|Two first generation Lab x Poodle crosses that look different. |
Designer dogs don't always breed true, meaning
traits are not set. (But vive la difference.)
|Most common inherited pathologies in ten different breeds.|
You can see a list of all breeds at
the Canine Inherited Disorders Database
This is not a scientific study. It's just a means of illustrating why hybrid dogs may not be healthier than their purebred parents. If you want a designer dog with less incidence of inherited disease, cross two dogs that don't share the same pathologies.
|The Baseji and Standard Schnauzer have few traits in common. They would make a cute and likely healthy puppy.|