Are Mixed Breed Dogs Really Healthier Than Purebreds?

For as long as I remember it has been argued that mixed breed dogs are healthier than purebred dogs because of “hybrid vigor”. The genetics behind this are really quite simple. For certain genetically caused diseases all you need is one defective allele in order for the disease to show up.

Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/201806/are-mixed-breed-dogs-really-healthier-purebreds

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