For potential dog owners everywhere, they often want a rounded companion who they can enjoy spending time with a loveable dog that puts a smile on everyone’s face. Many opt for a pure breed because they desire a set of traits common for that breed but today, we are going to talk about why crossbreeds like the corgi husky should be given a chance.
Best of Both Worlds
Crossbred dogs can offer a great alternative if you are stuck between two breeds. You might love the cute face of husky, but you do not want such a big dog because your living situation cannot accommodate a fully grown husky. So, the natural choice is to look into getting a “horgi”. This crossbreed combines the adorable features of both dogs into a smaller package. Though, this can be difficult to predict because it’s hard to tell which growth gene from each parent will be passed on to its babies.
Whichever crossbreed you decide to go with try and pick a complimentary pair. In this we mean, think about the kinds of activities you want to do with your dog. Do you want a high energy dog? You might want to find a crossbreed of a Beagle and a German Shephard. If you prefer a low energy breed mix, then you could look at a mix of a Bichon Frise with a Chow Chow to get the fluffiest dog ever! There are so many options on the market when you are looking for crossbreeds which is fantastic.
The genetic lottery can be an interesting game to play with crossbred dogs. You can never be 100% sure how your crossbred pet will turn out. This can be exciting for those that seek to have a truly unique pet. Because there are so many pure-bred dogs you can get a mix of any pure breed to get some seriously striking looking dogs.
Just look up some unique dog crossbreeds and you will see so many. You might find an Aussiepom (Australian Shepherd + Pomeranian) or possibly even funnier names like a Chug (Chihuahua + Pug). These crossbreeds end up creating a totally unique pet and because of how you cannot ever tell which parents’ genes will be dominant you can be sure that your pet will be very special indeed.
Generally Fewer Health Issues
As many of us know, many dogs suffer from a range of genetic diseases that puts our loving pets through hell. But if the right crossbreed is made, that dog can face fewer genetically brought on complications then its pure-bred counterparts of either breed. Many with mixed-bred dogs swear that their mixed bred dogs have this “hybrid vigor” that makes them healthier than pure-bred dogs.
At this point, there is not any definitive evidence that might suggest mixed-bred dogs have a longer life expectancy than pure-breeds but this entirely depends on the mixture of dogs and the kinds of genetic diseases their parent counterpart might face in their lifetime. This makes for a big complicated biological pot of genes that makes it hard to draw any broad strokes with. But we know for certain that a lot of crossbreeds suffer from fewer genetic diseases, but this does not mean they cannot develop other kinds of disorders.
In summary, picking a mixed-breed dog is a fantastic option for those that are looking for a totally unique pet. As we have discussed, there are some truly breath taking mixed breeds that can incorporate some of the best parts of two breeds of dog you have fallen in love with but only have the space for one. Also enjoying fewer genetic health issues will help your dog enjoy a happy, healthy life.