have the healthiest and happiest life with you!

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