the difference between a designer dog and a mutt?
Generally, a mutt is of uncertain ancestry. A designer dog
has documented purebred ancestry, and one knows for sure what
is a term used in genetics and selective breeding. The term
heterosis, also known as hybrid vigor or outbreeding enhancement,
describes the increased strength of different characteristics
in hybrids; the possibility to obtain a genetically superior
individual by combining the virtues of its parents.
A mixed-breed dog Heterosis is the opposite of inbreeding
depression, which occurs with increasing homozygosity. The
term often causes controversy, particularly in terms of the
selective breeding of domestic animals, because it is sometimes
believed that all crossbred animals are genetically superior
to their parents; this is true only in certain circumstances
: when a hybrid is seen to be superior to its parents, this
is known as hybrid vigor. When the opposite happens, and a
hybrid inherits traits from their parents that makes them
unfit for survival, the result is referred to as outbreeding
hypothesis attributes the superiority of hybrids to the suppression
of undesirable recessive genes from one parent by dominant
genes from the other. It attributes the poor performance of
inbred strains to loss of genetic diversity, with the strains
becoming purely homozygous at many loci.
Certain combinations of genes that can be obtained by crossing
two strains are advantageous in the hybrid vigor.
So what's up with these hybrid, "designer" dogs?
Are they healthier?
Hybrid dogs can still have genetic problems because you are
still crossing two first generation dogs, however the percentage
of hybrid dogs with genetic problems is much lower than purebred
dogs Because the gene pool is mixed. Breeders who breed purebred
to purebred creating a first generation hybrid believe in
the heterosis effect and hybrid vigor. Ours are F3 so third
generation each generation thins bad recessive genes.
Zuchons (aka Shichon)
and teddy bears are a Bichon Poo & Shih Tzu cross,
The Hybrid* Zuchons (aka shichons)
and teddy bears are not a purebred dog. They are a
designer or hybrid dog . It is a cross between the
Bichon-Poo and the Shih Tzu.
The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed
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. A close breed to these designer
puppies are recognized by the American Canine Hybrid
Club as a Zuchon.
Also known as "teddy bears" and are also
commonly called Shichons by many hybrid breeders.
These designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred
to 50% purebred. (Bichon / shih tzu) They were called
teddy bears after the true breed *Teddy Bear due to
the close linage, but are not true teddy bears.
The True Teddy Bear is Bichon-Poo-Shihtzu It is very
common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.
These multi-generation crosses help thin out undesired
results such as the monkey mouth of the shih-tzu.
Our teddy bears are F3's and have eruo linage among
the blood line.
Dog?? What the heck is a designer dog you ask??
A "designer" dog (as the media has labeled
them) is a cross between two purebred dogs. in the
case of the teddy bear or shichon, it is the Bichon-Poo
- Shih Tzu cross, hybrid means each shichon puppy
that is born looks and has the same temperament and
characteristics as one another, and they all have
the preferred features, and do not inherit the unattractive
features, which would be known as a gremlin.
In most cases a standard is written and breeders must
follow this written standard. Only dogs which make
the written standard are to be bred. In our case we
have gone one step further into the breeding process
and have included Euro bloodlines which are...
- meaning first generation True Teddy Bear (later
shichons were nicknamed teddy bears), his father being
Mediterranean bichon-poo, a smaller bichon with Euro
features, such as, button eyes, thinner snout,
softer hair, and long silky tail hair.
the Imperial *Teddy Bear (a Hybrid Zuchon "aka
shichon" The true teddy bear mix Bichon-poo &
Shih tzu). So in our case the Imperial is the euro linage.
generation True Teddy Bear) with
imperial shih tzu on the fathers side to provide us
with Euro features, such as, the baby doll face
and "Ewoak" (on Star Wars) like features,
with smaller size of course.
funds from the puppies adoptions go into the development
of these ONE OF A KIND dogs, they are ONE OF A KIND because
they have the Euro lineages and the social development
that NO ONE else combines. They also help us foster victimized
pets from the human centers, and allow us to donate puppy's
to handicapped or hospitalized children.
Puppies are second generation and third generation Teddy Bears and shichons (F2), and not
only are they 100% "teddy bear" (later zuchons
or shichons were called teddy bears, because they are
part shichon) but they are the only Mediterranean and
Imperial bloodline zuchon hybrid mix , that we know of
in the market. We carry two bloodlines among our litters,
one has standard shichon and Mediterranean "Teddy
Bear" Bloodline, and the other has Mediterranean
"TeddyBear" and Imperial "TeddyBear"
breeding process includes Euro bloodlines which are.....
the Mediterranean Teddy Bear. The
Mediterranean *Teddy Bear (a Hybrid Zuchon "aka shichon" The true teddy bear mix Bichon-poo &
Shih tzu). So in our case the Bichon is Mediterranean
Bichon which is the euro linage.
F1 - meaning
first generation True Teddy Bear (later shichons were
nicknamed teddy bears), his father being Mediterranean
bichon-poo, a smaller bichon with Euro features, such
as, button eyes, thinner snout, softer hair, and long
silky tail hair.
the Imperial *Teddy Bear (a Hybrid Zuchon "aka shichon" The true
teddy bear mix Bichon-poo & Shih tzu). So
in our case the Imperial is the euro linage.
(second generation True Teddy Bear) with imperial
shih tzu on the fathers side to provide us with Euro features,
such as, the baby doll face and "Ewoak"
(on Star Wars) like features, with smaller size of course.
are true Teddy Bear Puppies, but a step up with the euro
Teddy bear puppies come in a variety of colors....
• Panda bear (white with black spots)
(white with calico spots)
• Campaign (white with gold spots)
• Reds (they get redder as they grow)
• Cinnamon (brown & white under coat)
also come in several sizes, because of our breeding process,
(depending on shichon dam bloodline),
They all come with Euro features, such as...
Thinner snout, softer hair, long silky tail hair, button
eyes, baby doll eyes,
and "Ewoak" (on star wars) like features.