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  1. Arti says:

    e. i. F1 dogs are the result of the breeding of two purebred dogs of alternative breeds. Crossbred dogs and designer dogs are often referred to as F1, F2, or F3, or even F1b or F2b. it’s just the accepted nomenclature in which we can distinguish hybrid dog breeds between the alternative generations. F1b dogs are theĀ result of backcrossing. The best way to determine the temperament of a designer dog breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. According to conventional wisdom, mixed-breed dogsĀ are healthier than their purebred counterparts. On the surface, it makes sense: Dip too often into a shallow gene pool and the pet is more likely to inherit health problems. breeding F1 with one purebred to enhance the characteristics of that breed in the designer dog.

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