Q&A: Will a wild coyote breed with my goldendoodle or will the coyote just kill my hybrid dog?

Question by ♥ I hate mayo yet I’m white: Will a wild coyote breed with my goldendoodle or will the coyote just kill my hybrid dog?
I’ve had 3 coyotes hanging around my property for a few weeks now and recently one of them has seemed to taking a liking to my full grown female goldendoodle. I paid a lot of money for this hybrid but think it would be cute for her to have coyote pups. Would the male coyote breed with my goldendoodle or would it simply try to kill my hybrid dog?

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Answer by animalvr
Probably not, but what do I know?

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How do you find a reputable hybrid dog breeder in Australia?

Question by Ricky Bobby: How do you find a reputable hybrid dog breeder in Australia?
How to find reputable hybrid dog breeder in Australia?
I’m looking to buy a hybrid dog (leaning towards a Mal-shi). A book on dogs I bought warns not to buy from pet shops because only shonky breeders sell through them. It also warns not to buy through newspaper ads or internet ads. Now, someone suggested going through one of those canine associations, but they seem to cater only for purebreeds…

So, how exactly do you go about finding a good, reliable, reputable hybrid dog breeder in Australia?

Would you suggest perhaps asking a vet?

Any other suggestions?


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Answer by a gal and her dog
Hybrids, are by definition, the product of irresponsible breeding. There will be better breeders and worse breeders, but breeding a dog to create a mix is an irresponsible act in and of itself. Check your local shelters – I don’t know of Australia’s rescues – for these mixes. Anything that becomes the “next big thing” is going to get dumped off in the shelter in droves once the novelty of a pup wears off.

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hybrid dogs?

Question by Katie S: hybrid dogs?
why is it desirable in hybrid dogs to have a pure of one and a pure of another (EX pure lab and pure poodle) INSTEAD of two hybrid of the same (EX labradoodle and labradoodle)
i mean mixing breeds


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Answer by hockey_gal9 *Biggest Stars Fan!*
What you’re talking about is mixing breeds. Canis Lupus Familiaris (dog) + Canis Lupus Familiaris (dog) = Canis Lupus Familiaris, a regular dog, either mixed breed or pure. Canis Lupus (wolf) + Canis Lupus (wolf) = Canis Lupus, a plain ol’ wolf. A hybrid would be a dog/wolf mix; Canis Lupus Familiaris (dog) + Canis Lupus (wolf) = Canid Hybrid, also called a wolfdog.

Breeding mutts is undesireable in itself, whether one is breeding two purebreds to make a mutt, or breeding two mutts to make more mutts.

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Hybrid Dogs?

Question by [Isaiah born 12/31/09!]: Hybrid Dogs?
For those of you out there who have Hybrid dogs, I want to know what mix they are and if you have pics, that would be awesome!

I have a Jack Russell/Yorkie mix! I’ll put up the URL to pics here in a few! Thanks!

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Answer by it’s me
a mix between wolf and dog…

just go onto yahoo images and search for hybrid dog

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Hybrid Dog Breeds-The Latest Trend

What do you get when you cross a Boston Terrier with a poodle? A Bossi-poo. How about if you cross a Chihuahua and Dachshund? A Chiweenie.

In an era when people have gone animal crazy, the latest trend is to “create” dogs based on picking and choosing positive traits and cross-breeding. Don’t like a pug’s mug? Cross it with a Beagle and get a Puggle. This new trend in canine tampering has a name…hybrid or designer dogs. And the offspring are produced because potential dog owners want the best of two breeds combined into one dog. They like poodles because they don’t shed and tend to be less allergenic, veterinarians say. They like Labradors because of their friendly temperament.

Hence one of the most popular new breeds is a Labradoodle, most of which cost about ,$1000 or more, according to breeders listing them for sale. Poodles are one of the most popular dogs for the gene swap because they shed less. But just because one of the breeds doesn’t drop fur doesn’t mean the hybrid will carry that desirable gene says one veterinarian. He also stated that on the positive side, the odds of getting what you want from a particular breed are better. And the overall health, depending on the integrity of the breeder, can also improve.

For example, many purebreds have inherent medical problems such as juvenile cataracts and heart defects. If this defective dog is bred with another breed, the condition has the potential to dilute or disappear. That’s why many vets say mutts are healthier than purebreds.

How to choose: The best way to determine the disposition of a dog is to study all the breeds and try for any combination of desired characteristics. Here’s a risk. If you like one of the breeds in the mix and not the other, don’t take a chance hoping the pup will get the genes of the preferred pooch. It could take after the undesirable. Remember, a hybrid dog, according to the Dog Breed Information Center, is not a breed. It’s a hybrid.

One of the most sought-after is the Labradoodle, and the golden doodles (a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle) are also gaining the public’s love, and breeders say they have trouble meeting the demand.

Other hybrid breeds:
Bullmatian: Bulldog/Dalmatian mix.
Dorkie: Yorkie/Terrier mix.
Foodle: Poodle/Toy Fox Terrier mix.
Jug: Jack Russell Terrier/Pug mix.
Schnocker: Miniature Schnauzer/Cocker Spaniel mix.

The Chihuahua Pomeranian Hybrid Dog Mix

Sometimes called a Pomchi or even a Chiranian, the Chihuahua Pomeranian mix is not a breed itself, but is a mixture of a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua. Mixing these two breeds can make for a pretty darn cute little dog!
This mixed breed dog weighs between 5 and 12 pounds and is a short dog that is intelligent and alert often having the sweet expression characteristic of both sides of its lineage. He has a short body and a rounded wedge-shaped head with round eyes that should not protrude too much like that of some Chihuahuas. The tail is medium in length and is carried in the loop over the back or flat but should never be tucked between the legs.
Since the Chihuahua Pomeranian mix can be the product of a shorthaired or long hair to allow a bit type of coach you may get with this dog can be varied. The coat could be a double coat like that found on the Pomeranian or it could be a single coat. It is usually at least medium length, although I do see some that have short hair much like a short haired Chihuahua. They usually have quite a furry tail typical of the Pomeranian. The Pomchi can be any color much like its parent’s. Common color variations include party college, sable, solid and merle.
Although each dog is individual, generally the Chihuahua Pomeranian mix will have much the same personality traits of his parents. In general both Chihuahuas and Pomeranians are very intelligent dogs that love to be with their family and are great lapdogs. They can learn tricks very easily, however house training may be a challenge. When training any small dog like this you need to remember that training with kindness is best. These tiny creatures do not respond well to punishment and positive reinforcement is your best bet to get your Ponchi house broken.
A Pomeranian Chihuahua mix that is long-haired will require more grooming than a short haired dog. You will probably need to trim the hair that grows out in between the pads on the bottom of his dainty little feet as well as a little sani-trim under the tail.
Another thing to watch out for in grooming is the gunk that can accumulate around their eyes. You want to be very careful that this does not build up as it can turn into a hardened glob that is nearly impossible to get off and you can actually hurt your dog when trying to remove it. Your best bet is to gently clean around the eyes each night, being careful not to poke your dog in the by, and this will help stop any buildup from accumulating as well as help to take care of any tears staining in the fur around the eyes.
As with many toy dogs, this mix will also have to have a good dental program in place. This includes not only taking him to the vet once a year to have his teeth checked and to have any tartar scraped, but also regular brushing. Bacteria buildup on the teeth is a common problem of small dogs they can be very hazardous to their health so it’s worth it for you to get your Pomchi used to having his teeth brushed. If you use a flavored toothpaste that he likes you may even find he looks forward to it every night!
Hybrid dog mixes are becoming more and more popular and the American Canine Hybrid Club has even recognized the Chihuahua Pomeranian mix and given it the name “Chiranian”. There is even a special club for this hybrid called the Pomchi Club Of America.

Dog lovers are always on the lookout for the latest trend and this one is hard to miss. The craze over hybrid poodle mixes has spawned what people might call…oodles of doodles. Josh Landis reports

Is a Hybrid Dog Right For You?

If you are thinking about getting a puppy, you may be considering a hybrid dog, also known as a designer dog. In the last several years, hybrids have become very popular. A hybrid by definition is a combination breeding of 2 different pure breed dogs. The fact that the 2 dogs being crossed are pure is why they are not considered mixed breeds or mutts. The idea is to get a dog with the best characteristics of  the two separate breeds.

There is some controversy surrounding hybrid breeding. It has been determined that the first generation breeding of 2 different breeds can produce puppies with superior health and vigor. Vigor in this sense means that the offspring of two pure breed dogs will likely be healthier than the parents. The problem is, if you breed  2 hybrid dogs in order to create a new breed there is a greater chance of genetic health problems. A lot depends of the dominant genes in each of the 2 pure breed dogs. While combining 2 breeds to develop a dog with the best virtues of the parents can be a good thing, it is also possible to end up with a dog with undesired characteristics. For example, if you want a dog that doesn’t shed, there is no guarantee that a particular trait will be passed on to the puppy. Also, it is possible that puppies from a single litter will have different combinations of the parents traits.

Designer or hybrid dogs are popular for their looks and desirable traits. They are well suited for companions but the cross breeding gives no consideration to the original purpose of the breed, such as hunting or working. It  may be difficult to find an experienced, reputable breeder of hybrids. Designer dogs are often more expensive than their pure breed parents so you need to be certain about the motives of the breeder.

Although not recognized by the American Kennel Club, hybrid owners and breeders have established their own registry. There are currently over 300 cross breed dogs registered and there seems to be no limit to the combinations possible.

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Designer dog breeds are also referred to as hybrids. These are dogs formed by mating two dogs with different breeds to come up with a unique breed. Recently, breeders are coming up with various mixes to ensure that only the good qualities of the original breeds are brought into the new breed. To effectively do this, you would need the skills of an expert.

Not anyone can just breed dogs as you would need to have extensive knowledge about the characteristics of every breed. Being patient and conscientious is also a must as you have to be really detailed and careful in breeding two dogs coming from two different families. For those looking for designer dog breeds, you have to take into consideration that these are called designer breeds for a reason. These dogs are specialized so they always have higher prices than their respective original breeds. It would not be as if doubling or adding up both the prices of the original breeds but since it required more effort to come up with the designer breeds, it is just natural that they are more expensive.

Designer dog breeds are still not recognized by Kennel Clubs but they will come up with various registries soon. One could not mix just any two breeds together as that could result to several health defects. You would not want a pet to have abnormalities so you really need to be careful. In choosing a designer breed, you have to be specific in what you like so as to have the perfect pet you are wishing to have.

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Dog Breeds: Hybrid Dogs, Mutts and Purebred Dogs

Ever noticed the sniffy hauteur with which purebred dog owners appraise mixed breed dogs? You can almost see them flinch as their condescending eye roves across the form of the objectionable mutt while they grudgingly concede that perhaps their refined canine specimen and that pollutant mutt do indeed belong to the same species! In fact you need only trawl various online dog forums to experience firsthand just how contentious the issue of mutt versus purebred really is. Yet much as purebred dog owners may put down the humble mutt or mixed breed dog the strange thing is:

Purebred Dogs Are Merely Strain-Refined Mutts!

Doberman Pinscher: The Doberman Pinscher dog breed was the brainchild of door-to-door tax collector Herr Louis Doberman. Whether Herr Doberman developed this dog breed as enforcer or protector has never been truly established but one aspect that is not in contention is the fact that his was an unenviable profession! It is well documented that since biblical times the tax collector has been much reviled; even today the tax collector is the subject of scorn and disgust. If you truly want to belabor the point, the next time you are at a social gathering, casually mention that you work for the IRS and watch the little-witnessed phenomenon of how so many can disappear so quickly!

However back to Herr Doberman and his dangerous profession; tired of being pushed about and quite possibly being set upon by irate tax payers, poor Herr Doberman came up with the novel yet economic solution of developing a dog breed that would be both enforcer and protector! The “ingredients” for his new dog breed included the following: Rottweiler; German Pinscher; Greyhound and the Manchester Terrier. Though some wishful fanciers contend that the German Shepherd dog was also involved in the genetic compilation of the Doberman Pinscher, this is highly unlikely since the development of the German Shepherd occurred a little later than that of the Doberman Pinscher.

The early form of the Doberman Pinscher dog was not the sleek lean machine that epitomizes the breed today, but it was a heavier-boned dog somewhat more similar in appearance to the Rottweiler dog breed. Subsequent tweaks by later breeders eventually resulted with the sleek contemporary dog that defines the modern Doberman Pinscher. The point of note here is that the Doberman Pinscher, a well-known dog breed that is officially recognized by countless of International Kennels such as the AKC, was a crossbreed developed from various other dog breeds before it attained the holy-grail status of purebred!

Verdict: The Doberman Pinscher, like all the other so-called purebred dogs is nothing more than a strain refined mutt. Sniff! What can I say…these pesky mongrels are everywhere, most of them disguising themselves as well-established purebreds!

Designer/Hybrid Dogs

Though the Labradoodle is widely accredited as the crossbreed dog that set the whole designer-dog movement rolling along at a good clip, the truth of the matter is that other well established crossbreeds already existed. One such crossbreed or so-called designer dog is the Cockerpoo (Cockapoo), a cross between the American Cocker Spaniel and a Miniature Poodle. The Cockerpoo has been in existence since the 1960s (in contrast to the Labradoodle which was developed in the 1980s). The Cockerpoo is currently so well established in North America that there is a strong movement to consolidate a breeding standard.

These days “Oodles” or “Poos” (Poodle hybrids) are practically everywhere in North America for the simple reason they translate into mega bucks. Though the Labradoodle (perhaps the best known Poodle derivative) was developed with a utilitarian purpose in mind, most designer dogs have no other function than to propel a burgeoning and lucrative market for these hybrid dogs; as it so happens, backyard breeders very quickly recognized the enormous profits to be had from designer dogs.

To date the designer dog market is flourishing, strong evidence that people are quite willing to shell out mega bucks so as to differentiate themselves from the rest of the crowd. And perhaps you’ve noticed, nobody refers to these mutts as well…mutts, for the simple reason crossbreeds do not satisfy people’s sniff factor! (Sniff Factor defines the human tendency to snobbishness; in earlier times the upper classes were predisposed to strolling about with their noses pointed skywards as an expression of their obvious class superiority (as though reaching for air unpolluted by the masses!) Calling a mongrel a designer dog is certain to guarantee a far better price than if the animal were addressed as a crossbreed.

The unfortunate fallout of this whole designer dog issue, is that there’re now many more dogs in shelters and rescues, as well as dogs being euthanized, because of unethical breeders, who without regard to genetics, breed thousands of these dogs every year in a bid to capitalize on the public’s ignorance and insatiable appetite for “exclusive” or “limited” dogs.

So how did this designer dog brouhaha really begin?

Good Intentions Open Pandora’s Box

Sometime during the 1980s, Wally Conron, the breeding manager for the Royal Guide Dog Association of Australia embarked on a quest to develop a non-allergenic guide dog for a visually impaired client whose husband happened to be allergic to common dog fur. Conron settled on the standard Poodle as the ideal cross with the already established Labradors in use at their center, for the simple fact that the Poodle,s as a highly trainable working dog with tightly curled coat, constituted a the best-fit match.

After two years of trials including 33 successive disappointment runs, Wally Conron hit pay dirt! A cross mating between one of their most prized Labradors and a Poodle specimen resulted in a litter of 3 non-allergenic puppies. Sultan the 1st ever Labradoodle destined for guide-dog greatness was introduced to his new owner amidst great fanfare. The bonding was a great success and Conron was confident that the remaining two puppies would quickly be snapped up; after all, the center at which he worked had a 6-month backlog of requests from people hoping to foster a dog. But he miscalculated; nobody it seemed wanted a dog that was associated with the dirty word crossbreed.

As eight weeks rolled by, the remaining two pups still hadn’t found homes and the critical-period window in which they needed to bond with a new owner and thus become successful guide dogs was closing fast. Out of sheer frustration Wally Conron decided to call his new dog breed the Labradoodle and thenceforth stopped referring to them as crossbreeds. That was the eureka moment he had been waiting for (evidence of the sniff factor in play again)!

Within weeks, requests for this new “miracle dog” inundated the center…the rest as the saying goes, was history! Other than the Labradoodle, few designer dogs have been developed for utilitarian purposes and in fact for the most part new breeds are introduced for purely cosmetic purposes. Having said that though, it would be remiss not to acknowledge the fact that some new dog breeds are currently being developed to address the all pervasive problem of genetic disease in the canine; especially in the more popular breeds.

Some other well-established crossbreeds are the Bull Boxer which is a cross between the Boxer and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The Bull Boxer is said to be a more affable dog, especially towards other pets, than the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and is also reputed to be less inclined to exhibit the immature behaviorisms characteristic of the Boxer. By and large though, the substantial prevalence of the designer-dog set is to be found firmly within the realm of Poodle mixes. Such Poodle mixes usually go by names, which if not exactly flattering, are to say the least, colorful:

1. Doxiepoo (Dachshund Poodle Mix)

2. Papipoo (Papillon Poodle Mix)

3. Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever Poodle Mix)

4. Jack-A-Poo (Jack Russell Terrier Poodle Mix)

5. Irish Doodle (Irish Setter Poodle Mix) to name but a few.

Verdict: Sniff! These dogs may go under the guise of designer dog…but let’s be honest, they are no more than glorified mutts!

The Humble Yet Ubiquitous Mutt

So where does the lowly mutt fit in this picture of brave new doggy world; that is to say, other than bearing the brunt of the purebred afficionado’s scorn! Well as I have amply illustrated in the paragraphs above, all dog breeds are essentially mixed breeds even the purebreds. Purebred dogs are so entitled because over several generations they have been specifically bred for selective traits. But therein lies their Achilles’ heel or weakness. Due to such selective-trait breeding, purebred dogs have an inherently high prevalence of genetic disease.

A classic example illustrating some of the problems encountered in trait-selective breeding can be found in the history of the Dalmatian. Breeding for the sharply-defined spot trait unintentionally also led to selective breeding for an abnormal uric acid gene (case of gene linkage). The result was that the Dalmatian dog breed was dogged (no pun intended) with hereditary urine stone disease. In an attempt to rectify the problem yet retain the desired spot pattern, the Dalmatian was crossbred with various Pointer breeds (Sniff! Sniff! What did I tell you…all mutts the lot of them!).

Conversely the lack of trait-selective breeding and a diverse gene pool in the mutt makes such dogs so much healthier and more robust than their purebred counterparts! Thus unless you’re going to develop your own dog breed, if all you’re looking for in a dog is a pet, do yourself, your pocket as well as the millions of dogs on death row a favor and adopt a dog from a shelter! Trust me, they make excellent pets. (Shelters cannot house dogs forever and each year more than 7,000,000 cats and dogs are euthanized!)

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