What is hybrid vigor

What is hybrid vigor?

  • Answer: Goldendoodle's get their name from their mixed heritage - So they are a hybrid dog, a first generation cross, and as such they exhibit what is known as "hybrid vigor". This is a phenomenon in animal breeding referring to the fact that the first cross between two unrelated purebred lines is healthier and grows better than either parent line. The puppies take on the best traits of both breeds. The hybrid cross between these two parent breeds are terrific family dogs, friendly, intelligent, affectionate and easy to train.

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