How Hybrid Vigor Does Affect Dogs
So, even though the actual meaning of the term is the pairing of two different species of animals, there is
still some health benefits to pairing two different purebred dogs together. And these benefits are given the term of hybrid vigor.
Just very recently, there has been a surge in what is termed 'hybrid dog's such as the Maltipoo. Less often, they are referred to as designer dogs or crossbreeds. Due to this popularity, studies have been conducted to see if resulting litters really are healthier overall than both parent purebreds.
The results are quiet interesting.
The health records of over 90,000 dogs were studied at the University of California, Davis. The goal was to see if crossbred dogs were healthier than purebred dogs.
For some issues they were and for some they were not.
Hybrid Vigor Does
Reduce Some Health Issues
While Maltipoos and other such dogs were not free and clear of any conditions, certain medical issues appear quite a bit less.