the difference between a designer dog and a mutt?
Chons, Shi-Chons, and Zu-Chons are all the Shih Tzu
Bichon Frise mix, True Teddy Bears, however have Bichon-poo
and shih tzu.
a mutt is of uncertain ancestry. A designer dog has
documented purebred ancestry, and one knows for sure
what it is.
believe in Hybrid Vigor or Heterosis, which is an
increase in the performance of hybrids over that of
purebreds, most noticeably in traits like fertility
and sterility, however we drive for the Euro genetics,
(such as the imperil shih-tzu and Mediterranean
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 depression.
dominance 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
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
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.
(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)
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.
Please excuse our doggies hair cuts. I am training my self to groom them. They are great dogs to do so with, and it gives me and the doggie a special motherly bond. i I cut them real short due to the heat (Texas). I put them first. I rather have them comfortable, then stars of the show for my benefit, but they are gorgeous dogs if you do let the hair grow and style it right.
are happy to announce that we are foster parents of
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fosters get well and go home? We also donate puppies
to disabled or ill children, to see some of our donation
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